Located in Fennimore, Wisconsin, Good Samaritan Society-Fennimore is the only facility located in this area. With an overall rating of D, this is a well below average nursing home. This wasn't the worse place we looked at, however, we would still be very reluctant to recommend it. Despite all this, one of the few highlights of this facility's profile is its strong nursing grade. You can scroll down to learn more about nursing and other category grades
Good Samaritan Society-Fennimore
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Bariatric Care
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Lymphedema Care
Registered Staff Hours
While we were down on this nursing home overall, we awarded it a B for our nursing rating. This grade is far more impressive than its overall score. There are several datapoints within this grade. Many of the factors relate to nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 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 nursing home has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can many times be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Short-term Care Quality
This facility's next highest area turned out to be its short-term care grade, where it was awarded a grade of B-. In forming these short-term care grades, we look at the nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, speech therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. The goal is to formulate a barometer for sizing up the rehabilitation services of nursing homes. Unfortunately, we found that this nursing home provided fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than most other facilities. The more important thing is determining what effect this had on quality of care. Lastly, we looked at the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 5 percent of this facility's patients returned home. At most nursing homes, closer to half of their residents are able to return home so this figure is below average.
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This nursing home earned mediocre government inspections in recent years. We gave them a grade of C in this category. These inspection grades weigh several factors, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these factors by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This nursing home was hit with 4 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none were in categories G through L. This means that inspectors did not deem any of the deficiencies to present an imminent risk to patient safety or health. Finally, we need to point out that this place was assessed government fines in recent years. We were relieved to find that these fines were on the lower end of the spectrum. However, this is not what we like to find.
Long-term Care Quality
The final category we looked at was long-term care, in which this facility was given a poor score here as well. It received an F in this category, which is definitely somewhat alarming. In a long-term care environment, the facility's primary objective is to maintain patients' quality of life and keep them safe. One of the data points we considered after nurse's aid hours was vaccinations. Fortunately, this nursing home provided the pneumonia vaccine to 100 percent of its patients. To our surprise, this nursing home also keeps its residents out of the hospital. It had only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days. Unfortunately, some of its other scores in the category weren't as favorable as these.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Good Samaritan Society-Fennimore Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Good Samaritan Society-Fennimore, 6.86% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This statistic is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients who are suffering from new or worsened pressure ulcers . We consider this statistic when determining both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Good Samaritan Society-Fennimore, 3.37% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of residents that suffered from a fall leading to major injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Good Samaritan Society-Fennimore, 3.17% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of residents who sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care . UTI's are often associated with a facility with worst hygiene practices. However, this metric may be misleading for certain nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Good Samaritan Society-Fennimore, 13.77% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Increased usage of these drugs may mean that a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents in situations where such drugs aren't medically required. However, some facilities may need to rely more on these drugs due to an increased number of patients with dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Good Samaritan Society-Fennimore, 15.58% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of residents given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are administered to patients suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Good Samaritan Society-Fennimore, 6.45% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients showing signs of depression. Many in the industry believe this is a measure of quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Good Samaritan Society-Fennimore, 92.81% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents that were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for nursing home residents, making these types of vaccines vital to patient safety.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Good Samaritan Society-Fennimore, 13.28% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Good Samaritan Society-Fennimore, 21.75% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percentage of patients who retained mobility levels over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a good sign for residents' health.
In Good Samaritan Society-Fennimore, 1.26 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. Avoiding hospitalizations is important to maintaining the physical well-being of nursing home patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Good Samaritan Society-Fennimore, 21.75 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is typically a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Good Samaritan Society-Fennimore, 75.11% Percentage of Resident
This is the percentage of short-term care residents that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
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