Good Samaritan Center is one of just a few available facilities in Live Oak, Florida. This turns out to be an A+ facility. Being awarded an A+ in our rating system requires top-notch scores across the board. Not surprisingly, this proved to be the number one rated facility in the city. This also ended up being a very consistent nursing home with consistent ratings in all four of our categories. Additional information about its category grades is available below.
Good Samaritan Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
Best Nursing Home in Live Oak, Florida Awards 2019
Registered Staff Hours
To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A+ for our inspections rating. Arguably the most important factor we look at in calculating our inspection ratings is deficiencies. Deficiencies can be found on a facility's inspection reports. Facilities with higher scores in this category most likely avoided the more severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or death. Fortunately, although this nursing home had a few minor dings on its report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones found in categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This means CMS didn't consider 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
We also wanted to emphasize the fact that this facility excelled in our long-term care rating. We awarded them an elite score of A+ in this area. When nursing homes receive this type of grade in long-term care it is a good sign for resident care and indicates that the facility is well-staffed with nurses and aids. Once we assessed the quantity of nursing care, we then looked at the facility's vaccination statistics. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which is an impressive figure. Pneumonia tragically can be a deadly health condition for nursing home residents so we prefer when a nursing home doesn't take any chances. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively 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. When determining our nursing grades, we assess both staffing levels and the levels of licensure of the nurses. This particular nursing home provided 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This facility performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a nursing home has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can many times be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Short-term Care Quality
In the last category, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A+ for its short-term care rating. This rounded out a very impressive profile. In the category of short-term care, we endeavor to assess measures of a nursing home's rehabilitation services. We analyze the facility's skilled nursing services, such as the ones performed by registered nurses and various therapists. Fortunately, it appear that this facility employs registered nurses. Not all nursing homes employs these types of nurses. However, according to the data they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Finally, we assessed the percentage of patients who who were able to eventually return home from this facility. We found that 5.1 percent of this nursing home's residents were able to return 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, 9.08% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of residents who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are routinely caused by patients staying in one position for too long. Better nursing protocols minimizes the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Good Samaritan Center, 2.82% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of patients that have had a fall which resulted in severe injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Good Samaritan Center, 1.81% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of residents who have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many experts to be an indicator of nursing care . UTI's are routinely linked to a facility with worst hygiene practices. However, this statistic could also be skewed for some nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Good Samaritan Center, 10.64% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients who were given antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs may be vital to many residents, it is important to ensure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In some cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Good Samaritan Center, 21.27% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. These medications are given to residents suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Good Samaritan Center, 2.33% of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term patients who are exhibiting symptoms of depression. Some experts believe this is a reasonable measure of resident quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Good Samaritan Center, 94.94% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term stay patients who were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for seniors, making these types of vaccines vital to patient safety.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Good Samaritan Center, 13.07% Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term care patients who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and bathing. Some experts would argue this is a reliable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Good Samaritan Center, 16.78% Percentage of Residents
This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients who were able to retain mobility.
In Good Samaritan Center, 1.76 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Good Samaritan Center, 16.78 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Good Samaritan Center, 9.16 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is usually a correlation between having fewer emergency room visits and the quality of care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Good Samaritan Center, 78.49% Percentage of Resident
This metric is a measure of the percentage of short-term care patients that saw functional improvements.
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