Good Samaritan Society - Larimore is the sole option we identified in Larimore, North Dakota. Featuring an overall grade of B+, this nursing home should work for most prospective residents. We were so impressed with this nursing home that we ranked it in the top third of all facilities nationally. This facility also received very consistent ratings in each of the major categories we assessed. More information about these categories can be found below.
Good Samaritan Society - Larimore
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
- Adult Day Care
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- 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
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Bariatric Care
- Oncology Care
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Lymphedema Care
- Aquatic Therapy
Top Nursing Home in North Dakota Awards 2020
Top Nursing Home in North Dakota Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to being a quality facility overall, this facility excelled in our inspections category, where it earned an A-. Not many facilities fared better in that category. Arguably the most significant factor we consider in determining our inspection ratings is deficiencies. These deficiencies are found on a facility's recent inspection reports. Places with higher grades in this area most likely avoided the most severe deficiencies involving health risks or even death. Fortunately, although this facility had a few minor dings on its inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones found in categories G through L. This means that CMS didn't consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. A few relatively minor dings aren't necessarily the end of the world.
This facility really excelled in the area of nursing, where it received a grade of A-. Few nursing homes performed better in this area. There are a host of subcategories included in this area. Most of these datapoints reflect levels of nurse staffing. This facility provided 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This facility performed very well in terms of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
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Short-term Care Quality
This facility also was awarded a strong short-term care grade. Indeed, we gave it an above average score of B+ in this area. Our short-term care scores are likely most important for individuals in need of rehabilitation services. Rehabilitation typically requires more skilled nursing services. This means not only nursing services, but also physical and occupational therapy, as well as other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all nursing homes employs these types of nurses. However, based on the data they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Lastly, we considered the number of patients that ultimately returned home from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home.
Long-term Care Quality
The last category we analyzed was long-term care. This facility was awarded a very good long-term care score in our assessment, with a grade of B. This facility really doesn't have any weak links. Nursing homes that excel in this category typically provide patients with closer supervision and stay on top of routine medical care. On top of looking at the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home gave the vaccine to 100 percent of its patients, which is significantly higher than most nursing homes. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Good Samaritan Society - Larimore Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Good Samaritan Society - Larimore, 6.08% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of patients who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin resulting from staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Good Samaritan Society - Larimore, 4.48% of Patients had Serious Falls
This statistic tells you the percent of long-term care patients who have sustained falls resulting in major injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls may be an indicator of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Good Samaritan Society - Larimore, 3.36% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of residents that suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered to be an indicator of nursing care . UTI's are routinely linked to lower quality nursing care. Nevertheless, this statistic could also be skewed for some nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Good Samaritan Society - Larimore, 19.9% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of residents given antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are given to patients for a variety of conditions, including cognitive disorders. Tragically, in limited cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Good Samaritan Society - Larimore, 18.84% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of patients who were given antianxiety medications. These drugs are prescribed to residents experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Good Samaritan Society - Larimore, 5.76% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients showing signs of depression. Higher levels of depression may imply a lower level of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Good Samaritan Society - Larimore, 96.66% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term patients who were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for nursing home patients, making these vaccines vital to patient care.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Good Samaritan Society - Larimore, 15.94% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Good Samaritan Society - Larimore, 17.76% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percent of residents that retained mobility levels over time. Retaining mobility can be a good sign for residents' health.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Good Samaritan Society - Larimore, 17.76 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Good Samaritan Society - Larimore, 78.29% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint measures the percent of short-term stay patients that saw functional improvements.