Good Samaritan Society - Ottumwa is one of only three available nursing homes located in Ottumwa, Iowa. Featuring an overall grade of B, this looks like a fine nursing home. This grade is right in line with the city grade in Ottumwa. This facility is better in some categories than others, but it did not have any bad scores in any of our four major categories. More information about these categories can be found below.
Good Samaritan Society - Ottumwa
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
- Adult Day Care
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- 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
This facility received a quality overall score as described above, but we especially would like to point out its nearly flawless inspections in recent years. We awarded it an A- in this category. Our inspection ratings account for several factors found on a facility's inspection report. One key criteria we look at is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Facilities with better grades in this area usually 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.
Short-term Care Quality
Adding to this nursing home's list of strengths, it also received a very favorable short-term care score. We gave them an impressive strong of A- in this area. Our short-term care grade is commonly employed to judge a nursing home's rehabilitation services. In order to have high-end rehabilitation services, facilities generally need to offer better levels of skilled nursing. These types of services include registered nurses, physical therapists, respiratory therapists and other highly skilled individuals. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not all nursing homes employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, based on the data they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The last metric we assessed in this area is the percentage of residents who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We found that 5.5 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
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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+. Our nursing rating assesses several components, however, the most important one is the quantity of nurse hours per patient per week. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This facility performed very well in the area of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Long-term Care Quality
The final area we scored is long-term care. This facility was given a C in the area. Our long-term care scores are based in part on the nursing home's quantity of nursing services. This includes a broad range of personal care services, ranging from help with activities of daily living to routine healthcare services. On top of looking at the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home vaccinated 98.89807 percent of its patients, which is better than the average nursing home. This place was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand 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 - Ottumwa Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Good Samaritan Society - Ottumwa, 6.11% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint tells you the percent of long-term patients who developed new or worsened pressure ulcers. We've found that pressure ulcers are a reliable barometer of the quality of nursing care a nursing home provides.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Good Samaritan Society - Ottumwa, 3.69% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of patients who suffered from a fall which caused major injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Good Samaritan Society - Ottumwa, 3.09% of Patients had UTIs
This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents which experienced a urinary tract infection. While a higher rate infections could reflect poorly on a nursing home's hygiene protocols, it is problematic to compare between nursing homes due to facilities having reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Good Samaritan Society - Ottumwa, 16.77% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients receiving antipsychotic medications. 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 some situations, increased usage of these drugs may suggest a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Good Samaritan Society - Ottumwa, 18.7% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of residents given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are given to residents suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Good Samaritan Society - Ottumwa, 4.48% of Patients
This is the percent of patients who are demonstrating depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Good Samaritan Society - Ottumwa, 94.58% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents that were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Good Samaritan Society - Ottumwa, 16.82% Percentage of Patients
This is the percent of residents that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's may indicate the decline of a resident's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Good Samaritan Society - Ottumwa, 19.24% Percentage of Residents
This is the percent of patients that were able to retain mobility over time. Preserving mobility is usually a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Good Samaritan Society - Ottumwa, 1.24 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Good Samaritan Society - Ottumwa, 19.24 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Good Samaritan Society - Ottumwa, 11.86 Percentage of Patients
This metric tracks the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Good Samaritan Society - Ottumwa, 79.45% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint measures the percent of short-term stay patients who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Many would argue that this is a measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation services.