Good Samaritan Society - Liberal is a small non-profit facility located in Liberal, Kansas. This nursing home was given an overall grade of B-, which is a solid score. Based on all of the relevant data, there are definitely far worse nursing homes out there. One of the better aspects of this nursing home's profile is its strong short-term care rating, which we will address in the next paragraph.
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Good Samaritan Society - Liberal
- Nursing Home
- Adult Day Care
Updated Apr 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 Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Peritoneal Dialysis
- Physical Therapy
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Oncology Care
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Lymphedema Care
- Aquatic Therapy
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Short-term Care Quality
We would like to point out that this facility's short-term care rating exceeded its overall score. This nursing home received a B+ in this category, which is a very solid grade. Short-term care scores are important for prospective residents in need of rehabilitation. Rehabilitation generally utilizes higher levels of highly-skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes a broad spectrum of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, as well as other types of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the information this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Finally, we considered the number of patients who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.
This nursing home's inspection score exceeded its overall score as well. We gave them one of our better grades in that category, with a B. Arguably the most significant factor we look at in calculating our inspection ratings is deficiencies. Deficiencies can be found on a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places with better scores in this area most likely avoided the most severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. This particular nursing home received 2 deficiencies on its inspection report. Overall, this is still a good inspection report, but we'd always recommend looking into any deficiencies you find troubling.
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Another reason we rated this nursing home so highly is that it received an A+ nursing rating. When calculating a nursing home's nursing rating, we weigh the amount of time nurses are with patients and the level of skill of the nurses. This facility provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This nursing home performed very well when it comes to avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Long-term Care Quality
The last category we scored was long-term care. For this category, we gave this facility a grade of B-. For residents looking for a permanent place to live rather than skilled nursing, long-term care is a very important category. On top of assessing the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home gave the vaccine to 96.52174 percent of its residents. This facility keeps its patients out of the hospital. It had only 0.03 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Good Samaritan Society - Liberal Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Good Samaritan Society - Liberal, 8.11% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This metric is an indication of the percent of long-term patients who have new or worsened pressure ulcers or bed sores. We factor in this statistic in computing both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Good Samaritan Society - Liberal, 10.43% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of residents who have had a major fall. Falls resulting in major injuries are routinely caused by lower levels of patient supervision. Better nursing care minimizes the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Good Samaritan Society - Liberal, 4.21% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of residents who suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are often associated with facilities with lower levels of hygiene. Closer supervision limits the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. We want to point out that this metric is sometimes skewed by the fact that nursing homes have different reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Good Samaritan Society - Liberal, 34.91% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. These drugs may be used to treat a variety of medical conditions, including cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Good Samaritan Society - Liberal, 19.64% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of residents who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are administered to patients experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Good Samaritan Society - Liberal, 5% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents exhibiting symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Good Samaritan Society - Liberal, 96.65% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents that were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Good Samaritan Society - Liberal, 23.81% of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and using the bathroom. Many in the industry would argue this is a measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Good Samaritan Society - Liberal, 17.19% of Residents
This is the percent of residents who remained mobile levels over time. Optimizing mobility is often a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Good Samaritan Society - Liberal, 0.03 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint measures the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Good Samaritan Society - Liberal, 17.19% of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric tracks the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care. Avoiding the hospital during rehabilitation is important to restoring the physical abilities of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Good Samaritan Society - Liberal, 20.56% of Patients
This is the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care. There is typically a correlation between having fewer emergency room visits and the quality of short-term care.
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