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Good Samaritan Society - Postville

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Updated Nov 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: B-plus
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400 Hardin Drive,
Postville IA 52162

(563) 864-7425

68.36% estimated occupancy 1

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. This facility's impressive report card was highlighted by its inspection grade, which you can find in the next section.

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Quick Details

  • 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

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Medical Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • Stroke Recovery
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Dentistry
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Cardiac Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Pain Management
  • Oncology Care
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation
  • Lymphedema Care
  • Aquatic Therapy

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2022)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A+ for our inspections rating. Arguably the most important factor we look at in computing our inspection grades is deficiencies. Deficiencies can be found on a facility's inspection reports. Places with higher grades in this area most likely avoided the more severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. While this nursing home 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

Grade: B-plus

Contributing to its profile, this nursing home also earned a score of B+ for its long-term care rating. This is a well above average grade in this category. When facilities receive this kind of score in long-term care it is typically a good sign for patient care and suggests that the nursing home is well-staffed with nurses and aids. Once we assessed the volume of nursing care, we then analyzed the facility's vaccination statistics. This facility vaccinated 94.80519 percent of its patients against pneumonia, which is very impressive. Pneumonia sadly is often a deadly health condition for nursing home residents so we like it when a facility doesn't leave its residents vulnerable. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B

Turning to an additional strength for this nursing home, we awarded them one of our more positive scores in our short-term care category as well, with a grade of B. In calculating these short-term care scores, we quantify the facility's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. Our purpose is to create a tool for comparing the rehabilitation services of nursing homes. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every nursing home employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, according to the information they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Finally, we considered the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B-minus

Switching gears to our fourth category, this nursing home was awarded a decent nursing score. While this was not quite as impressive as several of its other scores, this is really not a bad grade. Our nursing grade is largely based on the facility's level of nurse staffing. This nursing home averages just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a very low figure. Finally, we like to look at quality-based metrics, such as the percentage of patients who experienced pressure ulcers and major falls. Sometimes these metrics are indicators of the quality of nursing care.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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Good Samaritan Society - Postville Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A-minus

In Good Samaritan Society - Postville, 4.59% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This datapoint indicates the percentage of long-term patients that suffered from new or worsened pressure ulcers. Many experts believe that pressure ulcers are a great measure of the quality of nursing care a nursing home provides.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: C

In Good Samaritan Society - Postville, 4.55% 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

Grade: C

In Good Samaritan Society - Postville, 3.33% 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

Grade: A

In Good Samaritan Society - Postville, 7.14% 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

Grade: A

In Good Samaritan Society - Postville, 10.64% 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

Grade: B

In Good Samaritan Society - Postville, 3.36% 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

Grade: B-minus

In Good Samaritan Society - Postville, 96.23% 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

Grade: F

In Good Samaritan Society - Postville, 26.47% of Patients

This indicates the percentage of patients that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A

In Good Samaritan Society - Postville, 24.38% of Residents

This indicates the percentage of residents that retained mobility levels over time. Optimizing mobility is often a good sign for residents' health.


Grade: A-minus

In Good Samaritan Society - Postville, 0.01 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

Grade: D

In Good Samaritan Society - Postville, 24.38% of Residents Rehospitalized

This metric tracks the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: D

In Good Samaritan Society - Postville, 67.49% of Resident

This metric is a measure of the percent of short-term stay residents who saw functional improvements.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Veterans Memorial HospitalCritical Access Hospitals 13.58 miles away40 1st Street Se Waukon Iowa 52172Government - Local(563) 568-3411
  • Gundersen Palmer Lutheran Hospital and ClinicsCritical Access Hospitals 14.92 miles away112 Jefferson Street West Union Iowa 52175Voluntary non-profit - Private(563) 422-3811
  • Mercy One Elkader Medical CenterCritical Access Hospitals 16.98 miles away901 Davidson Street Nw Elkader Iowa 52043Voluntary non-profit - Private(563) 245-7000
  • Winneshiek Medical CenterCritical Access Hospitals 18.18 miles away901 Montgomery Street Decorah Iowa 52101Government - Local(563) 382-2911

Nearby Dialysis

  • West Union Dialysis Center15.17 miles away405 Highway 150 N P O Box 516 West Union Iowa 52175Dialysis Stations: 16 (563) 422-5734
  • Mayo Clinic Hosp-Dyls18.18 miles away901 Montgomery St. Decorah Iowa 52101Dialysis Stations: 4 (563) 382-1961