Good Samaritan Society - Sherman County is a small non-profit nursing home located in Goodland, Kansas. This proved to be a decent facility, with an overall grade of C. In our view, this nursing home would be a solid choice for quite a few people. One of the better aspects of this nursing home's profile is its strong inspection reports, which we will address in the next paragraph.
Good Samaritan Society - Sherman County
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
208 W 2nd Street,
Goodland KS 67735
80.66% estimated occupancy 1
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Nutritional Counseling
Registered Staff Hours
We would like to point out that this nursing home's inspection grade exceeded its overall grade. This facility earned a B+ in this category, which is a quality score. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in calculating these inspection grades. One of those factors is health deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of these deficiencies is arguably more important than the number of deficiencies, as some can be quite minor. Although this nursing home had a few deficiencies on its inspection report, none were severe based on CMS' scale. A couple minor deficiencies should not lead you to cross a nursing home off your list.
Short-term Care Quality
Additionally, we also would like to draw your attention to the fact that this facility was awarded favorable short-term care marks in this assessment. We gave them one of our higher grades in this category, with a B. This proved to be the facility's second best grade. Short-term care scores are critical for residents seeking rehabilitation. Rehabilitation generally mandates more highly-skilled nursing. Skilled nursing means a broad spectrum of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other types of therapy. Unfortunately, we weren't able to find registered nurse or physical therapy staffing data for this facility. Lastly, we assessed the number of residents that returned home from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home.
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Long-term Care Quality
This facilities third most favorable category was long-term care. We gave it a grade of C in this area. This is basically a slightly below average score in this category. Our long-term care ratings are more important for patients in need of more conventional services related to activities of daily living. On top of considering the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. Frankly, we were a bit alarmed this nursing home gave the vaccine to just 53.42466 percent of its patients. Fortunately, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0.02 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
The final category we assessed was nursing. We awarded this facility a grade of C in that area. We scrutinized the qualifications of nurses at the facility, in addition to the quantity of hours the nurses worked with patients, in computing our score in this category. This nursing home averages just 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a very low figure. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this place actually fared better in some of the quality measures we looked at. In fact, it performed well in the area of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers.
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, 7.05% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care residents that are suffering from new or worsened pressure ulcers. We have found that pressure ulcers are a reliable indicator of nursing care quality.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Good Samaritan Society - Sherman County, 5.14% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint indicates the percentage of long-term care patients who have experienced a fall which caused serious injury. This is one of the statistics we use in calculating our nursing ratings.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Good Samaritan Society - Sherman County, 3.56% of Patients had UTIs
This statistic is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients who had urinary tract infections. UTI's may be a sign of poor nursing care. Nevertheless, this statistic can be misleading for some nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Good Samaritan Society - Sherman County, 17.24% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of patients prescribed antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications may be vital to many patients, it is important to ensure these medications are being used only where medically required. In some cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate that a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Good Samaritan Society - Sherman County, 22.38% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure indicates the percentage of long-term patients who are given antianxiety medication. These drugs are commonly prescribed to patients suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Good Samaritan Society - Sherman County, 5.98% of Patients
This is the percentage of patients who are demonstrating signs of depression. High rates of depression could be a sign worse patient care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Good Samaritan Society - Sherman County, 91.04% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Good Samaritan Society - Sherman County, 16.84% Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and continence. Many believe this is a reliable measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Good Samaritan Society - Sherman County, 19.61% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percent of residents who maintained mobility over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a good sign for residents' health.
In Good Samaritan Society - Sherman County, 1.67 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. Avoiding the hospital is critical to the physical health of nursing home residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Good Samaritan Society - Sherman County, 19.61 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric tracks the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care. Avoiding the hospital during rehabilitation is key to restoring the physical abilities of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Good Samaritan Society - Sherman County, 10.57 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
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