Good Shepherd Services is a small non-profit facility in Seymour, Wisconsin. This facility made our top 500 list of the best facilities in the country. With more than 15,000 nursing homes in the country, this is an exclusive list. As far as we can see, this nursing home looks like a no brainer for most people. One of the major highlights of this facility's remarkable report card is its inspection reports. Inspection grades are discussed in the next paragraph.
Good Shepherd Services
- Nursing Home
- Assisted Living
- Memory Care
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 Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
On top of performing well overall, this facility also earned nearly flawless government inspections. As a result, it received one of our highest scores in that category with an A+. Inspection scores weigh several factors, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these factors by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. It doesn't appear that we were able to find deficiency counts for this nursing home. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
We also gave this facility a grade of A+ for its long-term care grade. When facilities receive this type of score in long-term care it is typically a good sign for patient care and suggests that the nursing home is well-staffed with nurses and aids. After we finished looking at the quantity of nursing care, we next considered the nursing home's vaccination statistics. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its patients against pneumonia, which is what we like to see. Pneumonia sadly is often a life or death illness for nursing home patients so we strongly prefer when a facility does not roll the dice on this issue. Finally, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
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We also awarded this nursing home a grade of A+ for its nursing grade. Nursing ratings are based in large part on quality and quantity of nursing care. This nursing home provides 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This nursing home performed very well when it comes to minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Short-term Care Quality
In the final category, this facility also was awarded an excellent short-term care score, with a grade of A-. This wrapped up an elusive straight A report card. Our short-term care ratings are meaningful for prospective residents requiring rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically requires additional highly-skilled nursing services. This includes a vast range of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, as well as other forms of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every nursing home employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, according to the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Lastly, we assessed the number of patients who who were able to eventually return home from this facility. We found that 5.2 percent of this facility's residents returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Good Shepherd Services Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Good Shepherd Services, 6.86% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is an indication of the percent of long-term stay patients who developed new or worsened pressure ulcers. We find that pressure ulcers are a reliable measure of the quality of nursing care a facility provides.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Good Shepherd Services, 3.37% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of residents who suffered from a fall which caused major injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Good Shepherd Services, 3.17% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of patients that sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many experts to be an indicator of nursing care . UTI's are routinely the result of poor nursing care. However, this statistic could be misleading for certain facilities due to different reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Good Shepherd Services, 13.77% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of residents who were given antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic medications are given to residents for many medical conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias. Tragically, in limited cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean that a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Good Shepherd Services, 15.58% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of patients prescribed antianxiety drugs. These drugs are generally prescribed to residents experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Good Shepherd Services, 6.45% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents who are demonstrating symptoms of depression. Many argue that this is a reasonable measure of quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Good Shepherd Services, 92.81% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term residents that have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for nursing home patients, making these vaccines critical to patient well-being.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Good Shepherd Services, 13.28% Percentage of Patients
This is the percent of patients that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living may indicate erosion of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Good Shepherd Services, 21.75% Percentage of Residents
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents that maintained mobility.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Good Shepherd Services, 21.75 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric tracks the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Good Shepherd Services, 13.28 Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to measure patient care during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Good Shepherd Services, 75.11% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percentage of short-term residents who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
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