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Good Samaritan Living Center

  • Nursing Home

Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: B-minus
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Good Samaritan Living Center's website

605 Hilltop Avenue,
Franklinton LA 70438

(985) 839-6706

41.19% 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 some respectable scores. At the end of the day, this nursing home would be a good fit for quite a few people. One of the best aspects of this facility's profile is its stellar inspection score, 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

We want to draw your attention to the fact that this facility outperformed its overall grade in the area of inspections. In fact, it received an excellent inspection report this year. As a result, it received one of our best grades in that area with an A+. Perhaps the most critical factor we consider in determining our inspection ratings is deficiencies. Deficiencies are found on a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places with higher scores in this area typically dodged the most severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or death. Although this facility had some deficiencies on its report, none were severe based on CMS' scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A-minus

Another strength of this nursing home is its superb score in long-term care. We gave them one of our better grades in that area, with a score of A-. When nursing homes receive this kind of score in long-term care it is typically a good sign for patient care and indicates that the facility is well-staffed with nurses aids. After assessing the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we then analyzed the nursing home's vaccination data. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its residents for pneumonia, which is much higher than the majority of nursing homes. Lastly, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: D

Moving on to the category of short-term care, this facility received just a D in that area. In our short-term care rating, we attempt to create a meaningful gauge for rehabilitation services. In doing so, we assess a facility's levels of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as speech therapy. Unfortunately, we found that this nursing home provided fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than most other facilities. Lastly, we looked at the percentage of residents who returned home from this nursing home. This nursing home didn't fare well here either. In fact, we found that just 4.7 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home. This figure was quite a bit off the national average.

Nurse Quality

Grade: F

Turning to the final category, this nursing home really did not perform very well. With a rock bottom grade of F in nursing, this is its poorest grade. In calculating our nursing ratings, we factor in both the number of hours nurses spend with residents and the skill levels of those nurses. This place provided a meager 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient each day. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in calculating our nursing grades. This place performed well in the area of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good measures of the quality of nursing care.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Good Samaritan Living Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: F

In Good Samaritan Living Center, 9.89% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This metric is an indication of the percent of long-term patients which developed pressure ulcers or bed sores. We bake this statistic into our nursing grades.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: D

In Good Samaritan Living Center, 3.47% of Patients had Serious Falls

This figure tells you the percentage of long-term care patients that suffered falls which resulted in severe injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries may be an indication of poor nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: D

In Good Samaritan Living Center, 2.76% 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+

In Good Samaritan Living Center, 15.79% 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

In Good Samaritan Living Center, 22.51% 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, 1.54% 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, 89.03% 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: B-minus

In Good Samaritan Living Center, 17.58% 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-minus

In Good Samaritan Living Center, 16.37% 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: C

In Good Samaritan Living Center, 1.85 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: C

In Good Samaritan Living Center, 16.37 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-minus

In Good Samaritan Living Center, 12.9 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, 63.81% 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