Good Samaritan Society Northwood Retirement Comm is an average-sized non-profit facility located in Jasper, Indiana. We awarded this facility an overall grade of C. A grade in this range requires some decent scores. Based on our assessment, this place has some redeeming qualities. One of the better aspects of this facility's profile is its impressive inspection grade, which you can find in the next section.
Good Samaritan Society Northwood Retirement Comm
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
- Memory Care
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
2515 Newton St,
Jasper IN 47547
51.12% estimated occupancy 1
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Church related
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
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Registered Staff Hours
The primary reason this facility received a decent overall grade is its excellent health inspections in recent years. We awarded them one of our better grades in that category, with an A-. This is a notably better score than the place's overall score, which was decent but not in the elite range. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in determining these inspection ratings. One critical factor is health deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of deficiencies is arguably more important than the number of deficiencies, as some of these end up being quite insignificant. While this facility had some minor dings on its inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those labeled as categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This means that the inspectors did not deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. A few minor deficiencies should not stop you from considering a nursing home.
Short-term Care Quality
Another one of this facility's more impressive category scores was in the category of short-term care. In that category, we gave this nursing home a B. It actually fared better than most nursing homes in this category. Short-term care ratings are meaningful for prospective residents looking for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually requires higher levels of highly-skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes a broad scope of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this facility employs registered nurses. Not every nursing home employs these types of nurses. However, according to the information they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last statistic we considered in this area is the percentage of patients who were able to leave the facility and return home. We discovered that 5.5 percent of this nursing home's residents were able to return home.
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This nursing home's next best category was nursing. We awarded it a grade of B- in this category. This is basically a middle of the road grade in this category. Nursing grades are primarily tied to a facility's nurse staffing. This facility provided just 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient on a daily basis. This figure is far below average. Lastly, despite not having the most impressive total nursing hours per resident, this place actually performed admirably in the area of preventing major falls. This is often an indicator that a place has sufficient quality controls in place.
Long-term Care Quality
The final area we graded is long-term care, which turned out to be this facility's weakest category. We gave it a lowly F in this area, which is obviously very concerning. Long-term care grades in this range generally are a bad sign for the quantity and quality of care provided by nurses and aids, as well as the levels of routine medical care available. After assessing the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we then looked at the nursing home's vaccination statistics. We were somewhat surprised to discover that this nursing home vaccinated only 89.51049 percent of its residents for pneumonia. To our surprise, this facility actually fared well at keeping its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days. This was its best score in this category.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Good Samaritan Society Northwood Retirement Comm Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Good Samaritan Society Northwood Retirement Comm, 7.36% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This figure indicates the percentage of long-term care patients which developed new or worsened pressure ulcers. We've found that pressure ulcers are a reliable barometer of nursing care quality.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Good Samaritan Society Northwood Retirement Comm, 4.17% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of long-term residents who had a fall which caused serious injury. We use this statistic in determining our nursing grades.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Good Samaritan Society Northwood Retirement Comm, 1.69% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of patients who have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are routinely caused by facilities with worst hygiene practices. Better nursing care minimizes the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. Note that this datapoint is affected by by the fact that nursing homes have incongruent reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Good Samaritan Society Northwood Retirement Comm, 13.33% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure indicates the percentage of long-term care patients receiving antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In some cases, excessive reliance on these medications may mean a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Good Samaritan Society Northwood Retirement Comm, 22.6% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of patients who were given antianxiety medications. These drugs are given to residents suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Good Samaritan Society Northwood Retirement Comm, 14.48% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients who are exhibiting symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Good Samaritan Society Northwood Retirement Comm, 91.03% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents that were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Good Samaritan Society Northwood Retirement Comm, 15.46% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term residents that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and using the bathroom.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Good Samaritan Society Northwood Retirement Comm, 12.91% Percentage of Residents
This is the percentage of residents who were able to retain mobility over time. Retaining mobility is usually a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Good Samaritan Society Northwood Retirement Comm, 1.53 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. Avoiding hospitalizations is critical to the physical well-being of patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Good Samaritan Society Northwood Retirement Comm, 12.91 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital during rehabilitation is key to restoring the health of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Good Samaritan Society Northwood Retirement Comm, 12.43 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Good Samaritan Society Northwood Retirement Comm, 73.74% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percentage of short-term care patients that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
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