Good Samaritan Society - Ellis is a small non-profit facility located in Ellis, Kansas. Sporting an overall grade of B+, this looks like a very good facility. Based on our ratings, you can do much worse than this nursing home. This facility also received very consistent grades in all of the major categories we assessed. More information about these categories is available below.
Good Samaritan Society - Ellis
- Nursing Home
- Home Health Agency
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
- Adult Day Care
- Memory Care
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
On top of performing well in its overall grade, this facility performed at an even higher level in the area of inspections. In fact, it received a nearly flawless inspection report this year. As a result, it received one of our highest grades in that category with a score of A-. These inspection grades take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these issues by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. Although this place had a few deficiencies on its report, none of them were severe based on CMS' scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
This facility fared well in the category of long-term care. As a result, we awarded it a score of A- for that area, which happens to be one of our highest scores. Facilities that receive this type of score in this category tend to provide consistent 24/7 care to make sure residents are well cared for. After assessing the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we next considered the facility's vaccination records. This nursing home vaccinated 98.36066 percent of its residents against pneumonia. Vaccines are vital to keeping patients out of the hospital. Lastly, this place 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.
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Short-term Care Quality
Additionally, this nursing home also was given favorable short-term care scores in our assessment. In fact, we awarded them one of our higher scores in that area, with a score of B. In determining these short-term care grades, we look at the facility's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, respiratory therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. The purpose is to devise a tool for comparing the rehabilitation services of different nursing homes. Fortunately, it looks like this facility employs registered nurses. Not all nursing homes employs these skilled professionals. However, according to the information they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final item we considered in this area is the percentage of patients who were able to leave the nursing home and return home. We discovered that 4.5 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
The next category we rated is nursing, in which this nursing home was awarded a grade of B. This facility did not prove to have any real weak links. Our nursing category is based on a handful of data points, most of which are tied to nursing hours. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This place 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.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Good Samaritan Society - Ellis Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Good Samaritan Society - Ellis, 7.28% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This metric tells you the percentage of long-term patients which are suffering from pressure ulcers . We bake this statistic into both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Good Samaritan Society - Ellis, 5.12% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of residents who suffered from a fall leading to serious injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Good Samaritan Society - Ellis, 3.63% of Patients had UTIs
This statistic tells you the percentage of long-term care patients who sustained a UTI. UTI's may be a sign of a facility with worst hygiene practices. Nevertheless, this datapoint may also be misleading for some facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Good Samaritan Society - Ellis, 16.93% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care residents receiving antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications serve an important medical purpose, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In limited cases, 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 - Ellis, 22.05% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic is an indication of the percentage of long-term residents receiving antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Good Samaritan Society - Ellis, 5.92% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term care patients showing depressive symptoms. Some argue this is a measure of quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Good Samaritan Society - Ellis, 91.42% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents that were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Good Samaritan Society - Ellis, 16.92% Percentage of Patients
This is the percentage of patients who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Good Samaritan Society - Ellis, 21.25% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients that remained mobile levels. Some experts would argue that mobility is vital to patients physical and mental well-being.
In Good Samaritan Society - Ellis, 1.62 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Good Samaritan Society - Ellis, 21.25 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Good Samaritan Society - Ellis, 10.63 Percentage of Patients
This metric tracks the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Good Samaritan Society - Ellis, 74.59% Percentage of Resident
This is the percent of short-term care patients that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Higher levels of independence with ADL's generally correlates with better rehabilitation services.
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