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Good Samaritan Society - Indianola

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Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: B
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Good Samaritan Society - Indianola's website

708 South Jefferson PO Box 319,
Indianola IA 50125

(515) 302-6760

63.51% estimated occupancy 1

Good Samaritan Society - Indianola is in Indianola, Iowa. The city has a total of 19,556 people. This is a very respectable facility, with an overall grade of B. This place definitely has plenty going for it. We were also pleased to find that this place did not have any poor grades in any of the four major categories. More information about these categories can be found below.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • Is CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • Non profit - Corporation
  • Offers Hospice
  • Offers Post-Acute Care 
  • Offers Respite Care
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab
  • Offers Outpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • Stroke Recovery
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Cardiac Therapy
  • Diabetes Management
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Pain Management
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation
  • Lymphedema Care
  • Aquatic Therapy

Registered Staff Hours

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Nurse Quality

Grade: B-plus

On top of receiving a strong overall score, this facility also received an impressive nursing score this year. We gave them one of our better scores in that category, with a B+. Our nursing score focuses on the facility's level of nurse staffing. We weigh both the levels of training of the nurses and the number of hours spent with residents. This facility provided 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality measures 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 place the nation in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can many times be avoided by providing better nursing care, such as by having a policy of turning patients even once per day.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-plus

This nursing home also was given a favorable short-term care grade. In fact, we gave it an above average score of B+ in this area. With our short-term care score, we strive to create a meaningful gauge for rehabilitation. In this process, we assess a facility's offerings of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as occupational therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this facility employs registered nurses. Not every nursing home employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, based on the data this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Finally, we considered the number of patients who were able to return home from this nursing home. We found that 5.6 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.

Facility Inspections

Grade: B-plus

Adding to its impressive category grades, we awarded this nursing home a grade of B+ for our inspections rating. Inspection grades are based on pieces of information located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places that score well in this area have very few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these nursing homes generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. This particular nursing home received 7 deficiencies on its inspection report. Overall, this is still a good inspection report, but we'd always recommend looking into any deficiencies you find troubling.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: C

The final area we scored was long-term care. For that category, we awarded this nursing home a grade of C. In the area of long-term care, we focus on the quantity of services offered by a facility, as opposed to more healthcare-oriented services. Once we finished looking at the amount of care provided by nurses, we next considered the facility's vaccination statistics. Frankly, we were a bit concerned this facility vaccinated just 83.274025 percent of its patients for pneumonia. Nevertheless, this facility was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Jul 22

Good Samaritan Society - Indianola Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A-minus

In Good Samaritan Society - Indianola, 6.13% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This is the percent of residents that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage caused by remaining in one position for too long.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B-minus

In Good Samaritan Society - Indianola, 3.72% of Patients had Serious Falls

This statistic gauges the percent of long-term patients which suffered a fall which resulted in serious injury. We use this statistic in computing nursing scores.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B-minus

In Good Samaritan Society - Indianola, 2.97% of Patients had UTIs

This indicates the percentage of long-term stay residents which sustained UTI's. UTI's could be an indication of a facility with worst hygiene practices. However, this statistic could also be skewed for some facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: C

In Good Samaritan Society - Indianola, 16.77% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This statistic tells you the percent of long-term residents taking antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs serve an important medical purpose, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used appropriately. In limited cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean that a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B

In Good Samaritan Society - Indianola, 18.76% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This figure gauges the percentage of long-term stay residents taking antianxiety medications.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: D

In Good Samaritan Society - Indianola, 4.77% of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents who are demonstrating signs of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: C

In Good Samaritan Society - Indianola, 94.58% of Patients

Measures the percent of long-term stay patients that were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for seniors, making these vaccines vital to patient safety.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: F

In Good Samaritan Society - Indianola, 16.85% Percentage of Patients

This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term residents that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and using the bathroom. Many argue this is a reliable measure of a resident's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A

In Good Samaritan Society - Indianola, 20.59% Percentage of Residents

This tells you the percentage of residents who remained mobile levels over time. Preserving mobility is often a good sign for residents' health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: B

In Good Samaritan Society - Indianola, 1.17 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. Minimizing hospitalizations is important to preserving the physical well-being of residents.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: D

In Good Samaritan Society - Indianola, 20.59 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This metric measures the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care. Avoiding the hospital during rehabilitation is important to restoring the health of residents.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: B-minus

In Good Samaritan Society - Indianola, 11.44 Percentage of Patients

This indicates the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: A-minus

In Good Samaritan Society - Indianola, 79.44% Percentage of Resident

This is the percent of short-term residents that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Iowa Methodist Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 16.81 miles away1200 Pleasant Street Des Moines Iowa 50309Voluntary non-profit - Private(515) 241-6212
  • Iowa Lutheran HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 17.24 miles away700 East University Avenue Des Moines Iowa 50316Voluntary non-profit - Private(515) 263-5612
  • Mercyone Des Moines Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 17.32 miles away1111 6th Ave Des Moines Iowa 50314Voluntary non-profit - Private(515) 247-3121
  • Broadlawns Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 18.54 miles away1801 Hickman Road Des Moines Iowa 50314Government - Local(515) 282-2200

Nearby Dialysis

  • Fmc - Dialysis Services Des Moines South12.24 miles away6651 Sw 9th St Des Moines Iowa 50315Dialysis Stations: 19 (515) 285-3032
  • Riverpoint Dialysis Unit16.3 miles away501 Sw 7th St Ste B Des Moines Iowa 50309Dialysis Stations: 16 (515) 283-1300
  • Central Des Moines Dialysis16.76 miles away1215 Pleasant #106 Des Moines Iowa 50309Dialysis Stations: 20 (515) 241-5715
  • Fmc - Mercy17.3 miles away95 University Ste. 11 Des Moines Iowa 50314Dialysis Stations: 21 (515) 244-0379
  • East Des Moines Dialysis17.33 miles away1301 Pennsylvania Ave Ste 208 Des Moines Iowa 50316Dialysis Stations: 16 (515) 262-5995
  • Davita Windsor Heights Dialysis18.87 miles away1119 73rd St Windsor Heights Iowa 50324Dialysis Stations: 12 (515) 274-9303