Good Samaritan Health Care Center is a senior living facility located in Yakima, Washington, which has a total of 126,248 people. Sporting an overall grade of A, this nursing home is one of the highest-graded facilities we looked at. We really can't say enough good things about this facility. Keep reading to find this facility's category ratings, which are also impressive. It's hard to poke holes in this place's profile.
Good Samaritan Health Care Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
702 North 16th Avenue,
Yakima WA 98902
66.38% estimated occupancy 1
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
Short-term Care Quality
In addition to being a first-rate facility overall, this facility also excelled in the area of short-term care, where it received an A+. In the category of short-term care, we try to qualify indicators of a facility's rehabilitation. We look at the facility's skilled nursing services, including the ones performed by registered nurses and physical therapists. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. However, according to the information they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Lastly, we considered the number of patients that returned home from this facility. We found that 6.3 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
This facility has received near flawless health inspections in recent years. We awarded them an impressive grade of A in this category. Arguably the most important factor we look at in calculating our inspection scores is deficiencies. Deficiencies can be found on a facility's inspection reports. Facilities with higher grades in this area typically avoided the most severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or death. While this nursing home had a few minor dings on its report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones labeled as categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This means that the government inspectors didn't deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. We should note that deficiency-free inspection reports are uncommon in this industry.
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Adding to its impressive resume, this nursing home also excelled in our nursing category. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A for that category. Our nursing grade is mostly tied to the facility's nurse staffing. This nursing home averages 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This place performed very well when it comes to avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Long-term Care Quality
The final category we assessed is long-term care, in which this facility received a B. Believe it or not, this turned out to be this nursing home's weakest area. A nursing home is doing something right when their lowest grade still rates higher than most facilities. Nursing homes that do well in long-term care typically provide residents with better supervision and stay on top of routine healthcare services. On top of looking at the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home vaccinated 96.682465 percent of its patients, which is very impressive. Pneumonia sadly is often a deadly ailment for nursing home patients so we like it when a nursing home doesn't leave this to chance. Lastly, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Good Samaritan Health Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Good Samaritan Health Care Center, 7.09% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of residents who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin due to staying in the same position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Good Samaritan Health Care Center, 2.86% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint indicates the percent of long-term residents that sustained falls resulting in severe injury. We use this statistic in determining nursing ratings.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Good Samaritan Health Care Center, 2.28% of Patients had UTIs
This figure is an indication of the percent of long-term residents who sustained a UTI. Although more of these infections could reflect poorly on a nursing home's hygiene protocols, it is difficult to compare between nursing homes due to facilities having inconsistent reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Good Samaritan Health Care Center, 13.8% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure indicates the percentage of long-term care patients who were given antipsychotic drugs. Excessive reliance on these medications may suggest a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior in scenarios where such medications are not medically indicated. However, some nursing homes may need to rely on these drugs due to an increased number of residents with Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Good Samaritan Health Care Center, 12.29% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure is an indication of the percentage of long-term stay residents receiving antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Good Samaritan Health Care Center, 13.74% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term patients showing symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Good Samaritan Health Care Center, 93.71% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Good Samaritan Health Care Center, 13.94% Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term care patients who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as dressing and continence. Many believe that this is a reasonable measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Good Samaritan Health Care Center, 21.78% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percent of patients who remained mobile levels over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a good sign for residents' health.
In Good Samaritan Health Care Center, 1 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of care. There is usually a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Good Samaritan Health Care Center, 21.78 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Good Samaritan Health Care Center, 10.98 Percentage of Patients
Measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Good Samaritan Health Care Center, 74.42% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percent of short-term stay patients who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
Scores for Yakima, WA
- Overall Rating has a grade of C
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of D
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B
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