Good Samaritan Society - Waconia and Westview Acre is an average-sized non-profit nursing home located in Waconia, Minnesota. This is a quality facility. We awarded this it an overall grade of B+, which is very favorable score. We were so impressed with this facility that we ranked it in the top third of all facilities in the country. The best part of this nursing home's strong report card was its inspection rating. We discuss inspections in the next section
Good Samaritan Society - Waconia and Westview Acre
- Nursing Home
- Home Health Agency
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
- Memory Care
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has 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
Registered Staff Hours
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. We should note that deficiency-free inspections are rare in this industry.
We also awarded this nursing home a grade of A for our nursing grade. In determining a facility's nursing rating, we weigh the number of hours nurses are seeing residents as well as the levels of training of the nurses. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality-based metrics 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 Minnesota in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can frequently be avoided by offering better nursing care, such as by employing a system of moving patients more often.
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Short-term Care Quality
In addition, this nursing home also received favorable short-term care grades in our assessment. Indeed, we awarded them one of our more favorable grades in that area, with a grade of B+. In determining our short-term care grades, we size up a nursing home's levels of highly skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists speech therapists and other licensed professionals. This category is generally a fair measure of a nursing home's ability to rehabilitate patients. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not every facility employs these types of nurses. However, based on the data this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Finally, we assessed the percentage of patients that returned home from this facility. We found that 5 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home.
Long-term Care Quality
The last area we scored is long-term care, which proved to be a weak link for this nursing home. We gave this nursing home a D in the area of long-term care, making this the nursing home's worst category. We would still suggest that you consider all of a nursing home's grades. Long-term care scores in this range generally are a bad sign for the quantity and quality of care provided by nurses and aids, as well as the levels of routine medical care available. In addition to looking at the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home vaccinated 91.02041 percent of its residents, which is a bit less than we anticipated. Surprisingly, this nursing home actually fared well at keeping its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had just 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days. This was its best feature in this category.
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, 6.84% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of residents that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many experts to be a measure of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are routinely the result of patients not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Good Samaritan Society - Waconia and Westview Acre, 4.32% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of residents that have had a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injury are routinely caused by poor nursing care. More supervision can minimize the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Good Samaritan Society - Waconia and Westview Acre, 2.81% of Patients had UTIs
This metric tells you the percent of long-term patients which have had a urinary tract infection. Although a higher rate infections may reflect poorly on a facility's cleanliness, it can be problematic to compare between facilities due to nursing homes having differing reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Good Samaritan Society - Waconia and Westview Acre, 16.37% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs may be vital to many residents, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used only where medically required. In limited cases, excessive reliance on these medications may mean a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Good Samaritan Society - Waconia and Westview Acre, 12.17% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure gauges the percent of long-term care patients receiving antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Good Samaritan Society - Waconia and Westview Acre, 4.73% of Patients
This is the percentage of patients who are demonstrating signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Good Samaritan Society - Waconia and Westview Acre, 93.57% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for seniors, making these vaccines vital to patient safety.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Good Samaritan Society - Waconia and Westview Acre, 13.28% Percentage of Patients
This is the percent of patients who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living could indicate the deterioration of a resident's health.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Good Samaritan Society - Waconia and Westview Acre, 20.05% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percentage of patients that retained mobility levels over time. Retaining mobility is often a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Good Samaritan Society - Waconia and Westview Acre, 1.26 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Good Samaritan Society - Waconia and Westview Acre, 20.05 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Good Samaritan Society - Waconia and Westview Acre, 12.78 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is typically a correlation between fewer emergency room visits and the quality of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Good Samaritan Society - Waconia and Westview Acre, 76.19% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percent of short-term stay patients who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
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