Good Samaritan Society- Socorro is a senior living facility located in Socorro, New Mexico, a city with 10,221 people. This nursing home was given an overall grade of C, which is a middle of the road score. Based on our analysis, there are certainly far worse places out there. More information on this facility's category grades may be found below. Its best category is long-term care, which is addressed in the next paragraph.
Good Samaritan Society- Socorro
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home's overall grade was helped by a strong long-term care grade. We awarded them one of our higher scores in that area, with a B+. This is a notably better grade than its overall grade. For prospective patients in need of a permanent place to live as opposed to skilled nursing, long-term care is a very important category. Once we assessed the amount of nursing care, we then analyzed the facility's vaccination records. This nursing home vaccinated 88.88889 percent of its patients for pneumonia. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
This nursing home also earned favorable inspections in recent years. We awarded them one of our better scores in that category, with a B. This is better than its overall grade. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in calculating our inspection ratings. One of those factors is deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of the deficiencies is usually more important than the number of deficiencies, as some deficiencies are relatively insignificant. Fortunately, although this nursing home had a few minor dings on its inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones found in categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This means that CMS did not deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is always a good sign.
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Short-term Care Quality
We also gave this facility a middle of the road grade in the area of short-term care, where it received a grade of C. In the category of short-term care, we strive to evaluate indicators of a facility's rehabilitation services. We assess a facility's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses and physical therapists. Unfortunately, we found that this nursing home provided fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than most other facilities. Finally, we assessed the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients returned home. At most facilities, closer to half of their patients are able to return home so this figure is below average.
The final area we assessed was nursing. This facility was given a C for this area. We assessed the levels of nurses at the nursing home, as well as the quantity of time those nurses spent with residents, in calculating our grade in this area. This nursing home averages just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a very low figure. Finally, nursing scores also factor in quality-based metrics, such as avoiding major falls. Despite not having the highest total nursing hours per resident, this place actually performed admirably in the area of preventing major falls. This is generally an indicator that a facility has quality controls in place. Some falls could be avoided if a nursing home provides enough nurses to assist its patients.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Good Samaritan Society- Socorro Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Good Samaritan Society- Socorro, 8.5% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This statistic gauges the percent of long-term patients that suffered from pressure ulcers or bed sores. We use this statistic in calculating our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Good Samaritan Society- Socorro, 3.08% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of patients who have had a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injury are considered to be a barometer of nursing care . Major falls are often caused by poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Good Samaritan Society- Socorro, 1.47% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of residents that have had a urinary tract infection. These infections may be linked to inadequate hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Good Samaritan Society- Socorro, 16.78% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This metric is an indication of the percent of long-term stay patients who were given antipsychotic drugs. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior in scenarios where such medications are not medically indicated. However, some facilities need to rely on these medications due to having more patients with dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Good Samaritan Society- Socorro, 13.49% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents who were given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are prescribed to residents experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Good Samaritan Society- Socorro, 3.19% of Patients
This is the percentage of patients who are demonstrating signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Good Samaritan Society- Socorro, 88.36% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term residents who were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Good Samaritan Society- Socorro, 16.72% Percentage of Patients
This is the percentage of residents that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Good Samaritan Society- Socorro, 18.98% Percentage of Residents
This is the percent of patients that retained mobility levels over time. Optimizing mobility can be a good sign for residents' well-being.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Good Samaritan Society- Socorro, 18.98 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Good Samaritan Society- Socorro, 65.79% Percentage of Resident
This metric measures the percentage of short-term patients who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Some experts believe that this is a reasonable measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation performance.
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