With an address in Postville, Iowa, Good Samaritan Society - Postville is the sole option located there. With an overall grade of B+, this nursing home should work for most prospective residents. This place truly has plenty working in its favor. This place's strong report card was highlighted by its inspection reports, which you can find in the next section.
Good Samaritan Society - Postville
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- No Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Individual
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Pain Management
- Oncology Care
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Lymphedema Care
- Aquatic Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
We also wanted to emphasize that this facility earned near flawless inspections recently. We awarded them an A+ in this area. Inspection scores are tied to several items found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places that score well in this area tend to have few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these facilities should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. While this place had a few deficiencies on its government inspection report, none were severe based on CMS' scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
Another one of this nursing home's above average category grades came in the category of long-term care. We gave them one of our more favorable scores in that category, with a score of B+. If you are seeking services other than rehabilitation, you should take a close look at long-term care ratings. On top of assessing the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home provided the vaccine to 92.99363 percent of its residents, which is a few points below what we anticipated. Lastly, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
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This facility is also strong in the area of nursing, where it received a grade of B. It outperformed most nursing homes in this category. There are a number of datapoints included in this grade. Many of the datapoints are tied to levels of nurse staffing. This nursing home averages 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This place performed very well in terms of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Short-term Care Quality
The next category we assessed is short-term care. In that category, we gave this nursing home a decent grade of B-. This actually was this facility's weakest category. Our short-term care grades are based in part on the facility's quantity of skilled skilled healthcare professionals. This includes a broad spectrum of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, not to mention other types of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this facility employs registered nurses. Not every facility employs these types of nurses. However, based on the data they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Finally, we looked at the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients returned home. At most facilities, closer to half of their residents are able to return home so this figure is below average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Good Samaritan Society - Postville Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Good Samaritan Society - Postville, 6.13% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of residents who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are routinely the result of patients staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Good Samaritan Society - Postville, 3.72% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of residents that sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injury are routinely linked to poor nursing care. Additional nurse staffing can limit the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Good Samaritan Society - Postville, 2.97% of Patients had UTIs
This figure tells you the percent of long-term care residents who have suffered from urinary tract infections. Although a higher rate infections could reflect poorly on a facility's cleanliness, it can be problematic to compare between facilities due to nursing homes having reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Good Samaritan Society - Postville, 16.77% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of residents prescribed antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic medications are administered to residents for many medical conditions, including dementia. Tragically, in some cases, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate that a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Good Samaritan Society - Postville, 18.76% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic gauges the percent of long-term care patients that are prescribed antianxiety drugs. These medications are prescribed to residents suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Good Samaritan Society - Postville, 4.77% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who are demonstrating symptoms of depression. Many believe this is a reliable measure of resident quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Good Samaritan Society - Postville, 94.58% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Good Samaritan Society - Postville, 16.85% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Good Samaritan Society - Postville, 20.59% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percentage of residents that retained mobility levels over time. Optimizing mobility is often a good sign for residents' health.
In Good Samaritan Society - Postville, 1.17 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. There is usually a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and the overall quality of long-term care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Good Samaritan Society - Postville, 20.59 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric tracks the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care.
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