Samaritas Senior Living Saginaw is an average-sized non-profit nursing home located in Saginaw, Michigan. This facility received an uninspiring overall grade of D based on the data we looked at. Based on our analysis, this place likely isn't the best fit for most prospective residents. If you aren't deterred by this nursing home's profile, feel free to continue reading to find out about its category grades. We discuss nursing in the next section.
Samaritas Senior Living Saginaw
Updated May 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
Saginaw MI 48602
70.76% estimated occupancy 1
Registered Staff Hours
Although we did not rate this nursing home well overall, we want to point out its much more favorable nursing grade this year. We gave it a B in this category, which was much better than its overall score. In determining a nursing home's nursing rating, we assess the quantity of hours nurses commit to residents as well as the level of licensure of the nurses. This particular nursing home provided 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also looked at certain nursing quality-based metrics in computing our nursing grades. These include minimizing residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We view these statistics as reliable measures of the caliber of nursing care provided, since better care tends to reduce these problems.
Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home's next best category was its short-term care grade, where it was awarded a B-. Short-term care grades are commonly employed to score a nursing home's performance with rehabilitation. In order to provide high-end rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally need to provide higher levels of highly skilled nursing. These types of services include registered nurses, physical therapists, speech therapists and other highly skilled individuals. Unfortunately, we found that this place provided fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than most other facilities. The tricky part is determining what bearing this had on quality of care. The final metric we looked at in this category is the number of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. It was respectable in this area with 45.4 percent of its residents returning home.
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Long-term Care Quality
Turning to the area of long-term care, this nursing home was awarded just a D in that category. When facilities receive a grade in this range in long-term care it typically means the nursing home didn't perform well in our quality measures relating to patient care. Once we looked at the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we turned to the nursing home's vaccination data. We were disappointed to learn that this nursing home vaccinated a relatively low 63.31361 percent of its residents for pneumonia. We were also disappointed with the nursing home's hospitalization rate. We found that this nursing home had 3.16 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is nearly twice the national average.
Moving on our last area of inspections, this facility received an F here. Since this information is collected by government inspectors, we heavily weight poor results in this area. When a facility has this bad of an inspection grade, you should look for severe deficiencies on its inspection report. Severe deficiencies indicate a risk to the well being of residents. This particular nursing home was hit with multiple deficiencies in categories G through L, which are among the more serious categories of deficiencies. These categories indicate that the deficiencies uncovered by CMS had the potential to pose actual harm to residents. Lastly, we also would like to draw your attention to the fact that this nursing home was assessed significant government fines recently totaling over $100,000. This generally suggests that a poor performance has been an issue for several years.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Samaritas Senior Living Saginaw Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Samaritas Senior Living Saginaw, 8.94% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of residents that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are often the result of patients staying in one position for too long. Better nursing care minimizes the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Samaritas Senior Living Saginaw, 2.87% of Patients had Serious Falls
This metric gauges the percentage of long-term residents who had falls which resulted in serious injury. This is one of the statistics we use in calculating nursing scores.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Samaritas Senior Living Saginaw, 2.36% of Patients had UTIs
This metric measures the percent of long-term residents that suffered from a urinary tract infection. While a higher rate infections could reflect poorly on a nursing home's nursing care, it is problematic to compare between nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Samaritas Senior Living Saginaw, 13.06% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of residents who were given antipsychotic medications. These drugs may be used for a variety of medical conditions, including cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Samaritas Senior Living Saginaw, 18.58% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are given to patients suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Samaritas Senior Living Saginaw, 3.45% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents who are showing depressive symptoms. Some argue this is a reasonable measure of patient quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Samaritas Senior Living Saginaw, 91.71% of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for nursing home residents, making these types of vaccines critical to patient safety.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Samaritas Senior Living Saginaw, 12.37% Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as moving around and using the bathroom. Some argue this is a reliable measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Samaritas Senior Living Saginaw, 19.59% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percentage of patients that were able to retain mobility over time. Preserving mobility is usually a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Samaritas Senior Living Saginaw, 1.35 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. Avoiding the hospital is critical to preserving the physical well-being of nursing home residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Samaritas Senior Living Saginaw, 19.59 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Samaritas Senior Living Saginaw, 10.82 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Samaritas Senior Living Saginaw, 76.52% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percentage of short-term care patients that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Higher levels of performance with activities of daily living usually correlates with superior rehabilitation services.
Scores for Saginaw, MI
- Overall Rating has a grade of B
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B
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