Good Samaritan Society - Battle Lake is a small non-profit facility in Battle Lake, Minnesota. This turns out to be an A+ facility, which is the very best rating. In fact, we ranked this facility in the top five percentile of all facilities in the nation. 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.
Good Samaritan Society - Battle Lake
- Nursing Home
- Assisted Living
- Adult Day Care
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
105 Glenhaven Drive,
Battle Lake MN 56515
85.63% estimated occupancy 1
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No 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
Registered Staff Hours
Long-term Care Quality
On top of being a first rate facility overall, this facility also performed well in long-term care, where it earned an A. Few facilities did better in this category. Nursing homes that do well in this category tend to provide patients with closer supervision and stay on top of routine healthcare services. After considering the quantity of nursing care, we then analyzed the facility's vaccination data. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its residents for pneumonia, which is an impressive figure. Pneumonia sadly can be a deadly ailment for nursing home residents so we strongly prefer when a facility doesn't take any chances. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Short-term Care Quality
Adding to its elite resume, this nursing home also excelled in our short-term care category. In fact, we gave it a grade of A in that area. Short-term care scores are critical for prospective residents needing rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically utilizes additional skilled nursing services. This includes a broad scope of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the data this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final metric we looked at in this category is the percentage of patients who who were able to eventually return home from the facility. 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.
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Among its many impressive grades, this facility received an excellent nursing grade. In fact, we gave it a grade of A in that category. In determining our nursing grades, we factor in both nursing hours and the training levels of the nurses. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality-based metrics and this nursing home 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 country in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can many times be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as having a policy of turning residents more frequently.
This nursing home has received near flawless government inspections in recent years. We awarded them an A in this category. This is one of the few nursing homes in the nation to receive an A- or better in all four categories. Arguably the most critical factor we consider in computing our inspection ratings is deficiencies. These deficiencies can be found on a nursing home's inspection reports. Facilities with better scores in this area most likely avoided the most severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or death. Although this place had a few deficiencies on its inspection report, none of them were serious based on CMS' scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
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, 6.69% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of patients that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are routinely caused by patients staying in one position for too long. Better nursing care can limit the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Good Samaritan Society - Battle Lake, 4.21% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of patients that sustained a major fall. Falls leading to severe injury are routinely associated with poor nursing care. Additional nurse staffing minimizes the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Good Samaritan Society - Battle Lake, 2.83% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many experts to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care . UTI's are often caused by a facility with worst hygiene practices. Nevertheless, this datapoint may also be skewed for certain facilities due to varying reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Good Samaritan Society - Battle Lake, 16.64% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents prescribed antipsychotic drugs. These medications may be used for several medical conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Good Samaritan Society - Battle Lake, 12.33% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. These medications are commonly used to treat residents suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Good Samaritan Society - Battle Lake, 4.58% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term care patients showing symptoms of depression. Many would argue this is a measure of patient quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Good Samaritan Society - Battle Lake, 93.31% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients that were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Good Samaritan Society - Battle Lake, 13.09% Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and taking a bath.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Good Samaritan Society - Battle Lake, 18.07% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percent of residents that maintained mobility over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a great sign for residents' well-being.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Good Samaritan Society - Battle Lake, 18.07 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Good Samaritan Society - Battle Lake, 12.51 Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Good Samaritan Society - Battle Lake, 76.76% Percentage of Resident
This metric is a measure of the percentage of short-term residents that experienced functional improvements.
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