Located in Idaho Falls, Idaho, Good Samaritan Society - Idaho Falls Village is one of just a few available facilities in the area. With an A overall grade, we rated this facility in the top fifth of all nursing homes in the country. In our view, this place would be a no brainer for most people. Keep reading to find this facility's category ratings, which are also strong. It is hard to poke holes in this place's profile.
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Good Samaritan Society - Idaho Falls Village
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- 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
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Long-term Care Quality
To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A for our long-term care rating. When facilities receive this type of grade in long-term care it is typically a good sign for patient care and indicates that the nursing home is well-staffed with nurses aids. In addition to assessing the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home gave the vaccine to 97.14286 percent of its patients. Vaccines are vital to keeping residents out of the hospital. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
This nursing home also received a very impressive nursing grade. In fact, this turned out to be its second best category grade. In that area, we awarded this facility a grade of A. Nursing grades are heavily correlated with levels of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 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 facility performed very well in the area of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
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Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home also was awarded a strong short-term care grade. This actually turned out to be this facility's third most impressive category score. In that category, this facility received a grade of A-. Short-term care scores are based on the nursing home's quantity of skilled highly skilled professionals. This includes a wide scope of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, as well as other forms of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, according to the information this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Lastly, we considered 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 patients returned home.
Building on its impressive profile, this nursing home also performed a high level in the area of inspections. In fact, it earned a nearly flawless government inspection this year. As a result, it earned one of our highest scores in that category with a B+. Inspection scores are tied to many data points located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities that receive favorable grades in this area typically have few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these nursing homes generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. This place was hit with 2 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none of the deficiencies were considered to be major deficiencies. This means that the government inspectors did not deem any of the deficiencies an immediate threat to resident health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
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, 6.47% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of residents that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage due to remaining in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Good Samaritan Society - Idaho Falls Village, 3.9% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint gauges the percent of long-term residents who have suffered a fall which resulted in serious injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries could be a sign of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Good Samaritan Society - Idaho Falls Village, 2.4% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are routinely linked to lower quality nursing care. Closer supervision can limit the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. Keep in mind that this datapoint is sometimes skewed by the fact that nursing homes have different reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Good Samaritan Society - Idaho Falls Village, 18.94% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. These drugs are sometimes used to treat a variety of medical conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Good Samaritan Society - Idaho Falls Village, 14.54% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric is an indication of the percent of long-term care residents receiving antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Good Samaritan Society - Idaho Falls Village, 8% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term residents who are exhibiting depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Good Samaritan Society - Idaho Falls Village, 88.64% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents who have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Good Samaritan Society - Idaho Falls Village, 12.92% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Good Samaritan Society - Idaho Falls Village, 14.54% Percentage of Residents
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who were able to retain mobility. Some experts argue that mobility is important for residents' well-being.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Good Samaritan Society - Idaho Falls Village, 14.54 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term resident care. Avoiding rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the health of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Good Samaritan Society - Idaho Falls Village, 13.4 Percentage of Patients
This metric measures 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, 77.14% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percent of short-term residents who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. High levels of autonomy with ADL's generally correlates with higher quality rehabilitation services.
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