Good Samaritan Society - Ellis is a small non-profit facility located in Ellis, Kansas. Sporting an overall grade of A, this is undoubtedly a first-rate 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.
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Good Samaritan Society - Ellis
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- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
- Adult Day Care
- Memory Care
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- 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
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Long-term Care Quality
To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A for our long-term care rating. Facilities that excel in this category tend to provide residents with more supervision and stay on top of routine healthcare services. After assessing the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we next considered the facility's vaccination data. This nursing home vaccinated 97.82609 percent of its residents against pneumonia. Vaccines are critical to keeping patients healthy. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
One of the other reasons we graded this facility so highly is that it received a very impressive nursing score. In that category, we awarded this nursing home an A. Our nursing rating is mostly tied to a facility's level of nurse staffing. This particular nursing home provided 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 facility has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can generally be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
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Tallying another strong category grade, this nursing home also excelled in the area of inspections, where it earned an A-. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in computing these inspection grades. One of those factors is health deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of the deficiencies is arguably more important than the number of deficiencies, as some of these end up being relatively insignificant. While this place had some deficiencies on its government inspection report, none were severe based on CMS' deficiency scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Short-term Care Quality
Switching gears to our last category, this nursing home was given an extremely favorable short-term care grade. In fact, we awarded it a B+ in this area, completing one of our more favorable profiles. Our short-term care ratings are important for patients looking for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically mandates higher levels of highly-skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing means a vast scope of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all nursing homes employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, according to the information they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Finally, we looked at the number of patients that ultimately returned home from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents were able to return home.
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, 6.5% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This statistic tells you the percentage of long-term stay residents that have pressure ulcers. We have found that pressure ulcers are an measure of quality of care.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Good Samaritan Society - Ellis, 5% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of residents that suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injuries are routinely the result of poor nursing care. Better nursing care can limit the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Good Samaritan Society - Ellis, 3.56% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of patients that have had a urinary tract infection. These infections may be associated with insufficient hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Good Samaritan Society - Ellis, 18.09% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of residents prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic medications are prescribed to patients for a variety of conditions, such as dementia. Sadly, in some situations, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest that a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Good Samaritan Society - Ellis, 22% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of patients given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are administered to patients suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Good Samaritan Society - Ellis, 5.66% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term patients who are showing signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Good Samaritan Society - Ellis, 91.03% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents that were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Good Samaritan Society - Ellis, 16.97% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living could indicate decline of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Good Samaritan Society - Ellis, 17% Percentage of Residents
This is the percent of residents who were able to retain mobility over time. Preserving mobility is often a good sign for residents' health.
In Good Samaritan Society - Ellis, 1.79 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Good Samaritan Society - Ellis, 17 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term resident care. Keeping residents out of the hospital during rehabilitation is important to restoring the physical well-being of patients.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Good Samaritan Society - Ellis, 75.24% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of short-term care residents who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Many would argue that this is a measure of rehabilitation performance.
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