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 fifth of all nursing homes in the nation. Based on our ratings, you can't go wrong here. This also turned out to be a very consistent nursing home with consistently strong ratings in all four of our categories. Additional information about its category grades can be found below.
Good Samaritan Society - Atkinson
- Nursing Home
- Assisted Living
- Adult Day Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
409 Neely Street,
Atkinson NE 68713
49.01% estimated occupancy 1
- 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 its strong overall grade, we gave this facility an A for our long-term care rating. In a long-term care setting, the primary goal is to maintain residents' quality of life and keep them safe. On top of assessing the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home vaccinated 71.929825 percent of its patients. This is a bit below what we expected but still a reasonably acceptable figure. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. It had only 0.02 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Adding to this nursing home's impressive resume, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A- for our inspections rating. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in calculating our inspection scores. One key factor is health deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of the deficiencies is usually more important than the number of deficiencies, as some of these can be relatively minor. This nursing home received 6 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none of the deficiencies were considered severe. This indicates that CMS didn't deem any of these deficiencies to create an immediate risk to patient safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
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Short-term Care Quality
This facility also was awarded a impressive short-term care score. This actually ended up being its third best category grade. In that category, we awarded this facility a grade of A-. In computing these short-term care ratings, we look at the facility's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. The objective is to devise a scale for sizing up the rehabilitation services of various facilities. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not all nursing homes employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, according to the data this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The last datapoint we assessed in this category is the percentage of patients who were able to leave the facility and return home. We discovered that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.
The last area we scored is nursing, where this facility was awarded a grade of A-. This completed a very impressive profile. Very few nursing homes earned an A- or better in all four categories. Our nursing score weighs several components, many of which are based on nursing hours. This facility provided 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This nursing home performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a nursing home has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can often be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
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, 5.27% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint gauges the percent of long-term residents who are suffering from new or worsened pressure ulcers . We bake this statistic into both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Good Samaritan Society - Atkinson, 4.96% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of residents who sustained a fall resulting in severe injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Good Samaritan Society - Atkinson, 3.66% of Patients had UTIs
This is an indication of the percent of long-term stay patients who have had a UTI. While a higher rate of these infections may reflect poorly on a nursing home's cleanliness, it is problematic to compare between facilities due to facilities having varying reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Good Samaritan Society - Atkinson, 18.62% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. These drugs are used for treating several conditions, such as dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Good Samaritan Society - Atkinson, 19.92% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of residents given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are prescribed to residents experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Good Samaritan Society - Atkinson, 4.32% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents who are showing depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Good Samaritan Society - Atkinson, 93.19% of Patients
This is the percent of residents who received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Good Samaritan Society - Atkinson, 14.85% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of 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 bathing.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Good Samaritan Society - Atkinson, 18.85% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percentage of residents that maintained mobility over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a great sign for residents' health.
In Good Samaritan Society - Atkinson, 1.37 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. There is typically a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and the overall quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Good Samaritan Society - Atkinson, 18.85 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Good Samaritan Society - Atkinson, 77.76% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percent of short-term residents that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Higher levels of autonomy with ADL's generally correlates with successful rehabilitation.
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