Located in Denton, Texas, Good Samaritan Society-Denton Village is one of a mere three available nursing homes in this city. Sporting an overall score of A-, this nursing home is one of the higher-rated nursing homes we looked at. We flat out can not say enough good things about this facility. The best aspect of this nursing home's impressive report card was its inspection score. We discuss inspections in the next section
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Good Samaritan Society-Denton Village
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- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Oncology Care
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Lymphedema Care
- Aquatic Therapy
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Registered Staff Hours
In addition to being a top notch facility overall, it also excelled in inspections, where it earned an A. Not many nursing homes performed better in this category. Arguably the most critical factor we consider in calculating our inspection grades is deficiencies. Deficiencies are found on a nursing home's inspection reports. Nursing homes with better grades in this area most likely dodged the most severe deficiencies involving health risks or even death. This particular nursing home received 3 deficiencies on its inspection report. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
This facility also excelled in the area of nursing, where it received a grade of A-. Few nursing homes performed better in this area. Our nursing rating is primarily based on the nursing home's level of nurse staffing. This nursing home averages 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This facility 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 frequently be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
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Long-term Care Quality
The third area we looked at is long-term care. Adding to its elite resume, this facility also excelled in this area. In fact, we awarded it a of A- in that area. Long-term care grades of this caliber generally require both 24/7 care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine medical care. One of the datapoints we considered in addition to nursing hours is vaccines. This facility administered the pneumonia vaccination to 95.187164 percent of its residents. Vaccination is a reliable method to minimize unnecessary deaths and hospitalizations for the aged 65 and up population. Lastly, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
Short-term Care Quality
Switching gears to the last category, this nursing home also performed well in the short-term care category. In fact, we awarded it a B+ for this area. This completed a very strong report card. In determining our short-term care ratings, we size up a facility's levels of skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists speech therapists and other types of therapists. This rating is generally a useful assessment of a facility's ability to rehabilitate patients. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not all facilities employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, based on the information they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Lastly, we looked at the number of patients who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 5.6 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Good Samaritan Society-Denton Village Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Good Samaritan Society-Denton Village, 7.17% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This statistic measures the percentage of long-term care patients that are suffering from new or worsened pressure ulcers. We have found that pressure ulcers are a great barometer of a facility's nursing care quality.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Good Samaritan Society-Denton Village, 3.38% of Patients had Serious Falls
This metric gauges the percentage of long-term patients that sustained a fall which caused severe injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries could be a sign of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Good Samaritan Society-Denton Village, 1.52% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of patients who sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered by many experts to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care . UTI's are often associated with a facility with worst hygiene practices. Nevertheless, this metric can also be misleading for some nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Good Samaritan Society-Denton Village, 10.14% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents given antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs may be vital to many residents, it is important to make sure these medications are being used only where medically required. In limited cases, increased usage of these drugs may indicate a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Good Samaritan Society-Denton Village, 22.67% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure gauges the percentage of long-term patients receiving antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Good Samaritan Society-Denton Village, 4.84% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients showing symptoms of depression. Higher levels of depression may be an indicator worse patient care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Good Samaritan Society-Denton Village, 93.69% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients that have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for nursing home residents, making these vaccines indispensable.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Good Samaritan Society-Denton Village, 17.58% Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term care patients that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and eating.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Good Samaritan Society-Denton Village, 13.47% Percentage of Residents
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients who maintained mobility.
In Good Samaritan Society-Denton Village, 1.89 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of care. There is usually a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and the overall quality of long-term care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Good Samaritan Society-Denton Village, 13.47 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term resident care. Keeping residents out of the hospital during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the physical well-being of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Good Samaritan Society-Denton Village, 11.91 Percentage of Patients
This metric tracks the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Good Samaritan Society-Denton Village, 66.29% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint measures the percentage of short-term patients that saw functional improvements.
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