Good Samaritan - Pontiac is in Pontiac, Illinois. This facility received an F, which is just about as bad as it gets in our grading scheme. If you are not satisfied with this facility's low overall grade, you may find you have slim pickings in Pontiac. The city has just two other nursing homes. We would not blame you if you're ready to stop reading and find another facility. However, if you want to learn more about this facility's category grades, short-term care grades are discussed in the next section.
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Good Samaritan - Pontiac
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- Assisted Living
Updated Nov 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Limited Liability company
- 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
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Short-term Care Quality
While we graded this facility incredibly poorly overall, it received a decent short-term care grade this year. We gave it a B- in that category. In the area of short-term care, we try to assess measures of a facility's rehabilitation. We analyze the facility's skilled nursing services, such as the ones performed by registered nurses and physical and occupational therapists. Unfortunately, we found that this facility provided fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than most other facilities. The tricky part is determining what bearing this had on quality of care. The final measure we considered in this area is the percentage of residents who were able to return home from the facility. We found that just 4.8 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home. This figure was below average.
Remarkably, we awarded this nursing home a grade of B- for our nursing rating, which isn't a bad grade. Nursing grades are primarily associated with the nursing home's nurse staffing. This nursing home averages 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient daily, which is well below average. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this place fared better in some of the quality measures we looked at. In fact, it scored well in the area of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. Many consider these areas to be good measures of the quality of nursing care. In some cases, the quality of nursing care is every bit as important as the number of hours of care provided.
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Unfortunately, with a grade of D in the inspection category, this facility performed relatively poorly in that area. One of the most critical factors in evaluating an inspection report is deficiencies. We suggest you scrutinize the level of severity of those deficiencies. This particular nursing home had 2 deficiencies on its inspection report. The only favorable thing we found is that none of the deficiencies were in the categories that indicate they posed a threat to resident safety or health. Lastly, we also need to point out that this facility received large government fines recently amounting to over $100,000. This usually indicates that a poor track record has been an issue for several years.
Long-term Care Quality
The next category we assessed is long-term care. This nursing home received a very poor grade of F in that area. Nursing homes that receive this type of grade in long-term care likely don't provide the type of consistent 24/7 care that some other nursing homes offer. After assessing the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we then looked at the facility's vaccination statistics. Unfortunately, this nursing home vaccinated just 78.65613 percent of its patients for pneumonia. Surprisingly, this facility was actually decent at keeping its patients out of the hospital. It had only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days. This is its best feature 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, 7.79% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of patients who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are often the result of residents not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing protocols can minimize the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Good Samaritan - Pontiac, 2.77% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of patients who sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injuries are routinely the result of lower levels of patient supervision. Closer supervision can minimize the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Good Samaritan - Pontiac, 2.48% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint indicates the percentage of long-term residents who had UTI's. UTI's may be an indication of a facility with worst hygiene practices. Nevertheless, this metric can be skewed for some nursing homes due to different reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Good Samaritan - Pontiac, 25.4% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure tells you the percent of long-term residents that are prescribed antipsychotic medication. Increased usage of these drugs may indicate that a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents in situations where such medications aren't medically indicated. However, some nursing homes need to rely more on these medications due to an increased number of patients with Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Good Samaritan - Pontiac, 24.31% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric is an indication of the percent of long-term patients who were given antianxiety drugs. These drugs are given to patients suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Good Samaritan - Pontiac, 57.32% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents demonstrating symptoms of depression. Many in the industry believe this is a measure of patient quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Good Samaritan - Pontiac, 87.8% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients who were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Good Samaritan - Pontiac, 12.25% of Patients
This is the percent of patients who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living may indicate erosion of a patient's health.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Good Samaritan - Pontiac, 16.42% of Residents
This is the percent of patients that remained mobile levels over time. Optimizing mobility can be a great sign for residents' health.
In Good Samaritan - Pontiac, 0.43 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Good Samaritan - Pontiac, 16.42% of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care. There is usually a correlation between staying out of the hospital and the quality of rehabilitation services.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Good Samaritan - Pontiac, 6.97% of Patients
This tells you the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Good Samaritan - Pontiac, 80.62% of Resident
This is a measure of the percent of short-term residents that saw functional improvements.
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