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 ranked this facility as one of the 100 best facilities in Nebraska, which is a distinguished list. One of the major highlights of this nursing home's remarkable profile is its inspection score. We discuss inspections in the next paragraph.
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Good Samaritan Society - Syracuse
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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 Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Oncology Care
- Lymphedema Care
- Aquatic Therapy
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Registered Staff Hours
On top of performing well in its overall grade, this nursing home earned a nearly flawless inspection report. As a result, it received one of our highest scores in this area with an A. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in determining our inspection grades. One of those factors is health deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of deficiencies is usually more meaningful than the quantity of deficiencies, as some of these end up being quite insignificant. While this facility had some deficiencies on its inspection report, none of them were major deficiencies based on CMS' scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
We also wanted to emphasize the fact that this facility was awarded a strong grade of A in our long-term care category. In a long-term care setting, the nursing home's primary goal is to maintain patients' quality of life and keep them safe. In addition to assessing the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home provided the vaccine to 90.74074 percent of its residents. This is somewhat below what we were hoping for but still a reasonably acceptable percentage. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
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This facility also excelled in the area of nursing, where it received a grade of A-. Few nursing homes performed better in this area. The nursing rating features several factors. The most important variable is the quantity of hours nurses spend with patients. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality measures and this nursing home 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 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 employing a policy of moving a resident even once per day.
Short-term Care Quality
In our last category, we gave this nursing home an A for its short-term care score. This completed a very impressive profile. Our short-term care grade is generally employed to measure a nursing home's rehabilitation services. To provide high-end rehabilitation services, facilities generally must provide higher levels of highly skilled nursing services. These types of services include registered nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and other licensed professionals. Fortunately, it looks like this facility employs registered nurses. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, according to the information this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The final datapoint we looked at in this category is the number of patients that were able to return home from the facility. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home as opposed to remaining at the facility on a permanent basis.
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, 1.68% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of patients who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are often caused by residents not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing protocols reduces the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Good Samaritan Society - Syracuse, 4.32% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of patients who suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to major injuries are considered to be a measure of nursing care . Major falls resulting in injury are often caused by lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Good Samaritan Society - Syracuse, 3.75% of Patients had UTIs
This figure is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents who experienced UTI's. UTI's may be an indication of worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this statistic could also be skewed for certain facilities due to different reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Good Samaritan Society - Syracuse, 3.73% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients who were given antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are given to residents for many medical conditions, including cognitive disorders. Tragically, in limited situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Good Samaritan Society - Syracuse, 9.8% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents prescribed antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are given to residents experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Good Samaritan Society - Syracuse, 0% of Patients
This is the percentage of patients demonstrating depressive symptoms. High rates of depression could be a sign a lower level of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Good Samaritan Society - Syracuse, 94.28% of Patients
This is the percent of residents who were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Good Samaritan Society - Syracuse, 20.39% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay residents that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and eating.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Good Samaritan Society - Syracuse, 18.76% of Residents
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents that were able to retain mobility.
In Good Samaritan Society - Syracuse, 0.01 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of care. There is typically a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and the quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Good Samaritan Society - Syracuse, 18.76% of Residents Rehospitalized
Measures the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care. Avoiding the hospital during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the physical well-being of residents.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Good Samaritan Society - Syracuse, 90.59% of Resident
This tells you the percentage of short-term residents that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. High levels of autonomy with ADL's typically correlates with successful rehabilitation services.