Good Samaritan Society - Westbrook is a small government-owned facility in Westbrook, Minnesota. Sporting an overall grade of A, this is clearly a first-rate nursing home. We flat out can not say enough favorable things about this place. As you will see below, this place also performed well in our category scores. It would be hard to find any major flaws in this facility's profile.
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Good Samaritan Society - Westbrook
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- Government - State
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Meal Delivery
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Oncology Care
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Lymphedema Care
- Aquatic Therapy
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Long-term Care Quality
In addition to receiving a great overall grade, this nursing home performed well in long-term care. In fact, we gave it an A for that category. Facilities that excel in this category tend to be well-staffed and offer extensive hands on care to patients. After looking at the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we then analyzed the nursing home's vaccination statistics. This nursing home vaccinated 98 percent of its patients against pneumonia. Vaccines are critical to keeping residents out of the hospital. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
Turning to our inspection category, this nursing home excelled in that area, which is based on the facility's government inspections. We awarded it an A for that category. Inspection grades account for several factors included in a nursing home's inspection reports. One key criteria we look at is the number and severity of deficiencies. Nursing homes with better grades in this category usually have few severe deficiencies. This particular nursing home received 4 deficiencies on its inspection report. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
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This facility also excelled in the area of nursing, where it received a grade of A-. Few nursing homes performed better in this area. The nursing score features a variety of datapoints. The most heavily weighted factor is the number of hours nurses spend with residents. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality measures 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 the nation in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can generally be avoided by providing better nursing care, such as employing a system of turning a patient at least once a day.
Short-term Care Quality
Switching gears to our next area, this nursing home also performed well in the short-term care category. We gave it a B+ for that area. This wrapped up a first-rate report card. In our short-term care rating, we try to forge a valuable gauge for rehabilitation. In doing so, we analyze the nursing home's scope of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as speech therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every facility employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, according to the data this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The final datapoint we looked at in this area is the number of patients that 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.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Good Samaritan Society - Westbrook Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Good Samaritan Society - Westbrook, 0% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This gauges the percentage of long-term stay patients who are suffering from pressure ulcers or bed sores. We use this statistic in calculating both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Good Samaritan Society - Westbrook, 6% of Patients had Serious Falls
This metric gauges the percentage of long-term patients who have had falls which resulted in severe injury. This is one of the statistics we use in determining nursing grades.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Good Samaritan Society - Westbrook, 4.12% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of patients that have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are often caused by poor nursing care. Better nursing care can minimize the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. Note that this statistic is affected by by the fact that nursing homes have different reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Good Samaritan Society - Westbrook, 20% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of residents prescribed antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications may be vital to many patients, it is important to ensure these drugs are being used appropriately. In some cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Good Samaritan Society - Westbrook, 20.83% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients receiving antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Good Samaritan Society - Westbrook, 11.36% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents who are demonstrating signs of depression. Some experts believe that this is a reliable measure of quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Good Samaritan Society - Westbrook, 99% of Patients
This is the percentage of patients who have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Good Samaritan Society - Westbrook, 17.89% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term stay patients who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and eating. Some experts would argue this is a reasonable measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Good Samaritan Society - Westbrook, 12.97% of Residents
This indicates the percentage of patients that maintained mobility over time. Optimizing mobility can be a great sign for residents' health.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Good Samaritan Society - Westbrook, 12.97% of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric tracks the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term resident care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Good Samaritan Society - Westbrook, 80.11% of Resident
This metric is a measure of the percent of short-term stay residents that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Many in the industry believe that this is a reliable measure of a facility's rehabilitation performance.
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