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Good Samaritan Society - Saint Ansgar

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Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: B-plus
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Good Samaritan Society - Saint Ansgar's website

701 East Fourth Street,
Saint Ansgar IA 50472

(641) 215-6535

84.76% estimated occupancy 1

Located in Saint Ansgar, Iowa, Good Samaritan Society - Saint Ansgar is the sole facility we were able to find in this city. We awarded this facility an B+ overall grade, ranking it in the top third of all facilities in the country. Based on our analysis, this facility has quite a bit going for it. This facility was stronger in some categories than others, but it did not have any weak links in any of our four major categories. More information about these categories can be found below.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • Non profit - Corporation
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab
  • Offers Outpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Speech Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

To go along with a favorable overall score, we awarded this place an A+ for our inspection category. Our inspection ratings weigh several factors found on a nursing home's inspection reports. One of the most important criteria we consider is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Facilities with better scores in this area typically have few of these severe deficiencies. This nursing home was hit with 3 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none of the deficiencies were considered to be major deficiencies. This tells you that the government inspectors did not deem any of the deficiencies to create an immediate risk to patient health or safety. A couple relatively minor deficiencies are not the end of the world.

Nurse Quality

Grade: A

This nursing home performed well in our nursing category. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A for that category, which is one of our highest scores. The nursing grade includes a handful of subcategories, most of which are based on quantities of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This nursing home performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a place has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can frequently be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B

This nursing home is also strong in the area of short-term care, where it received a grade of B. It performed better than most facilities in this category. Our short-term care ratings are likely most important for patients needing a nursing home for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation generally utilizes more skilled nursing. This includes not only nursing, but also physical and speech therapy, as well as other types of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, according to the data they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Lastly, we considered the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: C

The final category we scored is long-term care, in which this nursing home was given a C. Although this turned out to be its worst category grade, this is nevertheless nothing to be ashamed of. In calculating our long-term care scores, we scrutinize the assistance with daily living received by a facility's residents. After assessing the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we then analyzed the facility's vaccination statistics. We were optimistic to find that this facility vaccinated 98.48485 percent of its patients against pneumonia. Lastly, this place was also able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Sep 22

Good Samaritan Society - Saint Ansgar Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A+

In Good Samaritan Society - Saint Ansgar, 6.11% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This tells you the percent of residents who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin resulting from staying in the same position for an excessive period of time.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A+

In Good Samaritan Society - Saint Ansgar, 3.69% of Patients had Serious Falls

This figure is a measure of the percent of long-term residents who had falls leading to serious injury. This is one of the statistics we use in computing our nursing grades.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: D

In Good Samaritan Society - Saint Ansgar, 3.09% of Patients had UTIs

This indicates the percent of patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections may be associated with poorer hygiene.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A

In Good Samaritan Society - Saint Ansgar, 16.77% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients who are administered antipsychotic drugs. Increased usage of these drugs may mean a facility is using these medications to subdue residents in scenarios where such medications are not medically indicated. However, some nursing homes may need to rely on these medications due to an increased number of patients with dementia.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A-plus

In Good Samaritan Society - Saint Ansgar, 18.7% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This statistic is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients who are administered antianxiety medication. These drugs are typically given to residents suffering from depression or anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A-minus

In Good Samaritan Society - Saint Ansgar, 4.48% of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents who are showing depressive symptoms.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-plus

In Good Samaritan Society - Saint Ansgar, 94.58% of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: C

In Good Samaritan Society - Saint Ansgar, 16.82% Percentage of Patients

This is a measure of the percent of long-term patients who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as moving around and taking a bath. Some argue this is a measure of a patient's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B

In Good Samaritan Society - Saint Ansgar, 19.24% Percentage of Residents

This tells you the percent of patients who retained mobility levels over time. Optimizing mobility can be a great sign for residents' well-being.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A-plus

In Good Samaritan Society - Saint Ansgar, 1.24 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This datapoint is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. Minimizing hospitalizations is important to preserving the physical well-being of patients.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B

In Good Samaritan Society - Saint Ansgar, 19.24 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is generally a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.