Good Samaritan Society - Sherman County is located in Goodland, Kansas. This city has 5,476 people. This facility received an extremely poor overall rating based on the data we assessed. If you are not satisfied with this facility's pedestrian overall grade, you may have to look in other cities as this is the only nursing home in Goodland. More information on this facility's category grades is available below. Its best category is long-term care, which is discussed in the next section.
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Good Samaritan Society - Sherman County
- Nursing Home
Updated Nov 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
Note: Good Samaritan Society - Sherman County has been flagged for abuse in the past 12 months. We have capped this facility's overall grade accordingly.
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Nutritional Counseling
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Registered Staff Hours
Long-term Care Quality
Even though we gave this facility a horrible overall grade, we awarded it a B- for long-term care. Our long-term care ratings are pivotal for patients seeking personal care. After looking at the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we then looked at the nursing home's vaccination record. Unfortunately, this facility vaccinated just 67.08074 percent of its residents for pneumonia. Nevertheless, this place excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
As it turns out, its inspection reports were not the source of this nursing home's abysmal overall grade. It received a grade of C in this category. Inspection grades are tied to items found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Deficiencies are a key item to look for on these reports. Severe deficiencies indicate a risk to resident safety. This nursing home had 3 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to find that none were in categories G through L. This means this facility avoided the more significant categories of deficiencies. Finally, CMS flagged this nursing home for possible abuse or neglect. This is not what you want to see. We advise you to direct your search elsewhere.
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Short-term Care Quality
In addition, we gave this nursing home an F in the category of short-term care. In calculating our short-term care ratings, we assess a nursing home's levels of highly skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists respiratory therapists and other highly skilled individuals. This category is often a useful assessment of the nursing home's rehabilitation. Given its poor rating in this area, we were not shocked to find that this place provides far fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than most nursing homes. Lastly, we assessed the percentage of residents that eventually returned home from this nursing home. This facility didn't fare well here either. In fact, we found that just 3.4 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home.
The next area we assessed was nursing. This nursing home received a poor grade of F in this area. Our nursing rating looks at the facility's nurse staffing levels. We consider both the levels of skill of the nurses and the quantity of hours spent with residents. This particular nursing home provided a meager 0.5 hours of nursing care per patient on a daily basis. This statistic is well below average. In addition to rating below average in nursing hours per resident, this facility also had poor marks in the quality-based metrics we looked at in calculating our nursing scores. We looked at the percentage of patients experiencing pressure ulcers and major falls. This nursing home was at about 150 percent of the national average in both of these data points. This is likely a bad sign when you consider that many bed sores and falls are believed to be preventable with better nursing care. These metrics pulled down this nursing home's nursing grade significantly.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Good Samaritan Society - Sherman County Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Good Samaritan Society - Sherman County, 11.11% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of residents that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are routinely the result of residents not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Good Samaritan Society - Sherman County, 9.94% of Patients had Serious Falls
This figure gauges the percent of long-term patients which had a fall resulting in severe injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls could be a sign of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Good Samaritan Society - Sherman County, 5.81% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of long-term care patients who have experienced urinary tract infections. UTI's could be an indicator of a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. However, this metric can be misleading for certain facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Good Samaritan Society - Sherman County, 8.44% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of residents prescribed antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic medications are prescribed to residents for many medical conditions, including dementia. Unfortunately, in limited cases, increased usage of these drugs may indicate a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Good Samaritan Society - Sherman County, 12.74% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of residents who were prescribed antianxiety medications. These drugs are given to residents suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Good Samaritan Society - Sherman County, 1.4% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients exhibiting symptoms of depression. Many in the industry would argue this is a reliable measure of quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Good Samaritan Society - Sherman County, 82.96% of Patients
This is the percent of residents that received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Good Samaritan Society - Sherman County, 19.23% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term care residents that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and taking a bath. Some would argue that this is a reliable measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Good Samaritan Society - Sherman County, 19.94% of Residents
This tells you the percentage of residents that remained mobile levels over time. Preserving mobility can be a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Good Samaritan Society - Sherman County, 0.03 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric measures the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Good Samaritan Society - Sherman County, 19.94% of Residents Rehospitalized
This is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term resident care. Avoiding the hospital during rehabilitation is key to restoring the health of residents.
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