Good Samaritan Home is a very-large non-profit nursing home located in Quincy, Illinois. This facility appears to be one of the higher-graded nursing homes we looked at. A grade of this caliber requires very strong scores across the board. We were so impressed with this facility that we ranked it in the top fifth of all nursing homes in the nation. The best part of this nursing home's strong report card was its nursing rating. We discuss nursing in the next section
Good Samaritan Home
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
- Memory Care
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Colostomy Care
- Aquatic Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A for our nursing rating. The nursing score weighs a number of factors. The most heavily weighted factor is the number of hours nurses spend with residents. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at 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 the state in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can many times be avoided by offering better nursing care, such as by employing a policy of moving a resident at least once a day.
Short-term Care Quality
Adding to its top-shelf resume, this facility also excelled in our short-term care area. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A- in the area. Our short-term care ratings are arguably most critical for residents in need of rehabilitation from their nursing home. Rehabilitation usually requires more highly-skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing means not only nursing services, but also physical and occupational therapy, as well as other forms of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not every nursing home employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, according to the data this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Finally, we considered the number of patients who were able to return home from this nursing home. We found that 5.8 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
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Moving on to our inspection category, this nursing home excelled in that category, which is based on the facility's recent government inspection reports. In fact, we gave it an impressive grade of A- for that category. Inspection scores are tied to many items located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places that receive favorable grades in this area typically have very few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these facilities generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. This facility was hit with 5 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none were considered severe. This tells you that the inspectors didn't consider any of these deficiencies to cause an immediate risk to patient safety or health. The fact that none of the deficiencies were severe made us feel better about this inspection report.
Long-term Care Quality
In the last area, this nursing home also was given a very strong long-term care score, with a grade of B+. This rounded out a very favorable profile. When facilities receive a score in this range in long-term care it typically means it's well-staffed and is a quality place to reside on a permanent basis. In addition to assessing the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility gave the vaccine to 97.916664 percent of its residents. Vaccines are critical to keeping patients healthy. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Good Samaritan Home Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Good Samaritan Home, 8.94% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many experts to be a measure of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are routinely the result of patients staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Good Samaritan Home, 3.47% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of residents that have had a major fall. Falls leading to serious injuries are considered to be an indicator of nursing care . Falls which result in injury are often the result of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Good Samaritan Home, 2.6% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are often linked to nursing homes with worse hygiene protocols. Better nursing care minimizes the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. Note that this datapoint is sometimes skewed by the fact that nursing homes have different reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Good Samaritan Home, 18.4% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications may be helpful for many patients, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used appropriately. In limited situations, excessive reliance on these medications may mean that a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Good Samaritan Home, 19.11% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term patients who are given antianxiety medication. These drugs are typically prescribed to residents experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Good Samaritan Home, 29.8% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients showing depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Good Samaritan Home, 87.49% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients who were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Good Samaritan Home, 14.23% Percentage of Patients
This is the percentage of residents who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Good Samaritan Home, 19.34% Percentage of Residents
This is the percentage of residents that maintained mobility over time. Retaining mobility is often a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Good Samaritan Home, 1.51 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric tracks the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Good Samaritan Home, 19.34 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care. Keeping residents out of the hospital during rehabilitation is key to restoring the physical well-being of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Good Samaritan Home, 11.45 Percentage of Patients
Measures the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Good Samaritan Home, 71.39% Percentage of Resident
This is a measure of the percentage of short-term patients who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Some experts argue that this is a reasonable measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation services.
Scores for Quincy, IL
- Overall Rating has a grade of A-minus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of A-minus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of A-minus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A-minus
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