Good Samaritan Center is a large non-profit facility in Live Oak, Florida. This turns out to be an A rated facility. This facility received one of the highest ratings that we offer. A score in this range requires superb marks across the board. We were so impressed with this facility that we ranked it in the top 20 percent of all nursing homes in the country. This place also received very consistent grades in all four of our categories. More information about its category grades can be found below.
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Good Samaritan Center
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Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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Best Nursing Home in Live Oak, Florida Awards 2019
Registered Staff Hours
One of the many reasons this turned out to be a quality nursing home is that it received an A+ inspection grade. This is simply as good as it gets in this critical category. Our inspection ratings are based on many items found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places that receive favorable grades in this area have few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these places should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. While this nursing home had a few minor dings on its report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones found in categories G through L. This tells you the inspectors didn't deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
Contributing to its top-shelf profile, this facility also was awarded a strong long-term care score, with a score of A. When nursing homes receive a score in this range in this category it generally means it has plenty of staff and is an overall good place to live on a permanent basis. After considering the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we next considered the nursing home's vaccination statistics. This nursing home vaccinated 98.68421 percent of its patients against pneumonia. Vaccines are critical to keeping patients healthy. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
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We also wanted to emphasize the fact that this facility received an impressive grade of A- in our nursing category. The nursing rating weighs quite a few datapoints, but the main consideration is the level of nurse hours spent with patients. This nursing home averages 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality measures and this nursing home excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any place Florida in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can frequently be avoided by offering better nursing care, such as employing a system of moving residents even once per day.
Short-term Care Quality
The final area we rated was short-term care, where this nursing home was given a grade of B+. This topped off a first-rate profile. Very few nursing homes received a B+ or better in every single category. Short-term care grades are crucial for residents needing rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually utilizes additional skilled nursing. This includes a broad spectrum of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other forms of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not every facility employs these types of nurses. However, based on the information they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The last statistic we looked at in this area is the percentage of patients who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We discovered that 5.1 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Good Samaritan Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Good Samaritan Center, 9.19% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of residents that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many experts to be a barometer of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are often the result of patients staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Good Samaritan Center, 2.87% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of residents who have had a major fall. Falls leading to severe injuries are considered to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . Major falls resulting in injury are often the result of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Good Samaritan Center, 1.78% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of residents that suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are often caused by poor nursing care. Better hygiene protocols minimizes the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. Keep in mind that this statistic is affected by by the fact that nursing homes have incongruent reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Good Samaritan Center, 10.42% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of residents who were given antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic medications are prescribed to patients for many medical conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias. Tragically, in limited cases, increased usage of these drugs may indicate that a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Good Samaritan Center, 21.31% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric measures the percentage of long-term residents receiving antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Good Samaritan Center, 2.53% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents who are showing depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Good Samaritan Center, 95.81% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents who were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Good Samaritan Center, 12.69% Percentage of Patients
This is the percent of residents that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with ADL's may be a sign of the erosion of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Good Samaritan Center, 14.03% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percent of residents that maintained mobility over time. Preserving mobility is often a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Good Samaritan Center, 2.07 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Good Samaritan Center, 14.03 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is usually a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Good Samaritan Center, 9.64 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Good Samaritan Center, 77.72% Percentage of Resident
This metric is a measure of the percentage of short-term care patients that saw functional improvements.
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