Good Samaritan Society - Winthrop is the lone option we were able to find in Winthrop, Minnesota. Sporting an overall grade of B+, this nursing home should work for most prospective residents. At the end of the day, this place looks like a solid choice for quite a few people. This nursing home is better in some categories than others, but it did not have any weak links in any of our major categories. More information about these categories can be found below.
Good Samaritan Society - Winthrop
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Physical Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
One of the reasons this turned out to be a strong nursing home is that it earned a very impressive inspection rating. In fact, inspections is its best category grade. In that category, we awarded this facility a grade of A. Inspection grades are tied to many pieces of information found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes that receive favorable grades in this category tend to have few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these nursing homes generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. While this facility had a few deficiencies on its government inspection report, none were serious based on CMS' deficiency scale. Keep in mind that deficiency-free inspections are uncommon in this industry.
Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home received high grades in the category of short-term care as well. In fact, we awarded it one of our most dominant scores in that area with a score of A-. With our short-term care assessment, we seek to craft a valuable barometer for rehabilitation services. In doing so, we analyze a facility's offerings of skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as occupational therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not every nursing home employs these skilled professionals. However, according to the information they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last datapoint we looked at in this category 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 patients returned home.
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Adding to this nursing home's list of strengths, it also received an excellent nursing grade. We awarded them an impressive grade of A- in this category. Our nursing grade includes quite a few subcategories, most of which are associated with levels of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This place performed very well in the area of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Long-term Care Quality
The next area we analyzed was long-term care, in which this nursing home was awarded a C. While this proved to be its least impressive category rating, this is still nothing to be ashamed of. If you are seeking anything other than short-term rehabilitation, you should take a close look at long-term care scores. Once we assessed the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we turned to the nursing home's vaccination records. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its patients against pneumonia, which is more than the vast majority of nursing homes. Lastly, this facility was also able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Good Samaritan Society - Winthrop Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Good Samaritan Society - Winthrop, 6.84% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of patients who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are routinely caused by residents staying in one position for too long. Better nursing care can reduce the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Good Samaritan Society - Winthrop, 4.32% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of patients that suffered from a fall leading to severe injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Good Samaritan Society - Winthrop, 2.81% of Patients had UTIs
This gauges the percentage of long-term patients who have sustained a urinary tract infection. While a higher rate of these infections may reflect poorly on a nursing home's nursing care, it can be difficult to compare between nursing homes due to differing reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Good Samaritan Society - Winthrop, 16.37% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of patients prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are administered to residents for many conditions, such as cognitive disorders. Sadly, in limited cases, increased usage of these drugs may mean a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Good Samaritan Society - Winthrop, 12.17% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of patients prescribed antianxiety drugs. These medications are typically prescribed to residents experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Good Samaritan Society - Winthrop, 4.73% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay residents who are showing signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Good Samaritan Society - Winthrop, 93.57% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents that received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for nursing home patients, making these types of vaccines critical to patient well-being.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Good Samaritan Society - Winthrop, 13.28% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and continence. Many in the industry would argue that this is a reliable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Good Samaritan Society - Winthrop, 20.05% Percentage of Residents
This is the percent of patients who retained mobility levels over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a great sign for residents' health.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Good Samaritan Society - Winthrop, 20.05 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric tracks the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Good Samaritan Society - Winthrop, 76.19% Percentage of Resident
This is the percent of short-term patients that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Higher levels of performance with activities of daily living usually correlates with higher quality rehabilitation.
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