Good Samaritan Society - West Union is a senior living facility located in West Union, Iowa. This city has a population of 3,492 people. Sporting an overall grade of A-, this facility is ranked among the higher-rated nursing homes we assessed. In fact, we ranked this nursing home in the top third of all facilities in the country. This facility's impressive report card was highlighted by its inspection rating, which you can find in the next paragraph.

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Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)

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Facility Inspections

A+
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Historical

On top of being a great facility overall, it also received A+ government inspections in recent years. Its inspections were nearly perfect. Inspection ratings weigh a host of factors included in a facility's inspection report. One key criteria we weigh heavily is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Nursing homes with higher scores in this area typically have few of these severe deficiencies. This place was assessed 4 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none were considered to be severe. This tells you that CMS did not consider any of the deficiencies to create an immediate risk to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Nurse Quality

A-
Oct 18: B+Nov 18: B+Dec 18: B+Jan 19: B+Feb 19: B+Mar 19: B+Apr 19: B-May 19: BJun 19: BJul 19: BAug 19: BSep 19: BJan 20: B+Mar 20: B+Apr 20: A-May 20: A-Jun 20: A-Jul 20: A-Aug 20: A-
Historical

We also wanted to emphasize the fact that this facility received an impressive grade of A- in our nursing category. Nursing ratings are based in large part on nurse staffing levels. This nursing home provides 3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed certain nursing quality measures in computing our nursing grades. These include minimizing residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We view these statistics as predictive indicators of the caliber of nursing care provided, since better care tends to reduce these problems.

Long-term Care Quality

B+
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Historical

Turning to an additional strength for this facility, we awarded them one of our higher scores in our long-term care category as well, with a grade of B+. If you are looking for anything other than rehabilitation, you should take a close look at each nursing home's long-term care scores. In addition to looking at the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility administered the vaccine to 91.55844 percent of its patients, which is slightly lower than we were hoping for. Lastly, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.

Short-term Care Quality

B
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Historical

The final category we looked at was short-term care. This nursing home was given a better than average nursing rating in our assessment, with a grade of B. Even though this wasn't as elite as several of its other scores, this is still one of the stronger scores in this category. Short-term care grades are vital for individuals looking for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually utilizes higher levels of skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes a vast spectrum of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other types of therapy. One of this nursing home's strength is that it offers more hours of care from registered nurses to its residents. The final item we assessed in this category is the percentage of patients that ultimately were able to return home from the facility. This place fared respectably with 47.3 percent of its patients returning home.

Overall Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

Aug 20
Provider:
A-
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B+
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B
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Overall Rating
Nurse Rating
Long-Term Rating
Short-Term Rating
Inspection Rating

Good Samaritan Society - West Union Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This tells you the percentage of long-term residents who suffer from new or worsened pressure ulcers or bed sores. We factor in this statistic in computing both nursing and long-term care grades.

Provider
A
3.23%
State
A-
5.18%
National
B
7.33%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes Serious Falls

This datapoint indicates the percentage of long-term patients that suffered a fall leading to severe injury. This is one of the statistics we use in computing our nursing ratings.

Provider
B-
3.9%
State
B
3.66%
National
B
3.36%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

This tells you the percentage of long-term stay residents who suffered from urinary tract infections. UTI's may be an indication of a facility with lower levels of hygiene. Nevertheless, this statistic could also be skewed for certain facilities due to different reporting standards for UTI's.

Provider
D
6.54%
State
B
3.25%
National
B
2.65%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This indicates the percent of patients who were given antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic medications are prescribed to patients for a variety of conditions, such as cognitive disorders. Tragically, in some situations, increased usage of these drugs may suggest a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.

Provider
B+
11.41%
State
B
14.67%
National
B
14.17%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is the percent of patients prescribed antianxiety drugs. These drugs are used to treat residents experiencing depression and anxiety.

Provider
A-
12.86%
State
B+
18.32%
National
B
19.68%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients who are showing signs of depression. Some would argue this is a reliable measure of patient quality of life.

Provider
B-
2.65%
State
B
4.28%
National
B+
5.09%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents who were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for nursing home residents, making these vaccines critical to patient health.

Provider
C
93.45%
State
B
95.15%
National
B
92.04%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

This tells you the percent of patients who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.

Provider
A-
10.14%
State
B
15.8%
National
B
14.47%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

This metric tracks the percent of long-term care residents that retained mobility levels.

Provider
C
11.4%
State
B+
18.8%
National
B
17.10%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Hospitalizations

This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. Avoiding hospitalizations is key to the physical well-being of nursing home patients.

Provider
A
0.88
State
B+
1.53
National
B
1.70

Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

This metric tracks the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care. Avoiding the hospital during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the physical abilities of patients.

Provider
A-
11.4
State
B-
18.8
National
B
17.10

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

This metric is a measure of the percent of short-term stay patients that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Some experts would argue that this is a reliable measure of rehabilitation services.

Provider
B
70.36%
State
A-
77.54%
National
B
68.03%

Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better

Nearby Hospitals

Gundersen Palmer Lutheran Hospital and Clinics 0.25 mi
112 Jefferson Street West Union Iowa 52175
(563) 422-3811
Critical Access Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private
Community Memorial Hospital Medical Center 17.45 mi
909 West First Street Sumner Iowa 50674
(563) 578-3275
Critical Access Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private

Nearby Dialysis

West Union Dialysis Center 0.41 mi
Dialysis Stations: 16
405 Highway 150 N P O Box 516 West Union Iowa 52175
(563) 422-5734