Good Samaritan Society - Bloomfield is a facility in Bloomfield, Nebraska. This city has a population of 1,765 people. Featuring an overall rating of B-, this is likely a middle of the pack nursing home. Based on our assessment, there are certainly far worse places out there. The best part of this facility's report card was its exemplary inspection grade. We discuss inspections in the next paragraph.
Good Samaritan Society - Bloomfield
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
- Adult Day Care
- Memory Care
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Recreational Therapy
- Aquatic Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
To pair with its decent overall score, we gave this facility an A for our inspections rating. This score is far more impressive than its overall score. These inspection scores take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these factors by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. Fortunately, although this nursing home had a few minor dings on its government inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those found in categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This tells you that the inspectors didn't deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. A few relatively minor deficiencies aren't necessarily the end of the world.
We also awarded this facility a favorable grade in nursing. This facility earned a grade of B in this category, which is one of our better grades. Our nursing rating analyzes many datapoints, however, the paramount consideration is the level of nurse hours per patient per week. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed 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 nursing home Nebraska in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can generally be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as by having a system of moving patients more frequently.
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Short-term Care Quality
The third category we assessed is short-term care. In that category, we gave this nursing home a solid grade of B-. In determining our short-term care grades, we scrutinize the nursing home's levels of highly skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists occupational therapists and other licensed professionals. This category is generally a fair assessment of the facility's ability to rehabilitate patients. Fortunately, it appear that this facility employs registered nurses. Not all facilities employs these types of nurses. However, based on the data this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final measure we considered in this category is the percentage of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We discovered that just 4.6 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home, which is below average.
Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home's worst area was long-term care, which is the final category we scored. Sadly, it received a lowly F in this category. In spite of multiple acceptable scores in other categories, this score is still alarming so we felt obligated to point it out. For long-term care residents, the primary goal is to keep patients healthy and safe. This is different than skilled nursing or short-term care where the goal is to rehabilitate patients. In addition to assessing the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home gave the vaccine to 98.14815 percent of its residents. To our surprise, this nursing home also fared well at keeping its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days. Unfortunately, some of its other scores in the category weren't as favorable as these.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Good Samaritan Society - Bloomfield Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Good Samaritan Society - Bloomfield, 5.63% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of patients that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many experts to be an indicator of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are routinely caused by patients not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Good Samaritan Society - Bloomfield, 4.88% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of residents that suffered from a fall which resulted in major injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Good Samaritan Society - Bloomfield, 3.69% of Patients had UTIs
This statistic indicates the percentage of long-term patients who experienced urinary tract infections. While a higher rate infections may reflect poorly on a nursing home's hygiene protocols, it is problematic to compare different facilities due to reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Good Samaritan Society - Bloomfield, 18.23% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure measures the percentage of long-term care patients who are given antipsychotic drugs. Increased usage of these drugs may mean that a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior in scenarios where such medications aren't medically required. However, some nursing homes may need to rely more on these medications due to an increased number of patients suffering from dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Good Samaritan Society - Bloomfield, 19.85% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of patients prescribed antianxiety drugs. These drugs are given to residents suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Good Samaritan Society - Bloomfield, 4.27% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients demonstrating depressive symptoms. Some would argue that this is a reasonable measure of quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Good Samaritan Society - Bloomfield, 93.22% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents who were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Good Samaritan Society - Bloomfield, 15.08% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Good Samaritan Society - Bloomfield, 21.04% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percentage of residents who were able to retain mobility over time. Retaining mobility can be a good sign for residents' health.
In Good Samaritan Society - Bloomfield, 1.25 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Good Samaritan Society - Bloomfield, 21.04 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric measures the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care. Avoiding the hospital during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the health of patients.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Good Samaritan Society - Bloomfield, 77.94% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percent of short-term stay patients that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. High levels of autonomy with activities of daily living typically correlates with higher quality rehabilitation.