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 fifth of all nursing homes in the United States. We also gave this facility impressive ratings in each of the major categories we assessed. More information about these categories can be found below.
Good Samaritan Society - Bethany
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
- 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
- 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
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to performing well in its overall grade, this facility received an excellent nursing grade. In fact, we gave it a grade of A in that category. We scrutinized the qualifications of nurses at the nursing home, as well as the number of hours those nurses were with residents, in determining our grade in this category. This nursing home averages 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at 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 facility 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 turning a patient even once per day.
Adding to its impressive category grades, this nursing home excelled in the category of inspections, where it received an A. Few nursing homes performed as well in this area. These inspection ratings weigh several factors, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can learn more about each of these items by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. Although this place had a few deficiencies on its inspection report, none of them were major deficiencies based on CMS' scale. We should note that deficiency-free inspection reports are rare in the industry.
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Short-term Care Quality
This facility also was strong in the area of short-term care, where we gave it a grade of A-. Few nursing homes performed better in this area. With our short-term care score, we try to forge a sound gauge for rehabilitation. In doing so, we assess the facility's level of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as speech therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every nursing home employs these types of nurses. However, according to the information this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last statistic we looked at in this area is the percentage of patients who were able to leave the facility and return home. We found that 5.2 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
Long-term Care Quality
The next area we analyzed turned out to be this nursing home's worst category. Nevertheless, even its lowest point would be a strength for most facilities. We awarded it a strong grade of B in long-term care. When nursing homes receive a grade in this range in this category it generally means it has plenty of staff and is an overall good place to live on a permanent basis. On top of looking at the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility administered the vaccine to 98.64865 percent of its patients, which is much higher than the average nursing home. Lastly, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
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, 6.84% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of patients that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin caused by remaining in the same position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Good Samaritan Society - Bethany, 4.32% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint gauges the percent of long-term stay residents who have had a fall resulting in serious injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls could be an indicator of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Good Samaritan Society - Bethany, 2.81% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of residents who have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are routinely associated with poor nursing care. More frequent bathing reduces the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. Keep in mind that this datapoint is sometimes skewed by the fact that nursing homes have varying reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Good Samaritan Society - Bethany, 16.37% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic is an indication of the percent of long-term patients receiving antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to ensure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In limited cases, increased usage of these drugs may indicate that a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Good Samaritan Society - Bethany, 12.17% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric gauges the percentage of long-term stay patients taking antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Good Samaritan Society - Bethany, 4.73% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents exhibiting symptoms of depression. Increased levels of depression could imply a lower level of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Good Samaritan Society - Bethany, 93.57% of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term residents who were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home patients, making these types of vaccines vital to patient safety.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Good Samaritan Society - Bethany, 13.28% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and continence.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Good Samaritan Society - Bethany, 20.05% Percentage of Residents
This is a measure of the percent of long-term patients that remained mobile levels. Some experts would argue that mobility is critical to patients mental and physical health.
In Good Samaritan Society - Bethany, 1.26 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of care. There is generally a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and the quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Good Samaritan Society - Bethany, 20.05 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care. There is 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, 12.78 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care. There is typically a correlation between fewer emergency room visits and the overall quality of rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Good Samaritan Society - Bethany, 76.19% Percentage of Resident
This metric measures the percentage of short-term care patients that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Many would argue this is a reliable measure of a facility's rehabilitation services.
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