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 Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite 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
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
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. Frankly, we were a bit worried that this facility vaccinated only 90.07092 percent of its patients against pneumonia. On a more positive note, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
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, 7.05% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of patients who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage caused by remaining in the same position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Good Samaritan Society - Decatur County, 5.14% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of patients that have had a fall leading to major injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Good Samaritan Society - Decatur County, 3.56% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents who experienced UTI's. While a higher rate of these infections may reflect poorly on a facility's cleanliness, it is problematic to compare between facilities due to nursing homes having varying reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Good Samaritan Society - Decatur County, 17.24% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of patients given antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs may be vital to many patients, it is important to confirm these medications are being used only where medically required. In limited cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest that a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Good Samaritan Society - Decatur County, 22.38% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This measures the percentage of long-term care patients who are given antianxiety drugs. These drugs are generally used to treat patients experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Good Samaritan Society - Decatur County, 5.98% of Patients
This is the percent of patients who are demonstrating signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Good Samaritan Society - Decatur County, 91.04% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients that were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Good Samaritan Society - Decatur County, 16.84% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Good Samaritan Society - Decatur County, 19.61% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percent of patients who remained mobile levels over time. Optimizing mobility can be a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Good Samaritan Society - Decatur County, 1.67 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. There is generally a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and the overall quality of long-term care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Good Samaritan Society - Decatur County, 19.61 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 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