Good Samaritan Society Simla is the only facility we were able to find in Simla, Colorado. We gave this facility an overall grade of B. A grade in this range requires respectable marks in most areas. This nursing home truly has plenty of good features. We were also pleased to find that this facility didn't have any poor grades in any of the four major categories. Additional information about its category grades is available below.
Good Samaritan Society Simla
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- No Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Personal Care
- Home Making
- Palliative Care
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to being a quality nursing home overall, this facility really excelled in nursing, where it received an A-. Nursing grades are based in large part on levels of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.2 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This nursing home performed very well in the area of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Turning to another one of this facility's strengths, it also earned a very impressive inspection grade. Inspections turned out to be one of its best category grades. In that area, we awarded this facility an B+. Our inspection grades weigh several factors included in a nursing home's inspection report. One key criteria we consider is the number and severity of deficiencies. Nursing homes with higher grades in this category generally have few of these severe deficiencies. This particular nursing home had just a single deficiency on its inspection report and it was not one deemed to pose a threat to patient health or safety. Even some of the best nursing homes receive an occasional ding on their inspection report.
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Short-term Care Quality
Turning to an additional strength for this facility, we awarded them one of our stronger scores in our short-term care category as well, with a grade of B. Short-term care ratings are important for residents looking for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically requires higher levels of skilled nursing services. This means a vast spectrum of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other forms of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. However, according to the data this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Lastly, we assessed the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
Long-term Care Quality
Turning to the final category, this nursing home was given a respectable long-term care grade of B-. In a long-term care setting, the facility's primary objective is to maintain patients' quality of life and keep them safe. On top of assessing the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility provided the vaccine to 94.44445 percent of its residents, which is higher than most nursing homes. This nursing home also excelled at keeping its residents 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.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Good Samaritan Society Simla Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Good Samaritan Society Simla, 6.01% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of patients that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin caused by staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Good Samaritan Society Simla, 3.45% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of patients who sustained a fall which resulted in severe injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Good Samaritan Society Simla, 2.13% of Patients had UTIs
This figure tells you the percentage of long-term residents which have had a UTI. Although a higher rate infections could reflect poorly on a nursing home's nursing care, it can be difficult to compare different nursing homes due to facilities having reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Good Samaritan Society Simla, 17.3% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of patients given antipsychotic drugs. These drugs may be used for treating several conditions, such as dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Good Samaritan Society Simla, 12.22% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients who were given antianxiety drugs. These medications are commonly prescribed to residents suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Good Samaritan Society Simla, 3.73% of Patients
This is the percent of patients showing signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Good Samaritan Society Simla, 85.7% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients that were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Good Samaritan Society Simla, 15.22% Percentage of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term stay patients who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and continence.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Good Samaritan Society Simla, 20.53% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percentage of patients that retained mobility levels over time. Optimizing mobility is often a good sign for residents' health.
In Good Samaritan Society Simla, 1.01 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Good Samaritan Society Simla, 20.53 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is generally a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.