Good Samaritan Society - Pine River is the sole nursing home we found in Pine River, Minnesota. We awarded this facility an A overall grade, ranking it in the top 20 percent of all nursing homes in the nation. We really couldn't find many negative things to say about this nursing home. Its grades are as good as they get. Scroll down to see this facility's category scores, which are also impressive. It would be hard to poke holes in this facility's profile.
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Good Samaritan Society - Pine River
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- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
- Memory Care
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- Non profit - Other
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
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Top Nursing Home in Minnesota Awards 2019
Top Nursing Home in Minnesota Awards 2020
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Short-term Care Quality
One of the reasons this turned out to be a great nursing home is that it earned a very impressive short-term care score. This turned out to be its best category. In that area, we gave this facility an impressive grade of A. With our short-term care rating, we strive to create a valuable measure for rehabilitation. In doing so, we analyze a facility's scope of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as respiratory therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not all nursing homes employs these types of nurses. However, based on the information they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The last statistic we looked at in this category is the percentage of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return home. We found that 6.5 percent of this nursing home's patients were able to return home.
This nursing home has earned near flawless government inspections recently. We awarded them an A in this area. Arguably the most significant factor we consider in determining our inspection grades is deficiencies. Deficiencies are found on a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places with better scores in this area typically avoided the more severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. While this place had some minor dings on its report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are labeled as categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This tells you the inspectors didn't consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
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Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home also was awarded a strong long-term care score. Indeed, this turned out to be this facility's third most impressive category grade. In that category, this facility received a grade of A-. Facilities that excel in long-term care tend to provide residents with closer supervision and stay on top of routine medical care. On top of assessing the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home vaccinated 96.20253 percent of its residents, which is very impressive. Pneumonia can be a life threatening ailment for nursing home patients so we prefer when a facility doesn't leave its residents vulnerable. 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 only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
In the last category, this facility also received an impressive nursing rating, with a B+. This finished off a very strong profile. When computing a nursing home's nursing score, we weigh the amount of time nurses are caring for residents and the level of skill 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 measures and this nursing home 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 Minnesota in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can often be avoided by providing better nursing care, such as having a protocol of moving residents more frequently.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Good Samaritan Society - Pine River Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Good Samaritan Society - Pine River, 6.14% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of patients who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin due to staying in the same position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Good Samaritan Society - Pine River, 3.86% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of residents who have had a fall resulting in serious injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Good Samaritan Society - Pine River, 2.89% of Patients had UTIs
This figure is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients who experienced urinary tract infections. While more infections may reflect poorly on a facility's cleanliness, it is difficult to compare different facilities due to nursing homes having varying reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Good Samaritan Society - Pine River, 15.26% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is a measure of the percent of long-term residents taking antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used appropriately. In some situations, increased usage of these drugs may indicate that a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Good Samaritan Society - Pine River, 11.96% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents taking antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Good Samaritan Society - Pine River, 4.16% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents who are exhibiting symptoms of depression. Higher rates of depression may be a sign worse patient care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Good Samaritan Society - Pine River, 94.15% of Patients
This is the percent of residents who were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Good Samaritan Society - Pine River, 13.41% Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and continence. Some would argue that this is a reliable measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Good Samaritan Society - Pine River, 15.86% Percentage of Residents
Measures the percentage of long-term stay residents that remained mobile levels. Some experts believe that mobility is vital to patients physical and mental health.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Good Samaritan Society - Pine River, 15.86 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric tracks the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care. Staying out of the hospital during rehabilitation is important to restoring the health of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Good Samaritan Society - Pine River, 14.49 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is usually a correlation between staying out of the emergency room and the quality of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Good Samaritan Society - Pine River, 77.42% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percent of short-term care patients that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Higher levels of independence with activities of daily living typically correlates with successful rehabilitation services.