Good Samaritan Society - Ellis is a small non-profit facility located in Ellis, Kansas. Sporting an overall grade of A-, this is undoubtedly a very good facility. Based on our ratings, you can't go wrong with this place. 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 Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
1101 Spruce Street,
Ellis KS 67637
82.44% estimated occupancy 1
- 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 faring well in its overall grade, this nursing home received a nearly flawless inspection report. Consequently, we gave it one of our highest scores in this area with an A-. These inspection grades weigh several factors, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these items by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. While this facility had a few deficiencies on its report, none were serious 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 nursing home also was superb in the category of long-term care, where we gave it a score of A-. Very few nursing homes performed better in this category. Facilities that do well in long-term care typically are well-staffed and provide extensive hands on care to residents. In addition to considering the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home provided the vaccine to 97.744354 percent of its residents, which is far higher than the average nursing home. Lastly, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
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Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home is also strong in the area of short-term care, where it was given a score of B+. It outperformed most facilities in this category. In the category of short-term care, we attempt to assess indicators of a nursing home's rehabilitation. We assess a nursing home's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses and physical therapists. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, according to the data they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last statistic we considered in this category is the number of residents who ultimately returned home from the facility. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the facility on a permanent basis.
The next category we rated is nursing, in which this nursing home was awarded a grade of B. Even though this is its poorest category rating, this is nevertheless an impressive grade. The nursing grade assesses quite a few subcategories, most of which are tied to quantities of nurse staffing. 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 nursing home performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a nursing home has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can generally be prevented 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, 7.05% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of patients who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are routinely caused by patients not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing protocols can minimize the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Good Samaritan Society - Ellis, 5.14% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of patients that have had a fall resulting in major injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Good Samaritan Society - Ellis, 3.56% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of patients who sustained a urinary tract infection. These infections are sometimes linked to insufficient hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Good Samaritan Society - Ellis, 17.24% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure is a measure of the percent of long-term residents who are prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Increased usage of these drugs may suggest a facility is using these medications to subdue residents in situations where such drugs are not medically required. Nevertheless, some nursing homes may need to rely on these drugs due to having more residents with dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Good Samaritan Society - Ellis, 22.38% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic is an indication of the percentage of long-term residents receiving antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Good Samaritan Society - Ellis, 5.98% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term stay patients exhibiting signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Good Samaritan Society - Ellis, 91.04% of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term residents that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Good Samaritan Society - Ellis, 16.84% Percentage of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term residents who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and using the bathroom.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Good Samaritan Society - Ellis, 19.61% Percentage of Residents
This metric tracks the percentage of long-term patients who retained mobility levels. Some would argue that the ability to move around is critical to residents' well-being.
In Good Samaritan Society - Ellis, 1.67 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. Staying out of the hospital is critical to the physical well-being of residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Good Samaritan Society - Ellis, 19.61 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric measures the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Good Samaritan Society - Ellis, 10.57 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Good Samaritan Society - Ellis, 74.57% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percentage of short-term care residents who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
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