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 very good 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
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Good Samaritan Society - International Falls
- Nursing Home
- Assisted Living
- Memory Care
Updated Nov 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
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
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Registered Staff Hours
In addition to faring well overall, this nursing home earned a very solid nursing grade as well. It received one of our better scores in the category with a B+. Nursing ratings are primarily associated with a nursing home's level of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.4 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
An additional quality feature for this nursing home is that it was awarded a favorable short-term care score. In fact, this turned out to be its second best category score. In this category, we gave this nursing home a B+. With our short-term care grade, we try to craft a valuable gauge for rehabilitation. In this process, we look at a facility's offerings of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as speech therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this facility employs registered nurses. Not all nursing homes employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the data this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The last item we assessed in this category is the percentage of residents who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We discovered that 0 percent of this facility's residents returned home.
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Turning to another of this nursing home's strengths, it also earned a very impressive inspection rating. In fact, inspections turned out to be one of its best category grades. In that category, we awarded this facility a grade of B+. Perhaps the most important factor we look at in determining our inspection scores is deficiencies. These deficiencies can be found on a facility's inspection reports. Places with better grades in this category typically dodged the more severe deficiencies involving health risks or even death. 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
The final area we graded was long-term care. In this area, we gave this nursing home a decent grade of B-. This actually ended up being this facility's weakest area. In computing our long-term care ratings, we scrutinize the personal care offered to the facility's patients. Once we assessed the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we turned to the nursing home's vaccination records. This facility vaccinated 98.78788 percent of its residents for pneumonia, which is higher than most nursing homes. Finally, this place was also able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
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, 12.5% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of patients who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are routinely the result of patients not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing protocols reduces the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Good Samaritan Society - International Falls, 6.67% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of residents that suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to major injury are routinely linked to lower levels of patient supervision. Better nursing care limits the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Good Samaritan Society - International Falls, 1.23% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of patients who have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered to be a measure of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are often associated with poor nursing care. Nevertheless, this statistic may also be skewed for some nursing homes due to different reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Good Samaritan Society - International Falls, 24.22% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic indicates the percent of long-term care residents receiving antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs serve an important medical purpose, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In limited situations, excessive reliance on these medications may mean a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Good Samaritan Society - International Falls, 15.53% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric gauges the percentage of long-term stay patients taking antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Good Samaritan Society - International Falls, 8.28% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents showing depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Good Samaritan Society - International Falls, 95.42% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients who have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Good Samaritan Society - International Falls, 22.45% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Good Samaritan Society - International Falls, 22.67% of Residents
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents that were able to retain mobility.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Good Samaritan Society - International Falls, 22.67% of Residents Rehospitalized
Measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Good Samaritan Society - International Falls, 84.98% of Resident
This indicates the percentage of short-term care patients that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Higher levels of independence with activities of daily living generally correlates with higher quality rehabilitation.
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