Good Samaritan Society - Syracuse is a facility in Syracuse, Nebraska, which has a total of 2,690 people. This proved to be an A rated facility. This nursing home received one of the best grades that we offer. A grade of this caliber requires first-rate scores across the board. We were impressed enough to rank this facility as one of the 50 best facilities in Nebraska. One of the best aspects of this nursing home's remarkable report card is its inspection rating. We discuss inspections in the next paragraph.
Good Samaritan Society - Syracuse
- Nursing Home
- Home Health Agency
- Assisted Living
- Adult Day Care
- Memory Care
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- 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
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Pain Management
Registered Staff Hours
On top of earning a great overall score, this nursing home excelled in our inspections category, which is based on the facility's recent inspection reports. We gave it a grade of A in this category. These inspection grades take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these factors by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. Although this place had some deficiencies on its report, none of them were serious based on CMS' deficiency scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
We also wanted to emphasize the fact that this facility received an impressive grade of A in our nursing category. Our nursing rating is largely tied to the nursing home's level of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This place performed very well in terms of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
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Short-term Care Quality
Turning our third category, we awarded this facility a grade of A- for its short-term care score. This is a dominant score. In calculating these short-term care ratings, we look at the facility's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. Our purpose is to devise a barometer for comparing the rehabilitation services of different nursing homes. Fortunately, it appear that this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all nursing homes employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the data they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Lastly, we assessed the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 5.3 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
Long-term Care Quality
In the last area, we gave this facility a grade of A for its long-term care score. This finished off a first-rate profile. Nursing homes that receive this kind of grade in long-term care tend to provide consistent around the clock care to make sure patients are kept in good health. After we finished looking at the quantity of nursing care, we then looked at the facility's vaccination record. This nursing home vaccinated 98 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which is an impressive figure. Pneumonia is too frequently a dangerous health condition for nursing home patients so we prefer when a facility doesn't roll the dice on this issue. Lastly, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Good Samaritan Society - Syracuse Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Good Samaritan Society - Syracuse, 5.63% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of residents that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are routinely the result of patients 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 - Syracuse, 4.88% of Patients had Serious Falls
This figure measures the percent of long-term patients which have experienced a fall leading to major injury. We use this statistic in determining nursing scores.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Good Samaritan Society - Syracuse, 3.69% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered by many experts to be an indicator of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are routinely linked to a facility with lower levels of hygiene. However, this statistic could be skewed for some facilities due to varying reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Good Samaritan Society - Syracuse, 18.23% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of long-term patients taking antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications serve an important medical purpose, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used appropriately. In limited situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean that a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Good Samaritan Society - Syracuse, 19.85% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic measures the percent of long-term patients that were given antianxiety drugs. These medications are given to residents experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Good Samaritan Society - Syracuse, 4.27% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents exhibiting depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Good Samaritan Society - Syracuse, 93.22% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents that received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Good Samaritan Society - Syracuse, 15.08% Percentage of Patients
This is the percentage of patients that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with ADL's may indicate erosion of a patient's health.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Good Samaritan Society - Syracuse, 21.04% Percentage of Residents
This metric tracks the percentage of long-term care residents who retained mobility levels. Some would argue that the ability to move around is important for residents' well-being.
In Good Samaritan Society - Syracuse, 1.25 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Good Samaritan Society - Syracuse, 21.04 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is usually a correlation between staying out of the hospital and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Good Samaritan Society - Syracuse, 8.88 Percentage of Patients
Measures the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to gauge short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Good Samaritan Society - Syracuse, 77.94% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint measures the percent of short-term care residents who experienced functional improvements.