Good Samaritan Society - Wamego is in Wamego, Kansas. This city has 7,617 people. It looks like this is a very respectable facility. We awarded it an overall grade of B, which is a quality rating. This nursing home truly has plenty working in its favor. The best part of this facility's impressive report card is its inspection score. Inspection reports are discussed in the next section
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Good Samaritan Society - Wamego
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
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Registered Staff Hours
In addition to receiving a great overall grade, this nursing home also received top notch government inspections in recent years. We awarded them one of our best scores in that area, with an A-. Our inspection ratings account for several factors included in a facility's inspection report. One of the most important criteria we weigh heavily is the number and severity of deficiencies. Nursing homes with better scores in this area tend to have very few severe deficiencies. Fortunately, although this facility had a few minor dings on its inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones labeled as categories G through L. This tells you the government inspectors did not deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. The fact that the deficiencies were relatively minor made us feel better about this inspection report.
Short-term Care Quality
One of the other reasons we graded this nursing home so well is that it was given a dominant short-term care score. In fact, short-term care ended up being its second most impressive category score. In that area, we gave this nursing home a grade of A-. Our short-term care grade is generally employed to grade a nursing home's performance with rehabilitation. In order to offer quality rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally must offer higher levels of skilled nursing. These types of services include registered nurses, physical therapists, speech therapists and other types of therapists. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not all nursing homes employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, based on the data this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final metric we considered in this category is the percentage of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return home. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.
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This facility received a very good nursing grade this year as well. It received one of our better scores in that category with a grade of B+. Our nursing score assesses the facility's nurse staffing levels. We factor in both the levels of licensure of those nurses and the quantity of hours spent with patients. This nursing home averages 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This nursing home performed very well in the area of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Long-term Care Quality
The next area we graded was long-term care, which ended up being this facility's worst category. We awarded this facility a D in that area. Of course, this grade pulled down the nursing home's overall profile to some degree. For long-term care residents, the facility's primary objective is to maintain patients' quality of life and keep them safe. On top of considering the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. Fortunately, this facility provided the vaccine to 99.35898 percent of its residents, which is a very solid total. To our surprise, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. With only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, this facility has less hospitalizations than the majority of nursing homes. Sadly, a few of its other scores in this category were not as favorable as these.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Good Samaritan Society - Wamego Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Good Samaritan Society - Wamego, 6.5% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of patients that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are routinely caused by patients not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Good Samaritan Society - Wamego, 5% of Patients had Serious Falls
This metric tells you the percent of long-term residents which had falls which caused severe injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls may be an indication of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Good Samaritan Society - Wamego, 3.56% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of long-term stay patients that have had UTI's. While more of these infections may reflect poorly on a nursing home's hygiene protocols, it is difficult to compare different nursing homes due to facilities having differing reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Good Samaritan Society - Wamego, 18.09% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure indicates the percent of long-term care residents receiving antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to make sure these medications are being used appropriately. In some cases, excessive reliance on these medications may mean a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Good Samaritan Society - Wamego, 22% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents who were given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are prescribed to patients suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Good Samaritan Society - Wamego, 5.66% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents demonstrating depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Good Samaritan Society - Wamego, 91.03% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term care patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home residents, making these types of vaccines critical to patient health.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Good Samaritan Society - Wamego, 16.97% Percentage of Patients
This is the percentage of patients that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Good Samaritan Society - Wamego, 17% Percentage of Residents
This is the percentage of patients that retained mobility levels over time. Optimizing mobility can be a great sign for residents' health.
In Good Samaritan Society - Wamego, 1.79 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care. There is usually a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the overall quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Good Samaritan Society - Wamego, 17 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric tracks the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care. Avoiding the hospital during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the physical abilities of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Good Samaritan Society - Wamego, 12.31 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
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