Good Samaritan Society - Atwood is a small non-profit facility located in Atwood, Kansas. This facility was awarded an A- overall, which is very favorable score. In fact, we ranked this facility in the top quarter of all nursing homes in the United States. The best aspect of this nursing home's strong report card is its nursing rating. Nursing grades are discussed in the next paragraph
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Good Samaritan Society - Atwood
- Nursing Home
- Adult Day Care
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
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Top Nursing Home in Kansas Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to receiving a great overall grade, this facility also received an excellent nursing score, with a grade of A. In calculating a nursing home's nursing rating, we consider the quantity of hours nurses are with residents as well as the skill levels of the nurses. 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 facility excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any nursing home the nation 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 having a policy of moving a patient more frequently.
This facility has received near flawless health inspections in recent years. We awarded them an impressive grade of A in this category. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in calculating these inspection ratings. One of those factors is deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of deficiencies is usually more important than the number of deficiencies, as some can be relatively insignificant. This particular nursing home had just a single deficiency on its inspection report and it was not one deemed to pose a threat to patient health or safety. Even some of the best nursing homes receive an occasional ding on their inspection report.
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Short-term Care Quality
The next area we analyzed was short-term care. Adding to its elite profile, this nursing home also performed well in this area. In fact, it received a grade of of A- in the area. In our short-term care assessment, we try to forge a valuable gauge for rehabilitation. In doing so, we assess a facility's offerings of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as respiratory therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this facility employs registered nurses. Not all nursing homes employs these types of nurses. However, based on the data this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Lastly, we assessed the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this facility's residents returned home.
Long-term Care Quality
The last area we scored was long-term care. In this area, we gave this facility a strong grade of B. For long-term care residents, the primary objective is to keep patients healthy and safe. This is different than skilled nursing or short-term care where the goal is to rehabilitate residents. One of the factors we considered on top of nurse's aid hours is vaccinations. This nursing home administered the pneumonia vaccine to 89.07563 percent of its residents. 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 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Good Samaritan Society - Atwood Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Good Samaritan Society - Atwood, 6.5% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This metric measures the percentage of long-term patients which have pressure ulcers. We've found that pressure ulcers are a great barometer of quality of care.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Good Samaritan Society - Atwood, 5% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of residents who suffered from a fall leading to serious injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Good Samaritan Society - Atwood, 3.56% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint gauges the percentage of long-term stay patients who had UTI's. UTI's could be an indication of worse hygiene protocols. However, this metric may be misleading for certain nursing homes due to different reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Good Samaritan Society - Atwood, 18.09% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is an indication of the percentage of long-term care residents which were administered antipsychotic medication. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents in situations where such medications are not medically indicated. However, some facilities need to rely on these medications due to having more patients with Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Good Samaritan Society - Atwood, 22% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric gauges the percentage of long-term stay residents taking antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Good Samaritan Society - Atwood, 5.66% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients demonstrating depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Good Samaritan Society - Atwood, 91.03% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term stay residents who were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for seniors, making these types of vaccines critical to patient health.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Good Samaritan Society - Atwood, 16.97% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and continence. Many in the industry argue that this is a reasonable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Good Samaritan Society - Atwood, 17% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percentage of residents who were able to retain mobility over time. Preserving mobility can be a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Good Samaritan Society - Atwood, 1.79 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. Staying out of the hospital is critical to preserving the physical well-being of nursing home residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Good Samaritan Society - Atwood, 17 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
- Rawlins County Health CenterCritical Access Hospitals 0.14 miles away707 Grant St Atwood Kansas 67730Voluntary non-profit - Other(785) 626-3211