Good Samaritan Society Simla is a small non-profit facility located in Simla, Colorado. We awarded this nursing home an overall grade of B+. A score of this caliber requires solid marks in most areas. This place truly has plenty going for it. We also gave this facility impressive grades in all of our categories. More information about these categories can be found below.
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Good Samaritan Society Simla
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- 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
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Registered Staff Hours
On top of performing well in its overall score, this facility earned even higher grades in the area of nursing. In fact, we gave it one of our best scores in that category with an A-. Our nursing grade analyzes the facility's level of nurse staffing. We consider both the levels of licensure of those nurses and the amount of time spent with residents. This particular nursing home provided 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics 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.
In addition, this facility also excelled in inspections, where it earned a grade of B+. Inspection scores are tied to items found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities that score well in this area have very few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these nursing homes should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. 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
This facility is also above average in the area of short-term care, where it was awarded a grade of B. It outpaced most facilities in this area. In the category of short-term care, we try to assess indicators of a facility's rehabilitation. We assess a nursing home's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses and physical and occupational therapists. 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. The final metric we considered in this category is the number of residents who ultimately were able to return home from the facility. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.
Long-term Care Quality
The next category we assessed is long-term care, where we awarded it a favorable grade of B. This facility truly does not have any weak categories. Nursing homes that receive this kind of grade in long-term care typically provide consistent 24/7 care to make sure residents are well cared for. After looking at the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we turned to the facility's vaccination statistics. This nursing home vaccinated 98.0198 percent of its residents for pneumonia, which is far higher than the average nursing home. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
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, 2.99% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of patients who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage due to staying in one position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Good Samaritan Society Simla, 8.91% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of patients who sustained a major fall. Falls leading to severe injury are often linked to poor nursing care. Closer supervision can reduce the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Good Samaritan Society Simla, 0% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of patients that sustained a urinary tract infection. These infections are linked to insufficient hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Good Samaritan Society Simla, 10% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of patients prescribed antipsychotic medications. These medications may be used for treating a variety of medical conditions, such as cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Good Samaritan Society Simla, 6.82% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint is an indication of the percentage of long-term patients taking antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Good Samaritan Society Simla, 0% of Patients
This is the percent of patients showing signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Good Samaritan Society Simla, 95.44% 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, 11.36% 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, 23.36% 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.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Good Samaritan Society Simla, 23.36% 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.