Good Samaritan Society - Decatur County is a small non-profit nursing home located in Oberlin, Kansas. With an overall rating of B-, this is likely a solid facility. Based on our assessment, this nursing home ought to be a solid choice for quite a few people. We were also pleased to find that this nursing home received consistently decent grades in each of the major categories. More information about its category grades is available below.
Good Samaritan Society - Decatur County
- Nursing Home
- Adult Day Care
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 Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
To go along with its relatively modest overall grade, we awarded this nursing home an A- for its inspection grade. This grade is far better than the facility's overall rating. Inspection grades are based on several pieces of information found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes that score well in this category have few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these nursing homes should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. This place was hit with 4 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none were considered to be severe. This indicates that the inspectors didn't consider any of these deficiencies to cause an immediate threat to patient health or safety. We should note that deficiency-free inspections are rare in the industry.
Short-term Care Quality
Another one of this facility's more impressive category grades was in the category of short-term care. In that area, we awarded this facility a B. In the area of short-term care, we endeavor to evaluate indicators of a nursing home's rehabilitation. We analyze a facility's skilled nursing services, including the ones performed by registered nurses and physical, occupational and other therapists. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the data they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Finally, we looked at the percentage of patients that were able to return home from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents were able to return home.
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In addition, we awarded this nursing home a grade of B in our nursing category. This is one of our better grades. When computing a facility's nursing score, we consider the number of hours nurses are with residents and the level of skill of the nurses. This particular nursing home provided 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This nursing home performed very well in the area of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Long-term Care Quality
Switching gears to our fourth category, this nursing home was given a respectable long-term care score of C. In computing these long-term care scores, we assess the nursing home's ability to maintain its permanent residents' health and quality of life. After we finished looking at the quantity of nursing care, we next considered the facility's vaccination records. This nursing home vaccinated 91.72414 percent of its patients against pneumonia. Fortunately, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Good Samaritan Society - Decatur County Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Good Samaritan Society - Decatur County, 7.28% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This statistic tells you the percentage of long-term stay patients who developed new or worsened pressure ulcers or bed sores. We use this statistic in calculating our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Good Samaritan Society - Decatur County, 5.12% of Patients had Serious Falls
This metric is an indication of the percent of long-term residents who experienced a fall leading to serious injury. We use this statistic in computing our nursing ratings.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Good Samaritan Society - Decatur County, 3.63% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections are associated with insufficient hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Good Samaritan Society - Decatur County, 16.93% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic is a measure of the percent of long-term patients taking antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to confirm these medications are being used only where medically required. In limited cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Good Samaritan Society - Decatur County, 22.05% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of residents prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are administered to residents experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Good Samaritan Society - Decatur County, 5.92% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents who are exhibiting depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Good Samaritan Society - Decatur County, 91.42% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients who were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Good Samaritan Society - Decatur County, 16.92% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living could be a sign of the deterioration of a resident's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Good Samaritan Society - Decatur County, 21.25% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percent of patients that remained mobile levels over time. Retaining mobility can be a good sign for residents' health.
In Good Samaritan Society - Decatur County, 1.62 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Good Samaritan Society - Decatur County, 21.25 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care.
- Decatur County HospitalCritical Access Hospitals 0.78 miles away810 W Columbia Street Oberlin Kansas 67749Voluntary non-profit - Private(785) 475-2208