With an address in Lovington, New Mexico, Good Samaritan - Lovington is the only option located in this city. Featuring an overall grade of A-, this is undoubtedly a very good nursing home. Based on our ratings, you can not go wrong with this place. This place's strong profile was highlighted by its inspection score, which is addressed in the next section.
Good Samaritan - Lovington
- Nursing Home
- Home Health Agency
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Amputee Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
One of the many reasons this ended up being a great nursing home is that it received a very impressive inspection grade. Inspections ended up being its best category. In that category, we gave this nursing home an A. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in computing these inspection ratings. One key factor is health deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of these deficiencies is usually more important than the number of deficiencies, as some are relatively minor. Although this nursing home had some deficiencies on its report, none were major deficiencies based on CMS' deficiency scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home also was given a strong long-term care grade. Indeed, we gave it an above average score of B+ in this category. Facilities that do well in this category tend to be well-staffed and offer extensive hands on care to patients. In addition to looking at the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home provided the vaccine to 100 percent of its residents, which is very impressive. Pneumonia is often a deadly health condition for nursing home patients so we like it when a facility does not take any chances. Lastly, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
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Short-term Care Quality
This facility was given a strong short-term care score as well. We gave it one of our higher scores in that category with a score of B+. In the category of short-term care, we strive to qualify measures of a nursing home's rehabilitation. We analyze the nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as the ones performed by registered nurses and physical and occupational therapists. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every nursing home 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. The final item we assessed in this category is the percentage of patients that who were able to eventually return home from the facility. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.
The final category we looked at is nursing, where this facility was given a grade of B. While this ended up being its weakest category score, this is nevertheless an above average rating. We assessed the licensure of nurses employed by the facility, in addition to the quantity of time the nurses spent with patients, in calculating our rating in this category. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality-based metrics 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 nursing home the country in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can typically be avoided by offering better nursing care, such as employing a policy of moving a patient more frequently.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Good Samaritan - Lovington Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Good Samaritan - Lovington, 8.5% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of long-term residents who suffered from pressure ulcers. We've found that pressure ulcers are a reliable measure of the quality of nursing care a nursing home provides.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Good Samaritan - Lovington, 3.08% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of residents who suffered from a fall which caused major injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Good Samaritan - Lovington, 1.47% of Patients had UTIs
This statistic is an indication of the percent of long-term stay residents which sustained a UTI. UTI's may be an indicator of a facility with lower levels of hygiene. However, this datapoint can be misleading for some nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Good Samaritan - Lovington, 16.78% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents prescribed antipsychotic drugs. These medications may be used to treat a variety of medical conditions, such as dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Good Samaritan - Lovington, 13.49% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint is an indication of the percent of long-term care patients receiving antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Good Samaritan - Lovington, 3.19% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents demonstrating symptoms of depression. High levels of depression may imply worse patient care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Good Samaritan - Lovington, 88.36% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents who were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Good Samaritan - Lovington, 16.72% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care residents who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and continence.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Good Samaritan - Lovington, 18.98% Percentage of Residents
This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents who were able to retain mobility.
In Good Samaritan - Lovington, 1.28 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital is critical to maintaining the physical well-being of patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Good Samaritan - Lovington, 18.98 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is typically a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and the quality of rehabilitation services.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Good Samaritan - Lovington, 15.18 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Good Samaritan - Lovington, 65.79% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint measures the percent of short-term stay residents that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Many argue this is a reliable measure of a facility's rehabilitation services.
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