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. Based on our ratings, you could do much worse than this place. This facility also received very consistent ratings in each of the major categories we assessed. More information about these categories can be found below.
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Good Samaritan Society - Larimore
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Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- 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
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Registered Staff Hours
In addition to being a quality nursing home overall, this nursing home really excelled in nursing, where it received an A. Nursing ratings are based largely on quality and quantity of nursing care. This particular nursing home provided 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 nursing home performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a facility has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can generally be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home also was given an impressive short-term care score. In fact, we awarded it an above average score of B+ in this area. In calculating our short-term care scores, we scrutinize the nursing home's levels of highly skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists respiratory therapists and other highly trained professionals. This area is considered to be a reliable measure of the nursing home's rehabilitation services. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. However, based on the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The last statistic we considered in this category is the percentage of patients who returned home from the facility. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.
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Turning to another of this nursing home's strengths, it also received a very impressive inspection grade. In that category, we awarded this nursing home a grade of B+. Inspection grades are tied to datapoints found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places that receive favorable grades in this area typically have very few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these facilities should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. While this place had a few deficiencies on its government inspection report, none of them were severe based on CMS' deficiency scale. We should point out that deficiency-free inspection reports are rare in this industry.
Long-term Care Quality
The final category we analyzed is long-term care. We awarded this facility one of our better scores in that area, with a B. This facility turned out to be relatively strong in each category we looked at. Facilities that receive this kind of score in this category tend to provide consistent around the clock care to make sure patients are well cared for. After we finished assessing the volume of care provided by nurses, we turned to the nursing home's vaccination records. This facility vaccinated 97.14286 percent of its patients against pneumonia, which is an impressive figure. Pneumonia sadly can be a life or death illness for nursing home patients so we prefer when a facility does not leave its residents vulnerable. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand 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 - Larimore Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Good Samaritan Society - Larimore, 5.91% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is an indication of the percent of long-term patients which suffer from new or worsened pressure ulcers or bed sores. We bake this statistic into our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Good Samaritan Society - Larimore, 4.64% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of residents that sustained a major fall. Falls leading to serious injuries are routinely the result of lower quality nursing care. Better nursing protocols limits the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Good Samaritan Society - Larimore, 3.49% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of patients who sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered by many experts to be a measure of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are often linked to lower quality nursing care. However, this datapoint may also be misleading for certain nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Good Samaritan Society - Larimore, 19.94% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of patients who were given antipsychotic drugs. These medications are sometimes used for several medical conditions, such as dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Good Samaritan Society - Larimore, 18.18% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of residents given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are given to patients experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Good Samaritan Society - Larimore, 4.3% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term stay residents who are exhibiting symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Good Samaritan Society - Larimore, 96.28% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients that were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Good Samaritan Society - Larimore, 16.83% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Good Samaritan Society - Larimore, 15.5% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients that retained mobility levels. Many in the industry would argue that mobility is important for patients physical and mental health.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Good Samaritan Society - Larimore, 15.5 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Good Samaritan Society - Larimore, 10.21 Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Good Samaritan Society - Larimore, 80.25% Percentage of Resident
This is the percentage of short-term residents who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. High levels of independence with activities of daily living typically correlates with higher quality rehabilitation.