Good Samaritan Society - Mount Carroll is a small facility located in Mount Carroll, Illinois. Featuring an overall grade of B-, 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.
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Good Samaritan Society - Mount Carroll
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- No Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
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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. The fact that none of the deficiencies were severe made us feel better about this inspection report.
Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home also received an impressive short-term care grade. As a matter of fact, we awarded them a grade of B in that category, which is one of our better. Short-term care grades are based in part on a nursing home's quantity of skilled highly skilled professionals. This means a vast range of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, as well as other forms of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. However, based on the information this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Lastly, we assessed the percentage of residents that eventually returned home from this nursing home. We found that 5.6 percent of this nursing home's patients were able to return home.
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Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home's next best category turned out to be long-term care. In that area, we awarded this nursing home a grade of C. For long-term care residents, the facility's primary goal is to keep patients as healthy and safe as possible. This is different than skilled nursing or short-term care where the goal is to rehabilitate patients. On top of looking at the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility provided the vaccine to 100 percent of its residents. Lastly, this place was also able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
The next category we graded is nursing. We awarded this nursing home a grade of D for the area of nursing, rendering this the facility's worst category grade. When computing our nursing ratings, we analyze both the number of hours nurses spend with residents and the levels of licensure of the nurses. This place offered just 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient each day. This is well below average. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing scores. This facility performed well when it comes to minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these statistics to be indicators of the quality of nursing care.
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, 12.06% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This figure is an indication of the percentage of long-term patients who developed new or worsened pressure ulcers. We find that pressure ulcers are a solid indicator of nursing care quality.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Good Samaritan Society - Mount Carroll, 3.3% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents who have experienced falls leading to severe injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls may be an indicator of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Good Samaritan Society - Mount Carroll, 1.25% of Patients had UTIs
This figure is a measure of the percent of long-term residents who experienced a UTI. UTI's could be an indication of poor nursing care. However, this datapoint could be skewed for certain nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Good Samaritan Society - Mount Carroll, 21.43% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of patients who were given antipsychotic drugs. These drugs are used to treat a variety of conditions, such as cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Good Samaritan Society - Mount Carroll, 22.22% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are administered to patients suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Good Samaritan Society - Mount Carroll, 36.84% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term patients showing signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Good Samaritan Society - Mount Carroll, 97.96% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents that have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for nursing home residents, making these types of vaccines critical to patient care.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Good Samaritan Society - Mount Carroll, 17.83% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Good Samaritan Society - Mount Carroll, 22.72% of Residents
This is the percentage of patients who retained mobility levels over time. Retaining mobility is usually a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Good Samaritan Society - Mount Carroll, 0.01 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Good Samaritan Society - Mount Carroll, 22.72% 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, 13.78% 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, 74.96% 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.