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Good Samaritan Society - Betty Dare

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Updated Nov 1, 2023 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: F
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3101 North Florida Avenue,
Alamogordo NM 88310

53.77% estimated occupancy 1

Good Samaritan Society - Betty Dare is an average-sized non-profit nursing home located in Alamogordo, New Mexico. Our rating scheme was not kind to this facility, as we gave it an overall grade of F. If you are not happy with this facility's poor overall grade, you may find your options to be limited in Alamogordo. The city has just one other nursing home. More information on this nursing home's category grades is available below. Its best category was short-term care, which is discussed in the next paragraph.

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Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • Non profit - Other
  • Offers Post-Acute Care 
  • Offers Respite Care
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab
  • Offers Outpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • Stroke Recovery
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Cardiac Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Pain Management
  • Oncology Care
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation
  • Lymphedema Care
  • Aquatic Therapy

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Short-term Care Quality

Grade: C

While we graded this nursing home incredibly poorly overall, it received a fairly respectable short-term care grade this year. We gave it a C in that area, which was the closest thing to a bright spot we can find for this facility. Short-term care grades are often employed to grade a facility's performance with rehabilitation. In order to provide highly graded rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally need to have better levels of skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and other highly trained professionals. This nursing home provides more services with physical therapists and registered nurses than most nursing homes we looked at. This is usually a favorable sign. Finally, we considered the number of patients that ultimately were able to return home from this nursing home. We found that 4.5 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home. This figure was actually quite a bit below average.

Nurse Quality

Grade: C

This facility excelled in nursing, where it received a grade of C. Few places fared better in this category. Our nursing score is based on the nursing home's nurse staffing levels. We consider both the levels of skill of those nurses and the number of hours spent with patients. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient each day. This is a much lower figure than we were hoping for. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this facility excelled in some of the quality-based metrics we looked at. It performed well in the area of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. Many consider these areas to be indicators of the quality of nursing care. In some cases, the quality of nursing care is every bit as important as the number of hours of care offered.

Facility Inspections

Grade: C

This facility really didn't perform horribly in the area of inspections. We gave them a grade of C for that category. Other categories turned out to be the source of this facility's rock bottom overall score. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in calculating our inspection scores. One of those factors is deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of these deficiencies is arguably more important than the quantity of deficiencies, as some end up being quite insignificant. This nursing home was assessed 4 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none were in category J, K or L. This indicates CMS didn't deem any of the deficiencies to put patient safety or health in immediate harm or jeopardy. Unfortunately, we also need to draw your attention to the fact that this facility received significant government fines in recent years.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: F

The final area we analyzed was long-term care. Unfortunately, we gave it a lowly F for this category, which is an abysmal grade. When nursing homes receive a score in this range in long-term care it generally means the nursing home did not perform well in our measures relating to patient care. In addition to considering the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. Candidly, we were a bit alarmed this nursing home provided the vaccine to only 90.30303 percent of its residents. Surprisingly, this nursing home was actually able to limit hospitalizations. With just 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, this facility had fewer hospitalizations than the average nursing home. This was its best score in this category.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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Good Samaritan Society - Betty Dare Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: D

In Good Samaritan Society - Betty Dare, 12.8% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This indicates the percent of residents who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin due to remaining in one position for an excessive period of time.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: D

In Good Samaritan Society - Betty Dare, 6.06% of Patients had Serious Falls

This tells you the percentage of residents who have had a major fall. Falls leading to serious injury are considered to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . Major falls are often the result of lower quality nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: C

In Good Samaritan Society - Betty Dare, 3.23% of Patients had UTIs

This is the percentage of patients who have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are often linked to lower quality nursing care. Closer supervision reduces the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. We want to point out that this metric is affected by by the fact that nursing homes have varying reporting standards for UTI's.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A

In Good Samaritan Society - Betty Dare, 6.21% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This metric is an indication of the percentage of long-term patients that are prescribed antipsychotic medication. Excessive reliance on these medications may indicate a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior in situations where such medications aren't medically indicated. However, some facilities need to rely on these medications due to an increased number of patients suffering from Alzheimer's or other dementias.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A-minus

In Good Samaritan Society - Betty Dare, 12.26% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This tells you the percent of patients given antianxiety medications. These drugs are used to treat residents suffering from depression and anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A+

In Good Samaritan Society - Betty Dare, 0% of Patients

This is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients exhibiting symptoms of depression. Many in the industry would argue this is a reasonable measure of resident quality of life.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-minus

In Good Samaritan Society - Betty Dare, 94.59% of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B-minus

In Good Samaritan Society - Betty Dare, 17.53% of Patients

This is the percentage of patients who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's may be a sign of deterioration of a patient's medical condition.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A

In Good Samaritan Society - Betty Dare, 24.82% of Residents

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients who remained mobile levels. Many believe that the ability to move around is important for patients well-being.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A

In Good Samaritan Society - Betty Dare, 0.01 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: D

In Good Samaritan Society - Betty Dare, 24.82% of Residents Rehospitalized

This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: F

In Good Samaritan Society - Betty Dare, 22.27% of Patients

This metric measures the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care. Avoiding emergency medical situations is one way to assess patient well-being during rehabilitation.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: A-minus

In Good Samaritan Society - Betty Dare, 83.74% of Resident

This metric measures the percent of short-term patients that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Many would argue that this is a reliable measure of a facility's rehabilitation services.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Gerald Champion Regional Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 1.09 miles away2669 North Scenic Drive Alamogordo New Mexico 88310Voluntary non-profit - Private(575) 443-6100

Nearby Dialysis

  • Alamogordo Dialysis (Fmc)1.2 miles away2578 Medical Dr Alamogordo New Mexico 88310Dialysis Stations: 17 (575) 437-9731