Good Samaritan Society - Spokane Valley is a facility located in Greenacres, Washington. This city has a total of 12,480 people. We gave this facility an overall grade of B+. A score of this caliber requires above average marks in most areas. Based on our analysis, this facility looks like a good fit for most people. This facility's strong profile was highlighted by its nursing score, which you can find in the next section.
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Good Samaritan Society - Spokane Valley
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- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
- Memory Care
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Oncology Care
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Lymphedema Care
- Aquatic Therapy
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Registered Staff Hours
In addition to being a quality nursing home overall, this facility really excelled in nursing, where it received an A. Few nursing homes performed better in this area. Our nursing grade is primarily tied to a nursing home's level of nurse staffing. This nursing home averages 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality-based metrics and this nursing home excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any place the state in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can typically be avoided by offering better nursing care, such as employing a system of moving a resident at least once a day.
Short-term Care Quality
This facility was given impressive grades in the category of short-term care as well. In fact, we awarded it one of our most superb grades in that category with a area of A-. In the area of short-term care, we attempt to qualify measures of a facility's rehabilitation. We analyze the nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as the ones performed by registered nurses and various therapists. Fortunately, it appear that this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the information this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The final item we assessed in this area is the percentage of patients who eventually returned home from the facility. We found that 5.4 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the facility on a permanent basis.
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Moving on to another of this nursing home's strengths, it also received a very impressive inspection rating. In that area, we gave this facility an impressive grade of B+. Inspection scores are tied to several items found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places that score well in this category have few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these facilities should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. This particular nursing home received 6 deficiencies on its inspection report. Overall, this is still a good inspection report, but we'd always recommend looking into any deficiencies you find troubling.
Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home's least impressive area was long-term care, which is the final area we analyzed. In this category, we awarded this facility an D. We want to to point out this possible weak link, however, you should not over-emphasize one area either. Long-term care scores in this range generally are a bad sign for the quantity and quality of care provided by nurses and aids, as well as the levels of routine medical care available. Once we assessed the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we turned to the nursing home's vaccination records. This facility vaccinated 92.79279 percent of its residents for pneumonia, which happens to be a few points below what we anticipated but still a respectable percentage. To our surprise, this place was actually decent at keeping its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had just 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days. This is its best score in this category.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Good Samaritan Society - Spokane Valley Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Good Samaritan Society - Spokane Valley, 7.46% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of patients who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage due to remaining in the same position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Good Samaritan Society - Spokane Valley, 2.9% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of patients that have had a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injury are considered to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls leading to injury are routinely caused by lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Good Samaritan Society - Spokane Valley, 2.29% of Patients had UTIs
This statistic tells you the percent of long-term stay patients which have experienced UTI's. While a higher rate of these infections could reflect poorly on a facility's cleanliness, it can be difficult to compare between nursing homes due to facilities having reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Good Samaritan Society - Spokane Valley, 13.89% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients given antipsychotic drugs. These drugs are sometimes used for treating a variety of conditions, including dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Good Samaritan Society - Spokane Valley, 12.61% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic indicates the percentage of long-term care patients receiving antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Good Samaritan Society - Spokane Valley, 13.28% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term stay residents demonstrating symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Good Samaritan Society - Spokane Valley, 92.89% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents who were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Good Samaritan Society - Spokane Valley, 14.67% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living could be a sign of the erosion of a resident's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Good Samaritan Society - Spokane Valley, 18.81% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percentage of residents that maintained mobility over time. Preserving mobility is usually a great sign for residents' health.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Good Samaritan Society - Spokane Valley, 18.81 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term resident care. Avoiding the hospital during rehabilitation is important to restoring the health of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Good Samaritan Society - Spokane Valley, 12.21 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Good Samaritan Society - Spokane Valley, 75.22% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percentage of short-term stay residents that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Higher levels of performance with ADL's typically correlates with superior rehabilitation services.
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