Good Samaritan Society - George is the only facility we found in George, Iowa. This nursing home was given an A- overall, which is among the most impressive ratings that we offer. A score in this range requires superb scores across the board. You simply can not do any better than this facility. As you will find below, this nursing home also performed just fine in our category grades. It's hard to find any major flaws in this facility's profile.
Good Samaritan Society - George
Updated May 1, 2022 by Sara Levinsohn
324 First Avenue North,
George IA 51237
72.61% estimated occupancy 1
Registered Staff Hours
On top of being a great nursing home overall, it also received A+ health inspections recently. Its inspections were virtually perfect. Our inspection ratings account for several factors included in a facility's inspection report. One key criteria we weigh heavily is the number and severity of deficiencies. Places with higher scores in this area usually have very few severe deficiencies. Although this nursing home had some deficiencies on its inspection report, none were severe based on CMS' scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Short-term Care Quality
On the list of its many elite scores, this nursing home was awarded a strong short-term care grade. In fact, it received a score of A- in this area. Short-term care grades are commonly employed to measure a facility's performance with rehabilitation. In order to provide highly graded rehabilitation services, facilities generally need to provide higher levels of highly skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and other licensed professionals. This place excelled in the two key staffing areas we looked at. In fact, it offered more care from registered nurses and physical therapists than a typical nursing home. This is usually an excellent sign. Finally, we looked at the number of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this facility's residents returned home.
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Long-term Care Quality
Compounding its first-rate profile, this nursing home also was awarded an excellent long-term care score, with a grade of A-. Nursing homes that receive this kind of score in this category typically provide consistent 24/7 care to ensure residents are kept in good health. After looking at the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we then looked at the facility's vaccination records. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its residents for pneumonia. Vaccines are vital to keeping residents out of the hospital. 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 one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
In the last area, this facility also was awarded a very strong nursing rating, with a B+. This topped off an elite profile. Our nursing score assesses quite a few subcategories, many of which are based on quantities of nurse staffing. This particular nursing home provided 3 hours of nursing care per resident each day. At least one quarter of this care was provided by registered nurses, which are highly skilled nurses. This is a high percentage of skilled nursing. In calculating our nursing ratings, we apply additional weight to hours provided by registered nurses. Finally, we also looked at 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 facility the state 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 having a policy of moving 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, 6.08% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is an indication of the percent of long-term patients which have pressure ulcers. We've found that pressure ulcers are a reliable measure of quality of care.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Good Samaritan Society - George, 3.74% of Patients had Serious Falls
This gauges the percentage of long-term residents who experienced falls which resulted in serious injury. This is one of the statistics we use in calculating nursing grades.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Good Samaritan Society - George, 2.94% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint is an indication of the percentage of long-term stay residents who suffered from a UTI. While more infections may reflect poorly on a nursing home's hygiene protocols, it is difficult to compare between facilities due to facilities having varying reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Good Samaritan Society - George, 16.71% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic medications are administered to patients for many medical conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias. Unfortunately, in limited cases, increased usage of these drugs may indicate a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Good Samaritan Society - George, 18.64% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic gauges the percentage of long-term care patients receiving antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Good Samaritan Society - George, 4.84% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents exhibiting signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Good Samaritan Society - George, 94.37% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Good Samaritan Society - George, 16.8% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with ADL's may be a sign of decline of a resident's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Good Samaritan Society - George, 20.56% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percentage of patients that were able to retain mobility over time. Preserving mobility is usually a good sign for residents' health.
In Good Samaritan Society - George, 1.17 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Good Samaritan Society - George, 20.56 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Good Samaritan Society - George, 79.5% Percentage of Resident
This is the percent of short-term care patients that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
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