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Good Samaritan Society - St James

  • Nursing Home

Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: C
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Good Samaritan Society - St James's website

1000 South Second Street,
Saint James MN 56081

(507) 375-3286

56.86% estimated occupancy 1

Located in Saint James, Minnesota, Good Samaritan Society - St James is the lone facility we identified in this area. This proved to be a solid facility, with an overall grade of C. You could definitely do worse than this facility. One of the better aspects of this nursing home's report card is its impressive inspection score, which we will address in the next section.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • Has Family Council
  • Non profit - Corporation
  • Offers Post-Acute Care 
  • Offers Respite Care
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab
  • Offers Outpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Speech Therapy
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Tracheotomy Care
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Pain Management
  • Bariatric Care

Registered Staff Hours

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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-minus

This nursing home earned a solid overall grade as described above, but we really wanted to emphasize its nearly flawless government inspections in recent years. We gave them an A- in this category. Inspection ratings are tied to several pieces of information found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities that receive favorable grades in this category have very few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these places generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. While this place had a few deficiencies on its government inspection report, none of them were major deficiencies based on CMS' deficiency scale. A few minor deficiencies should not stop you from considering a nursing home.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B

One of the other reasons we rated this facility so highly is that it received a very impressive nursing rating. In that area, we awarded this facility an B. Nursing grades are based largely on nurse staffing levels. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This nursing home performed very well when it comes to avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-minus

We also gave this nursing home a solid grade in the category of short-term care, where we awarded it a B-. In calculating our short-term care grades, we assess the nursing home's levels of highly skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists occupational therapists and other highly skilled individuals. This score is typically a useful assessment of the facility's rehabilitation services. In this facility's case, we were surprised to learn that it actually provides less registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than the average facility. Lastly, we assessed the number of patients who eventually returned home from this nursing home. We found that 4.3 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home. This figure was quite a bit below the national average.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: F

Switching gears to the fourth area, this facility did not perform very well. With a very poor grade of F in long-term care, this was this nursing home's worst category grade. For long-term care residents, the primary goal is to maintain residents' quality of life and keep them safe. On top of assessing the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. Thankfully, this facility gave the vaccine to 100 percent of its patients, which is a very respectable percentage. To our surprise, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. With just 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this nursing home had less hospitalizations than most nursing homes. Sadly, some of its other scores in the category weren't as favorable as these.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Jul 22

Good Samaritan Society - St James Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: C

In Good Samaritan Society - St James, 6.84% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This is the percentage of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are routinely caused by residents staying in one position for too long. Better nursing care reduces the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: F

In Good Samaritan Society - St James, 4.32% of Patients had Serious Falls

This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients who had a fall resulting in serious injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries may be a sign of lower levels of patient supervision.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A-minus

In Good Samaritan Society - St James, 2.81% of Patients had UTIs

This indicates the percentage of residents that have had a urinary tract infection. These infections may be associated with inadequate hygiene.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B-plus

In Good Samaritan Society - St James, 16.37% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This indicates the percent of residents given antipsychotic drugs. These medications may be used for treating a variety of conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A-plus

In Good Samaritan Society - St James, 12.17% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This indicates the percentage of residents who were given antianxiety drugs. These medications are typically given to residents experiencing depression or anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A+

In Good Samaritan Society - St James, 4.73% of Patients

This is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients exhibiting depressive symptoms.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A

In Good Samaritan Society - St James, 93.57% of Patients

This is the percentage of residents who were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B-minus

In Good Samaritan Society - St James, 13.28% Percentage of Patients

This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and eating.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A-minus

In Good Samaritan Society - St James, 20.05% Percentage of Residents

This metric measures the percentage of long-term residents who remained mobile levels. Some experts argue that mobility is critical to residents' well-being.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A+

In Good Samaritan Society - St James, 1.26 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: C

In Good Samaritan Society - St James, 20.05 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This metric measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term resident care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: C

In Good Samaritan Society - St James, 76.19% Percentage of Resident

This indicates the percent of short-term stay patients who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Higher levels of autonomy with ADL's generally correlates with superior rehabilitation.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Madelia Community HospitalCritical Access Hospitals 12.21 miles away121 Drew Avenue Southeast Madelia Minnesota 56062Voluntary non-profit - Other(507) 642-3255