Good Samaritan Society - Cheyenne County is located in Saint Francis, Kansas. This nursing home proved to be a quality facility, with an overall grade of B+. Based on our assessment, this place looks like a solid choice for most people. The best part of this facility's report card is is its long-term care grade. Long-term care grades are discussed in the next section.
Good Samaritan Society - Cheyenne County
- Nursing Home
- Home Health Agency
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Pain Management
Registered Staff Hours
Long-term Care Quality
We also found that this nursing home excelled in our long-term care rating. We awarded them an A+ in this category. In a long-term care environment, the facility's primary goal is to maintain patients' quality of life and keep them safe. In addition to looking at the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home provided the vaccine to 76.28866 percent of its patients. This is slightly below what we expected but still a reasonably acceptable figure. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. It had only 0.02 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
Adding to its impressive grades, we awarded this nursing home an B+ for inspections. Inspection ratings weigh several factors included in a nursing home's inspection report. One of the most important criteria we consider is the number and severity of deficiencies. Facilities with better scores in this category generally have few severe deficiencies. While this place had a few minor dings on its report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those labeled as categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This means that the 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.
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This nursing home also received a strong nursing score. In fact, we awarded it an above average grade of B in this area. The nursing grade analyzes a handful of subcategories, however, the paramount one is the number of nurse hours spent with patients. This facility provided 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This nursing home performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a place has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can often be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Short-term Care Quality
The next area we looked at is short-term care. We gave this facility a solid score in that category, with a C. While this isn't as dominant as several of this nursing home's other scores, it is nevertheless not the end of the world. Our short-term care grades are considered to be most important for people in need of a nursing home for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually requires more highly-skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes not just nursing, but also physical and occupational therapy, as well as other types of therapy. Unfortunately, it doesn't look like this nursing home provided data regarding its registered nurse or physical therapy staffing. Finally, we assessed the percentage of patients that returned home from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home. This figure was actually quite a bit below the national average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Good Samaritan Society - Cheyenne County Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Good Samaritan Society - Cheyenne County, 7.28% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of residents who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage caused by staying in one position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Good Samaritan Society - Cheyenne County, 5.12% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of residents who sustained a major fall. Falls leading to severe injury are routinely associated with poor nursing care. Closer supervision can limit the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Good Samaritan Society - Cheyenne County, 3.63% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of residents that suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are routinely caused by nursing homes with worse hygiene protocols. Additional nurse staffing reduces the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. We want to point out that this statistic is affected by by the fact that facilities have incongruent reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Good Samaritan Society - Cheyenne County, 16.93% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients which are prescribed antipsychotic medication. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents in scenarios where such medications are not medically required. Nevertheless, some facilities need to rely on these medications due to having more residents suffering from Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Good Samaritan Society - Cheyenne County, 22.05% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who were administered antianxiety medication. These medications are typically given to patients experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Good Samaritan Society - Cheyenne County, 5.92% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents showing depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Good Samaritan Society - Cheyenne County, 91.42% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Good Samaritan Society - Cheyenne County, 16.92% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as moving around and eating. Some experts believe that this is a measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Good Samaritan Society - Cheyenne County, 21.25% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents that remained mobile levels. Many argue that mobility is critical to residents' well-being.
In Good Samaritan Society - Cheyenne County, 1.62 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric tracks the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Good Samaritan Society - Cheyenne County, 21.25 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is usually a correlation between staying out of the hospital and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.
- Cheyenne County HospitalCritical Access Hospitals 0.41 miles away210 West 1st Street Saint Francis Kansas 67756Voluntary non-profit - Private(785) 332-2104