Good Samaritan Society - George is a small non-profit nursing home located in George, Iowa. After receiving an A overall grade, this nursing home has the prestigious distinction of being one of the 100 best nursing homes in Iowa. This is an impressive accomplishment in a state with a long list of elite facilities. Based on our assessment, this place is simply as good as it gets. One of the best aspects of this nursing home's exemplary profile is its inspection rating. Inspection reports are discussed in the next section.
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Good Samaritan Society - George
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- 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
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Registered Staff Hours
In addition to being a strong facility overall, it also earned A+ government inspections in recent years. Its inspections were virtually flawless. Our inspection ratings are based on items located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places that score well in this category typically have very few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these nursing homes should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. This place was hit with 5 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none were considered to be major deficiencies. This indicates that the inspectors didn't deem any of the deficiencies to pose an imminent risk to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Short-term Care Quality
Contributing to its high-end assessment, this nursing home also was given an excellent short-term care score, with a grade of A. Our short-term care scores are important for individuals in need of rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically requires higher levels of skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing means a wide scope of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this facility employs registered nurses. Not every nursing home employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, based on the data they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The final item we looked at in this area is the percentage of patients who eventually returned home from the nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home as opposed to remaining at the facility on a permanent basis.
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Long-term Care Quality
This facility also received a strong long-term care grade. In fact, this ended up being this nursing home's third best category grade. In that category, we gave this facility a grade of A. Nursing homes that excel in this category typically are well-staffed and provide extensive hands on care to patients. In addition to considering the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility gave the vaccine to 98.27586 percent of its patients, which is far higher than the majority of nursing homes. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
Moving on to the last area, this facility also performed admirably in the nursing category. We awarded it a B+ for that category. This rounded out a very strong report card. Our nursing rating is largely associated with the facility's level of nurse staffing. This particular nursing home provided 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality measures and this facility excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any facility the country in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can frequently be prevented by providing better nursing care, such as by employing a protocol of turning residents at least once a day.
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, 6.16% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of patients who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are often the result of residents staying in one position for too long. Better nursing protocols reduces the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Good Samaritan Society - George, 3.87% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint tells you the percentage of long-term residents who have experienced falls which caused major injury. We use this statistic in determining our nursing scores.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Good Samaritan Society - George, 3.28% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of residents that suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections are associated with inadequate hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Good Samaritan Society - George, 17.54% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of patients given antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic medications are administered to residents for a variety of medical conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias. Unfortunately, in some cases, increased usage of these drugs may indicate that a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Good Samaritan Society - George, 19.26% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint indicates the percentage of long-term care patients taking antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Good Samaritan Society - George, 4.67% 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, 93.67% 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, 17.07% 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, 16.9% 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, 1.48 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, 16.9 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care.
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