Good Samaritan Society - Park River is a small non-profit nursing home in Park River, North Dakota. Featuring an overall rating of A, this facility is among the best nursing homes we found. In fact, we ranked this nursing home in the top 20 percent of all facilities in the United States. As you will see below, this nursing home also performed just fine in our category grades. It's hard to poke holes in this place's profile.
Good Samaritan Society - Park River
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
301 South County Road 12b,
Park River ND 58270
78.51% estimated occupancy 1
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- 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
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Oncology Care
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Lymphedema Care
- Aquatic Therapy
Top Nursing Home in North Dakota Awards 2019
Top Nursing Home in North Dakota Awards 2020
Top Nursing Home in North Dakota Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to performing well overall, this facility also received nearly flawless government inspections. As a result, it earned one of our best scores in that area with an A+. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in calculating our inspection ratings. One of those factors is deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of these deficiencies is arguably more important than the number of deficiencies, as some deficiencies end up being quite minor. Although this place had a few deficiencies on its report, none of them were severe based on CMS' deficiency scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
This facility also excelled in the area of nursing, where it received a grade of A. Few nursing homes performed better in this area. Our nursing score is primarily based on the nursing home's level of nurse staffing. This particular nursing home provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This place performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a place has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can many times be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
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Long-term Care Quality
Contributing to its high-end assessment, this nursing home also was awarded a dominant long-term care grade, with a score of A-. Long-term care grades in this range generally require both around the clock care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine healthcare services. In addition to looking at the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home vaccinated 99.386505 percent of its residents, which is what we like to see. Pneumonia can be a dangerous health condition for nursing home patients so we prefer when a facility does not leave its residents vulnerable. Lastly, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
Short-term Care Quality
Turning to our last category, this facility received a highly favorable short-term care score. In fact, we awarded it a grade of B+ in that category, completing one of our better profiles. In forming these short-term care scores, we assess the facility's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, respiratory therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. The purpose is to devise a barometer for comparing 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. On the other hand, based on the data they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Lastly, we considered the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Good Samaritan Society - Park River Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Good Samaritan Society - Park River, 6.08% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This statistic is is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who suffer from new or worsened pressure ulcers. We've found that pressure ulcers are a great indicator of nursing care quality.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Good Samaritan Society - Park River, 4.48% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of residents that have had a fall resulting in serious injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Good Samaritan Society - Park River, 3.36% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of residents that suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections are linked to poor hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Good Samaritan Society - Park River, 19.9% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents given antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic drugs are prescribed to residents for a variety of medical conditions, including cognitive disorders. Tragically, in some situations, increased usage of these drugs may suggest a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Good Samaritan Society - Park River, 18.84% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure is an indication of the percent of long-term residents that were prescribed antianxiety medication. These medications are typically prescribed to patients experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Good Samaritan Society - Park River, 5.76% of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients showing signs of depression. Many argue that this is a reliable measure of patient quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Good Samaritan Society - Park River, 96.66% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients that have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Good Samaritan Society - Park River, 15.94% Percentage of Patients
This is the percentage of patients who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living could indicate the decline of a patient's health.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Good Samaritan Society - Park River, 17.76% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percent of patients who retained mobility levels over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Good Samaritan Society - Park River, 1.14 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of care. There is a correlation between staying out of the hospital and the quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Good Samaritan Society - Park River, 17.76 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is typically a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.
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