Good Samaritan Society Shakamak Retirement Comm is a small non-profit nursing home in Jasonville, Indiana. With an overall score of A-, this is without a doubt a high quality nursing home. We were so impressed with this facility that we ranked it in the top third of all nursing homes in the nation. This facility's impressive report card was highlighted by its nursing score, which is addressed in the next section.
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Good Samaritan Society Shakamak Retirement Comm
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Updated Nov 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No 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
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
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Registered Staff Hours
One of the reasons this turned out to be a great nursing home is that it earned a very impressive nursing score. This proved to be its best category. In this area, we awarded this nursing home an A. In computing a nursing home's nursing score, we assess the amount of time nurses commit to patients and the level of licensure of those nurses. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This facility performed very well in the area of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
This facility has received near flawless health inspections in recent years. We awarded them an impressive grade of A in this category. Our inspection grades are tied to several pieces of information located in the a nursing home's recent inspections. Places that receive favorable grades in this category tend to have very few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these facilities generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. Fortunately, although this nursing home had some minor dings on its report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are found in categories G through L. This tells you the government inspectors didn't consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. A few relatively minor dings aren't necessarily something to panic about.
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Short-term Care Quality
Additionally, this nursing home also was awarded favorable short-term care grades this year. Indeed, we gave it one of our stronger grades in that area, with a score of B+. With our short-term care rating, we strive to craft a sound barometer for rehabilitation services. In doing so, we assess a nursing home's level of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as respiratory therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not every nursing home employs these skilled professionals. However, according to the data they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Finally, we considered the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 4.7 percent of this facility's residents returned home.
Long-term Care Quality
The final area we graded is long-term care, where this facility was awarded a B-. This proved to be this facility's least impressive area. This is nevertheless nothing to be ashamed of. In crafting our long-term care ratings, we quantify the nursing home's ability to maintain its permanent residents' health and quality of life. In addition to considering the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility provided the vaccine to 61.71875 percent of its residents. This is multiple points lower than what we were hoping for. Nevertheless, this place was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0.02 hospitalizations per 1,000 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 Shakamak Retirement Comm Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Good Samaritan Society Shakamak Retirement Comm, 3.3% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of residents who have had 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 called bed sores, are routinely the result of patients not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Good Samaritan Society Shakamak Retirement Comm, 2.34% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of patients that suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to major injuries are considered to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . Major falls leading to injury are often caused by lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Good Samaritan Society Shakamak Retirement Comm, 5.69% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of patients that sustained a urinary tract infection. These infections are sometimes linked to insufficient hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Good Samaritan Society Shakamak Retirement Comm, 4.17% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents given antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs may be helpful for many residents, it is important to ensure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In some cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Good Samaritan Society Shakamak Retirement Comm, 20.35% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic is an indication of the percent of long-term residents taking antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Good Samaritan Society Shakamak Retirement Comm, 0% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term care residents who are exhibiting depressive symptoms. Many in the industry believe this is a measure of quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Good Samaritan Society Shakamak Retirement Comm, 70.3% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay patients who were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home residents, making these types of vaccines vital to patient safety.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Good Samaritan Society Shakamak Retirement Comm, 26.61% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as moving around and using the bathroom.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Good Samaritan Society Shakamak Retirement Comm, 25.86% of Residents
This indicates the percent of residents that retained mobility levels over time. Preserving mobility can be a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Good Samaritan Society Shakamak Retirement Comm, 0.02 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Good Samaritan Society Shakamak Retirement Comm, 25.86% of Residents Rehospitalized
This is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital during rehabilitation is important to restoring the physical well-being of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Good Samaritan Society Shakamak Retirement Comm, 14.59% of Patients
This indicates the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Good Samaritan Society Shakamak Retirement Comm, 59.66% of Resident
This tells you the percentage of short-term care patients that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
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