Good Samaritan Society - Postville is a small nursing home located in Postville, Iowa. Sporting an overall score of B+, this nursing home should work for most prospective residents. We were so impressed with this facility that we ranked it in the top third of all nursing homes in the United States. If you look below, you can see this facility's category scores, which are also quite good.
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Good Samaritan Society - Postville
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
Updated Nov 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
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- 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
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In addition to receiving an elite overall grade, this facility received an A+ inspection rating. This score is based on the facility's recent government inspections. An A+ in this area is one of the highest complements we can pay to a facility. Inspection scores weigh several factors, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these items by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This nursing home was hit with 4 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none were considered to be major deficiencies. This indicates that the inspectors didn't deem any of these deficiencies an imminent risk to resident safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
Among this nursing home's other accomplishments is its dominant long-term care grade. It received one of our most favorable grades in that category, with a score of A-. When facilities receive a score in this range in long-term care it generally means it has plenty of staff and is an overall good place to reside on a permanent basis. In addition to considering the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home provided the vaccine to 94.80519 percent of its patients, which is very impressive. Pneumonia tragically can be a dangerous condition for nursing home patients so we prefer when a nursing home does not leave its residents vulnerable. Lastly, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
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Short-term Care Quality
The third category we assessed was short-term care. This facility received an impressive short-term care grade, with a B in the category. In our short-term care score, we seek to forge a sound gauge for rehabilitation. In doing so, we analyze a nursing home's level of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as occupational therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. However, based on the information they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Finally, we considered the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this facility's residents returned home.
The final category we looked at is nursing. In that category, we gave this nursing home a favorable grade of B. We scrutinized the skill-level of nurses working for the nursing home, as well as the quantity of time those nurses spent with patients, in calculating our rating in this area. This nursing home averages 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality measures and this facility excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any facility the state in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can typically be avoided by providing better nursing care, such as by employing a protocol of moving residents at least once a day.
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, 4.59% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of patients that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are often the result of patients not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Good Samaritan Society - Postville, 4.55% of Patients had Serious Falls
This statistic measures the percent of long-term stay patients which suffered a fall which caused serious injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls could be an indication of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Good Samaritan Society - Postville, 3.33% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of residents that have had a urinary tract infection. These infections are associated with poor hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Good Samaritan Society - Postville, 7.14% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic drugs are prescribed to residents for many conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias. Unfortunately, in some cases, increased usage of these drugs may indicate a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Good Samaritan Society - Postville, 10.64% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint gauges the percent of long-term patients receiving antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Good Samaritan Society - Postville, 3.36% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients exhibiting symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Good Samaritan Society - Postville, 96.23% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents who were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Good Samaritan Society - Postville, 26.47% of Patients
This is the percent of patients that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living could be a sign of the deterioration of a patient's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Good Samaritan Society - Postville, 24.38% of Residents
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay patients that maintained mobility.
In Good Samaritan Society - Postville, 0.01 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. Avoiding hospitalizations is key to preserving the physical well-being of nursing home residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Good Samaritan Society - Postville, 24.38% of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Good Samaritan Society - Postville, 67.49% of Resident
This datapoint measures the percentage of short-term stay residents that experienced functional improvements.
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