Good Samaritan Health Care Center is a senior living facility located in Yakima, Washington, which has a total of 126,248 people. With an overall grade of B+, this looks like a high quality facility. This place truly has plenty of good features. More information on this nursing home's category grades may be found below. Its best category was short-term care, which is addressed in the next section.
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Good Samaritan Health Care Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Nov 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- 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
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Registered Staff Hours
Short-term Care Quality
To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A for our short-term care grade. In determining our short-term care scores, we quantify the nursing home's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, respiratory therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. The objective is to create a barometer for comparing the rehabilitation services of various facilities. Fortunately, it looks like this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the information they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Finally, we assessed the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 5.4 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
In addition, this facility earned excellent health inspections in recent years. We gave them one of our better grades in that area, with an A-. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in computing our inspection scores. One of those factors is deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of the deficiencies is usually more meaningful than the quantity of deficiencies, as some are quite minor. This facility was assessed 6 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none of the deficiencies were considered to be severe. This tells you that CMS didn't consider any of the deficiencies to create an immediate risk to resident health or safety. A couple relatively minor dings are not necessarily something to panic about.
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The next highest grade we gave this nursing home came in the category of nursing, where we gave it a grade of B-. This wasn't quite as good as some of its other scores, but a grade in this range is not the end of the world. When determining our nursing grades, we analyze both nursing hours and the training levels of the nurses. This nursing home provided just 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident each day. This figure is far below the national average. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this place excelled in some of the quality-based metrics we assessed. It scored well in terms of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care. In many cases, the quality of nursing care is as important as the quantity of hours of care provided.
Long-term Care Quality
The last area we analyzed was long-term care. This facility was awarded an impressive long-term care rating in our assessment, with a B-. Although this was not nearly as impressive as many of its other category grades, this is nevertheless a decent grade for that area. For patients looking for a permanent residence as opposed to skilled nursing, long-term care is an important category. In addition to considering the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility gave the vaccine to 98.723404 percent of its patients, which is better than most nursing homes. This nursing home also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. It had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively 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, 13.46% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint indicates the percent of long-term residents that are suffering from new or worsened pressure ulcers . We use this statistic in calculating both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Good Samaritan Health Care Center, 6.38% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of patients that suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to severe injuries are routinely the result of lower quality nursing care. More supervision can limit the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Good Samaritan Health Care Center, 3.86% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of residents who suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections may be associated with poorer hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Good Samaritan Health Care Center, 8.64% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents who were given antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs may be helpful for many residents, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In some situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean that a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Good Samaritan Health Care Center, 11.3% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term residents that were prescribed antianxiety medication. These medications are commonly given to patients suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Good Samaritan Health Care Center, 3.18% of Patients
This is the percentage of patients demonstrating symptoms of depression. High levels of depression could reveal a less hospitable environment.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Good Samaritan Health Care Center, 98.53% of Patients
This is the percent of patients that received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Good Samaritan Health Care Center, 16.3% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and continence. Many in the industry believe this is a reliable measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Good Samaritan Health Care Center, 17.14% of Residents
This tells you the percentage of residents that retained mobility levels over time. Retaining mobility can be a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Good Samaritan Health Care Center, 0.01 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 Health Care Center, 17.14% of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Good Samaritan Health Care Center, 15.53% of Patients
This tells you the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care. There is generally a correlation between reduced emergency room visits and the overall quality of rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Good Samaritan Health Care Center, 72.4% of Resident
Measures the percentage of short-term care patients who experienced functional improvements.
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 C
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B
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