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Good Samaritan Society - Waukon

21 E. Main St., Waukon, IA 52172

Based on 5 reviews


Services and Housing Options

Independent Living, Nursing Home, Skilled Nursing, Rehabilitation

Estimated Pricing

Studio
Estimated $3,329

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Good Samaritan Society - Waukon Description

The Good Samaritan Society is committed to providing high-quality, compassionate care and a range of amenities to ensure our residents enjoy a care-free, fulfilling lifestyle that is tailored to their needs. Located near Veterans Memorial Hospital, physicians' clinics, a dental office and an eye clinic, Good Samaritan Society – Waukon is one of Iowa's top nursing homes and consistently listed as a high performer nationwide.

Our staff is dedicated to enhancing your life and bringing you joy. We care for your whole person - body, mind and spirit - and create opportunities for you to live your best life.

Good Samaritan Society - Waukon is located 15.9 miles from Decorah, a very small town with a population of 7,907. Other nearby cities and towns include and Prairie du Chien. The community is in a lower-middle class neighborhood where the average income is $49,819, 63% of the country has a higher median income.

This community provides Independent Living, Nursing Home Care, Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation and has Studio and Suite apartments available. Studio apartments start at an estimated $3,329 a month, while the average cost of Independent Living is $3,321 in Waukon, $3,209 in IA, and $3,394 in the United States. These prices are estimated. Good Samaritan Society - Waukon is a member of a larger group of communities called Good Samaritan Society. Good Samaritan Society - Waukon is ranked 1 out of 1 communities in Waukon and is ranked 163 out of 417 communities in IA.

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Health

care planning

therapeutic activities

counseling

pain management

therapeutic diets

physical, occupational and speech therapy

orthopedic rehabilitation

medicare-certified

bathing

certified nurse practitioners

post-acute care

social services

occupational therapy

physical, occupational and speech therapies

rehabilitation services

home health care

a registered dietitian

24/7 skilled nursing care

pharmacy services

long-term skilled nursing care

24-hour skilled nursing care

short-term rehabilitation

medical director

hospice care

long-term care

wound care

iv therapy

occupational, physical and speech therapies

transitional care

cardiac recovery

licensed nursing staff

stroke recovery

caregiver

Activities

outings

birthday parties

therapeutic recreation

Dining

guest meals

in-room dining

Services

mailing services

weekly housekeeping

snow removal

optional services

certified resident assessment coordinators

scheduled local transportation

dishwasher and garbage disposal

additional housekeeping

additional laundry

daily housekeeping and laundry services

scheduled transportation

24-hour emergency response

Amenities

emergency response systems

cable tv

gathering areas

living room with fireplace

microwave

free wi-fi

smoke-free

covered patio

basic cable

piano

dining room

personal emergency response system

off-street parking

stackable washer/dryer

individually controlled heating and air conditioning

spa

refrigerator

gazebo

wi-fi internet

kitchenette

medicaid-certified

security system

basic utilities

rehabilitation center

Religious

chapel services

bible studies

visiting chaplain

worship services

non-denominational devotions

Information from Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

This nursing community has been given an overall rating of 4 out of 5 stars by The Center for Medicare and Medicaid receiving 4 stars on its health inspection, 4 stars on its quality measures rating, and 4 stars on its staffing rating. Within the quality measure rating, each facility is given a short-stay rating and a long-stay rating. This facility received a 3-star short-stay rating and a 4-star long-stay rating. Additionally, within its staffing rating, this facility received a 4 star registered nurse rating. This nursing home is certified by Medicare and Medicaid and was first approved to provide Medicare and Medicaid services on 12/01/94 and is run by a non profit organization. It is a large-sized nursing community with 76 nursing beds. Currently, there are 42 residents within the nursing community. Be advised these resident occupancy numbers are not always up to date and are collected from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services website periodically.

Staffing Metrics

This Facility
State Average

Reported Nurse Aide Staffing Hours per Resident per Day

2.19
2.3

Reported LPN Staffing Hours per Resident per Day

0.68
0.61

Reported RN Staffing Hours per Resident per Day

0.76
0.72

Reported Licensed Staffing Hours per Resident per Day

1.45
1.33

Reported Total Nurse Staffing Hours per Resident per Day

3.64
3.65

Reported Physical Therapist Staffing Hours per Resident Per Day

0.04
0.03

Long Stay Metrics

This Facility
State Average

Percentage of high risk long-stay residents with pressure ulcers

6.56
5.15

Percentage of long-stay residents assessed and appropriately given the pneumococcal vaccine

94.44
99.05

Percentage of long-stay residents assessed and appropriately given the seasonal influenza vaccine

100
98.29

Percentage of long-stay residents experiencing one or more falls with major injury

3.33
3.3

Percentage of long-stay residents who have depressive symptoms

0.58
3.17

Percentage of long-stay residents who lose too much weight

6.55
5.74

Percentage of long-stay residents who received an antianxiety or hypnotic medication

