Samaritan Senior Village is one of only two available facilities located in Watertown, New York. Sporting an overall rating of A-, this nursing home is among the better facilities we assessed. We were so impressed with this facility that we ranked it in the top quarter of all facilities nationally. This facility's strong report card was highlighted by its inspection score, which we will address in the next paragraph.

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Accepts Medicare 1 : TrueA checkmark indicating true.

Accepts Medicaid 1 : 168 Beds TrueA checkmark indicating true.

CCRC : FalseUsed to indicate false.

Non profit - Corporation

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Family Council: TrueA checkmark indicating true.

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)

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Facility Inspections

A+
Oct 18: ANov 18: ADec 18: AJan 19: AFeb 19: AMay 19: AJun 19: AJul 19: AAug 19: ASep 19: AJan 20: A+Mar 20: A+Apr 20: A+May 20: A+Jun 20: A+Jul 20: A+Aug 20: A+
Historical

One of the many reasons this place ended up being a great nursing home is it received an A+ in our inspections category. This is simply as good as it gets in this area. Inspection ratings weigh a host of factors included in a nursing home's inspection reports. One key criteria we consider is the number and severity of deficiencies. Facilities with better grades in this area generally have few of these severe deficiencies. We weren't able to find information on deficiency's for this nursing home. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Long-term Care Quality

A
Oct 18: A-Nov 18: A-Dec 18: A-Jan 19: B+Feb 19: B+May 19: AJun 19: AJul 19: A-Aug 19: A-Sep 19: A-Jan 20: A-Mar 20: A-Apr 20: AMay 20: AJun 20: AJul 20: AAug 20: A
Historical

Contributing to its impressive profile, this nursing home also performed well in our long-term care category. In fact, it received a score of A for that category. When nursing homes receive a grade in this range in long-term care it typically means it has plenty of staff and is a quality place to live on a permanent basis. One of the datapoints we considered after nursing hours is vaccinations. This nursing home provided the pneumonia vaccine to 98.52459 percent of its residents. Vaccination is a proven method to avoid unnecessary hospitalizations for the nursing home population. This facility was also able to keep its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 1.13 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a significantly better hospitalization rate than most nursing homes.

Nurse Quality

A-
Oct 18: B-Nov 18: B-Dec 18: B-Jan 19: AFeb 19: AMay 19: B+Jun 19: B+Jul 19: AAug 19: ASep 19: AJan 20: BMar 20: BApr 20: A-May 20: A-Jun 20: A-Jul 20: A-Aug 20: A-
Historical

Adding to its strong resume, this facility also received an excellent nursing score, with a grade of A-. In computing a nursing home's nursing grade, we assess the amount of time nurses are caring for patients and the skill levels of the nurses. This nursing home provides 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This nursing home performed better than average in this area. This is often a good indicator that a facility has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can generally be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.

Short-term Care Quality

B-
Oct 18: DNov 18: DDec 18: DJan 19: B-Feb 19: B-May 19: DJun 19: DJul 19: B-Aug 19: B-Sep 19: B-Jan 20: DMar 20: DApr 20: B-May 20: B-Jun 20: B-Jul 20: B-Aug 20: B-
Historical

The final area we looked at is short-term care, where this nursing home was given a grade of B-. Although this is its poorest category rating, this is still nothing to be ashamed of. Short-term care ratings are based in part on the nursing home's quantity of skilled skilled healthcare professionals. This includes a vast scope of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, in addition to other types of therapy. Unfortunately, we were not able to track down information on registered nurse or physical therapy staffing for this nursing home. The last item we assessed in this area is the percentage of patients that were able to return home from the facility. We found that just 33.1 percent of this facility's patients returned home. This figure was below the national average.

Overall Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

Aug 20
Provider:
A-
State:
B
National:
B
FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Nov 18Dec 18Jan 19Feb 19Mar 19Apr 19May 19Jun 19Jul 19Aug 19Sep 19Oct 19Dec 19Jan 20Mar 20Apr 20May 20Jun 20Jul 20Aug 20
Overall Rating
Nurse Rating
Long-Term Rating
Short-Term Rating
Inspection Rating

Samaritan Senior Village Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This figure tells you the percent of long-term patients which are suffering from new or worsened pressure ulcers. We've found that pressure ulcers are a solid measure of a facility's nursing care quality.

Provider
A
2.71%
State
B-
8.47%
National
B
7.32%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes Serious Falls

This is the percentage of residents who sustained a major fall. Falls leading to major injuries are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be an indicator of nursing care . Major falls resulting in injury are often the result of lower quality nursing care.

Provider
B
3.28%
State
B+
2.91%
National
B
3.36%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

This is the percent of residents that have had a urinary tract infection. These infections are associated with inadequate hygiene.

Provider
D
4.79%
State
B+
2.21%
National
B
2.65%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is the percent of patients who were given antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are administered to patients for many medical conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias. Sadly, in limited cases, excessive reliance on these medications may mean that a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.

Provider
B
13.51%
State
B+
11.1%
National
B
14.17%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This metric indicates the percentage of long-term residents who are prescribed antianxiety medication. These medications are prescribed to residents experiencing depression or anxiety.

Provider
A-
12.5%
State
A-
13.33%
National
B
19.66%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

This metric measures the percentage of long-term residents demonstrating depressive symptoms.

Provider
B+
1.15%
State
B
7.09%
National
B+
5.08%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

This metric measures the percentage of long-term patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.

Provider
F
75.01%
State
B
93.26%
National
B
92.05%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

This indicates the percent of residents that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's could indicate deterioration of a patient's health.

Provider
C
18.14%
State
B+
13.31%
National
B
14.46%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Measures the percent of long-term care patients who retained mobility levels.

Provider
A+
42.25%
State
B-
15.38%
National
B
17.09%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Hospitalizations

Measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.

Provider
A
1.13
State
B+
1.46
National
B
1.70

Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is typically a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the quality of rehabilitation services.

Provider
F
42.25
State
B+
15.38
National
B
17.09

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: ER Visits

This metric tracks the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Provider
A+
4.64
State
B+
8.22
National
B
10.25

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

This is the percent of short-term patients who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.

Provider
A
80.81%
State
B
69.8%
National
B
68.05%

Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better

Nearby Hospitals

Samaritan Medical Center 1.15 mi
830 Washington Street Watertown New York 13601
(315) 785-4121
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private
Carthage Area Hospital, Inc 15.65 mi
1001 West Street Carthage New York 13619
(315) 493-1000
Critical Access Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private

Nearby Dialysis

Renal Care of Northern New York, LLC 0.31 mi
CMS Rating: 4 stars
Dialysis Stations: 24
22571 Summit Dr. Suite 1 Watertown New York 13601
(315) 779-2140