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Good Samaritan Society - Lemars

  • Nursing Home
  • Independent Living
  • Assisted Living
  • Memory Care

Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: A-minus
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1140 Lincoln Street Ne,
Le Mars IA 51031

(712) 546-4101

72% estimated occupancy 1

Good Samaritan Society - Lemars is a facility in Le Mars, Iowa. The city has a total of 12,336 people. Sporting an overall score of A-, this facility is ranked among the better facilities we assessed. In fact, we ranked this facility in the top 25 percent of all facilities in the United States. This place's impressive profile was highlighted by its nursing score, which we will address in the next section.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • Is CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • Non profit - Corporation
  • Secure Memory Care 
  • Offers Post-Acute Care 
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab
  • Offers Outpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Speech Therapy
  • Stroke Recovery
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Palliative Care
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Cardiac Therapy
  • Diabetes Management
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Nurse Quality

Grade: A

On top of earning a great overall score, this facility excelled in nursing. In fact, we gave it an A for that area. There are a host of subcategories included in this area. Many of these criteria are tied to the quantity of nurse staffing. This facility provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality measures and this facility excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any place the nation in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can many times be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as having a policy of turning a resident even once per day.

Facility Inspections

Grade: A

Adding to this facility's impressive resume, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A for our inspections rating. Our inspection ratings are tied to datapoints found on the a nursing home's inspections. Nursing homes that score well in this category have very few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these nursing homes should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. This nursing home was assessed 4 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none of the deficiencies were considered to be severe. This means that the government inspectors didn't deem any of these deficiencies to cause an immediate threat to resident safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A-minus

Building on its fine assessment, this nursing home also was given an excellent long-term care grade, with a score of A-. Nursing homes that receive this type of score in long-term care typically provide consistent around the clock care to ensure patients are kept in good health. In addition to looking at the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility gave the vaccine to 96.79144 percent of its residents, which is more than the majority of nursing homes. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-minus

The last area we looked at is short-term care, in which this facility was given a B-. This actually ended up being this facility's weakest category. This is nevertheless not a major area of concern. In forming our short-term care grades, we quantify the nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, speech therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. The goal is to formulate a measure for sizing up the rehabilitation services of various nursing homes. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every nursing home employs these types of nurses. However, based on the information this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The final statistic we assessed in this category is the percentage of residents who ultimately were able to return home from the nursing home. We found that just 4 percent of this facility's residents returned home.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Jul 22

Good Samaritan Society - Lemars Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A+

In Good Samaritan Society - Lemars, 6.13% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This tells you the percent of residents that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin resulting from remaining in one position for an excessive period of time.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: C

In Good Samaritan Society - Lemars, 3.72% of Patients had Serious Falls

This measures the percentage of long-term stay residents which experienced falls which caused severe injury. This is one of the statistics we use in determining nursing scores.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: D

In Good Samaritan Society - Lemars, 2.97% of Patients had UTIs

This indicates the percentage of residents who have had a urinary tract infection. These infections may be linked to poorer hygiene.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B

In Good Samaritan Society - Lemars, 16.77% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients which were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate that a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior in scenarios where such medications aren't medically required. Nevertheless, some facilities may need to rely more on these drugs due to an increased number of residents with Alzheimer's or other dementias.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: C

In Good Samaritan Society - Lemars, 18.76% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is the percentage of residents given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are prescribed to residents suffering from depression and anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B-minus

In Good Samaritan Society - Lemars, 4.77% of Patients

This is a measure of the percent of long-term residents who are demonstrating depressive symptoms.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B

In Good Samaritan Society - Lemars, 94.58% of Patients

This datapoint measures the percent of long-term residents that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A-minus

In Good Samaritan Society - Lemars, 16.85% Percentage of Patients

Measures the percentage of long-term care residents who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and eating.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B

In Good Samaritan Society - Lemars, 20.59% Percentage of Residents

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients that were able to retain mobility.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A-plus

In Good Samaritan Society - Lemars, 1.17 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This datapoint is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital is critical to the physical well-being of nursing home patients.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B

In Good Samaritan Society - Lemars, 20.59 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: A-plus

In Good Samaritan Society - Lemars, 11.44 Percentage of Patients

This datapoint measures the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: A-minus

In Good Samaritan Society - Lemars, 79.44% Percentage of Resident

This tells you the percentage of short-term stay residents who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Floyd Valley HealthcareCritical Access Hospitals 0.51 miles away714 Lincoln St Ne Le Mars Iowa 51031Proprietary(712) 546-7871
  • Orange City Area Health SystemCritical Access Hospitals 14.35 miles away1000 Lincoln Circle Se Orange City Iowa 51041Voluntary non-profit - Other(712) 737-4984
  • Sioux Center HealthCritical Access Hospitals 18.57 miles away1101 9th Street Se Sioux Center Iowa 51250Voluntary non-profit - Private(712) 722-1271

Nearby Dialysis

  • Le Mars Area Dialysis Services1.16 miles away1 1st Street Southwest Le Mars Iowa 51031Dialysis Stations: 9 (712) 541-6150