18.97
18.46

Percentage of long-stay residents who received an antipsychotic medication

10.98
14.56

Percentage of long-stay residents who were physically restrained

0
0

Percentage of long-stay residents whose ability to move independently worsened

21.96
23.27

Percentage of long-stay residents whose need for help with daily activities has increased

21.51
17.3

Percentage of long-stay residents with a catheter inserted and left in their bladder

1.03
1.92

Percentage of long-stay residents with a urinary tract infection

2.3
2.21

Percentage of low risk long-stay residents who lose control of their bowels or bladder

25.58
45.45

Number of hospitalizations per 1000 long-stay resident days

0.38
1

Number of outpatient emergency department visits per 1000 long-stay resident days

0.69
1.15

Short Stay Metrics

This Facility
State Average

Percentage of short-stay residents assessed and appropriately given the pneumococcal vaccine

89.86
91.86

Percentage of short-stay residents who made improvements in function

72.77
80.57

Percentage of short-stay residents who newly received an antipsychotic medication

10
0

Percentage of short-stay residents who were assessed and appropriately given the seasonal influenza vaccine

78.57
83.33

Percentage of short-stay residents who had an outpatient emergency department visit

nan
9.52

Percentage of short-stay residents who were rehospitalized after a nursing home admission

nan
19.05

Healthcare Near Good Samaritan Society - Waukon

Good Samaritan Society - Waukon is close to a wide range of health providers including hospitals, pharmacies and dentists. The closest hospital is Winneshiek Medical Center which is 15.1 miles away, and Winnesheik Medical Center. One pharmacy close by is Walgreens which is 22.5 miles away. Have to go to the dentist? Options include Waukon Dental Clinic which is 0.1 miles away, Lansing Dental Clinic, and Family Dentistry Associates.

Surrounding Area

Good Samaritan Society - Waukon is also close to a range of restaurants, culture and parks. Looking to go out to eat or order takeout? Order Mexican at Don Jose, Chinese at Great Dragon Chinese Restaurant or pizza at Pizza Hut. Love the arts? Head on over to Storre Theatre or spend some time at Bluff Country Artist's Gallery. Looking for a park to relax at? Enjoy the outdoors at Waukon City Park - North Unit, Waukon City Park - South Unit, or Allamakee County Home Park.

Weather

Weather in the area consists of an average of 137 days of rain, 59 days of snow and 168 days of sun and the total precipitation is around 2.3 inches a year. The region reaches a high of 73°F in the summer and 18°F in the winter, with an average temp of 47.7°F throughout the year. The average humidity is 81.2%, with max winds averaging around 12.8 mph.

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Reviews

General Staff Rating
Based on 1 total reviews
Care Staff Rating
Based on 2 total reviews
Food Staff Rating
Based on 1 total reviews
Himself Lee
2020-01-01

2.0 rating


The staff are loving and caring, but there are not enough of them. A loved one had to wait over an hour with the call light on and kept buzzing to get assistance at night. It is probably the fault of those who are not doing the hands on work who determine the staffing.

Bev Johnson
2018-11-05

5.0 rating


Some family members and friends have been patients at Good Samaritan Home. They received good care and happy there! They also enjoyed the good food!

Kristy Roney
2015-05-07

5.0 rating


Kessiah Aldrich
2014-05-30

5.0 rating


Chad Robert Kelly
2013-07-18

5.0 rating


Health and Fire Safety Deficiencies

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid report report health and fire safety deficiencies. Some of these deficiencies are more severe than others. The following table shows different levels of severity.

Scope
Severity of Deficiency Isolated Pattern Widespread
Immediate jeopardy to resident health or safety J K L
Actual harm that is not immediate jeopardy G H I
No actual harm with potential for more than minimal harm that is not immediate jeopardy D E F
No actual harm with potential for minimal harm A B C

