Good Samaritan Society - Curry Village is a nursing home located in Brookings, Oregon. The city has a population of 14,051 people. We awarded this facility an A- overall grade, ranking it in the top quarter of all nursing homes in the country. This is really as good of a nursing home as you'll find. The best aspect of this nursing home's impressive report card is its inspection rating. We discuss inspections in the next paragraph
Good Samaritan Society - Curry Village
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- No Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Oncology Care
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Lymphedema Care
- Aquatic Therapy
Top Nursing Home in Oregon Awards 2019
Top Nursing Home in Oregon Awards 2020
Top Nursing Home in Oregon Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
On top of earning a strong overall grade, this nursing home also received excellent government inspections recently. We gave it one of our highest scores in that category, with an A. Perhaps the most important factor we consider in calculating our inspection grades is deficiencies. Deficiencies are found on a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes with higher scores in this category typically avoided the more severe deficiencies involving health risks or even death. While this facility had a few minor dings on its report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are labeled as categories G through L. This means CMS didn't 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 dominant scores, this facility was awarded a top-shelf short-term care score. In fact, we awarded it a score of A- in this area. Short-term care scores are based on the facility's quantity of highly-skilled skilled healthcare professionals. This includes a vast scope of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, not to mention other forms of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not every nursing home employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the information they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The last datapoint we looked at in this area is the percentage of residents that eventually returned home from the nursing home. We found that 5.4 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home as opposed to remaining at the facility on a permanent basis.
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Long-term Care Quality
Contributing to its strong resume, this nursing home also was awarded a dominant long-term care score, with a score of A-. For long-term care residents, the primary objective is to keep patients healthy and safe. This is different than skilled nursing or short-term care where the goal is to rehabilitate patients. On top of considering the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility vaccinated 84.375 percent of its patients, which is slightly less than we expected. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
Switching gears to the final category, this nursing home received a highly favorable nursing grade. Although this is not nearly as good as several of its other category grades, this is nevertheless one of the better grades we offer. There are a variety of subcategories within this area. Most of the data points are tied to levels of nurse staffing. This facility provided 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This nursing home 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 - Curry Village Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Good Samaritan Society - Curry Village, 8.57% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of patients who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are routinely the result of residents staying in one position for too long. Better nursing protocols can limit the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Good Samaritan Society - Curry Village, 2.43% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint tells you the percent of long-term stay residents which sustained a fall which caused serious injury. This is one of the statistics we use in calculating our nursing grades.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Good Samaritan Society - Curry Village, 2.24% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of residents who suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered to be an indicator of nursing care . UTI's are often associated with a facility with worst hygiene practices. However, this datapoint may be skewed for some facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Good Samaritan Society - Curry Village, 15.6% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs may be helpful for many residents, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used only where medically required. In some situations, increased usage of these drugs may mean that a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Good Samaritan Society - Curry Village, 12.47% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are prescribed to residents experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Good Samaritan Society - Curry Village, 5.65% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term stay residents who are showing symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Good Samaritan Society - Curry Village, 92.57% of Patients
This is the percent of patients that have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Good Samaritan Society - Curry Village, 13.82% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care patients that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as moving around and bathing. Many believe that this is a reliable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Good Samaritan Society - Curry Village, 22.07% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percentage of patients that were able to retain mobility over time. Optimizing mobility can be a good sign for residents' health.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Good Samaritan Society - Curry Village, 22.07 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care. Avoiding the hospital during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the physical abilities of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Good Samaritan Society - Curry Village, 13.94 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is generally a correlation between staying out of the emergency room and the overall quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Good Samaritan Society - Curry Village, 75.47% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of short-term stay residents who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Many in the industry believe that this is a measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation performance.
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