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.
Good Samaritan Society - Albert Lea
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
- Memory Care
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- 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
Registered Staff Hours
To go along with a strong overall grade, we gave this nursing home an A+ for inspections. Perhaps the most critical factor we look at in computing our inspection ratings is deficiencies. Deficiencies are found on a nursing home's inspection reports. Places with higher grades in this area typically avoided the most severe deficiencies involving health risks or even death. While this facility had some minor dings on its inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones labeled as categories G through L. This means the government inspectors did not consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
This nursing home also received a very impressive nursing grade. In fact, this turned out to be its second best category grade. In that area, we awarded this facility a grade of A-. Nursing scores are primarily tied to a nursing home's nurse staffing. This nursing home averages 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality measures and this nursing home excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any facility Minnesota in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can often be prevented by providing better nursing care, such as employing a system of turning patients at least once a day.
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Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home also was elite in the category of short-term care, where it received a grade of A-. Not many nursing homes performed better in this area. Our short-term care grade is typically employed to gauge a nursing home's performance with rehabilitation In order to offer good rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally must feature higher levels of highly skilled nursing. These types of services include registered nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and other highly trained professionals. Fortunately, it looks like this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all nursing homes employs these skilled professionals. However, according to the data they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The last metric we assessed in this category is the percentage of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We discovered that 4.9 percent of this nursing home's residents were able to return home.
Long-term Care Quality
The fourth category we scored was long-term care, where this nursing home received a grade of B+. This finished off a very impressive profile. Not many facilities earned a B+ or better in every category. Nursing homes that excel in long-term care tend to provide residents with better supervision and stay on top of routine healthcare services. Once we concluded our assessment of the amount of nursing care, we then looked at the nursing home's vaccination statistics. This nursing home vaccinated 98.775505 percent of its residents for pneumonia, which is very impressive. Pneumonia tragically can be a life threatening health condition for nursing home residents so we prefer when a nursing home does not leave its residents vulnerable. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
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, 6.84% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of residents who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a measure of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are routinely caused by patients staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Good Samaritan Society - Albert Lea, 4.32% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of residents that suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to major injuries are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . Major falls which result in injury are often the result of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Good Samaritan Society - Albert Lea, 2.81% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of residents that suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered by many experts to be an indicator of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are routinely associated with lower quality nursing care. However, this statistic may be skewed for some facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Good Samaritan Society - Albert Lea, 16.37% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents given antipsychotic drugs. These drugs are used to treat a variety of conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Good Samaritan Society - Albert Lea, 12.17% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of residents prescribed antianxiety drugs. These medications are commonly used to treat patients suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Good Samaritan Society - Albert Lea, 4.73% of Patients
This is the percent of residents who are exhibiting symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Good Samaritan Society - Albert Lea, 93.57% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients that were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Good Samaritan Society - Albert Lea, 13.28% Percentage of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term care patients that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and eating.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Good Samaritan Society - Albert Lea, 20.05% Percentage of Residents
This is the percent of patients that remained mobile levels over time. Preserving mobility is often a good sign for residents' health.
In Good Samaritan Society - Albert Lea, 1.26 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Good Samaritan Society - Albert Lea, 20.05 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care. Keeping residents out of the hospital during rehabilitation is key to restoring the physical well-being of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Good Samaritan Society - Albert Lea, 12.78 Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Good Samaritan Society - Albert Lea, 76.19% Percentage of Resident
Measures the percent of short-term patients that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Some experts argue this is a reasonable measure of a facility's rehabilitation performance.
Scores for Albert Lea, MN
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of A
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of A-minus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B
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