Fire Safety Deficiencies

Survey Date Correction Date Letter Category Description
2020-01-16 2020-01-18 D Egress Deficiencies Add doors in an exit area that do not require the use of a key from the exit side unless in case of special locking arrangements.
2020-01-16 2020-01-17 E Smoke Deficiencies Ensure that special areas are constructed so that walls can resist fire for one hour or have an approved fire extinguishing system.
2020-01-16 2020-01-16 F Smoke Deficiencies Inspect, test, and maintain automatic sprinkler systems.
2020-01-16 2020-01-21 E Gas, Vacuum, and Electrical Systems Deficiencies Ensure proper usage of power strips and extension cords.
2020-01-16 2020-01-22 E Gas, Vacuum, and Electrical Systems Deficiencies Have proper medical gas storage and administration areas.
2019-01-03 2019-01-15 F Emergency Preparedness Deficiencies Establish procedures for tracking staff and patients during an emergency.
2019-01-03 2019-01-15 F Emergency Preparedness Deficiencies Provide primary/alternate means for communication.
2019-01-03 2019-01-15 F Emergency Preparedness Deficiencies Establish methods for sharing information.
2019-01-03 2019-01-08 E Egress Deficiencies Add doors in an exit area that do not require the use of a key from the exit side unless in case of special locking arrangements.
2019-01-03 2019-01-31 E Smoke Deficiencies Have a fire alarm with audible and visual signals that transmits the alarm automatically to notify emergency forces in event of fire.
2019-01-03 2019-01-08 E Smoke Deficiencies Inspect, test, and maintain automatic sprinkler systems.
2019-01-03 2019-02-06 F Smoke Deficiencies Follow proper procedures when the automatic sprinkler systems was out of service for more than 10 hours.
2019-01-03 2019-01-08 E Smoke Deficiencies Ensure smoke barriers are constructed to a 1 hour fire resistance rating.
2019-01-03 2019-01-18 E Services Deficiencies Ensure heating and ventilation systems that have been properly installed according to the manufacturer's instructions.
2019-01-03 2019-01-21 F Miscellaneous Deficiencies Provide a written emergency evacuation plan.
2019-01-03 2019-01-09 F Miscellaneous Deficiencies Have simulated fire drills held at unexpected times.
2019-01-03 2019-01-14 F Gas, Vacuum, and Electrical Systems Deficiencies Have generator or other power source capable of supplying service within 10 seconds.
2017-08-28 2017-08-28 E Egress Deficiencies Install proper backup exit lighting.
2017-08-28 2017-08-30 E Smoke Deficiencies Ensure that special areas are constructed so that walls can resist fire for one hour or have an approved fire extinguishing system.
2017-08-28 2017-08-28 D Smoke Deficiencies Have properly installed hallway dispensers for alcohol-based hand rub.
2017-08-28 2017-08-28 F Smoke Deficiencies Have approved installation, maintenance and testing program for fire alarm systems.
2017-08-28 2017-08-29 D Smoke Deficiencies Install corridor and hallway doors that block smoke.
2017-08-28 2017-09-05 E Services Deficiencies Ensure heating and ventilation systems that have been properly installed according to the manufacturer's instructions.
2017-08-28 2017-09-25 D Miscellaneous Deficiencies Have restrictions on the use of highly flammable decorations.
2017-08-28 2017-08-28 D Gas, Vacuum, and Electrical Systems Deficiencies Ensure proper usage of power strips and extension cords.

Health Safety Deficiencies

Survey Date Correction Date Letter Category Description
2020-01-09 2020-01-29 B Resident Rights Deficiencies Honor the resident's right to voice grievances without discrimination or reprisal and the facility must establish a grievance policy and make prompt efforts to resolve grievances.
2020-01-09 2020-01-29 C Quality of Life and Care Deficiencies Try different approaches before using a bed rail. If a bed rail is needed, the facility must (1) assess a resident for safety risk; (2) review these risks and benefits with the resident/representative; (3) get informed consent; and (4) Correctly install and maintain the bed rail.
2020-01-09 2020-01-29 D Infection Control Deficiencies Provide and implement an infection prevention and control program.
2018-12-13 2019-01-21 E Nursing and Physician Services Deficiencies Provide enough nursing staff every day to meet the needs of every resident; and have a licensed nurse in charge on each shift.
2018-12-13 2019-01-21 E Nutrition and Dietary Deficiencies Ensure each resident receives and the facility provides food that accommodates resident allergies, intolerances, and preferences, as well as appealing options.
2018-12-13 2019-01-21 D Infection Control Deficiencies Provide and implement an infection prevention and control program.
2017-08-24 2017-09-24 B Resident Rights Deficiencies Give residents a notice of rights, rules, services and charges.
2017-08-24 2017-09-24 D Quality of Life and Care Deficiencies Assist those residents who need help with eating/drinking, grooming and personal and oral hygiene.
2017-08-24 2017-09-24 D Quality of Life and Care Deficiencies Give residents proper treatment to prevent new bed (pressure) sores or heal existing bed sores.
2017-08-24 2017-09-24 E Environmental Deficiencies Ensure that a nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provide adequate supervision to prevent avoidable accidents.
2017-08-24 2017-09-24 F Nutrition and Dietary Deficiencies Store, cook, and serve food in a safe and clean way.
2017-08-24 2017-09-24 D Environmental Deficiencies Have a program that investigates, controls and keeps infection from spreading.

Transportation

Calmar Depot
20.6 miles away

Train

Supermarkets

Walmart Supercenter

14.1 miles away

Fareway Grocery

15.9 miles away

Hy-Vee

16.3 miles away

Red's IGA

21.6 miles away

Banks

Viking State Bank and Trust

14.2 miles away

River Bank

19.7 miles away

Central State Bank

21.4 miles away

Merchants Bank

21.8 miles away

Peoples State Bank

22.4 miles away

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