Located in Atkinson, Nebraska, Good Samaritan Society - Atkinson is the lone nursing home located there. We gave this facility an A- overall grade, ranking it in the top third of all facilities in the country. Based on the data we reviewed, you can't go wrong with this place. This nursing home also received very consistent ratings in all of our categories. More information about its category grades is available below.
Good Samaritan Society - Atkinson
- Nursing Home
- Assisted Living
- Adult Day Care
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- 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
Registered Staff Hours
Long-term Care Quality
In addition to performing well in its overall grade, this facility received an excellent long-term care grade. In fact, we gave it a grade of A- in that category. In a long-term care setting, the facility's primary goal is to keep patients as healthy and safe as possible. This is different than skilled nursing or short-term care where the goal is to rehabilitate residents. On top of assessing the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility gave the vaccine to 74.57627 percent of its residents. This is slightly lower than we expected. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. It had only 0.02 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
This nursing home has received near flawless inspections recently. We awarded them an A- in this area. Inspection grades take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these factors by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This place was hit with 6 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none of the deficiencies were considered to be severe. This means that CMS did not consider any of the deficiencies to create an imminent threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
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In addition, this facility also received favorable nursing grades this year. In fact, we awarded them one of our better scores in that area, with a grade of B+. Our nursing score is based on the nursing home's nurse staffing levels. We weigh both the levels of skill of the nurses as well as the number of hours spent with patients. This particular nursing home provided 0.3 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 place Nebraska in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can many times be prevented by providing better nursing care, such as having a system of turning residents more frequently.
Short-term Care Quality
The last category we looked at was short-term care, where this facility was given a grade of B. This actually proved to be this nursing home's least impressive area. A facility could be doing a lot worse when their worst score still beats out most other nursing homes. In crafting our short-term care grades, we look at the facility's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. Our purpose is to devise a barometer for sizing up the rehabilitation services of various nursing homes. Fortunately, it appear that this facility employs registered nurses. Not every facility employs these types of nurses. However, according to the information this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last datapoint we considered in this category is the percentage of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We found that 4 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Good Samaritan Society - Atkinson Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Good Samaritan Society - Atkinson, 5.63% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is 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
In Good Samaritan Society - Atkinson, 4.88% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of patients that sustained a major fall. Falls leading to major injuries are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be an indicator of nursing care . Major falls resulting in injury are often the result of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Good Samaritan Society - Atkinson, 3.69% of Patients had UTIs
This statistic is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who have sustained a urinary tract infection. While more infections could reflect poorly on a nursing home's hygiene protocols, it is problematic to compare different nursing homes due to varying reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Good Samaritan Society - Atkinson, 18.23% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are prescribed to patients for a variety of medical conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias. Sadly, in some cases, increased usage of these drugs may suggest a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Good Samaritan Society - Atkinson, 19.85% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint tells you the percentage of long-term patients that were prescribed antianxiety medication. These drugs are used to treat patients suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Good Samaritan Society - Atkinson, 4.27% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients demonstrating signs of depression. Some experts would argue this is a reliable measure of resident quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Good Samaritan Society - Atkinson, 93.22% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents that have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Good Samaritan Society - Atkinson, 15.08% Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term patients that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and taking a bath. 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 - Atkinson, 21.04% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care patients who were able to retain mobility.
In Good Samaritan Society - Atkinson, 1.25 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of care. There is a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Good Samaritan Society - Atkinson, 21.04 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Avoiding the hospital during rehabilitation is key to restoring the physical abilities of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Good Samaritan Society - Atkinson, 8.88 Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to assess the well-being of patients during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Good Samaritan Society - Atkinson, 77.94% Percentage of Resident
Measures the percentage of short-term residents who experienced functional improvements.
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