Located in Idaho Falls, Idaho, Good Samaritan Society - Idaho Falls Village is one of four available nursing homes in the area. We gave it an overall grade of B-, which is a middle of the road rating. You can definitely do worse than this nursing home. One of the better aspects of this facility's report card is its strong long-term care grade, which is addressed in the next section.
Good Samaritan Society - Idaho Falls Village
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Church related
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- 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
Registered Staff Hours
Long-term Care Quality
This facility excelled in the area of long-term care. In fact, we awarded it an impressive grade of A- for that category. This saved its overall profile. If you are seeking services other than rehabilitation, you should take a close look at each facility's long-term care grades. One of the factors we considered in addition to nurse's aid hours is vaccines. This facility provided the pneumonia vaccination to 92.631584 percent of its residents. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Short-term Care Quality
Another strength of this facility is its top-shelf score in short-term care. We awarded them one of our most impressive grades in that area, with a score of A-. With our short-term care assessment, we seek to forge a fair gauge for rehabilitation services. In doing so, we look at a facility's levels of skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as occupational therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, according to the information they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last statistic we looked at in this category is the percentage of residents 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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This facility also excelled in the category of nursing, where it received a grade of A-. Few nursing homes performed better in this area. We assessed the qualifications of nurses working for the facility, in addition to the quantity of time the nurses were with patients, in computing our score in this category. This facility provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This place performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a place has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can many times be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Moving on the final category of government inspections, we gave this facility a D for our inspection category. This was its worst category grade, particularly in light of some of the more impressive scores referenced above. Nevertheless, since this data is compiled by an independent government inspector, we weight it heavily in our overall grade. One of the most significant factors in assessing an inspection report is deficiencies. We suggest you scrutinize the severity of those deficiencies. This particular facility was hit with 2 deficiencies on its inspection report. The only positive thing we found is that none of its deficiencies were in the categories that indicate that they created a threat to resident safety or health. Finally, we also want to point out that this facility received significant government fines in recent years of more than $50,000. This often signifies that inspectors became fed up after several years of bad government inspections.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Good Samaritan Society - Idaho Falls Village Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Good Samaritan Society - Idaho Falls Village, 5.85% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of residents who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many experts to be a barometer of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are often the result of patients not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Good Samaritan Society - Idaho Falls Village, 3.33% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of residents that sustained a fall resulting in severe injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Good Samaritan Society - Idaho Falls Village, 2.48% of Patients had UTIs
This statistic gauges the percentage of long-term patients which had a urinary tract infection. While more infections may reflect poorly on a facility's cleanliness, it can be problematic to compare between nursing homes due to nursing homes having varying reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Good Samaritan Society - Idaho Falls Village, 17.95% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of patients who were given antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic medications are prescribed to patients for many medical conditions, such as dementia. Unfortunately, in some situations, excessive reliance on these medications may mean that a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Good Samaritan Society - Idaho Falls Village, 16.27% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric gauges the percent of long-term stay patients receiving antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Good Samaritan Society - Idaho Falls Village, 7.97% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients who are showing depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Good Samaritan Society - Idaho Falls Village, 89.29% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for seniors, making these vaccines indispensable.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Good Samaritan Society - Idaho Falls Village, 13.52% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with ADL's could indicate the decline of a resident's health.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Good Samaritan Society - Idaho Falls Village, 18.02% Percentage of Residents
This metric tracks the percentage of long-term stay residents that remained mobile levels.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Good Samaritan Society - Idaho Falls Village, 18.02 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term resident care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Good Samaritan Society - Idaho Falls Village, 11.12 Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Good Samaritan Society - Idaho Falls Village, 75.93% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of short-term stay residents who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Many believe that this is a reliable measure of a facility's rehabilitation performance.
Scores for Idaho Falls, ID
- Overall Rating has a grade of B
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B
Looking for more options? Idaho Falls, Idaho has 3 other nursing homes
- Eastern Idaho Regional Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 2.65 miles away3100 Channing Way Idaho Falls Idaho 83404Proprietary(208) 529-6210