With an address in Sister Bay, Wisconsin, Good Samaritan Society-Scandia Village is the lone nursing home we identified there. With an overall grade of B, this appears to be a fine nursing home. You can definitely do much worse than this nursing home. The best aspect of this nursing home's strong profile is its nursing score. Nursing grades are discussed in the next section
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Good Samaritan Society-Scandia Village
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- Independent Living
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- Adult Day Care
- Memory Care
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Oncology Care
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Lymphedema Care
- Aquatic Therapy
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Registered Staff Hours
One of the reasons this place received a great overall grade is that it received a very impressive nursing grade. Nursing actually ended up being its best category. In that category, we gave this facility an A. Our nursing rating focuses on the nursing home's nurse staffing levels. We look at both the levels of licensure of those nurses and the quantity of hours spent with residents. This nursing home averages 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality-based metrics and this nursing home 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 nation 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 having a policy of moving a resident more frequently.
Short-term Care Quality
Among this nursing home's other achievements is its top-shelf short-term care score. We awarded them one of our more impressive scores in that category, with a grade of A-. In the category of short-term care, we try to assess measures of a nursing home's rehabilitation. We assess a nursing home's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses and physical and occupational therapists. Fortunately, it looks like this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all nursing homes employs these types of nurses. However, according to the data they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Finally, we assessed the number of patients that were able to return home from this facility. We found that 5.3 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home.
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This nursing home earned a solid inspection report this year as well, with few dings from the applicable government inspectors. As a result, it earned one of our better grades in that category with a score of B-. Our inspection scores weigh several factors included in a facility's inspection reports. One of the most important criteria we rely on is the number and severity of deficiencies. This facility was assessed 2 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none of the deficiencies were considered to be severe deficiencies. This indicates that CMS didn't deem any of the deficiencies to pose an imminent risk to resident safety or health. Keep in mind that deficiency-free inspection reports are rare in this industry.
Long-term Care Quality
The last area we looked at is long-term care, proved to be this nursing home's least impressive category. We awarded this nursing home a D in this category. This is one of just a couple of weak links on an otherwise strong report card. For long-term care residents, the nursing home's primary goal is to maintain residents' quality of life and keep them safe. After considering the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we then looked at the nursing home's vaccination record. This nursing home vaccinated 97.36842 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which is more than the majority of nursing homes. Surprisingly, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. With only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, this facility had less hospitalizations than most nursing homes. Unfortunately, some of its other scores in this category weren't as favorable as these.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Good Samaritan Society-Scandia Village Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Good Samaritan Society-Scandia Village, 7.35% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of patients who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be an indicator of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are routinely caused by patients staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Good Samaritan Society-Scandia Village, 3.21% of Patients had Serious Falls
This figure indicates the percent of long-term care residents who experienced 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 poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Good Samaritan Society-Scandia Village, 3.13% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint gauges the percent of long-term care patients who have sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's may be an indicator of a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. However, this datapoint can also be skewed for certain facilities due to different reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Good Samaritan Society-Scandia Village, 13.64% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of patients prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are given to residents for many medical conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias. Tragically, in some situations, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Good Samaritan Society-Scandia Village, 16.32% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents that were administered antianxiety medication. These medications are commonly given to residents suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Good Samaritan Society-Scandia Village, 5.98% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients demonstrating signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Good Samaritan Society-Scandia Village, 92.12% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay residents who were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for seniors, making these vaccines important for resident well-being.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Good Samaritan Society-Scandia Village, 13.34% Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and bathing.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Good Samaritan Society-Scandia Village, 17.08% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients that remained mobile levels. Some believe that mobility is vital to patients mental and physical health.
In Good Samaritan Society-Scandia Village, 1.28 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 maintaining the physical health of nursing home patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Good Samaritan Society-Scandia Village, 17.08 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Measures the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term resident care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Good Samaritan Society-Scandia Village, 76.01% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percentage of short-term care patients that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.