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Good Samaritan Society - Indianola

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Updated Nov 1, 2023 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: B
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708 South Jefferson PO Box 319,
Indianola IA 50125

45.11% 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. This facility's impressive profile was highlighted by its inspection rating, which we will address in the next paragraph.

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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

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Facility Inspections

Grade: A

To go along with its strong overall score, we awarded this place a grade of A for our inspections rating. Perhaps the most significant factor we consider in calculating our inspection grades is deficiencies. These deficiencies are found on a nursing home's inspection reports. Nursing homes with better grades in this area typically dodged the most severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or death. 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.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-plus

Another quality feature for this nursing home is that it was given a very positive short-term care grade. In fact, this turned out to be its second best category score. In that area, we gave this nursing home a B+. In computing our short-term care ratings, we look at the facility's levels of highly skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists speech therapists and other highly skilled individuals. This score is generally a reliable assessment of the facility's ability to rehabilitate patients. It does not appear that this facility submitted information about its staffing of registered nurses or physical therapists. Lastly, we looked at the percentage of patients that returned home from this nursing home. We found that 5.1 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B-plus

This facility received a very good nursing grade this year as well. It received one of our better scores in that category with a grade of B+. Nursing ratings are primarily tied to a nursing home's nurse staffing. This nursing home averages 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This nursing home performed very well in the area of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: F

This nursing home's weakest area was long-term care, which is the last category we looked at. We gave it an abysmal F in this area. Even with some impressive scores in other areas, this grade is still somewhat alarming so we would like to to make a note of it. For prospective patients in need of a permanent residence as opposed to rehabilitation, long-term care grades are a key measure. Once we finished looking at the amount of care provided by nurses, we next considered the facility's vaccination statistics. We were pleased to learn that this facility vaccinates 96.44444 percent of its patients for pneumonia. To our surprise, this facility also fared well at keeping its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had just 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days. Unfortunately, a few of its other scores in this category weren't as favorable as these.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Dec 23

Good Samaritan Society - Indianola Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B-minus

In Good Samaritan Society - Indianola, 8.55% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This indicates the percentage of residents who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many experts to be a measure of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are routinely the result of patients not being moved frequently enough.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B

In Good Samaritan Society - Indianola, 3.11% of Patients had Serious Falls

This datapoint indicates the percentage of long-term residents which sustained falls which resulted in severe injury. This is one of the statistics we use in computing nursing ratings.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: C

In Good Samaritan Society - Indianola, 3.2% of Patients had UTIs

This statistic is a measure of the percent of long-term patients who had a urinary tract infection. UTI's may be an indication of a facility with lower levels of hygiene. Nevertheless, this datapoint could be skewed for certain facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for these infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B

In Good Samaritan Society - Indianola, 14.57% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is the percentage of residents who were given antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs may be helpful for many residents, it is important to confirm these medications are being used appropriately. In limited situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean that a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B-plus

In Good Samaritan Society - Indianola, 17.11% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This indicates the percentage of residents who were prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are prescribed to residents experiencing anxiety or depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: C

In Good Samaritan Society - Indianola, 10.31% of Patients

This tells you the percent of patients exhibiting symptoms of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-minus

In Good Samaritan Society - Indianola, 94.68% of Patients

This is the percentage of residents that have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B

In Good Samaritan Society - Indianola, 14.45% of Patients

This metric measures the percentage of long-term care residents that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and taking a bath. Many in the industry argue that this is a reasonable measure of a patient's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A-minus

In Good Samaritan Society - Indianola, 19.94% of Residents

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents who were able to retain mobility. Some believe that mobility is vital to patients physical and mental health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A

In Good Samaritan Society - Indianola, 0.01 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This tells you the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. There is generally a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and the quality of nursing home care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: C

In Good Samaritan Society - Indianola, 19.94% of Residents Rehospitalized

This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and the quality of rehabilitation services.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: B-plus

In Good Samaritan Society - Indianola, 10.64% of Patients

This tells you 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, 85.39% of Resident

Measures the percent of short-term stay residents that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Many in the industry argue this is a measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation performance.

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

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  • Central Des Moines Dialysis16.76 miles away1215 Pleasant #106 Des Moines Iowa 50309Dialysis Stations: 20 (515) 241-5715
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  • Davita Windsor Heights Dialysis18.87 miles away1119 73rd St Windsor Heights Iowa 50324Dialysis Stations: 12 (515) 274-9303