Good Samaritan Society - Battle Lake is located in Battle Lake, Minnesota. This turns out to be an A+ facility, which is the very best rating. In fact, we ranked this facility number 216 in the nation. This puts it in the top two percentile of all facilities. Keep reading to find this place's category scores, which also impressed us. You really can't do much better than a straight A report card.
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Good Samaritan Society - Battle Lake
- Nursing Home
- Assisted Living
- Adult Day Care
- Memory 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
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
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Registered Staff Hours
On top of being a first rate facility overall, this facility also excelled in the area of nursing, where it received an A+. Few nursing homes fared better in this category. Our nursing rating assesses several datapoints, many of which are based on quantities of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This facility performed very well in terms of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home also was given an A+ for its long-term care score. Nursing homes that receive this type of score in this category tend to provide consistent 24/7 care to make sure patients are kept in good health. Once we assessed the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we turned to the facility's vaccination record. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its residents for pneumonia, which is far higher than the majority of nursing homes. Finally, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
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This facility also received a nearly flawless inspection report. As a result, it received one of our highest grades in that category with a score of A+. Inspection ratings are based on many pieces of information found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities that excel in this category typically have very few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these places should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. Fortunately, although this nursing home had a few minor dings on its government inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are found in categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This means that CMS didn't consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Short-term Care Quality
Turning to our last area, this nursing home also excelled in our short-term care category. In fact, we gave it a grade of A in that area. This wrapped up a straight A report card. Short-term care ratings are based in part on a nursing home's quantity of highly-skilled nursing services. This includes a wide spectrum of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, in addition to other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. However, based on the data they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The last item we looked at in this category is the number of patients who returned home from the nursing home. We found that 6.2 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Good Samaritan Society - Battle Lake Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Good Samaritan Society - Battle Lake, 0% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of patients that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a barometer of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are often the result of patients not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Good Samaritan Society - Battle Lake, 1.84% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of residents that suffered from a fall which caused serious injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Good Samaritan Society - Battle Lake, 2.45% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint is an indication of the percentage of long-term patients which suffered from a UTI. Although more of these infections may reflect poorly on a facility's nursing care, it can be problematic to compare between nursing homes due to facilities having differing reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Good Samaritan Society - Battle Lake, 14.72% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of long-term stay patients which were administered antipsychotic drugs. Increased usage of these drugs may mean a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior in situations where such medications aren't medically required. However, some facilities need to rely more on these medications due to having more residents with dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Good Samaritan Society - Battle Lake, 7.79% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of residents who were given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are given to residents suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Good Samaritan Society - Battle Lake, 2.48% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents who are showing depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Good Samaritan Society - Battle Lake, 100% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term patients who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Good Samaritan Society - Battle Lake, 16.33% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term residents who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and eating. Some experts would argue that this is a reasonable measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Good Samaritan Society - Battle Lake, 14.13% of Residents
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients who remained mobile levels.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Good Samaritan Society - Battle Lake, 14.13% of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Good Samaritan Society - Battle Lake, 83.58% of Resident
Measures the percent of short-term stay residents that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Many in the industry believe that this is a measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation performance.
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