Good Samaritan Society - Hot Springs Village is a small nursing home located in Hot Springs Village, Arkansas. This facility received an A- overall, which is a high-end rating. This is really as good of a nursing home as you're going to find. This place's strong profile was highlighted by its nursing rating, which you can find in the next paragraph.
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Good Samaritan Society - Hot Springs Village
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- No Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Oncology Care
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Lymphedema Care
- Aquatic Therapy
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Registered Staff Hours
To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A+ for its nursing grade. We weighed the levels of nurses employed by the facility, in addition to the number of hours the nurses worked with residents, in determining our rating in this category. This facility provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This nursing home performed very well in terms of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Short-term Care Quality
This facility also was awarded a impressive short-term care score. This actually is this facility's second most impressive category score. In that area, we gave this facility a grade of A. Short-term care grades are based on a facility's quantity of skilled highly skilled professionals. This includes a broad scope of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, not to mention other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this facility employs registered nurses. Not all nursing homes employs these skilled professionals. However, based on the data this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Finally, we considered the number of patients who were able to return home from this facility. We found that 6.2 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.
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This facility has earned near flawless government inspections in recent years. We gave them an impressive grade of A- in this category. Inspection ratings weigh several factors included in a nursing home's inspection reports. One of the most important criteria we weigh heavily is the number and severity of deficiencies. Nursing homes with better scores in this category typically have very few of these severe deficiencies. This place was hit with 3 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none were considered severe. This indicates that CMS didn't consider any of the deficiencies an immediate threat to patient safety or health. Keep in mind that deficiency-free inspection reports are uncommon in the industry.
Long-term Care Quality
The final category we scored was long-term care, which turned out to be a weak link for this facility. We awarded this nursing home a D for long-term care, making this its least impressive grade. We'd still recommend that you look at the bigger picture. Long-term care ratings are based on the facility's volume of care. This means a vast scope of personal care services, ranging from help with activities of daily living to routine medical services. On top of looking at the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. Frankly, we were a bit alarmed this nursing home gave the vaccine to a relatively low 86.30137 percent of its patients. Surprisingly, this facility was actually able to limit hospitalizations. With just 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this nursing home had less hospitalizations than most nursing homes. This is its best score in this category.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Good Samaritan Society - Hot Springs Village Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Good Samaritan Society - Hot Springs Village, 8.4% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of residents who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are routinely the result of patients staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Good Samaritan Society - Hot Springs Village, 4.03% of Patients had Serious Falls
This gauges the percentage of long-term stay patients which sustained falls leading to serious injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls may be an indicator of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Good Samaritan Society - Hot Springs Village, 2.26% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of residents who suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered by many experts to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . UTI's are often linked to worse hygiene protocols. However, this datapoint could also be misleading for some nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Good Samaritan Society - Hot Springs Village, 12.36% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic gauges the percentage of long-term stay patients that were given antipsychotic medication. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate that a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents in scenarios where such medications are not medically required. However, some nursing homes may need to rely more on these medications due to an increased number of residents suffering from Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Good Samaritan Society - Hot Springs Village, 21.54% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure measures the percent of long-term stay patients taking antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Good Samaritan Society - Hot Springs Village, 2.24% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents who are showing symptoms of depression. Many in the industry argue that this is a reasonable measure of patient quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Good Samaritan Society - Hot Springs Village, 95.33% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term residents that were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home residents, making these vaccines critical to patient safety.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Good Samaritan Society - Hot Springs Village, 12.13% Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term care patients that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and taking a bath. Some believe this is a reasonable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Good Samaritan Society - Hot Springs Village, 10.57% Percentage of Residents
Measures the percentage of long-term patients who retained mobility levels.
In Good Samaritan Society - Hot Springs Village, 1.97 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Good Samaritan Society - Hot Springs Village, 10.57 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Good Samaritan Society - Hot Springs Village, 13.36 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is typically a correlation between having fewer emergency room visits and the quality of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Good Samaritan Society - Hot Springs Village, 78.15% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percent of short-term stay residents that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
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