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.
Good Samaritan Society - Saint Ansgar
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- 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
Registered Staff Hours
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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Long-term Care Quality
We also awarded this nursing home a decent grade in the area of long-term care, where it received a C. Long-term care ratings are based on the facility's amount of nursing services. This means a vast spectrum of personal care services, ranging from assistance with activities of daily living to routine healthcare services. Once we assessed the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we turned to the facility's vaccination statistics. We were optimistic to find that this nursing home vaccinated 98.4127 percent of its patients for pneumonia. This nursing home also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Short-term Care Quality
The next area we rated proved to be this nursing home's poorest category. However, even in its weakest link we still gave it a decent grade of C for our short-term care category. Short-term care ratings are based on a facility's quantity of highly-skilled highly skilled professionals. This means a vast spectrum of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, not to mention other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every nursing home employs these types of nurses. However, according to the data this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final metric we looked at in this category is the percentage of residents that eventually returned home from the facility. We found that just 4 percent of this facility's patients returned home. This figure was below the national average.
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, 6.13% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of patients who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are often caused by patients not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing care reduces the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Good Samaritan Society - Saint Ansgar, 3.72% of Patients had Serious Falls
This metric measures the percent of long-term care residents who sustained a fall leading to severe injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls could be an indicator of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Good Samaritan Society - Saint Ansgar, 2.97% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of patients who sustained a urinary tract infection. These infections could be associated with poor hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Good Samaritan Society - Saint Ansgar, 16.77% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of patients who were given antipsychotic drugs. These medications are used for treating a variety of medical conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Good Samaritan Society - Saint Ansgar, 18.76% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents prescribed antianxiety drugs. These drugs are commonly given to patients suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Good Samaritan Society - Saint Ansgar, 4.77% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term stay patients who are demonstrating depressive symptoms. Some believe that this is a reliable measure of patient quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Good Samaritan Society - Saint Ansgar, 94.58% of Patients
This is the percentage of patients that were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Good Samaritan Society - Saint Ansgar, 16.85% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's could be a sign of the decline of a resident's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Good Samaritan Society - Saint Ansgar, 20.59% Percentage of Residents
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term residents that were able to retain mobility. Some experts would argue that the ability to move around is critical to patients mental and physical health.
In Good Samaritan Society - Saint Ansgar, 1.17 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Good Samaritan Society - Saint Ansgar, 20.59 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
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