Good Samaritan Society - Idaho Falls Village is an average-sized non-profit nursing home located in Idaho Falls, Idaho. This is a solid facility, with an overall grade of B-. This place has some things working in its favor. The best part of this place's report card is is its long-term care rating. We discuss long-term care in the next section.
Good Samaritan Society - Idaho Falls Village
Updated May 1, 2022 by Sara Levinsohn
840 East Elva Street,
Idaho Falls ID 83401
27.25% estimated occupancy 1
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Long-term Care Quality
We awarded this place one of our better scores in long-term care, with an impressive grade of A+. This is a notably better grade than its overall score, which was decent but not in the elite range. If you are looking for services other than short-term rehabilitation, you should take a close look at long-term care scores. This nursing home's vaccination data weren't as strong as its number of nursing hours per resident. This facility provided the pneumonia vaccine to just 90.81633 percent of its patients. We would like to see some improvement in this area next year. Lastly, we looked at its number of hospitalizations. Here we found that this place had 3.31 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days. While this wasn't as favorable as some of its other scores in this category, this statistic can be skewed for some nursing homes due to some of the medical complexity of patients.
One of the other reasons we rated this nursing home so highly is that it earned a very impressive nursing rating. Nursing turned out to be its second best category grade. In that area, we gave this nursing home a grade of A-. The nursing grade is based on a variety of factors. The most heavily weighted one is the number of hours nurses spend with residents. This nursing home provided 4.4 hours of nursing care per patient on a daily basis. This was one of the more impressive figures we found. In addition, a significant percentage of this care was provided by registered nurses, which are highly skilled nurses. In addition to looking at levels of nursing care, we also looked at a few quality measures in determining our nursing grades. These include minimizing residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We look at these metrics as predictive indicators of the quality of nursing care being provided, since better care tends to reduce these problems.
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Short-term Care Quality
The third category we graded is short-term care. In that area, we awarded this nursing home a B. It actually outperformed most facilities in this area. With our short-term care grade, we try to forge a meaningful barometer for rehabilitation services. In doing so, we assess the facility's levels of skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as speech therapy. One reason for this facility's strong score in this category is that it provides more care with registered nurses to its residents than the average nursing home. The last metric we assessed in this area is the percentage of patients who ultimately were able to return home from the facility. It fared respectably with 45.5 percent of its patients returning home.
The final category we looked at was inspections. This wasn't one of this nursing home's stronger categories. We gave it a D in this area. Since this data is collected by government inspectors, we take this one very seriously. Inspection ratings account for several factors found on a nursing home's inspection report. One of the most important criteria we consider is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. This nursing home 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 suggest they created a threat to resident safety or health. Finally, we also would like to draw your attention to the fact that this nursing home received significant government fines in recent years exceeding $50,000. This often means that government inspectors became frustrated after multiple 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, 5.74% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This statistic is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents who have pressure ulcers or bed sores. We consider this statistic when determining our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Good Samaritan Society - Idaho Falls Village, 3.05% of Patients had Serious Falls
This figure is an indication of the percent of long-term stay patients who had a fall leading to serious injury. This is one of the statistics we use in computing nursing grades.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Good Samaritan Society - Idaho Falls Village, 2.2% of Patients had UTIs
This is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients that have experienced a urinary tract infection. UTI's could be a sign of worse hygiene protocols. However, this metric can also be misleading for certain facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Good Samaritan Society - Idaho Falls Village, 18.22% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. These drugs are sometimes used for several conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Good Samaritan Society - Idaho Falls Village, 16.71% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of patients prescribed antianxiety drugs. These drugs are prescribed to residents experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Good Samaritan Society - Idaho Falls Village, 7.63% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term care residents showing signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Good Samaritan Society - Idaho Falls Village, 90.15% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term patients that have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for nursing home residents, making these types of vaccines indispensable.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Good Samaritan Society - Idaho Falls Village, 13.51% Percentage of Patients
This is the percent of patients who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living could indicate deterioration of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Good Samaritan Society - Idaho Falls Village, 19.49% Percentage of Residents
Measures the percentage of long-term residents who maintained mobility. Many argue that mobility is important for residents' health.
In Good Samaritan Society - Idaho Falls Village, 0.89 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Good Samaritan Society - Idaho Falls Village, 19.49 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric tracks the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term resident care. Minimizing rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is important to restoring the health of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Good Samaritan Society - Idaho Falls Village, 12.16 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Good Samaritan Society - Idaho Falls Village, 75.42% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint measures the percent of short-term patients that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Many believe that this is a measure of a facility's rehabilitation performance.
Scores for Idaho Falls, ID
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of A
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of A-minus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of A-minus
- 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