Good Samaritan Society - International Falls is a facility in International Falls, Minnesota, which has a total of 9,932 people. This nursing home was awarded an overall grade of B, which is favorable grade. You could certainly do much worse than this place. The best aspect of this nursing home's impressive profile was its nursing grade. We discuss nursing in the next paragraph
Good Samaritan Society - International Falls
- Nursing Home
- Assisted Living
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
2201 Keenan Drive,
International Falls MN 56649
85.37% estimated occupancy 1
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- No Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to performing well in its overall score, this nursing home earned even higher grades in the area of nursing. We gave it one of our highest scores in this category with an A. Nursing ratings are primarily associated with a nursing home's level of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.5 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 generally be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Short-term Care Quality
Among the reasons we rated this nursing home so favorably is that it was awarded a dominant short-term care grade. In fact, short-term care is its second most favorable category grade. In that area, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A-. With our short-term care category, we endeavor to create a meaningful gauge for rehabilitation services. In doing so, we analyze a facility's level of skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as occupational therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every facility employs these types of nurses. However, based on the information they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The last metric we looked at in this category is the percentage of patients who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We discovered that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.
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We also found that this nursing home has earned favorable inspections in recent years. In fact, we awarded it a B- in this category. This is better than many nursing homes in this category. We would argue that one of the most critical factors in evaluating an inspection report is deficiencies. We especially look at the severity of those deficiencies. This particular nursing home had just a single deficiency on its inspection report and it was not one deemed to pose a threat to patient health or safety. Even some of the best nursing homes receive an occasional ding on their inspection report.
Long-term Care Quality
Our final area is long-term care, where we gave this nursing home a C in this area. Our long-term care scores are based in part on the facility's quantity of nursing services. This means a broad scope of personal care services, ranging from help with activities of daily living to routine medical services. After we finished looking at the volume of nursing care, we turned to the nursing home's vaccination data. This facility vaccinated 91.333336 percent of its patients for pneumonia. On a more positive note, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Good Samaritan Society - International Falls Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Good Samaritan Society - International Falls, 6.69% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This figure gauges the percentage of long-term stay patients which developed new or worsened pressure ulcers. Many experts believe that pressure ulcers are a great indicator of the quality of nursing care a nursing home provides.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Good Samaritan Society - International Falls, 4.21% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of residents that sustained a major fall. Falls leading to severe injury are considered by many experts to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care . Falls resulting in injury are routinely the result of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Good Samaritan Society - International Falls, 2.83% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of patients who have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are often associated with worse hygiene protocols. Better nursing care can minimize 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 facilities have incongruent reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Good Samaritan Society - International Falls, 16.64% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients who were given antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic medications are prescribed to residents for many medical conditions, such as cognitive disorders. Tragically, in some cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest that a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Good Samaritan Society - International Falls, 12.33% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic indicates the percent of long-term care residents receiving antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Good Samaritan Society - International Falls, 4.58% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term stay patients showing symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Good Samaritan Society - International Falls, 93.31% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents who were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Good Samaritan Society - International Falls, 13.09% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Good Samaritan Society - International Falls, 18.07% Percentage of Residents
This is the percentage of patients that remained mobile levels over time. Preserving mobility is usually a great sign for residents' well-being.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Good Samaritan Society - International Falls, 18.07 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care. There is generally a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Good Samaritan Society - International Falls, 76.76% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percent of short-term residents who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
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