Good Samaritan Society - Auburn is a nursing home in Auburn, Nebraska. The city has a population of 4,389 people. With an B+ overall grade, we ranked this nursing home in the top third of all nursing homes in the United States. You can certainly do much worse than this facility. The best aspect of this facility's strong profile was its inspection reports. Inspection reports are discussed in the next paragraph
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Good Samaritan Society - Auburn
- Nursing Home
- Assisted Living
- Adult Day Care
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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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 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
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Oncology Care
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Lymphedema Care
- Aquatic Therapy
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Registered Staff Hours
On top of receiving a strong overall score, this nursing home also earned an A+ inspection rating. This is based on the facility's recent inspection reports. An A+ in this category is one of the best complements we can offer a facility. Inspection ratings weigh a host of factors found on a facility's inspection report. One of the most important criteria we weigh heavily is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Facilities with higher grades in this area tend to have very few severe deficiencies. This particular nursing home received 4 deficiencies on its inspection report. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
Adding to this nursing home's list of accomplishments, it also received a fine long-term care score. We awarded them an impressive strong of A in this category. Facilities that do well in this category tend to provide residents with closer supervision and stay on top of routine healthcare services. In addition to looking at the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility provided the vaccine to 100 percent of its residents. Vaccines are critical to keeping residents out of the hospital. Finally, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
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Adding to its profile, this facility also earned a grade of B+ for its nursing rating. This is a well above average score in this category. Our nursing grade assesses the facility's level of nurse staffing. We consider both the levels of skill of the nurses as well as the quantity of hours spent with residents. This nursing home averages 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This place performed very well when it comes to avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Short-term Care Quality
The next category we analyzed was short-term care, which proved to be a low point for this nursing home. We awarded this nursing home a D for our short-term care category, making this the facility's weakest category grade. We'd nevertheless recommend that you look at the bigger picture. In our short-term care rating, we seek to forge a sound gauge for rehabilitation. In doing so, we analyze the facility's scope of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as speech therapy. In this nursing home's case, it looks like it offered fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per patient than the average facility. The last measure we looked at in this category is the percentage of patients who were able to return home from the facility. This nursing home struggled quite a bit in this area as well, with just 4.6 percent of its patients returning home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Good Samaritan Society - Auburn Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Good Samaritan Society - Auburn, 6.58% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint indicates the percentage of long-term patients which suffer from new or worsened pressure ulcers . We factor in this statistic in computing our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Good Samaritan Society - Auburn, 4.56% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of patients who have had a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injury are often caused by poor nursing care. Closer supervision can minimize the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Good Samaritan Society - Auburn, 3.53% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of residents who have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are often caused by lower quality nursing care. Nevertheless, this metric may also be skewed for some facilities due to different reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Good Samaritan Society - Auburn, 19.48% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of residents who were given antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs may be helpful for many patients, it is important to ensure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In limited situations, excessive reliance on these medications may mean a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Good Samaritan Society - Auburn, 20.32% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of residents who were given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are prescribed to patients experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Good Samaritan Society - Auburn, 3.91% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term patients who are exhibiting signs of depression. Many in the industry believe this is a reasonable measure of quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Good Samaritan Society - Auburn, 92.75% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients that received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Good Samaritan Society - Auburn, 15.57% Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and using the bathroom.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Good Samaritan Society - Auburn, 16.66% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percentage of patients that retained mobility levels over time. Retaining mobility is usually a great sign for residents' health.
In Good Samaritan Society - Auburn, 1.62 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care. There is typically a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and the overall quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Good Samaritan Society - Auburn, 16.66 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Good Samaritan Society - Auburn, 10.43 Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Good Samaritan Society - Auburn, 76.12% Percentage of Resident
This metric measures the percentage of short-term stay patients who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Some argue that this is a measure of rehabilitation services.
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