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. One of the major highlights of this nursing home's stellar profile is its short-term care rating. short-term care grades are discussed in the next section.
Good Samaritan Health Care Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- 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 nursing home overall, this nursing home also excelled at short-term care, where it earned an A. Few nursing homes performed better in this category. In the area of short-term care, we attempt to evaluate measures of a nursing home's rehabilitation services. We assess the facility's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses and various therapists. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not all facilities employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, based on the information this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Lastly, we considered the number of patients that ultimately returned home from this facility. We found that 6.4 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
Adding to this facility's impressive resume, we gave this nursing home a grade of A for our inspections rating. Inspection ratings are tied to several datapoints located in the a nursing home's recent government inspections. Nursing homes that excel in this area tend to have few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these nursing homes generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. Although this nursing home had some deficiencies on its report, none of them were major deficiencies based on CMS' scale. 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-. This turned out to be this nursing home's weakest area. This is still not a poor grade. In calculating our long-term care scores, we size up the assistance with daily living offered to the nursing home's residents. On top of looking at the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home gave the vaccine to 96.77419 percent of its patients. Finally, this facility was also able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
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, 6.98% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are routinely the result of residents staying in one position for too long. Better nursing protocols can limit the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Good Samaritan Health Care Center, 3.03% of Patients had Serious Falls
This metric measures the percent of long-term residents which sustained falls which resulted in serious injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries could be a sign of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Good Samaritan Health Care Center, 2.22% of Patients had UTIs
This statistic gauges the percentage of long-term patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's could be an indication of worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this statistic can also be misleading for some facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Good Samaritan Health Care Center, 13.94% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications may be vital to many residents, it is important to make sure these medications are being used appropriately. In some situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate that a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Good Samaritan Health Care Center, 12.35% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This gauges the percentage of long-term patients who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. These medications are used to treat residents suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Good Samaritan Health Care Center, 13.68% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients who are showing symptoms of depression. Higher levels of depression could reveal worse patient care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Good Samaritan Health Care Center, 93.98% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients who were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Good Samaritan Health Care Center, 13.82% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living may be a sign of the erosion of a resident's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Good Samaritan Health Care Center, 23.27% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term residents that retained mobility levels. Many in the industry would argue that mobility is vital to patients physical and mental well-being.
In Good Samaritan Health Care Center, 0.96 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. Avoiding hospitalizations is key to preserving the physical well-being of patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Good Samaritan Health Care Center, 23.27 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric tracks the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term resident care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Good Samaritan Health Care Center, 11.24 Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Good Samaritan Health Care Center, 74.06% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percentage of short-term residents that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Higher levels of independence with ADL's usually correlates with higher quality rehabilitation.
Scores for Yakima, WA
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B
- 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-plus
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