Good Samaritan Society - Waconia and Westview Acre is an average-sized non-profit nursing home located in Waconia, Minnesota. It looks like this nursing home is one of the higher-graded facilities we looked at. A score in this range requires first-rate scores across the board. We were so impressed with this nursing home that we ranked it in the top 20 percent of all nursing homes in the country. If you scroll down, you can see this facility's category ratings, which are also strong.
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Good Samaritan Society - Waconia and Westview Acre
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- Memory Care
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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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
- Cardiac Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
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In addition to being a great overall grade, this facility also received A+ health inspections in recent years. Its inspections were virtually flawless. Inspection scores weigh several factors, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these items by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. While this place had a few minor dings on its government inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those labeled as categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This means that CMS didn't consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Short-term Care Quality
Adding to its fine assessment, this nursing home also was given a strong short-term care grade, with a score of A. Our short-term care grades are based in part on the facility's quantity of highly-skilled skilled healthcare professionals. This includes a vast range of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this facility employs registered nurses. Not every nursing home employs these skilled professionals. However, based on the data this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Lastly, we assessed the number of residents that eventually returned home from this nursing home. We found that 5.9 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.
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Long-term Care Quality
Additionally, this facility also was given favorable long-term care scores in our assessment. In fact, we awarded them one of our higher scores in that category, with a score of B+. Long-term care scores in this range generally require both 24/7 care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine medical care. In addition to looking at the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home vaccinated 87.128716 percent of its residents. This is a bit less than we anticipated but still a decent percentage. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
The final category we analyzed was nursing, where this nursing home was given a grade of B+. This finished off an elite report card. Very few facilities received a B+ or higher in in each area we assessed. Nursing scores are tied to quantity of nursing care available. This facility provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This place performed very well in the area of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Good Samaritan Society - Waconia and Westview Acre Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Good Samaritan Society - Waconia and Westview Acre, 6.14% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint gauges the percent of long-term care patients that suffer from pressure ulcers . We consider this statistic when determining both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Good Samaritan Society - Waconia and Westview Acre, 3.86% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of residents that have had a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injuries are often caused by poor nursing care. More supervision minimizes the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Good Samaritan Society - Waconia and Westview Acre, 2.89% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of patients that have had a urinary tract infection. These infections are associated with insufficient hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Good Samaritan Society - Waconia and Westview Acre, 15.26% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of residents prescribed antipsychotic drugs. These drugs are sometimes used to treat a variety of medical conditions, such as cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Good Samaritan Society - Waconia and Westview Acre, 11.96% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of residents who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. These drugs are typically prescribed to patients experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Good Samaritan Society - Waconia and Westview Acre, 4.16% of Patients
This is the percent of residents who are showing symptoms of depression. Increased rates of depression may be an indicator worse patient care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Good Samaritan Society - Waconia and Westview Acre, 94.15% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term residents that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Good Samaritan Society - Waconia and Westview Acre, 13.41% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term residents that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as dressing and continence. Many would argue this is a reasonable measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Good Samaritan Society - Waconia and Westview Acre, 15.86% Percentage of Residents
This metric measures the percent of long-term care patients who remained mobile levels. Some experts argue that the ability to move around is important for residents' well-being.
In Good Samaritan Society - Waconia and Westview Acre, 1.28 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 - Waconia and Westview Acre, 15.86 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is typically a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the quality of rehabilitation services.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Good Samaritan Society - Waconia and Westview Acre, 14.49 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care. There is generally a correlation between staying out of the emergency room and the quality of care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Good Samaritan Society - Waconia and Westview Acre, 77.42% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint measures the percentage of short-term patients who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Some experts believe this is a measure of a facility's rehabilitation services.
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