Good Samaritan Society - Albion is a facility located in Albion, Nebraska, which has a total of 2,967 people. After receiving an overall grade of A, this facility is among the highest-graded facilities we assessed. We really couldn't find many bad things to say about this place. Its scores are just impeccable. Scroll down to find this place's category scores, which also impressed us. You just can't do any better than a straight A profile.
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Good Samaritan Society - Albion
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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 Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Oncology Care
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Lymphedema Care
- Aquatic Therapy
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Top Nursing Home in Nebraska Awards 2020
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Long-term Care Quality
In addition to receiving a great overall grade, this facility also received an A+ long-term care grade. Nursing homes that receive this kind of grade in this category tend to provide consistent 24/7 care to make sure residents are kept in good health. Once we assessed the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we next considered the facility's vaccination data. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its patients for pneumonia, which is much higher than most nursing homes. Finally, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0.02 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
This facility also received an A+ inspection score, making it one of the rare facilities to receive multiple A+'s in our category grades. This is based on the facility's inspection reports. Perhaps the most significant factor we look at in determining our inspection grades is deficiencies. Deficiencies are found on a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places with better scores in this category most likely avoided the most severe deficiencies involving health risks or even death. Although this place had a few deficiencies on its report, none of them were major deficiencies based on CMS' scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
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Short-term Care Quality
We also want to alert you to the fact that this facility was given a top-shelf score of A in our short-term care area. In calculating our short-term care ratings, we scrutinize the facility's levels of skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists respiratory therapists and other licensed professionals. This rating is typically a solid measure of the facility's rehabilitation. Fortunately, it appear that this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all nursing homes employs these skilled professionals. However, based on the information they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last statistic we looked at in this area is the percentage of residents who were able to leave the facility and return home. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients were able to return home.
In our final category, we gave this facility an A+ for its nursing grade. This completed a very strong report card. We looked at the skill-level of nurses working for the nursing home, in addition to the quantity of time the nurses spent with patients, in determining our grade in this category. This nursing home provides 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 place Nebraska in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can generally be prevented by providing better nursing care, such as by employing a policy of turning a resident at least once a day.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Good Samaritan Society - Albion Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Good Samaritan Society - Albion, 6.58% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a barometer of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are routinely caused by patients staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Good Samaritan Society - Albion, 4.56% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of residents who sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in major injury are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a barometer of nursing care at a nursing home. Falls which result in injury are routinely the result of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Good Samaritan Society - Albion, 3.53% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of residents that suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are routinely the result of facilities with lower levels of hygiene. Closer supervision limits the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. Note that this datapoint is sometimes skewed by the fact that nursing homes have varying reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Good Samaritan Society - Albion, 19.48% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are administered to patients for a variety of medical conditions, including dementia. Tragically, in limited situations, increased usage of these drugs may mean a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Good Samaritan Society - Albion, 20.32% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This gauges the percentage of long-term patients receiving antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Good Samaritan Society - Albion, 3.91% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care residents exhibiting signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Good Samaritan Society - Albion, 92.75% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients who were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Good Samaritan Society - Albion, 15.57% Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay residents that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as moving around and using the bathroom.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Good Samaritan Society - Albion, 16.66% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percent of residents who remained mobile levels over time. Preserving mobility is often a good sign for residents' health.
In Good Samaritan Society - Albion, 1.62 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Good Samaritan Society - Albion, 16.66 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term resident care. Staying out of the hospital during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the physical abilities of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Good Samaritan Society - Albion, 10.43 Percentage of Patients
This indicates 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 - Albion, 76.12% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percentage of short-term stay patients who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Higher levels of independence with activities of daily living usually correlates with better rehabilitation.