Good Samaritan Society - Mount Carroll is a small facility located in Mount Carroll, Illinois. Featuring an overall grade of C, this is likely a middle of the pack facility. This nursing home seems to have a few things going for it. The best part of this facility's report card is its remarkable inspection rating. We discuss inspections in the next section.
Good Samaritan Society - Mount Carroll
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
We want to point out that this nursing home outperformed its overall grade in the category of inspections. In fact, it received a nearly flawless government inspection report this year. As a result, we gave it one of our highest grades in this area with a grade of A. Inspection scores weigh several factors included in a facility's inspection report. One of the most important criteria we weigh heavily is the number and severity of deficiencies. Places with better scores in this area typically have few of these severe deficiencies. While this facility had a few deficiencies on its government inspection report, none were major deficiencies based on CMS' deficiency scale. A few minor deficiencies shouldn't lead you to cross a nursing home off your list.
Short-term Care Quality
One of this nursing home's more respectable category grades was in the category of short-term care. This proved to be its second most respectable category. In that category, we awarded this nursing home a B-. In computing our short-term care scores, we analyze the nursing home's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, respiratory therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. The objective is to devise a scale for comparing the rehabilitation services of nursing homes. Unfortunately, we found that this facility provided fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than most other facilities. The key is determining what bearing this had on the quality of care. Finally, we looked at the number of patients that ultimately returned home from this nursing home. We found that 5.6 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home. This figure was actually quite a bit below the national average.
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This facility also earned a strong nursing rating. We awarded it a score of F in this area. The nursing grade considers many factors. The most important variable is the quantity of hours nurses spend with patients. This place averaged only 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident each day. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in computing our nursing ratings. This nursing home fared well in the area of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. Many consider these statistics to be reliable indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Long-term Care Quality
The next area we analyzed was long-term care, which turned out to be this facility's worst area. Sadly, it received an abysmal F in this area, which is certainly a major concern. In a long-term care environment, the facility's primary goal is to maintain patients' quality of life and keep them safe. After assessing the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we turned to the facility's vaccination records. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its residents for pneumonia, which is better than the majority of nursing homes. To our surprise, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. With just 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this nursing home has less hospitalizations than the majority of nursing homes. Sadly, a few of its other scores in this category weren't as favorable as these.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Good Samaritan Society - Mount Carroll Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Good Samaritan Society - Mount Carroll, 8.73% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of long-term care patients that are suffering from new or worsened pressure ulcers or bed sores. We use this statistic in calculating our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Good Samaritan Society - Mount Carroll, 3.45% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of residents that have had a fall which resulted in severe injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Good Samaritan Society - Mount Carroll, 2.6% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections are sometimes associated with poorer hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Good Samaritan Society - Mount Carroll, 18.11% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients prescribed antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications may be helpful for many patients, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used appropriately. In limited situations, increased usage of these drugs may suggest a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Good Samaritan Society - Mount Carroll, 19.04% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of patients who were given antianxiety drugs. These drugs are prescribed to patients experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Good Samaritan Society - Mount Carroll, 30.45% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term care residents who are exhibiting depressive symptoms. Some experts believe this is a reliable measure of patient quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Good Samaritan Society - Mount Carroll, 87.4% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term stay patients who were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Good Samaritan Society - Mount Carroll, 13.9% Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as moving around and using the bathroom. Many believe this is a reliable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Good Samaritan Society - Mount Carroll, 17.56% Percentage of Residents
This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay residents who were able to retain mobility. Many in the industry believe that mobility is vital to patients health.
In Good Samaritan Society - Mount Carroll, 1.66 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric tracks the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Good Samaritan Society - Mount Carroll, 17.56 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care. There is generally a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the quality of rehabilitation services.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Good Samaritan Society - Mount Carroll, 11.82 Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to assess patient well-being during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Good Samaritan Society - Mount Carroll, 71.65% Percentage of Resident
This is a measure of the percent of short-term care patients that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Many in the industry argue this is a reliable measure of a facility's rehabilitation performance.