Good Samaritan - Pontiac is in Pontiac, Illinois. This facility received a somewhat concerning overall grade of D, which is a well below average rating. If you are not satisfied with this facility's pedestrian overall grade, you may have to look in other cities as this is the only nursing home in Pontiac. If you aren't deterred by this facility's report card, feel free to continue reading to find out about its category grades. We discuss nursing in the next section.
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Good Samaritan - Pontiac
- Nursing Home
- Home Health Agency
- Assisted Living
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
1225 South Ewing Drive,
Pontiac IL 61764
86.33% estimated occupancy 1
Please note our records indicate that Good Samaritan - Pontiac has changed ownership recently and while our data on this page is up-to-date there is a chance that the quality of this facility may change under new management.
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
Although we were not high on this facility overall, we awarded it a B for our nursing rating. This score is quite a bit more impressive than the facility's overall grade. Our nursing rating is based on many datapoints. The most important variable is the quantity of hours nurses spend with residents. This nursing home averages 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This place performed very well in terms of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Short-term Care Quality
The next most favorable area we gave this facility in any category came in the category of short-term care, where we gave it a grade of C. In determining our short-term care ratings, we look at the facility's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, respiratory therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. The purpose is to devise a tool for sizing up the rehabilitation services of nursing homes. Unfortunately, we found that this place provided fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than most other nursing homes. The last datapoint we assessed in this area is the number of patients who were able to leave the nursing home and return home. We discovered that just 4.8 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home, which is below average.
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Unfortunately, this facility didn't receive glowing inspections in recent years. We gave it a grade of just D for our inspections rating. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in determining these inspection grades. One key factor is deficiencies. We suggest you scrutinize the level of severity of the deficiencies. This particular facility was assessed 2 deficiencies by government inspectors. The only positive thing we found is that none of these deficiencies were in the categories that suggest they posed a threat to resident safety or health. Finally, we also want to point out that this place received large government fines recently amounting to over $100,000. This usually suggests that a facility's bad track record has been an issue for more than one year.
Long-term Care Quality
Turning to the last area, this facility really did not fare well here either. Due to a poor grade of F in long-term care, this is really as bad as it gets. Facilities that don't fare well in long-term care often don't provide as much nursing care and also may be struggling in some of the areas of routine medical care we looked at. After looking at the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we then looked at the nursing home's vaccination statistics. We were a bit bothered by the fact that this facility vaccinated 90.74074 percent of its patients for pneumonia, which happens to be quite a bit lower than average. To our surprise, this place actually fared well at keeping its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days. This was its best score in this category.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Good Samaritan - Pontiac Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Good Samaritan - Pontiac, 8.8% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of patients that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are often the result of patients not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing care can minimize the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Good Samaritan - Pontiac, 3.56% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of residents who suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to serious injuries are often linked to lower quality nursing care. Additional nurse staffing minimizes the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Good Samaritan - Pontiac, 2.49% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of residents that sustained a urinary tract infection. These infections may be associated with poorer hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Good Samaritan - Pontiac, 18.65% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of patients who were given antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs may be helpful for many residents, it is important to confirm these medications are being used only where medically required. In some cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean that a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Good Samaritan - Pontiac, 19.21% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients which were administered antianxiety drugs. These drugs are prescribed to patients suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Good Samaritan - Pontiac, 31.81% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term care patients demonstrating depressive symptoms. Many in the industry would argue this is a reasonable measure of resident quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Good Samaritan - Pontiac, 87.05% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents that were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Good Samaritan - Pontiac, 13.3% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's may be a sign of deterioration of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Good Samaritan - Pontiac, 14.44% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percentage of residents who retained mobility levels over time. Retaining mobility can be a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Good Samaritan - Pontiac, 1.92 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric tracks the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. Avoiding hospitalizations is critical to preserving the physical health of nursing home residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Good Samaritan - Pontiac, 14.44 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care. Minimizing rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is important to restoring the physical well-being of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Good Samaritan - Pontiac, 13.66 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is a correlation between fewer emergency room visits and the overall quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Good Samaritan - Pontiac, 69.52% Percentage of Resident
This is the percent of short-term stay patients who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. High levels of autonomy with ADL's often correlates with successful rehabilitation services.
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