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Good Samaritan Living Center

  • Nursing Home

Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: B-plus
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605 Hilltop Avenue,
Franklinton LA 70438

(985) 839-6706

37.61% estimated occupancy 1

Good Samaritan Living Center is an average-sized non-profit facility located in Franklinton, Louisiana. We gave this facility an overall grade of B+. A grade in this range requires favorable scores in most areas. At the end of the day, this nursing home is a good fit for quite a few people. This place's impressive profile was highlighted by its inspection rating, which you can find in the next paragraph.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • Non profit - Corporation
  • Offers Hospice
  • Offers Post-Acute Care 
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Dialysis Transportation
  • Medical Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • Stroke Recovery
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Dentistry
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Cardiac Therapy
  • Podiatry
  • Mental Health
  • Diabetes Management
  • Physical Therapy
  • Laboratory
  • X-Ray
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Pain Management
  • Optometry
  • Audiology
  • Colostomy Care
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation
  • Catheter Care

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

In addition to being a great overall grade, this facility also received A+ health inspections in recent years. Its inspections were virtually flawless. Our inspection grades are tied to datapoints located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places that receive favorable grades in this category have very few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these places generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. This facility received 2 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none were considered to be severe. This means that CMS did not consider any of the deficiencies to cause an immediate threat to resident health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A

Among the reasons we graded this facility so highly is that it was awarded a dominant long-term care grade. Indeed, long-term care turned out to be its second highest category score. In that area, we gave this nursing home a grade of A. When nursing homes receive a score in this range in long-term care it typically means it has plenty of staff and is an overall good place to reside on a permanent basis. On top of assessing the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility gave the vaccine to 100 percent of its residents. Vaccines are vital to keeping patients healthy. Finally, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B

This facility received a strong short-term care score as well. We awarded it one of our higher scores in that area with a score of B. In our short-term care score, we strive to craft a valuable measure for rehabilitation services. In this process, we look at a facility's scope of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as occupational therapy. It does not look like this nursing home provided information about its staffing of registered nurses or physical therapists. Finally, we looked at the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients returned home.

Nurse Quality

Grade: C

Switching gears to our next category, this nursing home was awarded an acceptable nursing score. While this isn't quite as elite as some of its other scores, this is truly not a terrible score. The nursing grade consists of several subcategories, but the main one is the number of nurse hours per patient per week. This facility provided just 0.4 hours of nursing care per patient daily. This figure is significantly below average. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this nursing home excelled in some of the quality measures we assessed. In fact, it performed well when it comes to minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Sep 22

Good Samaritan Living Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: F

In Good Samaritan Living Center, 9.76% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This datapoint tells you the percent of long-term patients which suffered from new or worsened pressure ulcers or bed sores. We use this statistic in calculating our nursing grades.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: D

In Good Samaritan Living Center, 3.46% of Patients had Serious Falls

This indicates the percentage of residents who suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to severe injury are routinely associated with lower levels of patient supervision. Closer supervision can reduce the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: D

In Good Samaritan Living Center, 2.79% of Patients had UTIs

This tells you the percent of patients who have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are routinely associated with worse hygiene protocols. Better nursing care minimizes the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. Keep in mind that this datapoint is sometimes skewed by the fact that nursing homes have different reporting standards for infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A-plus

In Good Samaritan Living Center, 16.28% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This indicates the percentage of residents given antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic drugs are prescribed to residents for a variety of medical conditions, such as dementia. Sadly, in limited situations, increased usage of these drugs may mean a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B-plus

In Good Samaritan Living Center, 22.6% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This figure gauges the percentage of long-term care residents who are administered antianxiety drugs. These medications are generally given to patients experiencing anxiety or depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A+

In Good Samaritan Living Center, 1.48% of Patients

This metric measures the percentage of long-term patients who are demonstrating signs of depression. Many argue that this is a measure of quality of care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A

In Good Samaritan Living Center, 89.54% of Patients

This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay residents who were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for seniors, making these types of vaccines critical to patient safety.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: D

In Good Samaritan Living Center, 17.84% Percentage of Patients

This tells you the percentage of patients that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living could be a sign of erosion of a patient's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A

In Good Samaritan Living Center, 15.38% Percentage of Residents

This tells you the percent of patients that maintained mobility over time. Preserving mobility can be a good sign for residents' well-being.

Hospitalizations

Grade: D

In Good Samaritan Living Center, 2.05 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. There is a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the quality of long-term care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: D

In Good Samaritan Living Center, 15.38 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This metric tracks the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: A-plus

In Good Samaritan Living Center, 12.77 Percentage of Patients

This tells you the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is typically a correlation between having fewer emergency room visits and the overall quality of nursing home care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: D

In Good Samaritan Living Center, 64.63% Percentage of Resident

This is the percent of short-term residents that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. High levels of performance with activities of daily living often correlates with better rehabilitation.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Riverside Medical CenterCritical Access Hospitals 1.51 miles away1900 South Main St Franklinton Louisiana 70438Government - Hospital District or Authority(985) 795-4431
  • Our Lady of the Angels HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 17.11 miles away433 Plaza Street Bogalusa Louisiana 70427Voluntary non-profit - Church(985) 730-6700
  • Walthall County General Hospital CahCritical Access Hospitals 18.16 miles away100 Hospital Drive Tylertown Mississippi 39667Government - Local(601) 876-2122

Nearby Dialysis

  • Davita - Washington Parish Dialysis1.27 miles away724 Washington St Franklinton Louisiana 70438Dialysis Stations: 14 (985) 795-1111
  • Fkc - Washington Parish1.69 miles away2219 Main St Franklinton Louisiana 70438Dialysis Stations: 15 (985) 839-3605
  • Davita - Bogalusa Kidney Care17.45 miles away2108 S Ave F Bogalusa Louisiana 70427Dialysis Stations: 15 (985) 735-7811
  • Tylertown Dialysis17.91 miles away4820 Plaza Drive #6 Tylertown Mississippi 39667Dialysis Stations: 20 (601) 222-0311