Good Samaritan Society - Arlington is a facility in Arlington, Minnesota. This city has a total of 3,227 people. Featuring an overall score of B+, this facility should work for most prospective patients. Based on our ratings, you can do much worse than this nursing home. This place's impressive profile was highlighted by its short-term care score, which you can find in the next section.
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Good Samaritan Society - Arlington
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- Assisted Living
- Memory Care
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
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Short-term Care Quality
In addition to receiving a strong overall score, this nursing home performed well in our short-term care category. We awarded it an A- for that category, which is one of our highest scores. Our short-term care grades are likely most critical for patients requiring rehabilitation services. Rehabilitation usually mandates more skilled nursing. This includes not just nursing, but also physical and respiratory therapy, as well as other types of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this facility employs registered nurses. Not all facilities employs these types of nurses. However, based on the information they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Lastly, we considered the percentage of patients who eventually returned home from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home.
This facility really excelled in the area of nursing, where it received a grade of A-. Few nursing homes performed better in this area. We scrutinized the levels of nurses at the nursing home, as well as the quantity of time the nurses were with residents, in computing our grade in this area. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed 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 facility Minnesota in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can frequently be prevented by providing better nursing care, such as having a protocol of turning a resident more often.
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In addition, this facility also excelled in the area of inspections, where it received a grade of B+. Few nursing homes performed better in this area. These inspection grades take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can find more information about each of these issues by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. Fortunately, although this place had some minor dings on its inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones found in categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This tells you that the government inspectors didn't deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. We should point out that deficiency-free inspections are rare in this industry.
Long-term Care Quality
Switching gears to our final category, this facility was awarded a decent long-term care grade. Even though this is not nearly as dominant as many of its other grades, this is still not a major area of concern. In computing our long-term care scores, we analyze the facility's personal care services. Once we concluded our assessment of the quantity of care provided by nurses, we turned to the facility's vaccination data. We were optimistic to discover that this nursing home vaccinated 97.10145 percent of its residents against pneumonia. This facility was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Good Samaritan Society - Arlington Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Good Samaritan Society - Arlington, 6.14% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of residents who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage due to remaining in the same position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Good Samaritan Society - Arlington, 3.86% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint indicates the percent of long-term care patients which experienced falls which resulted in major injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls could be a sign of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Good Samaritan Society - Arlington, 2.89% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of patients that sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are often associated with poor nursing care. Closer supervision limits the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. We want to point out that this metric is affected by by the fact that nursing homes have incongruent reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Good Samaritan Society - Arlington, 15.26% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic measures the percentage of long-term care residents who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Excessive reliance on these medications may suggest a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior in situations where such drugs aren't medically required. Nevertheless, some nursing homes may need to rely on these drugs due to an increased number of residents suffering from cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Good Samaritan Society - Arlington, 11.96% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of residents who were given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are prescribed to patients experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Good Samaritan Society - Arlington, 4.16% of Patients
This is the percent of residents who are demonstrating signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Good Samaritan Society - Arlington, 94.15% of Patients
This is the percent of patients that were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Good Samaritan Society - Arlington, 13.41% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term residents that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and continence.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Good Samaritan Society - Arlington, 15.86% Percentage of Residents
This metric tracks the percent of long-term care residents who remained mobile levels.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Good Samaritan Society - Arlington, 15.86 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Good Samaritan Society - Arlington, 77.42% Percentage of Resident
Measures the percentage of short-term stay patients that saw functional improvements.
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