Good Samaritan Society - Waukon is a facility located in Waukon, Iowa, a city with 6,303 people. With an overall score of A-, this is without a doubt a high quality nursing home. We were so impressed with this facility that we ranked it in the top third of all nursing homes in the nation. This place's strong profile was highlighted by its inspection rating, which is addressed in the next section.
Get our free e-book to learn all about your senior care options.
Good Samaritan Society - Waukon
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
Get pricing and details on Waukon senior living options.Get Pricing
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Get our free e-book to learn all about your senior care options.
Registered Staff Hours
On top of receiving a strong overall rating, this facility received an A+ inspection grade. This is based on the facility's recent inspection reports. An A+ in this category is one of the best complements we can pay to a nursing home. Inspection scores account for several factors found on a facility's inspection reports. One key criteria we rely on is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Places with higher grades in this category tend to have very few severe deficiencies. Fortunately, although this nursing home had a few minor dings on its report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those found in categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This tells you that the inspectors didn't deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
Adding to its first-rate achievements in other areas, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A- for its long-term care grade. When facilities receive a score in this range in long-term care it generally means it has plenty of staff and is a quality place to live on a permanent basis. In addition to considering the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home vaccinated 99.425285 percent of its patients, which is very impressive. Pneumonia is too frequently a life threatening illness for nursing home patients so we like it when a nursing home does not roll the dice on this issue. Finally, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Does this page answer your questions about Good Samaritan Society - Waukon?
Short-term Care Quality
Additionally, this nursing home also was given favorable short-term care scores in our assessment. Indeed, we gave it one of our higher scores in that category, with a score of B+. Our short-term care scores are based in part on the facility's quantity of highly-skilled highly skilled professionals. This means a vast scope of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, not to mention other types of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every nursing home employs these types of nurses. However, based on the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The last statistic we assessed in this area is the percentage of patients who were able to leave the nursing home and return home. We discovered that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents were able to return home.
The last area we looked at is nursing, where this facility received a grade of B-. This ended up being this facility's worst category. This is nevertheless not the end of the world. In determining our nursing ratings, we factor in both the number of hours nurses spend with residents and the skill levels of the nurses. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a much lower figure than we are used to seeing. Lastly, we also assessed several nursing quality-based metrics. While this nursing home got dinged a bit for its nursing hours, it actually excelled in a few of these quality-based metrics. With less than five percent of its patients experiencing pressure ulcers, it performed well in this statistic. This is typically a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can often be avoided by providing better nursing care, such as employing a policy of moving a resident more frequently.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Good Samaritan Society - Waukon Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Good Samaritan Society - Waukon, 6.16% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of long-term patients who suffered from pressure ulcers. We've found that pressure ulcers are a solid indicator of quality of care.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Good Samaritan Society - Waukon, 3.87% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of residents who have had a major fall. Falls leading to severe injuries are often the result of poor nursing care. Better nursing protocols limits the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Good Samaritan Society - Waukon, 3.28% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of residents who have had a urinary tract infection. These infections are associated with inadequate hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Good Samaritan Society - Waukon, 17.54% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term residents that are prescribed antipsychotic drugs. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest that a facility is using these medications to subdue residents in situations where such drugs are not medically required. However, some nursing homes may need to rely more on these medications due to having more patients suffering from cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Good Samaritan Society - Waukon, 19.26% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of residents given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are administered to patients suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Good Samaritan Society - Waukon, 4.67% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients who are showing symptoms of depression. Many believe that this is a reasonable measure of resident quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Good Samaritan Society - Waukon, 93.67% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients that were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Good Samaritan Society - Waukon, 17.07% Percentage of Patients
This is the percent of patients that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's may indicate erosion of a resident's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Good Samaritan Society - Waukon, 16.9% Percentage of Residents
This metric tracks the percentage of long-term residents that retained mobility levels.
In Good Samaritan Society - Waukon, 1.48 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric measures the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. Staying out of the hospital is important to preserving the physical well-being of nursing home patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Good Samaritan Society - Waukon, 16.9 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric tracks the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care.
- Mayo Clinic Hosp-Dyls15.03 miles away901 Montgomery St. Decorah Iowa 52101Dialysis Stations: 4 (563) 382-1961