With an address in Sayville, New York, Good Samaritan Nursing Home is one of just a couple available nursing homes in this city. This nursing home was given an A- overall, which is one of the best grades that we offer. A grade in this range requires top-notch scores across the board. In fact, we ranked this facility in the top third of all nursing homes in the country. As you can find below, this facility also performed just fine in our category ratings. It is hard to poke holes in this place's profile.
Good Samaritan Nursing Home
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
101 Elm St,
Sayville NY 11782
68.09% estimated occupancy 1
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Church related
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- Amputee Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Mental Health
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
To go along with its strong overall score, we awarded this facility an A+ for our inspection category. Perhaps the most significant factor we consider in computing our inspection scores is deficiencies. These deficiencies can be found on a nursing home's inspection reports. Facilities with higher scores in this category typically avoided the most severe deficiencies involving health risks or even death. This facility received 2 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none were considered severe. This tells you that CMS did not consider any of the deficiencies to pose an imminent threat to resident safety or health. A few relatively minor deficiencies are not something to panic about.
Building on its impressive resume, this nursing home also excelled in the area of nursing. In fact, we gave it an B+ for that category. Our nursing rating is based on a handful of datapoints, however, the main consideration is the number of nurse hours spent with patients. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality measures and this place excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any facility the state in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can typically be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as employing a protocol of moving a resident more often.
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Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home is also above average in the area of short-term care, where it received a score of B+. It performed more favorably than most nursing homes in this area. Short-term care grades are crucial for people seeking rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually utilizes higher levels of skilled nursing. This means a vast spectrum of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not all nursing homes employs these skilled professionals. However, according to the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Lastly, we considered the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 5.4 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.
Long-term Care Quality
The final area we scored is long-term care, where this nursing home was awarded a B. This actually ended up being this nursing home's worst category. A facility is doing something right when their lowest score still beats out most other nursing homes. Facilities that receive this kind of grade in long-term care typically provide consistent 24/7 care to make sure patients are kept in good health. One of the statistics we considered on top of nursing hours is vaccinations. This facility administered the pneumonia vaccination to 96.70782 percent of its patients. This is a reliable method to minimize unnecessary deaths and hospitalizations for the aged 65 and up population. Finally, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Good Samaritan Nursing Home Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Good Samaritan Nursing Home, 9.58% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin caused by remaining in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Good Samaritan Nursing Home, 3.04% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of patients who sustained a fall which caused major injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Good Samaritan Nursing Home, 2.1% of Patients had UTIs
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients that experienced urinary tract infections. UTI's could be an indication of worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this statistic can be skewed for some facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Good Samaritan Nursing Home, 11.59% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic tells you the percent of long-term care patients taking antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to make sure these medications are being used appropriately. 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
In Good Samaritan Nursing Home, 13.3% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of patients who were prescribed antianxiety medications. These drugs are typically prescribed to patients suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Good Samaritan Nursing Home, 13.2% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care patients who are exhibiting symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Good Samaritan Nursing Home, 91.26% of Patients
This is the percent of patients who have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Good Samaritan Nursing Home, 14.75% Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and eating. Some argue this is a measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Good Samaritan Nursing Home, 17.32% Percentage of Residents
This is the percent of residents who maintained mobility over time. Retaining mobility is often a good sign for residents' health.
In Good Samaritan Nursing Home, 1.31 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Good Samaritan Nursing Home, 17.32 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is typically a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the quality of rehabilitation services.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Good Samaritan Nursing Home, 8.8 Percentage of Patients
This metric tracks the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Good Samaritan Nursing Home, 75.07% Percentage of Resident
This is the percentage of short-term residents that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
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