Good Samaritan Society - St Luke's Village is one of five available nursing homes in Kearney, Nebraska. Sporting an overall score of A, this is clearly an elite nursing home. In fact, this is one of the three best facilities in the city. As you will find below, this facility also performed just fine in our category grades. It would be hard to find any major flaws in this facility's profile.
Good Samaritan Society - St Luke's Village
- Nursing Home
- Home Health Agency
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
Long-term Care Quality
One of the reasons this proved to be a great nursing home is that it received a very impressive long-term care score. This turned out to be its best category. In this area, we gave this facility a grade of A. When nursing homes receive this kind of score in this category it is a good sign for patient care and suggests that the nursing home is well-staffed with nurses aids. Once we looked at the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we then analyzed the nursing home's vaccination statistics. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its patients against pneumonia. Vaccines are vital to keeping residents out of the hospital. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Adding to this facility's impressive resume, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A for our inspections rating. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in calculating these inspection grades. One key factor is deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of deficiencies is arguably more meaningful than the quantity of deficiencies, as some of these can be relatively insignificant. While this facility had some deficiencies on its government inspection report, none of them were severe based on CMS' scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
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Short-term Care Quality
The third area we looked at was short-term care. Adding to its strong profile, this facility also excelled in that category. In fact, we awarded it a grade of of A- in the category. Short-term care scores are based on a nursing home's quantity of skilled highly skilled professionals. This means a wide range of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, not to mention other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not every nursing home employs these types of nurses. However, based on the information they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last item we considered in this area is the number of patients who who were able to eventually return home from the nursing home. We found that 6 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the facility on a permanent basis.
Moving on to our next area, this facility was given a very strong nursing rating. We gave it a B+ in that area, completing one of our more impressive report cards. The nursing grade includes a variety of data points. The most important factor is the quantity of hours nurses spend with patients. This nursing home averages 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality measures and this place excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any nursing home the nation in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can typically be prevented by providing better nursing care, such as having a protocol of turning a resident at least once a day.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Good Samaritan Society - St Luke's Village Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Good Samaritan Society - St Luke's Village, 5.63% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This measures the percent of long-term stay residents that suffer from new or worsened pressure ulcers. We've found that pressure ulcers are an measure of the quality of nursing care a facility provides.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Good Samaritan Society - St Luke's Village, 4.88% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of residents who sustained a fall which caused serious injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Good Samaritan Society - St Luke's Village, 3.69% of Patients had UTIs
This figure indicates the percent of long-term residents that experienced urinary tract infections. While more of these infections could reflect poorly on a facility's hygiene protocols, it is problematic to compare different nursing homes due to nursing homes having varying reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Good Samaritan Society - St Luke's Village, 18.23% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This metric gauges the percent of long-term residents receiving antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications serve an important medical purpose, it is important to make sure these medications are being used only where medically required. In some cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest that a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Good Samaritan Society - St Luke's Village, 19.85% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure tells you the percentage of long-term residents receiving antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Good Samaritan Society - St Luke's Village, 4.27% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care patients demonstrating signs of depression. Some experts would argue that this is a measure of patient quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Good Samaritan Society - St Luke's Village, 93.22% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term care patients who received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for seniors, making these types of vaccines important for resident well-being.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Good Samaritan Society - St Luke's Village, 15.08% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term residents that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and eating.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Good Samaritan Society - St Luke's Village, 21.04% Percentage of Residents
This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay patients that were able to retain mobility.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Good Samaritan Society - St Luke's Village, 21.04 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care. There is a correlation between staying out of the hospital and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.
Scores for Kearney, NE
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of A-minus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A
Looking for more options? Kearney, Nebraska has 4 other nursing homes
- Fmc - Overland Trails2.01 miles away5210 Parklane Dr. Kearney Nebraska 68847CMS Rating: 1 stars Dialysis Stations: 25 (308) 233-5011