Good Samaritan Society - Blackduck is located in Blackduck, Minnesota. This nursing home was given an overall grade of B+, which is a well above average grade. You can definitely do much worse than this place. This nursing home is better in some categories than others, but it didn't have any bad scores in any of our major categories discussed below. More information about these categories can be found below.
Good Samaritan Society - Blackduck
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
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 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
To pair with its favorable overall performance, we awarded this nursing home an A for our inspections rating. Inspection ratings account for a host of factors found on a facility's inspection report. One key criteria we look at is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Nursing homes with higher scores in this category generally have few severe deficiencies. This nursing home was hit with 9 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none were considered to be severe deficiencies. This indicates that the inspectors did not consider any of the deficiencies to pose an immediate threat to patient safety or health. Keep in mind that deficiency-free inspections are rare in the industry.
One of the other reasons we graded this nursing home so highly is that it earned a very impressive nursing grade. Nursing proved to be its second best category grade. In that category, we gave this nursing home an B+. We looked at the levels of nurses working for the nursing home, as well as the number of hours those nurses worked with residents, in computing our rating in this area. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This facility performed very well in the area of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
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Short-term Care Quality
Turning to our next area, this nursing home also earned a grade of B+ for its short-term care rating. This is a well above average score in this category. Our short-term care grades are considered to be more important for patients requiring rehabilitation from their nursing home. Rehabilitation generally mandates more skilled nursing. Skilled nursing means not only nursing, but also physical and speech therapy, as well as other forms of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the information they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last metric we looked at in this category is the number of residents who were able to leave the facility and return home. We discovered that 4.2 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
Long-term Care Quality
The final area we analyzed was long-term care, in which this nursing home received a B-. This ended up being this facility's worst area. This is still a middle of the pack score. In a long-term care environment, the facility's primary objective is to maintain residents' quality of life and keep them safe. After considering the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we then analyzed the nursing home's vaccination data. Candidly, we were a bit bothered by the fact that this nursing home vaccinated 79.45206 percent of its patients against pneumonia, which happens to be quite a bit lower than average. On a more positive note, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0 hospitalizations 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 - Blackduck Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Good Samaritan Society - Blackduck, 6.84% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This gauges the percentage of long-term stay residents who suffered from new or worsened pressure ulcers . We bake this statistic into our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Good Samaritan Society - Blackduck, 4.32% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of patients that sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injuries are considered to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls leading to injury are routinely the result of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Good Samaritan Society - Blackduck, 2.81% of Patients had UTIs
This metric indicates the percent of long-term stay residents which sustained urinary tract infections. Although more infections could reflect poorly on a nursing home's cleanliness, it can be problematic to compare between facilities due to facilities having differing reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Good Samaritan Society - Blackduck, 16.37% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients given antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications may be vital to many residents, it is important to ensure these medications are being used only where medically required. In some cases, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate that a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Good Samaritan Society - Blackduck, 12.17% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of patients prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are administered to patients experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Good Samaritan Society - Blackduck, 4.73% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents who are showing signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Good Samaritan Society - Blackduck, 93.57% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term care patients that have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home patients, making these vaccines indispensable.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Good Samaritan Society - Blackduck, 13.28% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and eating.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Good Samaritan Society - Blackduck, 20.05% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay residents who maintained mobility. Some experts would argue that mobility is critical to residents' mental and physical health.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Good Samaritan Society - Blackduck, 20.05 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Good Samaritan Society - Blackduck, 76.19% Percentage of Resident
Measures the percentage of short-term patients who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Many in the industry believe that this is a reasonable measure of rehabilitation performance.