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Good Samaritan - Pontiac

  • Nursing Home
  • Home Health Agency
  • Assisted Living

Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: D
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Good Samaritan - Pontiac's website

1225 South Ewing Drive,
Pontiac IL 61764

(815) 844-5121

63.77% estimated occupancy 1

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 low overall grade, you may find you have slim pickings in Pontiac. The city has just two other nursing homes. The best thing we can really say about this nursing home is that it did not receive any F's in any of the categories we assessed. More information about these categories is available below.

Quick Details

  • 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

Specialized Services

  • Speech Therapy
  • Stroke Recovery
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Pharmacy
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-minus

While we didn't rate this nursing home well overall, we want to point out that it received a B- in the category of short-term care. This is not a bad grade In our short-term care score, we strive to craft a meaningful gauge for rehabilitation services. In doing so, we look at a facility's offerings of 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 nursing homes. The tricky part is determining what effect this had on the quality of care. Lastly, we looked at the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 4.8 percent of this facility's patients returned home. At most nursing homes, closer to half of their patients are able to return home so this figure is below average.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B-minus

We also ended up giving this facility a fairly respectable grade in the area of nursing, where it received a grade of B-. Nursing ratings are based in large part on quality and quantity of nursing care. This facility provided just 0.4 hours of nursing care per patient on a daily basis. This figure is far below average. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this nursing home excelled in some of the quality-based metrics we looked at. In fact, it performed well when it comes to minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. Many consider these areas to be reliable indicators of the quality of nursing care. In many cases, the quality of nursing care is every bit as important as the quantity of hours of care offered.

Facility Inspections

Grade: D

This nursing home received a grade of just D in the area of inspections. One of the more critical factors in evaluating an inspection report is deficiencies. We suggest you scrutinize the level of severity of the deficiencies. This particular nursing home was assessed 2 deficiencies by CMS. The only positive thing we found is that none of its deficiencies were in the categories that suggest that they posed a risk to resident health or safety. Lastly, we also need to point out that this facility was assessed significant government fines recently of more than $100,000. This generally suggests that a facility's bad track record has been an issue for more than one year.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: D

The next category we scored was long-term care, is this facility's weakest category. We gave this facility a grade of D in this area. For prospective patients seeking a permanent residence as opposed to skilled nursing, long-term care grades are a key measure. On top of looking at the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. Thankfully, this facility gave the vaccine to 95.63319 percent of its patients, which is an above average datapoint. Surprisingly, this facility also fared well at keeping its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0.02 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days. Unfortunately, a few of its other scores in this category were not as favorable as these.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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Good Samaritan - Pontiac Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: D

In Good Samaritan - Pontiac, 8.73% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This datapoint tells you the percent of long-term care patients which have new or worsened pressure ulcers. We find that pressure ulcers are a great indicator of the quality of nursing care a nursing home provides.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: C

In Good Samaritan - Pontiac, 3.45% of Patients had Serious Falls

This indicates the percent of residents that suffered from a fall resulting in major injury.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B-plus

In Good Samaritan - Pontiac, 2.6% 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

Grade: D

In Good Samaritan - Pontiac, 18.11% 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

Grade: A-minus

In Good Samaritan - Pontiac, 19.04% 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

Grade: B-plus

In Good Samaritan - Pontiac, 30.45% 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

Grade: B-minus

In Good Samaritan - Pontiac, 87.4% 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

Grade: B-minus

In Good Samaritan - Pontiac, 13.9% Percentage 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

Grade: A

In Good Samaritan - Pontiac, 17.56% Percentage of Residents

This is the percent of patients that remained mobile levels over time. Optimizing mobility can be a great sign for residents' health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: C

In Good Samaritan - Pontiac, 1.66 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

Grade: D

In Good Samaritan - Pontiac, 17.56 Percentage 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

Grade: A-plus

In Good Samaritan - Pontiac, 11.82 Percentage 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

Grade: B-plus

In Good Samaritan - Pontiac, 71.65% Percentage of Resident

This is a measure of the percent of short-term residents that saw functional improvements.