Good Samaritan Society - Ottumwa is the lone option we identified in Ottumwa, Iowa. Featuring an overall grade of B, this looks like a fine nursing home. This facility definitely has plenty going for it. This place was better in some categories than others, but it didn't have any poor grades in any of the four major categories. More information about these categories can be found below.
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Good Samaritan Society - Ottumwa
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
- Adult Day Care
- Memory Care
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
2035 West Chester Avenue,
Ottumwa IA 52501
76.23% estimated occupancy 1
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite 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
- Tracheotomy Care
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Oncology Care
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Lymphedema Care
- Aquatic Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
Short-term Care Quality
On top of faring well overall, this nursing home received even higher grades in our short-term care category. In fact, it earned one of our best grades in that category with a score of A-. In crafting these short-term care scores, we analyze the facility's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, respiratory therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. The goal is to create a measure for sizing up the rehabilitation services of various facilities. Fortunately, it looks like this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not every nursing home employs these types of nurses. However, based on the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Finally, we assessed the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 5.5 percent of this facility's residents returned home.
Turning to another one of this facility's strengths, it also earned a very impressive inspection score. Inspections turned out to be one of its best category grades. We awarded this facility an A-. Our inspection ratings weigh a host of factors found on a facility's inspection report. One key criteria we look at is the number and severity of deficiencies. Nursing homes with higher grades in this category tend to have few of these severe deficiencies. This particular nursing home received 7 deficiencies on its inspection report. Overall, this is still a good inspection report, but we'd always recommend looking into any deficiencies you find troubling.
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This facility received a very good nursing grade this year as well. It received one of our better scores in that category with a grade of B+. When calculating our nursing scores, we weigh both the number of hours nurses spend with residents and the levels of licensure of those nurses. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality-based metrics and this place excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any nursing home the state in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can generally be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as employing a protocol of moving a patient at least once a day.
Long-term Care Quality
The next category we analyzed is long-term care. In this category, we awarded this facility a grade of C. For prospective patients in need of a permanent residence rather than rehabilitation, long-term care is a very important category. In addition to considering the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility vaccinated 99.739586 percent of its patients. This nursing home keeps its residents out of the hospital. It had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Good Samaritan Society - Ottumwa Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Good Samaritan Society - Ottumwa, 6.16% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents who suffered from new or worsened pressure ulcers . We factor in this statistic in computing our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Good Samaritan Society - Ottumwa, 3.87% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of patients who sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in major injury are considered to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care . Major falls are routinely the result of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Good Samaritan Society - Ottumwa, 3.28% of Patients had UTIs
This metric is an indication of the percentage of long-term patients that suffered from a UTI. While a higher rate of these infections may reflect poorly on a nursing home's cleanliness, it can be difficult to compare different facilities due to facilities having varying reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Good Samaritan Society - Ottumwa, 17.54% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of patients given antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs may be helpful for many patients, it is important to confirm these medications are being used only where medically required. In some situations, increased usage of these drugs may indicate a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Good Samaritan Society - Ottumwa, 19.26% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are administered to residents experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Good Samaritan Society - Ottumwa, 4.67% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term care patients exhibiting symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Good Samaritan Society - Ottumwa, 93.67% of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term residents that were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for nursing home residents, making these types of vaccines vital to patient safety.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Good Samaritan Society - Ottumwa, 17.07% Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and bathing. Many believe this is a reasonable measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Good Samaritan Society - Ottumwa, 16.9% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percent of patients that were able to retain mobility over time. Optimizing mobility can be a great sign for residents' health.
In Good Samaritan Society - Ottumwa, 1.48 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Good Samaritan Society - Ottumwa, 16.9 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric measures the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term resident care. Avoiding the hospital during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the physical well-being of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Good Samaritan Society - Ottumwa, 12.73 Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care. Avoiding emergency medical situations is one way to measure patient well-being during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Good Samaritan Society - Ottumwa, 77.73% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint measures the percent of short-term stay patients that experienced functional improvements.
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