With an address in Brainerd, Minnesota, Good Samaritan Society - Woodland is the sole facility we were able to find in the area. We awarded this facility an A- overall grade, ranking it in the top quarter of all nursing homes in the United States. This is just about as good of a place as you're going to find. Scroll down to find this facility's category grades, which are also quite good. It would be hard to find any major flaws in this place's profile.
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Good Samaritan Society - Woodland
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
- Adult Day Care
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- 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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Best Nursing Home in Brainerd, Minnesota Awards 2019
Best Nursing Home in Brainerd, Minnesota Awards 2020
Best Nursing Home in Brainerd, Minnesota Awards 2021
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To pair with a strong overall score, we gave this facility an A+ for our inspections rating. Our inspection grades weigh several factors found on a nursing home's inspection reports. One key criteria we weigh heavily is the number and severity of deficiencies. Places with better grades in this category typically have very few severe deficiencies. This facility was assessed 4 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none were considered to be severe deficiencies. This tells you that CMS did not consider any of these deficiencies an imminent risk to patient safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Adding to its strong resume, this facility also received an excellent nursing score, with a grade of A-. We weighed the levels of nurses working for the facility, in addition to the quantity of time the nurses were with patients, in determining our grade in this category. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed 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 facility the nation in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can generally be avoided by offering better nursing care, such as by having a system of turning patients at least once a day.
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Short-term Care Quality
Turning to another strength for this nursing home, we gave them one of our stronger grades in our short-term care category as well, with a B+. Our short-term care grades are presumably more important for people in need of rehabilitation services. Rehabilitation usually requires additional highly-skilled nursing services. This includes not just nursing services, but also physical and occupational therapy, as well as other forms of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not every nursing home employs these skilled professionals. However, based on the data this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The last metric we looked at in this area is the percentage of residents who eventually 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
Moving on to the final area, this nursing home was given an extremely favorable long-term care rating. In fact, we gave it a grade of B+ in this area, topping off one of our better report cards. For prospective patients looking for a permanent place to live as opposed to rehabilitation, long-term care grades are very important. In addition to assessing the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home administered the vaccine to 86.111115 percent of its residents. This is a few points below what we anticipated. Although its vaccination rate was a bit lower than we had hoped, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, 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 - Woodland Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Good Samaritan Society - Woodland, 6.14% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This metric is is a measure of the percent of long-term residents who have new or worsened pressure ulcers. We've found that pressure ulcers are a solid measure of the quality of nursing care a nursing home provides.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Good Samaritan Society - Woodland, 3.86% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of residents who have had a major fall. Falls leading to serious injuries are routinely linked to lower levels of patient supervision. More supervision can reduce the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Good Samaritan Society - Woodland, 2.89% of Patients had UTIs
This statistic is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents which have had urinary tract infections. Although a higher rate of these infections could reflect poorly on a facility's cleanliness, it is difficult to compare different nursing homes due to nursing homes having varying reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Good Samaritan Society - Woodland, 15.26% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of residents who were given antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications may be vital to many residents, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used appropriately. In some cases, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Good Samaritan Society - Woodland, 11.96% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint gauges the percent of long-term stay residents that are given antianxiety medication. These medications are commonly given to residents experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Good Samaritan Society - Woodland, 4.16% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents who are demonstrating signs of depression. Increased rates of depression may be a sign a lower level of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Good Samaritan Society - Woodland, 94.15% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents who received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Good Samaritan Society - Woodland, 13.41% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and bathing.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Good Samaritan Society - Woodland, 15.86% Percentage of Residents
Measures the percent of long-term care patients that remained mobile levels. Some argue that the ability to move around is critical to residents' mental and physical well-being.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Good Samaritan Society - Woodland, 15.86 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric tracks the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term resident care. Minimizing rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is key to restoring the physical abilities of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Good Samaritan Society - Woodland, 14.49 Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Good Samaritan Society - Woodland, 77.42% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of short-term care residents that saw functional improvements.
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