Good Samaritan Society - St James is a small non-profit facility located in Saint James, Minnesota. This nursing home received a concerning overall grade of D based on the data we looked at. If you are not satisfied with this facility's pedestrian overall grade, you may have to look in other cities as this is the only nursing home in Saint James. We would not blame you if you are ready to stop reading and find another facility. However, if you want to learn more about this nursing home's category grades, inspection grades are discussed in the next section.
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Good Samaritan Society - St James
- Nursing Home
Updated Nov 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
Note: Good Samaritan Society - St James has been flagged for abuse in the past 12 months. We have capped this facility's overall grade accordingly.
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Pain Management
- Bariatric Care
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Registered Staff Hours
Although we did not rate this nursing home well overall, we want to point out its decent health inspections in recent years. We awarded it a somewhat respectable grade of B- in that category. We would argue that one of the most critical factors in evaluating an inspection report is deficiencies. We especially look at the severity of those deficiencies. While this facility had some minor dings on its report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones labeled as categories G through L. This tells you that the government inspectors did not consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. Finally, CMS flagged this nursing home for possible abuse or neglect. This is not what you want to see. We advise you to direct your search elsewhere.
We also awarded this facility a grade of B- for our nursing rating. Nursing ratings are largely associated with the facility's nurse staffing. This facility provided just 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient per day. This figure is far below average. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this nursing home excelled in some of the quality measures we looked at. It performed well when it comes to minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. Many consider these areas to be reliable indicators of the quality of nursing care. In some cases, the quality of nursing care is as important as the number of hours of care provided.
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Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home received its third best category score in the category of short-term care. We gave this nursing home a B- in this category, which is a respectable score. In the category of short-term care, we strive to qualify measures of a facility's rehabilitation. We analyze the facility's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses and physical, occupational and other therapists. Unfortunately, we found that this facility provided fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than most other facilities. The tricky part is determining what effect this had on quality of care. The last metric we assessed in this category is the number of patients who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We discovered that just 3.7 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home, which is actually below average.
Long-term Care Quality
Switching gears to the next area, we awarded this nursing home a grade of D for the area of long-term care. This is the facility's weakest category rating. If you are looking for anything other than rehabilitation, you should take a close look at long-term care ratings. In addition to considering the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility gave the vaccine to 97.95918 percent of its patients. 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.
Good Samaritan Society - St James Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Good Samaritan Society - St James, 3.9% 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
In Good Samaritan Society - St James, 5.1% 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
In Good Samaritan Society - St James, 0% 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
In Good Samaritan Society - St James, 20% 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
In Good Samaritan Society - St James, 4.82% 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
In Good Samaritan Society - St James, 0% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients exhibiting depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Good Samaritan Society - St James, 97.31% 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
In Good Samaritan Society - St James, 16.46% 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
In Good Samaritan Society - St James, 19.23% 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.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Good Samaritan Society - St James, 19.23% 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
In Good Samaritan Society - St James, 75.93% 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.
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