Good Samaritan Society - Bethany is a facility located in Brainerd, Minnesota. This city has a population of 29,439 people. It looks like this nursing home is ranked among the better facilities we looked at. A grade in this range requires first-rate marks across the board. We were so impressed with this nursing home that we ranked it in the top quarter of all nursing homes in the United States. This nursing home's impressive profile was highlighted by its inspection reports, which you can find in the next paragraph.
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Good Samaritan Society - Bethany
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
- Memory 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 Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
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Registered Staff Hours
To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A for our inspections rating. Our inspection scores account for a host of factors found on a nursing home's inspection reports. One of the most important criteria we look at is the number and severity of deficiencies. Facilities with better scores in this category typically have few of these severe deficiencies. Although this facility had a few deficiencies on its government inspection report, none were major deficiencies based on CMS' scale. A couple relatively minor deficiencies aren't necessarily something to panic about.
Short-term Care Quality
We also would like to emphasize the fact that this facility was given an elite score of A in our short-term care area. In computing our short-term care ratings, we analyze the facility's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, respiratory therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. The purpose is to create a scale for comparing the rehabilitation services of various facilities. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not all facilities employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, according to the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final statistic we assessed in this category is the percentage of residents that were able to return home from the facility. We found that 5.8 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home as opposed to remaining at the facility on a permanent basis.
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Adding to its strong resume, this facility also received an excellent nursing score, with a grade of A. In calculating our nursing scores, we assess both staffing levels and the levels of licensure 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 place excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any place the state in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can often be prevented by providing better nursing care, such as having a policy of moving residents more frequently.
Long-term Care Quality
The last category we rated was long-term care. This facility was given a very good long-term care grade this year, with a C. While this was not quite as dominant as a few of its other scores, this is nevertheless a respectable score in that category. Our long-term care grades are more important for residents requiring more conventional services associated with personal care. On top of looking at the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. Fortunately, this facility provided the vaccine to 96.410255 percent of its patients, which is a very solid percentage. This place was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 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 - Bethany Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Good Samaritan Society - Bethany, 6.14% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents that developed new or worsened pressure ulcers or bed sores. We bake this statistic into our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Good Samaritan Society - Bethany, 3.86% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of residents who sustained a fall which caused major injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Good Samaritan Society - Bethany, 2.89% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of residents that suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are often caused by nursing homes with worse hygiene protocols. Better nursing care reduces the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. Note that this metric is sometimes skewed by the fact that facilities have varying reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Good Samaritan Society - Bethany, 15.26% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of residents given antipsychotic medications. These drugs are used for a variety of conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Good Samaritan Society - Bethany, 11.96% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure is an indication of the percentage of long-term stay patients that were given antianxiety medication. These drugs are used to treat residents experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Good Samaritan Society - Bethany, 4.16% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term residents exhibiting symptoms of depression. Many believe this is a reliable measure of patient quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Good Samaritan Society - Bethany, 94.15% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term patients who were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Good Samaritan Society - Bethany, 13.41% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Good Samaritan Society - Bethany, 15.86% Percentage of Residents
This is the percent of patients who maintained mobility over time. Optimizing mobility can be a good sign for residents' health.
In Good Samaritan Society - Bethany, 1.28 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. Minimizing hospitalizations is critical to maintaining the physical well-being of nursing home residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Good Samaritan Society - Bethany, 15.86 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is generally a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Good Samaritan Society - Bethany, 14.49 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care. There is generally a correlation between reduced emergency room visits and the quality of rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Good Samaritan Society - Bethany, 77.42% Percentage of Resident
This is a measure of the percent of short-term stay patients that experienced functional improvements.
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