Good Samaritan Society - Alma is a small non-profit nursing home located in Alma, Nebraska. This facility was awarded an overall grade of B, which is favorable grade. Based on our ratings, this nursing home looks like a good fit for most people. Fortunately, this place didn't have any bad scores in any of the major categories discussed below. More information about its category grades can be found below.
Good Samaritan Society - Alma
- Nursing Home
- Assisted Living
- Adult Day Care
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
719 North Brown Street,
Alma NE 68920
62.07% estimated occupancy 1
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
To go along with its favorable overall performance, we gave this facility an A for our inspections rating. Perhaps the most significant factor we consider in computing our inspection scores is deficiencies. Deficiencies are found on a nursing home's inspection reports. Facilities with higher scores in this area typically avoided the more severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. This nursing home received 3 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none were considered to be severe deficiencies. This means that CMS didn't consider any of the deficiencies to pose an imminent risk to resident health or safety. Keep in mind that deficiency-free inspections are uncommon in this industry.
Short-term Care Quality
This facility also was given a strong short-term care score. Indeed, we awarded it an above average score of B in this area. Short-term care scores are based on the facility's quantity of highly-skilled nursing services. This means a vast spectrum of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other forms of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all facilities employs these types of nurses. However, based on the data this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Finally, we assessed the percentage of residents who who were able to eventually return home from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home.
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Long-term Care Quality
This facility is also strong in the category of long-term care, where it was awarded a score of B. It outperformed most facilities in this area. Facilities that excel in this category tend to be well-staffed and offer extensive hands on care to residents. After looking at the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we turned to the nursing home's vaccination record. This facility vaccinated 94.61539 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which is higher than the average nursing home. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
Switching gears to the final category, this nursing home was given a B- for nursing, which is generally an acceptable grade. Our nursing category assesses many subcategories, many of which are based on levels of nurse staffing. This facility provided just 0.4 hours of nursing care per patient daily. This is a low total compared to most nursing homes. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this facility excelled in some of the quality-based metrics we looked at. In fact, it performed well in terms of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Good Samaritan Society - Alma Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Good Samaritan Society - Alma, 5.27% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of patients that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many experts to be a barometer of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are routinely caused by patients staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Good Samaritan Society - Alma, 4.96% of Patients had Serious Falls
This measures the percent of long-term stay patients that experienced a fall which resulted in severe injury. We use this statistic in calculating our nursing scores.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Good Samaritan Society - Alma, 3.66% of Patients had UTIs
This figure measures the percentage of long-term stay patients who had a UTI. UTI's could be a sign of a facility with worst hygiene practices. However, this metric may also be misleading for some nursing homes due to different reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Good Samaritan Society - Alma, 18.62% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of patients who were given antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications may be helpful for many patients, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used only where medically required. In limited situations, increased usage of these drugs may mean a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Good Samaritan Society - Alma, 19.92% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients prescribed antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are given to residents suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Good Samaritan Society - Alma, 4.32% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents who are exhibiting depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Good Samaritan Society - Alma, 93.19% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents that were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for nursing home residents, making these vaccines critical to patient safety.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Good Samaritan Society - Alma, 14.85% Percentage of Patients
This is the percentage of patients that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with ADL's may indicate the deterioration of a resident's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Good Samaritan Society - Alma, 18.85% Percentage of Residents
This is the percentage of residents who maintained mobility over time. Retaining mobility is usually a good sign for residents' health.
In Good Samaritan Society - Alma, 1.37 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 - Alma, 18.85 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care.