Good Samaritan Society - George is a small non-profit nursing home located in George, Iowa. With an A overall grade, we ranked this nursing home in the top fifth of all nursing homes in the nation. Based on our ratings, this place is simply as good as it gets. One of the best aspects of this nursing home's stellar report card is its inspection grade. We discuss inspections in the next paragraph.
Good Samaritan Society - George
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- No Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Aquatic Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
One of the reasons this place turned out to be a quality nursing home is it earned an A+ inspection grade. This is simply as good as it gets in this very important category. These inspection grades weigh several factors, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these issues by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. Although this nursing home had some deficiencies on its inspection report, none of them were major deficiencies based on CMS' deficiency scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
We also want to draw your attention to the fact that this nursing home was given an impressive grade of A in our long-term care area. Facilities that receive this type of score in long-term care tend to provide consistent 24/7 care to ensure residents are well cared for. After considering the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we next considered the nursing home's vaccination data. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its residents for pneumonia, which is far higher than the majority of nursing homes. Finally, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
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Short-term Care Quality
This facility also performed well in the area of short-term care, where it received a score of A-. Only a select group of facilities performed better in this category. Our short-term care grades are presumably more important for residents requiring rehabilitation from their nursing home. Rehabilitation usually requires more skilled nursing services. This includes not only nursing services, but also physical and occupational therapy, as well as other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not every nursing home employs these skilled professionals. However, based on the data they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Finally, we assessed the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.
Switching gears to the last area, this facility was awarded an excellent nursing score. We awarded it a grade of B+ in that category, wrapping up one of our more favorable profiles. The nursing rating considers several factors. The most important factor is the number of hours nurses spent with residents. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This place performed very well when it comes to avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Good Samaritan Society - George Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Good Samaritan Society - George, 6.11% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint indicates the percent of long-term patients who developed new or worsened pressure ulcers. We've found that pressure ulcers are a reliable barometer of nursing care quality.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Good Samaritan Society - George, 3.69% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of residents that sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in major injuries are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Falls leading to injury are often the result of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Good Samaritan Society - George, 3.09% of Patients had UTIs
This figure tells you the percent of long-term stay patients that have sustained UTI's. UTI's could be an indication of lower quality nursing care. Nevertheless, this metric can be misleading for some facilities due to varying reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Good Samaritan Society - George, 16.77% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure measures the percent of long-term stay residents who are prescribed antipsychotic medication. Increased usage of these drugs may mean that a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents in scenarios where such medications aren't medically required. However, some facilities need to rely more on these drugs due to an increased number of residents suffering from cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Good Samaritan Society - George, 18.7% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure indicates the percent of long-term care patients who were given antianxiety drugs. These drugs are used to treat residents suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Good Samaritan Society - George, 4.48% of Patients
This is the percentage of patients demonstrating depressive symptoms. High levels of depression may imply a lower level of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Good Samaritan Society - George, 94.58% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home patients, making these types of vaccines indispensable.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Good Samaritan Society - George, 16.82% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term patients who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and bathing. Many in the industry believe this is a measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Good Samaritan Society - George, 19.24% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percentage of patients that retained mobility levels over time. Retaining mobility is often a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Good Samaritan Society - George, 1.24 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Good Samaritan Society - George, 19.24 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care.
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