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. If you look below, you can see this place's category scores, which are also impressive.
Good Samaritan Society - Villisca
- Nursing Home
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 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
Registered Staff Hours
We also wanted to point out that this nursing home has received near flawless health inspections in recent years. We gave them an A+ in this area. Our inspection scores weigh several factors included in a nursing home's inspection report. One key criteria we look at is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Places with better scores in this category generally have few severe deficiencies. While this nursing home had some deficiencies on its report, none of them were severe based on CMS' deficiency scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
To add to its first-rate assessments in other areas, we awarded this facility a grade of A- for its long-term care grade. Long-term care grades in this range generally require both 24/7 care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine healthcare services. Once we concluded our assessment of the amount of care provided by nurses, we then looked at the nursing home's vaccination data. This facility vaccinated 98.13084 percent of its residents for pneumonia, which is very impressive. Pneumonia is too frequently a deadly illness for nursing home patients so we like it when a nursing home doesn't take any chances. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0.02 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
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This nursing home also received a very impressive nursing grade. In that area, we awarded this facility a grade of A-. When computing our nursing ratings, we look at both the number of hours nurses spend with residents and the skill levels of those nurses. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality measures and this place excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any nursing home the state in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can many times be avoided by providing better nursing care, such as by employing a protocol of moving a patient even once per day.
Short-term Care Quality
The next area we assessed was short-term care, in which this facility received a grade of B. Believe it or not, this turned out to be this nursing home's worst category. A nursing home is doing something right when it's worst grade still is better than most facilities. Our short-term care ratings are believed to be most important for individuals requiring rehabilitation from their nursing home. Rehabilitation typically mandates more highly-skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes not just nursing, but also physical and occupational therapy, as well as other forms of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this facility employs registered nurses. Not all nursing homes employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, according to the data they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The final item we considered in this area is the percentage of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return home. We found that 4.5 percent of this facility's residents returned home.
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, 6.13% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is an indication of the percentage of long-term care patients that suffered from pressure ulcers. We have found that pressure ulcers are a solid indicator of the quality of nursing care a nursing home provides.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Good Samaritan Society - Villisca, 3.72% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of residents that have had a major fall. Falls resulting in major injuries are routinely linked to poor nursing care. Closer supervision reduces the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Good Samaritan Society - Villisca, 2.97% of Patients had UTIs
This measures the percentage of long-term residents who sustained a UTI. UTI's could be an indicator of worse hygiene protocols. However, this statistic can be misleading for certain nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Good Samaritan Society - Villisca, 16.77% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of long-term residents who are prescribed antipsychotic medication. Increased usage of these drugs may mean that a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior in scenarios where such drugs aren't medically required. Nevertheless, some nursing homes may need to rely more on these medications due to having more patients with dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Good Samaritan Society - Villisca, 18.76% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic tells you the percentage of long-term patients which were given antianxiety medication. These drugs are prescribed to residents suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Good Samaritan Society - Villisca, 4.77% of Patients
This is the percentage of patients showing signs of depression. High levels of depression could imply worse patient care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Good Samaritan Society - Villisca, 94.58% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents who received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Good Samaritan Society - Villisca, 16.85% Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as moving around and bathing. Some experts would argue this is a measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Good Samaritan Society - Villisca, 20.59% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term patients that retained mobility levels.
In Good Samaritan Society - Villisca, 1.17 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. Minimizing hospitalizations is key to preserving the physical well-being of nursing home patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Good Samaritan Society - Villisca, 20.59 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care.
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