Located in Mountain Lake, Minnesota, Good Samaritan Society - Mountain Lake is the only option we found in the city. With an overall rating of A-, this is clearly an impressive facility. You really can't do any better than this place. This place's impressive profile was highlighted by its nursing rating, which we will address in the next section.
Good Samaritan Society - Mountain Lake
- Nursing Home
- Home Health Agency
- Assisted Living
- Adult Day Care
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A for our nursing rating. Our nursing rating is based on the nursing home's level of nurse staffing. We factor in both the levels of training of those nurses as well as the amount of time spent with residents. This particular nursing home 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 facility performed very well in terms of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
This facility has received near flawless health inspections in recent years. We awarded them an impressive grade of A- in this category. Perhaps the most important factor we consider in determining our inspection grades is deficiencies. Deficiencies are found on a facility's inspection reports. Nursing homes with better grades in this area most likely avoided the most severe deficiencies involving health risks or even death. Amazingly, this was one of the few nursing homes in the country that had no deficiencies whatsoever on its inspection report. This is very impressive. A deficiency-free inspection report is what we look for.
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Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home also was given a very strong short-term care score. Indeed, this is this nursing home's third strongest category score. In that category, this facility received a score of A-. In calculating our short-term care ratings, we look at the nursing home's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, speech therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. Our goal is to devise a tool for sizing up the rehabilitation services of various facilities. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. However, based on the information they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Lastly, we considered the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.
Long-term Care Quality
Turning to the final area, this facility was awarded an extremely favorable long-term care rating. While this is not as impressive as many of its other grades, this is still one of our more impressive scores a facility can receive. For long-term care residents, the nursing home'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 residents. In addition to considering the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home administered the vaccine to 91.52542 percent of its patients. This is slightly lower than we anticipated but still a reasonably acceptable figure. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Good Samaritan Society - Mountain Lake Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Good Samaritan Society - Mountain Lake, 6.69% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of patients who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin due to remaining in one position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Good Samaritan Society - Mountain Lake, 4.21% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of patients that have had a major fall. Falls leading to severe injuries are considered by many experts to be an indicator of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls are often the result of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Good Samaritan Society - Mountain Lake, 2.83% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of patients that sustained a urinary tract infection. These infections are linked to poor hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Good Samaritan Society - Mountain Lake, 16.64% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure indicates the percent of long-term stay patients taking antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used only where medically required. In limited cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean that a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Good Samaritan Society - Mountain Lake, 12.33% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term residents which were given antianxiety medication. These drugs are prescribed to residents experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Good Samaritan Society - Mountain Lake, 4.58% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents demonstrating signs of depression. Higher rates of depression may be an indicator worse patient care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Good Samaritan Society - Mountain Lake, 93.31% of Patients
This is the percentage of patients who were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Good Samaritan Society - Mountain Lake, 13.09% Percentage of Patients
This is the percentage of patients who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living may be a sign of the erosion of a resident's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Good Samaritan Society - Mountain Lake, 18.07% Percentage of Residents
This metric tracks the percentage of long-term care patients that retained mobility levels. Some experts would argue that mobility is vital to residents' mental and physical well-being.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Good Samaritan Society - Mountain Lake, 18.07 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care. There is typically a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Good Samaritan Society - Mountain Lake, 76.76% Percentage of Resident
This is the percent of short-term patients that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. High levels of autonomy with ADL's usually correlates with higher quality rehabilitation.
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