Good Samaritan Society - Luverne is a small non-profit facility located in Luverne, Minnesota. Featuring an overall score of A, this is clearly a phenomenal facility. We were so impressed with this facility that we ranked it in the top 20 percent of all facilities in the nation. As you can see below, this nursing home also performed just fine in our category ratings. It is hard to poke holes in this facility's profile.
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Good Samaritan Society - Luverne
- Nursing Home
- Home Health Agency
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- 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 receiving a great overall rating, this facility earned an A+ inspection rating. This is based on its recent inspection reports. An A+ in this area is one of the best complements we can pay to a facility. Inspection grades are tied to several pieces of information located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities that excel in this area tend to have very few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these places generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. Although this place had a few deficiencies on its inspection report, none of them were serious based on CMS' deficiency scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
To complement its strong performance in other areas, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A+ for our inspections rating. Our nursing rating is primarily associated with the facility's nurse staffing. This nursing home averages 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This nursing home performed very well in the area of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
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Long-term Care Quality
This facility also fared very well in the area of long-term care, where it received a grade of A-. Few facilities received a better grade in this area. When nursing homes receive this kind of score in this category it is typically a good sign for patient care and indicates that the nursing home is well-staffed with nurses aids. One of the factors we considered after nursing hours is vaccines. This nursing home provided the pneumonia vaccination to 98.809525 percent of its residents. Vaccination is a great way to avoid unnecessary deaths and hospitalizations for the senior population. Finally, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
Short-term Care Quality
In the last category, we gave this nursing home an A+ for its short-term care rating. This topped off a very impressive profile. Our short-term care scores are vital for prospective residents seeking rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually utilizes more highly-skilled nursing services. This means a wide spectrum of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, as well as other types of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. However, according to the data this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Finally, we assessed the number of patients who were able to return home from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this facility's residents returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Good Samaritan Society - Luverne Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Good Samaritan Society - Luverne, 6.14% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of residents who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a measure of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are often the result of patients staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Good Samaritan Society - Luverne, 3.86% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of patients that suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injury are considered to be a measure of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Falls resulting in injury are routinely caused by lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Good Samaritan Society - Luverne, 2.89% of Patients had UTIs
This is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's could be a sign of worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this statistic could also be skewed for certain nursing homes due to different reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Good Samaritan Society - Luverne, 15.26% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This gauges the percentage of long-term stay patients who are given antipsychotic drugs. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate that a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents in situations where such drugs aren't medically required. However, some facilities need to rely more on these medications due to an increased number of patients suffering from Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Good Samaritan Society - Luverne, 11.96% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is an indication of the percent of long-term stay residents receiving antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Good Samaritan Society - Luverne, 4.16% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term care residents showing signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Good Samaritan Society - Luverne, 94.15% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients that were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Good Samaritan Society - Luverne, 13.41% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living may be a sign of the decline of a patient's health.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Good Samaritan Society - Luverne, 15.86% Percentage of Residents
This metric measures the percent of long-term care residents that remained mobile levels.
In Good Samaritan Society - Luverne, 1.28 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Good Samaritan Society - Luverne, 15.86 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term resident care. Minimizing rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is important to restoring the health of residents.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Good Samaritan Society - Luverne, 77.42% Percentage of Resident
This is the percentage of short-term patients who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. High levels of independence with activities of daily living usually correlates with superior rehabilitation services.
- Sanford Luverne Medical CenterCritical Access Hospitals 1.36 miles away1600 N Kniss Avenue P O Box 1019 Luverne Minnesota 56156Voluntary non-profit - Private(507) 283-2321