Good Samaritan Society - Albert Lea is an average-sized non-profit nursing home located in Albert Lea, Minnesota. We gave this facility an A overall grade, ranking it in the top 20 percent of all nursing homes in the United States. We flat out can't say enough great things about this place. As you can find below, this nursing home also performed just fine in our category ratings. It's hard to poke holes in this facility's profile.
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Good Samaritan Society - Albert Lea
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- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
- Memory Care
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Cardiac Therapy
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Oncology Care
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Lymphedema Care
- Aquatic Therapy
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Registered Staff Hours
To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A for our inspections rating. Arguably the most significant factor we consider in determining our inspection ratings is deficiencies. These deficiencies can be found on a facility's inspection reports. Facilities with better grades in this area most likely dodged the most severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or death. While this facility had some minor dings on its report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are found in categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This tells you that CMS did not deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Short-term Care Quality
Adding to its top-shelf resume, this facility also was awarded an excellent short-term care score, with a score of A. Short-term care ratings are based in part on a nursing home's quantity of highly-skilled skilled healthcare professionals. This includes a wide scope of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, in addition to other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this facility employs registered nurses. Not every facility 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 last measure we considered in this category is the percentage of residents who who were able to eventually return home from the facility. We found that 5.5 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.
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To complement its strong performance in other areas, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A for our inspections rating. When determining our nursing scores, we assess both staffing levels and the skill levels of the nurses. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality-based metrics 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 nursing home the country in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can many times be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as by having a policy of turning patients more often.
Long-term Care Quality
Switching gears to our final category, this facility also performed admirably in our long-term care category. In fact, we gave it a B+ in that area. This completed a very impressive report card. Nursing homes that excel in long-term care tend to be well-staffed and provide extensive hands on care to residents. After considering the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we turned to the facility's vaccination records. This facility vaccinated 98.25327 percent of its patients for pneumonia, which is much higher than the vast majority of nursing homes. Lastly, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0 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 Society - Albert Lea Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Good Samaritan Society - Albert Lea, 6.14% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of residents who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are often caused by residents not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing protocols can limit the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Good Samaritan Society - Albert Lea, 3.86% of Patients had Serious Falls
This metric indicates the percent of long-term stay patients who have had a fall leading to serious injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls may be an indication of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Good Samaritan Society - Albert Lea, 2.89% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of residents who have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are often linked to facilities with lower levels of hygiene. Better nursing care minimizes the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. Keep in mind that this statistic is affected by by the fact that facilities have different reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Good Samaritan Society - Albert Lea, 15.26% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of residents given antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications may be vital to many patients, it is important to ensure these medications are being used only where medically required. In some situations, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest that a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Good Samaritan Society - Albert Lea, 11.96% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of residents who were given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are prescribed to patients experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Good Samaritan Society - Albert Lea, 4.16% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients demonstrating symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Good Samaritan Society - Albert Lea, 94.15% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients who have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Good Samaritan Society - Albert Lea, 13.41% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and bathing. Many in the industry believe that this is a measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Good Samaritan Society - Albert Lea, 15.86% Percentage of Residents
This is the percentage of residents who remained mobile levels over time. Preserving mobility is usually a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Good Samaritan Society - Albert Lea, 1.28 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Good Samaritan Society - Albert Lea, 15.86 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Avoiding rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is key to restoring the physical well-being of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Good Samaritan Society - Albert Lea, 14.49 Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Good Samaritan Society - Albert Lea, 77.42% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of short-term patients who experienced functional improvements.
Scores for Albert Lea, MN
- Overall Rating has a grade of A-minus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of A-minus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of A-minus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B-plus
Looking for more options? Albert Lea, Minnesota has 3 other nursing homes
- Mayo Clinic Health System - Albert Lea and AustinAcute Care Hospitals 3.56 miles away404 West Fountain Street Albert Lea Minnesota 56007Voluntary non-profit - Private(507) 377-6452
- Mayo Dialysis - Albert Lea4.93 miles away1705 Se Broadway Attn: Dialysis Albert Lea Minnesota 56007CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 18 (507) 377-5920