Good Samaritan Society - Superior is located in Superior, Nebraska. The city has 2,377 people. This facility received an overall grade of C, which is a good score. Based on our assessment, this nursing home ought to meet the needs of many people. One of the highlights of this facility's profile is its impressive nursing score, which is addressed in the next paragraph.
Good Samaritan Society - Superior
- Nursing Home
- Home Health Agency
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
- Adult Day Care
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- 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
This nursing home earned a nursing grade which is better than its overall score. We gave this nursing home an above average score of B+ in this category. Our nursing rating weighs many subcategories, many of which are based on quantities of nurse staffing. This particular nursing home provided 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality-based metrics and this facility 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 generally be avoided by offering better nursing care, such as by employing a protocol of turning patients more often.
This facility also earned favorable inspections in recent years. We gave them one of our better scores in that area, with a grade of B. This is better than the facility's overall grade. Our inspection grades account for several factors found on a facility's inspection reports. One of the most important criteria we rely on is the number and severity of deficiencies. Facilities with higher grades in this area generally have very few severe deficiencies. This nursing home was hit with 3 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none of the deficiencies were considered to be severe. This tells you that the government inspectors did not consider any of these deficiencies to pose an immediate threat to resident health or safety. A couple minor deficiencies should not stop you from considering a nursing home.
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Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home's next highest category was its long-term care score, where it received a grade of C. Long-term care grades are critical for people requiring non-healthcare services such as personal care. One of the criteria we considered after nurse's aid hours was vaccines. Thankfully, this facility provided the pneumonia vaccine to 98.49624 percent of its residents. This nursing home also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
Short-term Care Quality
Turning to the fourth category, this facility really did not perform well. Due to an abysmal grade of F in short-term care, this was this nursing home's worst category grade. In calculating our short-term care grades, we quantify the nursing home's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. The goal is to formulate a scale for sizing up the rehabilitation services of various nursing homes. With a score of this caliber in this area, we were not stunned to find that this facility was below average in several staffing metrics we looked at. The nursing home supplied substantially fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per patient than most other facilities. The final item we looked at in this area is the percentage of patients who who were able to eventually return home from the nursing home. This facility struggled quite a bit in this area as well, with just 3.4 percent of its patients returning home. This was well below the national average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Good Samaritan Society - Superior Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Good Samaritan Society - Superior, 5.63% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is is a measure of the percent of long-term patients who developed pressure ulcers. We have found that pressure ulcers are a solid measure of the quality of nursing care a facility provides.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Good Samaritan Society - Superior, 4.88% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of residents that sustained a major fall. Falls leading to severe injuries are often linked to lower levels of patient supervision. More supervision can reduce the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Good Samaritan Society - Superior, 3.69% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care . UTI's are routinely the result of a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. However, this metric can be misleading for certain facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Good Samaritan Society - Superior, 18.23% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of patients who were given antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic medications are given to patients for a variety of medical conditions, including cognitive disorders. Sadly, in some cases, increased usage of these drugs may suggest that a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Good Samaritan Society - Superior, 19.85% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of patients who were prescribed antianxiety medications. These drugs are typically used to treat patients experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Good Samaritan Society - Superior, 4.27% of Patients
This is the percent of patients exhibiting depressive symptoms. High rates of depression could be a sign worse patient care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Good Samaritan Society - Superior, 93.22% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Good Samaritan Society - Superior, 15.08% Percentage of Patients
This is the percent of residents that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with ADL's could be a sign of erosion of a patient's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Good Samaritan Society - Superior, 21.04% Percentage of Residents
This is the percentage of residents who were able to retain mobility over time. Preserving mobility is usually a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Good Samaritan Society - Superior, 1.25 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. Staying out of the hospital is key to maintaining the physical health of patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Good Samaritan Society - Superior, 21.04 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Good Samaritan Society - Superior, 77.94% Percentage of Resident
This metric is a measure of the percent of short-term stay residents who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Some argue that this is a reasonable measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation performance.
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