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Good Samaritan Society - Algona

  • Nursing Home
  • Independent Living
  • Assisted Living

Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: B-plus
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Good Samaritan Society - Algona's website

412 West Kennedy Street,
Algona IA 50511

(515) 302-6650

77.77% estimated occupancy 1

Good Samaritan Society - Algona is an average-sized non-profit nursing home in Algona, Iowa. This nursing home turns out to be a quality facility, with an overall grade of B+. Based on our assessment, this nursing home ought to meet the needs of most people. This nursing home's impressive report card was highlighted by its long-term care rating, which you can find in the next section.

Quick Details

  • 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

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • Stroke Recovery
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Cardiac Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Pain Management
  • Oncology Care
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation
  • Lymphedema Care
  • Aquatic Therapy

Registered Staff Hours

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

Grade: A

In addition to performing well in its overall score, this nursing home earned even higher grades in long-term care. In fact, it received one of our best scores in that category with a grade of A. Long-term care scores of this caliber generally require both around the clock care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine medical care. After considering the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we then analyzed the facility's vaccination record. This facility vaccinated 99.604744 percent of its residents for pneumonia. Vaccines are vital to keeping residents healthy. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.

Facility Inspections

Grade: A

This facility also excelled in inspections. In fact, we gave it a grade of A for that area. Inspection scores weigh several factors found on a facility's inspection report. One key criteria we weigh heavily is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Places with better grades in this area typically have few of these severe deficiencies. Although this nursing home had a few deficiencies on its government inspection 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.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B-plus

Another one of this facility's impressive category grades came in the area of nursing care. We awarded them one of our better scores in that area, with a grade of B+. Our nursing grade is largely tied to a facility's nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This place performed very well in terms of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: D

This facility's worst area was short-term care, which is the last area we scored. In this area, we awarded this facility a grade of D. We want to to point out this possible weakness, however, you shouldn't over-emphasize a single weak category either. In the category of short-term care, we strive to qualify indicators of a facility's rehabilitation. We analyze the nursing home's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses and physical therapists. Unfortunately, we found that this nursing home provided fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than most other facilities. Lastly, we assessed the percentage of residents that eventually returned home from this facility. This facility didn't fare well here either. In fact, we found that just 4.1 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home. This figure was well off the national average.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Sep 22

Good Samaritan Society - Algona Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A-plus

In Good Samaritan Society - Algona, 6.11% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This indicates the percentage of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage caused by staying in the same position for an excessive period of time.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A-minus

In Good Samaritan Society - Algona, 3.69% of Patients had Serious Falls

This tells you the percent of patients that suffered from a fall leading to serious injury.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: D

In Good Samaritan Society - Algona, 3.09% of Patients had UTIs

This is the percentage of residents who suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections may be linked to inadequate hygiene.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A-minus

In Good Samaritan Society - Algona, 16.77% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This indicates the percent of patients prescribed antipsychotic drugs. These drugs are used for treating several conditions, such as cognitive disorders.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B

In Good Samaritan Society - Algona, 18.7% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This statistic measures the percentage of long-term residents that are administered antianxiety drugs. These medications are prescribed to residents experiencing depression and anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B

In Good Samaritan Society - Algona, 4.48% of Patients

This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients demonstrating depressive symptoms.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A-minus

In Good Samaritan Society - Algona, 94.58% of Patients

This tells you the percent of residents who have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: F

In Good Samaritan Society - Algona, 16.82% Percentage of Patients

This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care patients who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and taking a bath. Many in the industry argue this is a reliable measure of a resident's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A-minus

In Good Samaritan Society - Algona, 19.24% Percentage of Residents

Measures the percentage of long-term care patients that maintained mobility.

Hospitalizations

Grade: B-plus

In Good Samaritan Society - Algona, 1.24 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This indicates the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of care. There is typically a correlation between staying out of the hospital and the quality of care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: C

In Good Samaritan Society - Algona, 19.24 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: C

In Good Samaritan Society - Algona, 11.86 Percentage of Patients

This is the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: A-minus

In Good Samaritan Society - Algona, 79.45% Percentage of Resident

Measures the percent of short-term care residents who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Some experts argue that this is a measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation services.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Kossuth Regional Health CenterCritical Access Hospitals 0.99 miles away1515 South Phillips Street Algona Iowa 50511Government - Local(515) 295-2451

Nearby Dialysis

  • Fmc - Algona0.36 miles away215 W Call St Algona Iowa 50511Dialysis Stations: 8 (515) 295-6132