With an address in Brainerd, Minnesota, Good Samaritan Society - Woodland is one of just a couple available nursing homes in this city. We gave this nursing home an A- overall grade, ranking it in the top fifth of all facilities in the United States. This is just about as good of a facility as you'll find. Keep reading to see this nursing home's category scores, which are also strong. It would be hard to find any major flaws in this facility's profile.
Good Samaritan Society - Woodland
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
- Adult Day Care
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
Registered Staff Hours
One of the reasons this ended up being a great nursing home is that it earned an impressive grade in inspections. In fact, inspections turned out to be its best category. In that category, we gave this facility an A. These inspection grades weigh several factors, including deficiencies and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these factors by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. While this facility had some deficiencies on its government inspection report, none were major deficiencies based on CMS' deficiency scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Among its many impressive grades, this facility received an excellent nursing grade. In fact, we gave it a grade of A in that category. Nursing scores are mostly associated with a facility's nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This facility performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a place has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can often be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
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Long-term Care Quality
The next area we assessed is long-term care. Adding to its dominant resume, this nursing home also excelled in this category. In fact, it received a grade of of A- for the category. When nursing homes receive a score in this range in this category it typically means it has plenty of staff and is an overall good place to reside on a permanent basis. One of the criteria we considered after nurse's aid hours is vaccinations. This nursing home provided the pneumonia vaccine to 95.918365 percent of its patients. This is a great way to avoid unnecessary deaths for the aged 65 and up population. Lastly, this nursing home 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.
Short-term Care Quality
The next category we analyzed turned out to be this facility's weakest category. Nevertheless, even its weakest link would likely be a highlight for many nursing homes. We gave it a strong grade of B for short-term care. Our short-term care ratings are based in part on the facility's quantity of highly-skilled highly skilled professionals. This includes a wide spectrum of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, not to mention other types of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not all nursing homes employs these types of nurses. However, based on the information this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Finally, we assessed the number of residents that who were able to eventually return home from this nursing home. We found that 5.2 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home.
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, 6.84% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of residents who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are often caused by patients not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Good Samaritan Society - Woodland, 4.32% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of residents that have had a major fall. Falls resulting in major injuries are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be an indicator of nursing care at a nursing home. Falls resulting in injury are often the result of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Good Samaritan Society - Woodland, 2.81% of Patients had UTIs
This figure measures the percent of long-term care patients who experienced a UTI. UTI's could be an indicator of a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. However, this metric may be misleading for certain facilities due to varying reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Good Samaritan Society - Woodland, 16.37% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This metric indicates the percent of long-term care patients receiving antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In some cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate that a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Good Samaritan Society - Woodland, 12.17% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure tells you the percent of long-term care patients taking antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Good Samaritan Society - Woodland, 4.73% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay patients showing depressive symptoms. Many would argue that this is a reasonable measure of resident quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Good Samaritan Society - Woodland, 93.57% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Good Samaritan Society - Woodland, 13.28% Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as moving around and eating. Some would argue that this is a reliable measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Good Samaritan Society - Woodland, 20.05% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percentage of residents who maintained mobility over time. Optimizing mobility is often a good sign for residents' well-being.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Good Samaritan Society - Woodland, 20.05 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Good Samaritan Society - Woodland, 76.19% Percentage of Resident
This is a measure of the percent of short-term stay patients who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Many in the industry argue this is a reasonable measure of a facility's rehabilitation services.
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