Located in Mountain Home, Arkansas, Good Samaritan Society - Mountain Home is one of just a couple available facilities there. It looks like this nursing home is among the best nursing homes we found. This nursing home received one of the most impressive grades we offer. In fact, we ranked this nursing home in the top 20 percent of all facilities in the nation. One of the major highlights of this nursing home's stellar profile is its inspection reports. Inspection reports are discussed in the next section.
Good Samaritan Society - Mountain Home
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
300 Good Samaritan Drive,
Mountain Home AR 72653
48.99% estimated occupancy 1
- 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
- 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
- Recreational Therapy
Best Nursing Home in Arkansas Awards 2021
Best Nursing Home in Mountain Home, Arkansas Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to earning a quality overall grade, this facility also received excellent inspections recently. We gave it one of our highest scores in that category, with an A. Our inspection grades weigh a host of factors included in a facility's inspection report. One key criteria we consider is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Facilities with better grades in this area tend to have few of these severe deficiencies. This facility was assessed 2 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none of the deficiencies were considered severe. This indicates that CMS didn't consider any of these deficiencies to be an immediate risk to resident safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Short-term Care Quality
Compounding its elite performance in other areas, we gave this nursing home a score of A for our short-term care rating. Our short-term care ratings are vital for residents requiring rehabilitation. Rehabilitation generally utilizes additional highly-skilled nursing services. This means a broad range of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other forms of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not every facility employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, based on the information this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Finally, we looked at the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 6.4 percent of this facility's residents returned home.
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Long-term Care Quality
This facility also was awarded a impressive long-term care grade. This actually is its third strongest category score. In that category, we awarded this facility a score of A-. Facilities that excel in this category typically are well-staffed and provide extensive hands on care to patients. One of the factors we considered in addition to nursing hours is vaccines. This facility administered the pneumonia vaccination to 97.14286 percent of its residents. Vaccination is a proven method to minimize unnecessary deaths for the senior population. Lastly, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
The last area we assessed was nursing, where this facility was given a B. While this wound up being its weakest category rating, this is nevertheless a favorable rating. Our nursing rating is based on a variety of data points. The most important factor is the number of hours nurses spend with patients. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This place 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.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Good Samaritan Society - Mountain Home Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Good Samaritan Society - Mountain Home, 8.16% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of patients who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a barometer of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are often the result of patients not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Good Samaritan Society - Mountain Home, 4% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of patients who suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to major injuries are often associated with lower levels of patient supervision. More supervision can minimize the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Good Samaritan Society - Mountain Home, 2.3% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of residents who sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered to be a barometer of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are often linked to a facility with worst hygiene practices. Nevertheless, this datapoint may also be skewed for certain facilities due to varying reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Good Samaritan Society - Mountain Home, 12.13% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This datapoint gauges the percent of long-term residents receiving antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to ensure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In some situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest that a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Good Samaritan Society - Mountain Home, 21.55% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of patients prescribed antianxiety medications. These drugs are typically given to residents suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Good Samaritan Society - Mountain Home, 2.07% of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients demonstrating signs of depression. Some experts argue this is a reasonable measure of quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Good Samaritan Society - Mountain Home, 95.87% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents who were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Good Samaritan Society - Mountain Home, 11.98% Percentage of Patients
This is the percentage of patients that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's may indicate deterioration of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Good Samaritan Society - Mountain Home, 12.63% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percent of residents that remained mobile levels over time. Optimizing mobility can be a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Good Samaritan Society - Mountain Home, 1.81 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Good Samaritan Society - Mountain Home, 12.63 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term resident care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Good Samaritan Society - Mountain Home, 12.62 Percentage of Patients
Measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Good Samaritan Society - Mountain Home, 77.48% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percent of short-term care patients who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Higher levels of autonomy with activities of daily living usually correlates with higher quality rehabilitation.
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