Located in West Union, Iowa, Good Samaritan Society - West Union is the only nursing home we found there. We gave this facility an A overall grade, ranking it in the top 20 percent of all facilities in the country. Based on all of the relevant data, you can not go wrong with this facility. This nursing home was also given phenomenal grades in each of the major categories. More information about these categories can be found below.
Good Samaritan Society - West Union
- Nursing Home
- Home Health Agency
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
201 Hall Street,
West Union IA 52175
69.15% estimated occupancy 1
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
One of the many reasons this turned out to be a great nursing home is that it received an A+ inspection grade. This is simply as good as it gets in this critical area. Perhaps the most significant factor we look at in calculating our inspection scores is deficiencies. Deficiencies are found on a nursing home's inspection reports. Nursing homes with better grades in this area typically dodged the more severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. Fortunately, although this place had a few minor dings on its inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are found in categories G through L. This tells you CMS did not consider 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.
To complement its strong performance in other areas, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A+ for our inspections rating. Nursing ratings are primarily associated with the nursing home's level of nurse staffing. This facility provided 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics 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.
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Short-term Care Quality
Building on its remarkable assessment, this nursing home also received a strong short-term care grade, with a score of A-. With our short-term care category, we seek to forge a fair barometer for rehabilitation services. In doing so, we analyze the facility's levels of skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as respiratory therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not all facilities employs these types of nurses. However, based on the information they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The last statistic we assessed in this area is the number of patients who returned home from the facility. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.
Long-term Care Quality
Switching gears to the last area, this facility received an excellent long-term care rating. In fact, we awarded it a B+ in this category, finishing off one of our better report cards. For prospective patients seeking a permanent residence as opposed to rehabilitation, long-term care grades are an important measure. In addition to considering the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home vaccinated 89.74359 percent of its residents, which is a few points lower than we expected. While its vaccination rate was a bit lower than we had hoped, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Good Samaritan Society - West Union Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Good Samaritan Society - West Union, 6.11% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint is an indication of the percent of long-term stay residents that suffered from pressure ulcers. Many experts believe that pressure ulcers are a great barometer of the quality of nursing care a nursing home provides.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Good Samaritan Society - West Union, 3.69% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of residents that have had a major fall. Falls leading to serious injuries are considered by many experts to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care . Major falls are often caused by lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Good Samaritan Society - West Union, 3.09% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of patients that have had a urinary tract infection. These infections are associated with inadequate hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Good Samaritan Society - West Union, 16.77% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This metric is an indication of the percentage of long-term patients who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents in scenarios where such drugs are not medically indicated. However, some facilities may need to rely on these drugs due to an increased number of patients suffering from cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Good Samaritan Society - West Union, 18.7% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of residents given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are prescribed to patients experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Good Samaritan Society - West Union, 4.48% of Patients
This is the percent of residents who are demonstrating signs of depression. Higher levels of depression may be an indicator a less hospitable environment.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Good Samaritan Society - West Union, 94.58% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Good Samaritan Society - West Union, 16.82% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term residents who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and using the bathroom.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Good Samaritan Society - West Union, 19.24% Percentage of Residents
Measures the percent of long-term care patients who were able to retain mobility.
In Good Samaritan Society - West Union, 1.24 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. There is usually a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and the quality of long-term care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Good Samaritan Society - West Union, 19.24 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is generally a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.
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