Good Samaritan Society - Beatrice is one of just a few facilities located in Beatrice, Nebraska. We awarded this facility an overall grade of B+. A grade of this caliber requires solid marks in most areas. Based on our analysis, you can do much worse than this facility. This facility's impressive profile was highlighted by its nursing score, which you can find in the next paragraph.
Good Samaritan Society - Beatrice
- Nursing Home
- Assisted Living
- Adult Day Care
- Memory Care
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Secure Memory Care
- 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
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Oncology Care
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Lymphedema Care
- Aquatic Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to earning a great overall score, this nursing home also received an elite nursing grade. We gave them one of our better scores in that area, with an A-. Our nursing rating is largely tied to the facility's nurse staffing. This particular nursing home provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This place performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a facility has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can many times be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Short-term Care Quality
We also gave this facility a score of A- for our short-term care grade. In the category of short-term care, we attempt to evaluate measures of a facility's rehabilitation services. We look at the facility's skilled nursing services, including the ones performed by registered nurses and physical therapists. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not all nursing homes employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, based on the information they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Finally, we looked at the number of patients who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 5.6 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
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This nursing home earned a grade of B for its inspections rating. This is an above average grade in this area. Inspection ratings weigh several factors, including deficiencies and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these factors by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. Fortunately, although this facility had a few minor dings on its inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are labeled as categories G through L. This tells you the inspectors did not consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. A few relatively minor deficiencies are not necessarily the end of the world.
Long-term Care Quality
The final category we graded is long-term care. We gave this facility a solid grade in that area, with a grade of B-. While this is not as favorable as a few of this nursing home's other scores, it is still nothing to be ashamed of. With our long-term care score, we assess the volume of services offered by a nursing home, as well as a few quality data points. Once we assessed the quantity of nursing care, we then looked at the nursing home's vaccination statistics. This facility vaccinated 92.21311 percent of its residents for pneumonia. On a more positive note, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Good Samaritan Society - Beatrice Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Good Samaritan Society - Beatrice, 5.63% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term residents that developed pressure ulcers or bed sores. We consider this statistic when determining both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Good Samaritan Society - Beatrice, 4.88% of Patients had Serious Falls
This figure is an indication of the percentage of long-term stay residents who experienced a fall which resulted in severe injury. We use this statistic in determining nursing scores.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Good Samaritan Society - Beatrice, 3.69% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are often associated with poor nursing care. Better hygiene protocols can limit the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. We want to point out that this metric is affected by by the fact that facilities have different reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Good Samaritan Society - Beatrice, 18.23% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of residents given antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs may be helpful for many patients, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used appropriately. In some cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Good Samaritan Society - Beatrice, 19.85% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of patients prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are given to patients experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Good Samaritan Society - Beatrice, 4.27% of Patients
This is the percent of patients who are demonstrating depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Good Samaritan Society - Beatrice, 93.22% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents who were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Good Samaritan Society - Beatrice, 15.08% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's could be a sign of the decline of a resident's health.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Good Samaritan Society - Beatrice, 21.04% Percentage of Residents
This metric measures the percentage of long-term care residents that were able to retain mobility.
In Good Samaritan Society - Beatrice, 1.25 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. Staying out of the hospital is important to the physical health of patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Good Samaritan Society - Beatrice, 21.04 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Measures the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Good Samaritan Society - Beatrice, 8.88 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Good Samaritan Society - Beatrice, 77.94% Percentage of Resident
This is the percentage of short-term patients that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. High levels of independence with ADL's usually correlates with higher quality rehabilitation.
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