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Good Samaritan Society - Estherville

  • Nursing Home
  • Independent Living

Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: A
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Good Samaritan Society - Estherville's website

1646 Fifth Avenue North,
Estherville IA 51334

(712) 261-6222

55.33% estimated occupancy 1

Located in Estherville, Iowa, Good Samaritan Society - Estherville is one of just two nursing homes there. Sporting an overall score of A, this is undoubtedly a first-rate nursing home. We were so impressed with this facility that we ranked it in the top 20 percent of all facilities in the nation. Keep reading to see this nursing home's category grades, which are also impressive. It's hard to poke holes in this facility's profile.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • Non profit - Corporation
  • Offers Post-Acute Care 
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab
  • Offers Outpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • 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

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A

On top of receiving a great overall score, this nursing home also received an excellent long-term care rating, with a grade of A. Nursing homes that excel in this category typically are well-staffed and provide extensive hands on care to patients. One of the factors we considered on top of nursing hours was vaccines. This facility provided the pneumonia vaccine to 98.125 percent of its patients. This is a great way to minimize unnecessary deaths and hospitalizations for the senior population. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.

Nurse Quality

Grade: A

This nursing home also received a very impressive nursing grade. In fact, this turned out to be its second best category grade. In that area, we awarded this facility a grade of A. Our nursing score is largely based on a nursing home's nurse staffing. This particular nursing home provided 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality-based metrics and this place excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any nursing home the country in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can frequently be avoided by providing better nursing care, such as employing a policy of moving a patient more often.

Facility Inspections

Grade: A

Another quality feature of this nursing home is its inspection score. In that category, we gave this nursing home an impressive grade of A. These inspection scores weigh several factors, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can learn more about each of these issues by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. Fortunately, although this place had some minor dings on its inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are found in categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This means that the government inspectors did not deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B

The final category we assessed is short-term care, in which this nursing home was given a B. While this wound up being its weakest category grade, this is still a quality score. Our short-term care ratings are meaningful for individuals seeking rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically requires additional highly-skilled nursing. This includes a broad range of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every nursing home employs these skilled professionals. However, based on the data this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The final statistic we considered in this category is the percentage of residents who were able to leave the facility and return home. We found that 4.7 percent of this nursing home's residents were able to return home.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Jul 22

Good Samaritan Society - Estherville Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A-plus

In Good Samaritan Society - Estherville, 6.13% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This is the percentage of patients that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are often caused by residents staying in one position for too long. Better nursing care can minimize the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B

In Good Samaritan Society - Estherville, 3.72% of Patients had Serious Falls

This indicates the percentage of residents who suffered from a fall which caused severe injury.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B

In Good Samaritan Society - Estherville, 2.97% of Patients had UTIs

This statistic indicates the percentage of long-term stay residents who experienced urinary tract infections. While a higher rate infections may reflect poorly on a facility's nursing care, it is difficult to compare different nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: C

In Good Samaritan Society - Estherville, 16.77% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents receiving antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs serve an important medical purpose, it is important to make sure these medications are being used appropriately. In some cases, increased usage of these drugs may mean a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B

In Good Samaritan Society - Estherville, 18.76% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This tells you the percent of patients prescribed antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are prescribed to residents experiencing depression or anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: C

In Good Samaritan Society - Estherville, 4.77% of Patients

This tells you the percentage of residents exhibiting symptoms of depression. High rates of depression may reveal lower quality care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B

In Good Samaritan Society - Estherville, 94.58% of Patients

This tells you the percentage of patients who were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: D

In Good Samaritan Society - Estherville, 16.85% Percentage of Patients

This is the percentage of patients who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living may be a sign of the deterioration of a patient's medical condition.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A

In Good Samaritan Society - Estherville, 20.59% Percentage of Residents

Measures the percent of long-term stay patients that maintained mobility. Some experts argue that the ability to move around is critical to residents' physical and mental well-being.

Hospitalizations

Grade: B

In Good Samaritan Society - Estherville, 1.17 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This metric tracks the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: D

In Good Samaritan Society - Estherville, 20.59 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This metric is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term resident care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: A-minus

In Good Samaritan Society - Estherville, 11.44 Percentage of Patients

This metric is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: B

In Good Samaritan Society - Estherville, 79.44% Percentage of Resident

This is the percentage of short-term stay patients who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Avera Holy Family HospitalCritical Access Hospitals 0.73 miles away826 North 8th Street Estherville Iowa 51334Voluntary non-profit - Church(712) 362-2631
  • Lakes Regional HealthcareAcute Care Hospitals 15.36 miles away2301 Highway 71 Spirit Lake Iowa 51360Voluntary non-profit - Other(712) 336-1230
  • Sanford Jackson Medical CenterCritical Access Hospitals 17.61 miles away1430 North Highway Jackson Minnesota 56143Voluntary non-profit - Private(507) 847-2420

Nearby Dialysis

  • Warner Dialysis Center15.78 miles away3150 18th St Spirit Lake Iowa 51360Dialysis Stations: 12 (712) 336-2910