Good Samaritan Society - Blackduck is located in Blackduck, Minnesota. This nursing home is a grade A facility, which is a high-end grade. You really can't do any better than this nursing home. One of the major highlights of this facility's exemplary profile is its inspection reports. We discuss inspections in the next section.
Good Samaritan Society - Blackduck
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
172 Summit Avenue West,
Blackduck MN 56630
82.66% estimated occupancy 1
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Pain Management
- Oncology Care
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Lymphedema Care
- Aquatic Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
On top of being a top notch nursing home overall, this place also excelled in the area of inspections, where it earned an A. Few nursing homes performed better in this category. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in determining these inspection scores. One critical factor is health deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of the deficiencies is arguably more meaningful than the quantity of deficiencies, as some can be relatively insignificant. While this place had some minor dings on its inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are found in categories G through L. This tells you that the government inspectors did not consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Short-term Care Quality
On the list of its many impressive grades, this nursing home was given an excellent short-term care score. In fact, it received a score of A- in this category. In calculating our short-term care grades, we analyze the nursing home's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. The objective is to devise a scale for sizing up the rehabilitation services of different nursing homes. Fortunately, it looks like this facility employs registered nurses. Not every nursing home employs these types of nurses. However, based on the data this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The last metric we assessed in this area is the percentage of patients that who were able to eventually return home from the facility. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.
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Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home also received a dominant long-term care grade. In fact, this is its third most impressive category grade. In that area, this facility received a score of A-. Long-term care ratings of this caliber generally require both 24/7 care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine medical care. In addition to assessing the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home administered the vaccine to 77.02702 percent of its residents. This is somewhat less than we anticipated but still a respectable percentage. While its vaccination rate was a bit lower than we like to see, we were pleased to find nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
In our final category, we awarded this facility a grade of A for our nursing grade. This completed a very favorable report card. Our nursing score features many subcategories. The most heavily weighted one is the number of hours nurses spent with residents. This nursing home averages 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This place performed very well in terms of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Good Samaritan Society - Blackduck Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Good Samaritan Society - Blackduck, 6.69% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of residents that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage resulting from staying in one position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Good Samaritan Society - Blackduck, 4.21% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of residents who suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in major injury are often the result of lower levels of patient supervision. Better nursing care can minimize the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Good Samaritan Society - Blackduck, 2.83% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of patients who sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are routinely associated with facilities with lower levels of hygiene. Better nursing care limits the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. Keep in mind that this metric is affected by by the fact that facilities have varying reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Good Samaritan Society - Blackduck, 16.64% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of patients who were given antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic medications are prescribed to patients for many conditions, such as cognitive disorders. Sadly, in limited cases, increased usage of these drugs may mean a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Good Samaritan Society - Blackduck, 12.33% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of patients who were prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are prescribed to patients experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Good Samaritan Society - Blackduck, 4.58% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term patients who are demonstrating signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Good Samaritan Society - Blackduck, 93.31% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents that were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Good Samaritan Society - Blackduck, 13.09% Percentage of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term care residents who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and eating.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Good Samaritan Society - Blackduck, 18.07% Percentage of Residents
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents that maintained mobility. Many would argue that the ability to move around is critical to patients physical and mental health.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Good Samaritan Society - Blackduck, 18.07 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint measures the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term resident care. Staying out of the hospital during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the physical abilities of residents.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Good Samaritan Society - Blackduck, 76.76% Percentage of Resident
This is a measure of the percent of short-term care residents who experienced functional improvements.