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 third of all nursing homes in the United States. The best part of this nursing home's impressive profile was its inspection reports. 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 Sep 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
On top of receiving a great overall rating, this nursing home earned an A+ inspection rating. This score is based on its recent government inspections. An A+ in this category is one of the best complements we can offer a nursing home. These inspection grades take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these items by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This nursing home was assessed 2 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none were considered to be major deficiencies. This means that the inspectors didn't consider any of the deficiencies to create an imminent risk to patient health or safety. Remember that deficiency-free inspection reports are rare in the industry.
Short-term Care Quality
Among its many high-end grades, this facility was given first-rate short-term care grade. In fact, we gave it a grade of A in that area. Short-term care scores are based on a nursing home's quantity of highly-skilled highly skilled professionals. This includes a wide spectrum of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, not to mention other types of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Finally, we assessed the percentage of patients who ultimately were able to return home from this nursing home. We found that 5.9 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home.
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We also wanted to emphasize the fact that this facility received an impressive grade of A in our nursing category. Our nursing grade is largely based on a facility's nurse staffing. This nursing home averages 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This facility 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.
Long-term Care Quality
The final category we assessed is nursing, ended up being this nursing home's weakest category. We awarded this nursing home a D in this category. This really was one of the couple of weak points of an otherwise impressive profile. For prospective residents looking for a permanent residence as opposed to rehabilitation, long-term care grades are an important measure. After considering the amount of nursing care, we turned to the nursing home's vaccination statistics. Frankly, we were a bit concerned this nursing home vaccinated just 88.65546 percent of its residents for pneumonia. To our surprise, this facility was actually able to limit hospitalizations. With only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, this facility had fewer hospitalizations than many nursing homes. This is 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, 6.69% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of residents that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many experts to be an indicator of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are often caused by patients staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Good Samaritan Society - Waconia and Westview Acre, 4.21% of Patients had Serious Falls
This metric is an indication of the percent of long-term care patients who suffered a fall which caused major injury. We use this statistic in calculating nursing grades.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Good Samaritan Society - Waconia and Westview Acre, 2.83% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of residents who suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are routinely the result of worse hygiene protocols. Better hygiene protocols limits the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. Note that this metric is sometimes skewed by the fact that facilities have varying reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Good Samaritan Society - Waconia and Westview Acre, 16.64% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents who were given antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic medications are administered to residents for a variety of conditions, such as cognitive disorders. Tragically, in limited situations, increased usage of these drugs may suggest that a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Good Samaritan Society - Waconia and Westview Acre, 12.33% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic measures the percent of long-term patients which were prescribed antianxiety medication. These drugs are prescribed to residents experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Good Samaritan Society - Waconia and Westview Acre, 4.58% of Patients
This is the percent of patients exhibiting signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Good Samaritan Society - Waconia and Westview Acre, 93.31% of Patients
This is the percent of patients who were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Good Samaritan Society - Waconia and Westview Acre, 13.09% Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term care residents that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and taking a bath. Many would argue that this is a measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Good Samaritan Society - Waconia and Westview Acre, 18.07% Percentage of Residents
Measures the percent of long-term patients that retained mobility levels. Some would argue that the ability to move around is vital to residents' physical and mental health.
In Good Samaritan Society - Waconia and Westview Acre, 1.31 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care. There is typically a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the quality of long-term care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Good Samaritan Society - Waconia and Westview Acre, 18.07 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term resident care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Good Samaritan Society - Waconia and Westview Acre, 12.51 Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care. Avoiding emergency medical situations is one way to gauge the well-being of patients during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Good Samaritan Society - Waconia and Westview Acre, 76.76% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint measures the percentage of short-term stay residents 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 performance.
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