Good Samaritan Society of Barbour County is in Belington, West Virginia. This turns out to be a well above average facility, with an overall grade of B+. In fact, this facility is one of the 50 best nursing homes in West Virginia. This nursing home was stronger in some categories than others, but it didn't have any weak links in any of the four major categories. More information about these categories can be found below.
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Good Samaritan Society of Barbour County
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Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- 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
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Registered Staff Hours
In addition to being a strong facility overall, this place really excelled in our inspections category, where it received an A-. Not many facilities performed better in that area. Arguably the most significant factor we look at in computing our inspection scores is deficiencies. Deficiencies are found on a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes with better scores in this area typically dodged the most severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or death. Fortunately, although this nursing home had some minor dings on its report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are found in categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This tells you that the government inspectors did not consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat 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
Adding to this facility's list of strengths, it also received a top-shelf long-term care grade. We gave them an elite strong of A- in this area. Facilities that receive this kind of score in long-term care tend to provide consistent around the clock care to ensure residents are kept in good health. In addition to assessing the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home provided the vaccine to 99.431816 percent of its residents, which is much higher than the average nursing home. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
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Short-term Care Quality
This facility also was given a strong short-term care grade. In fact, we awarded it an above average grade of B+ in this category. Short-term care scores are vital for residents in need of rehabilitation. Rehabilitation generally requires additional skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes a broad scope of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other forms of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every facility employs these types of nurses. However, according to the information they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last datapoint we looked at in this category is the percentage of patients that ultimately were able to return home from the facility. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.
The final area we rated was nursing. In this category, we awarded this nursing home a decent grade of B-. This is this facility's least impressive category. Nursing grades are primarily tied to a nursing home's nurse staffing. This facility provided just 0.4 hours of nursing care per patient per day. This figure is significantly below average. Lastly, we also assessed several nursing quality-based metrics. Although this place got docked a bit for nursing hours per resident, it excelled in a few of these quality metrics. With fewer than five percent of its patients experiencing pressure ulcers, it did well in this area. This can be a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can many times be avoided by providing better nursing care, such as by having a system of turning residents more frequently.
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, 13.54% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This figure tells you the percentage of long-term residents who suffer from pressure ulcers or bed sores. We bake this statistic into both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Good Samaritan Society of Barbour County, 3.41% of Patients had Serious Falls
This figure indicates the percentage of long-term care residents who suffered a fall which caused major injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries could be an indicator of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Good Samaritan Society of Barbour County, 5.2% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are often the result of lower quality nursing care. Better nursing care limits the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. Keep in mind that this metric is affected by by the fact that nursing homes have varying reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Good Samaritan Society of Barbour County, 18.07% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients prescribed antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs may be vital to many patients, it is important to make sure these medications are being used only where medically required. In limited cases, increased usage of these drugs may mean a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Good Samaritan Society of Barbour County, 22.09% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of residents who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are prescribed to patients suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Good Samaritan Society of Barbour County, 0% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term care residents who are exhibiting symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Good Samaritan Society of Barbour County, 99.72% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients that were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home patients, making these types of vaccines important for resident well-being.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Good Samaritan Society of Barbour County, 15.48% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay residents that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and taking a bath. Many believe that this is a reasonable measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Good Samaritan Society of Barbour County, 20.83% of Residents
This tells you the percent of patients who retained mobility levels over time. Preserving mobility can be a great sign for residents' health.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Good Samaritan Society of Barbour County, 20.83% of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Good Samaritan Society of Barbour County, 77.22% of Resident
This tells you the percent of short-term patients who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Higher levels of independence with activities of daily living generally correlates with higher quality rehabilitation.
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