Located in Saint Ansgar, Iowa, Good Samaritan Society - Saint Ansgar is the sole facility we were able to find in this city. It looks like this is a quality facility. We gave this it an overall grade of B+, which is a well above average score. Based on our assessment, this facility ought to meet the needs of most people. This nursing home was stronger in some categories than others, but it didn't have any poor grades in any of our major categories. More information about these categories can be found below.
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Good Samaritan Society - Saint Ansgar
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
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One of the many reasons this turned out to be a quality nursing home is that it received an A+ inspection grade. This is simply as good as it gets in this critical category. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in calculating our inspection ratings. One key factor is deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of deficiencies is usually more meaningful than the number of deficiencies, as some of these can be quite insignificant. While this facility had a few minor dings on its report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those labeled as categories G through L. This means CMS didn't deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. A couple relatively minor dings aren't necessarily something to panic about.
One of the other reasons we graded this facility so highly is that it earned a very impressive nursing grade. In fact, nursing turned out to be its second best category grade. In that area, we gave this facility an A-. There are several factors within this area. Many of these datapoints relate to nurse staffing. This nursing home averages 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality measures and this place excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any facility Iowa in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can generally be prevented by providing better nursing care, such as employing a system of turning a resident more frequently.
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Short-term Care Quality
We also awarded this nursing home a decent grade in the area of short-term care, where it received a B-. In the area of short-term care, we strive to assess indicators of a facility's rehabilitation. We look at a facility's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses and various therapists. Fortunately, it appear that this facility employs registered nurses. Not all facilities employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, according to the information they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Finally, we assessed the percentage of patients who ultimately returned home from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home. This figure was actually quite a bit below the national average.
Long-term Care Quality
The last category we looked at was this nursing home's poorest category. However, even in its worst category we still awarded it a decent grade of B- in our long-term care category. Our long-term care scores are pivotal for people looking for non-healthcare services such as personal care. Once we assessed the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we next considered the facility's vaccination statistics. We were optimistic to learn that this nursing home vaccinated 96.37681 percent of its patients against pneumonia. Lastly, this nursing home was also able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Good Samaritan Society - Saint Ansgar Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Good Samaritan Society - Saint Ansgar, 0% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents that have new or worsened pressure ulcers . We consider this statistic when determining both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Good Samaritan Society - Saint Ansgar, 1.45% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of patients who suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to severe injury are routinely linked to lower levels of patient supervision. Better nursing care reduces the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Good Samaritan Society - Saint Ansgar, 1.54% of Patients had UTIs
This metric measures the percent of long-term care residents who sustained urinary tract infections. UTI's could be an indicator of a facility with lower levels of hygiene. However, this datapoint could be misleading for certain facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Good Samaritan Society - Saint Ansgar, 5.22% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic medications are prescribed to patients for many conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias. Sadly, in some situations, excessive reliance on these medications may mean a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Good Samaritan Society - Saint Ansgar, 7.94% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric gauges the percent of long-term residents who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. These drugs are commonly given to residents experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Good Samaritan Society - Saint Ansgar, 2.22% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients demonstrating symptoms of depression. Higher levels of depression could reveal a less hospitable environment.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Good Samaritan Society - Saint Ansgar, 95.56% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients that were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Good Samaritan Society - Saint Ansgar, 23.02% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Good Samaritan Society - Saint Ansgar, 22.51% of Residents
This is the percent of residents that were able to retain mobility over time. Preserving mobility can be a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Good Samaritan Society - Saint Ansgar, 0.01 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Good Samaritan Society - Saint Ansgar, 22.51% of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term resident care. Minimizing rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is key to restoring the physical abilities of patients.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Good Samaritan Society - Saint Ansgar, 93.74% of Resident
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of short-term stay residents who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Many would argue this is a measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation performance.
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