Good Samaritan Society - Hays is a small non-profit facility in Hays, Kansas. Featuring an overall rating of A-, this is clearly a very impressive nursing home. Based on our analysis, this place is simply as good as it gets. This place's strong report card was highlighted by its long-term care rating, which we will address in the next section.
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Good Samaritan Society - Hays
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Oncology Care
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Lymphedema Care
- Aquatic Therapy
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Registered Staff Hours
Long-term Care Quality
One of the many reasons this turned out to be a great nursing home is that it received an A+ long-term care grade. This is simply as good as it gets in this category. Facilities that excel in this category typically are well-staffed and provide extensive hands on care to patients. Once we finished looking at the quantity of care provided by nurses, we next considered the nursing home's vaccination data. This nursing home vaccinated 95.882355 percent of its residents for pneumonia, which is an impressive figure. Pneumonia can be a dangerous health condition for nursing home patients so we strongly prefer when a facility does not roll the dice on this issue. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0.02 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Adding to this nursing home's impressive resume, we awarded this facility an A- for our inspections rating. Perhaps the most critical factor we look at in determining our inspection scores is deficiencies. Deficiencies are found on a facility's inspection reports. Nursing homes with higher scores in this area most likely avoided the more severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. This particular nursing home received 6 deficiencies on its inspection report. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
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Adding to its strong resume, this facility also received an excellent nursing score, with a grade of A-. When calculating our nursing ratings, we analyze both the number of hours nurses spend with residents and the training levels of the nurses. This nursing home averages 0.4 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 facility the state in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can typically be avoided by providing better nursing care, such as by employing a system of moving patients at least once a day.
Short-term Care Quality
The next area we scored proved to be this nursing home's poorest area. However, even in its worst category we still awarded it a decent grade of C for our short-term care category. Our short-term care ratings are considered to be more critical for patients in need of rehabilitation from their nursing home. Rehabilitation generally mandates additional skilled nursing. Skilled nursing means not only nursing, but also physical and speech therapy, as well as other forms of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not every nursing home employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, according to the data this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last statistic we looked at in this area is the percentage of patients that who were able to eventually return home from the nursing home. We found that just 4.1 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Good Samaritan Society - Hays Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Good Samaritan Society - Hays, 1.04% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This metric tells you the percent of long-term care patients who have pressure ulcers. We find that pressure ulcers are a solid measure of a facility's nursing care quality.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Good Samaritan Society - Hays, 8.24% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of patients who have had a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injuries are routinely associated with poor nursing care. More supervision limits the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Good Samaritan Society - Hays, 8.72% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of patients that sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered by many experts to be an indicator of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are routinely linked to a facility with worst hygiene practices. However, this metric can be skewed for some nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Good Samaritan Society - Hays, 11.88% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of patients prescribed antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic drugs are given to residents for a variety of medical conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias. Sadly, in some situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Good Samaritan Society - Hays, 19.39% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of patients who were prescribed antianxiety medications. These drugs are generally given to residents suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Good Samaritan Society - Hays, 0% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents demonstrating signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Good Samaritan Society - Hays, 97.94% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents that have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Good Samaritan Society - Hays, 16.36% of Patients
This is the percentage of patients that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living could be a sign of decline of a resident's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Good Samaritan Society - Hays, 18.22% of Residents
This tells you the percent of residents who remained mobile levels over time. Preserving mobility is usually a good sign for residents' health.
In Good Samaritan Society - Hays, 0.02 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Good Samaritan Society - Hays, 18.22% of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is a correlation between staying out of the hospital and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Good Samaritan Society - Hays, 33.31% of Patients
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Avoiding emergency medical situations is one way to measure patient well-being during rehabilitation.
- Hays Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 1.92 miles away2220 Canterbury Drive Hays Kansas 67601Voluntary non-profit - Other(785) 623-5000
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