Good Samaritan Society of Barbour County is a small non-profit facility located in Belington, West Virginia. This turns out to be a very solid facility, with an overall grade of B. In our view, this facility looks like a good fit for most people. This facility is stronger in some categories than others, but it didn't have any bad scores in any of our four major categories. More information about these categories can be found below.
Good Samaritan Society of Barbour County
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
216 Samaritan Circle,
Belington WV 26250
79.82% estimated occupancy 1
- 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
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
One of the reasons this place is a strong facility is that it received a very impressive inspection grade. In fact, inspections is its best category grade. In that category, we gave this facility an A. Inspection scores take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these issues by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This nursing home was hit with 4 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none were considered severe. This indicates that CMS didn't deem any of the deficiencies to be an immediate risk to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home is also above average in the category of long-term care, where it was given a score of B+. It outperformed most nursing homes in this category. When facilities receive a grade in this range in this category it typically means it's well-staffed and is an overall good place to reside on a permanent basis. After assessing the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we next considered the facility's vaccination statistics. This nursing home vaccinated 94.70588 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which is better than the vast majority of nursing homes. Finally, this place 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.
Does this page answer your questions about Good Samaritan Society of Barbour County?
Short-term Care Quality
We also gave this facility a decent grade in the area of short-term care, where we gave it a B-. In the category of short-term care, we try to assess indicators of a facility's rehabilitation services. We analyze a nursing home's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses and physical therapists. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every facility employs these types of nurses. However, based on the data they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Finally, we considered the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients returned home. At most nursing homes, closer to half of their residents are able to return home so this figure is below average.
The next area we assessed was nursing. We gave this nursing home a grade of C in that category. Our nursing rating analyzes quite a few components, many of which are based on nursing hours. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a much lower figure than we are used to seeing. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this facility actually fared better in some of the quality measures we assessed. In fact, it performed well in the area of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Good Samaritan Society of Barbour County Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Good Samaritan Society of Barbour County, 9.09% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This statistic tells you the percentage of long-term stay patients which are suffering from pressure ulcers. We've found that pressure ulcers are a reliable barometer of a facility's nursing care quality.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Good Samaritan Society of Barbour County, 4.6% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of patients that suffered from a fall which resulted in severe injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Good Samaritan Society of Barbour County, 3.73% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections are sometimes linked to poor hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Good Samaritan Society of Barbour County, 16.43% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is an indication of the percent of long-term residents that were administered antipsychotic drugs. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate that a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior in situations where such drugs are not medically indicated. However, some facilities need to rely on these drugs due to having more patients suffering from cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Good Samaritan Society of Barbour County, 23.7% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents prescribed antianxiety medications. These drugs are commonly used to treat patients suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Good Samaritan Society of Barbour County, 4.48% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents who are demonstrating signs of depression. Increased levels of depression may be a sign a less hospitable environment.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Good Samaritan Society of Barbour County, 92.53% of Patients
This is the percent of residents who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Good Samaritan Society of Barbour County, 16.2% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living may be a sign of deterioration of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Good Samaritan Society of Barbour County, 23.25% Percentage of Residents
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term patients that maintained mobility.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Good Samaritan Society of Barbour County, 23.25 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Good Samaritan Society of Barbour County, 70.85% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of short-term patients that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Many believe that this is a measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation services.
- Davis Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 7.79 miles away812 Gorman Avenue Elkins West Virginia 26241Voluntary non-profit - Private(304) 636-3300
- Broaddus Hospital Association, IncCritical Access Hospitals 10.71 miles away1 Healthcare Drive Mansfield Hill Philippi West Virginia 26416Voluntary non-profit - Private(304) 457-1760
- St Joseph's HospitalCritical Access Hospitals 16.35 miles away1 Amalia Drive Buckhannon West Virginia 26201Voluntary non-profit - Private(304) 472-2000
- Fmc - Elkins7.88 miles away100 Main Street Elkins West Virginia 26241CMS Rating: 5 stars Dialysis Stations: 21 (304) 636-6144
- Fresenius Medical Care Upshur County15.47 miles away4 Northridge Drive Suite 116 Buckhannon West Virginia 26201Dialysis Stations: 9 (304) 472-9167