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.
Good Samaritan Society - Pine River
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
- Memory Care
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- 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
Registered Staff Hours
One of the reasons this turned out to be a great nursing home is that it earned an impressive inspection grade. Inspections ended up being its best category. In this area, we awarded this facility an A. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in computing our inspection grades. One of those factors is deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of deficiencies is usually more important than the number of deficiencies, as some can be quite insignificant. Although this nursing home had some 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.
Short-term Care Quality
Among its many high-end grades, this nursing home was given an excellent short-term care grade. In fact, it received a score of A in that category. In determining our short-term care ratings, we assess a nursing home's levels of skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists respiratory therapists and other highly skilled individuals. This area is considered to be a solid assessment of the nursing home's rehabilitation services. Fortunately, it appear that this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all nursing homes employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, according to the data this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Finally, we considered the number of patients that returned home from this facility. We found that 6.5 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home.
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Long-term Care Quality
Building on its high-end resume, this facility also was given a dominant long-term care grade, with a grade of A-. Long-term care ratings in this range generally require both around the clock care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine medical care. One of the statistics we considered in addition to nurse's aid hours was vaccinations. This nursing home provided the pneumonia vaccination to 94.25288 percent of its residents. This is a reliable method to avoid negative health outcomes for the elderly population. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
The last category we looked at was nursing. This nursing home was awarded an above average nursing grade this year, with a grade of B. Even though this was not nearly as good as several of its other scores, this is still one of our stronger scores in that category. In computing a facility's nursing score, we weigh the quantity of hours nurses commit to patients as well as the level of skill of those nurses. This nursing home provides 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 facility performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a nursing home has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can many times be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
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, 6.84% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many experts to be a measure of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are routinely the result of patients not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Good Samaritan Society - Pine River, 4.32% of Patients had Serious Falls
This figure is an indication of the percentage of long-term residents that had falls resulting in major injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls may be an indicator of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Good Samaritan Society - Pine River, 2.81% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of residents who suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections are associated with insufficient hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Good Samaritan Society - Pine River, 16.37% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This metric gauges the percentage of long-term residents taking antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications serve an important medical purpose, 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 that a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Good Samaritan Society - Pine River, 12.17% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric indicates the percent of long-term residents taking antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Good Samaritan Society - Pine River, 4.73% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients who are demonstrating depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Good Samaritan Society - Pine River, 93.57% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients who were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Good Samaritan Society - Pine River, 13.28% Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term residents that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as moving around and using the bathroom.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Good Samaritan Society - Pine River, 20.05% Percentage of Residents
This is the percentage of patients that retained mobility levels over time. Retaining mobility is usually a great sign for residents' health.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Good Samaritan Society - Pine River, 20.05 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Measures the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital during rehabilitation is key to restoring the physical well-being of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Good Samaritan Society - Pine River, 12.78 Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Good Samaritan Society - Pine River, 76.19% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint measures the percent of short-term stay patients that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Many believe this is a measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation services.