Good Samaritan Society - Villisca is the only nursing home we were able to find in Villisca, Iowa. We gave this nursing home an A- overall grade, ranking it in the top 25 percent of all nursing homes in the country. We could not find many negative things to say about this place. Its ratings are just impeccable. The best aspect of this facility's impressive profile was its inspection reports. We discuss inspections in the next section
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Good Samaritan Society - Villisca
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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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 Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Amputee Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Oncology Care
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Catheter Care
- Lymphedema Care
- Aquatic Therapy
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In addition to being a first rate nursing home overall, this facility also excelled in the area of inspections, where it received a grade of A+. Very few places performed this well in this area. Our inspection ratings weigh several factors included in a nursing home's inspection report. One key criteria we weigh heavily is the number and severity of deficiencies. Nursing homes with higher scores in this category tend to have very few of these severe deficiencies. Although this nursing home had a few deficiencies on its government inspection report, none of them were serious based on CMS' deficiency scale. Remember that deficiency-free inspection reports are uncommon in this industry.
This nursing home also received a very impressive nursing grade. In fact, this turned out to be its second best category grade. In that area, we awarded this facility a grade of A. The nursing score considers a variety of subcategories. The most heavily weighted factor is the number of hours nurses spent with patients. This nursing home averages 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This nursing home performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a facility has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can generally be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
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Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home received a strong short-term care grade as well. We awarded it one of our better grades in that area with a grade of B+. In our short-term care assessment, we attempt to craft a fair barometer for rehabilitation. In doing so, we look at a nursing home's offerings of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as respiratory therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not all facilities employs these types of nurses. However, according to the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final datapoint we looked at in this area is the percentage of residents that returned 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.
Long-term Care Quality
The next category we looked at is long-term care, where this nursing home was awarded a grade of B-. Even though this wound up being its least impressive category grade, this is still not a bad grade. Our long-term care grade is generally used to assess a nursing home's performance as a traditional nursing home, as opposed to focusing more on the skilled nursing services provided by a skilled nursing facility. Once we looked at the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we then looked at the nursing home's vaccination statistics. This nursing home vaccinated 92.660545 percent of its patients for pneumonia, which happens to be a few points less than we expected but still a reasonably acceptable percentage. Nevertheless, this nursing home keeps its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0.03 hospitalizations 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 - Villisca Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Good Samaritan Society - Villisca, 6.16% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This figure tells you the percent of long-term residents which developed new or worsened pressure ulcers or bed sores. We bake this statistic into both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Good Samaritan Society - Villisca, 3.87% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of residents who have had a major fall. Falls resulting in major injuries are routinely the result of poor nursing care. Additional nurse staffing reduces the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Good Samaritan Society - Villisca, 3.28% of Patients had UTIs
This figure tells you the percentage of long-term care residents who experienced a UTI. UTI's may be an indicator of poor nursing care. Nevertheless, this datapoint could be skewed for some facilities due to varying reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Good Samaritan Society - Villisca, 17.54% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of patients who were given antipsychotic drugs. These medications are used for treating a variety of conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Good Samaritan Society - Villisca, 19.26% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients who were prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are administered to patients experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Good Samaritan Society - Villisca, 4.67% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay patients who are showing depressive symptoms. Some experts argue this is a measure of resident quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Good Samaritan Society - Villisca, 93.67% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term stay patients who were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Good Samaritan Society - Villisca, 17.07% Percentage of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term care residents that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and continence.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Good Samaritan Society - Villisca, 16.9% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percent of patients who maintained mobility over time. Retaining mobility is often a great sign for residents' health.
In Good Samaritan Society - Villisca, 1.48 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Good Samaritan Society - Villisca, 16.9 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Good Samaritan Society - Villisca, 77.73% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint measures the percentage of short-term patients that experienced functional improvements.
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