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Good Samaritan Society - West Union
201 Hall Street, West Union, IA 52175
Based on 3 reviews
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Services and Housing OptionsIndependent Living, Nursing Home, Respite, Rehabilitation
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Good Samaritan Society - West Union DescriptionThe Good Samaritan Society is dedicated to offering a remarkable standard of service, warmhearted care and an array of luxuries that guarantee our residents experience a worry-free, satisfying lifestyle tailored precisely for their requirements. Fayette county and its environs are honored to be served by us! Our passionate, knowledgeable team is devoted to enriching your life with joy and providing chances that nurture all aspects of you - body, mind, and soul. The Good Samaritan Society is devoted to furnishing remarkable service, tender care and a variety of luxuries that guarantee our residents experience an effortless, contented lifestyle tailored specifically for them.
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AmenitiesGood Samaritan Society - West Union offers its residents a variety of amenities to enjoy. The dining room provides freshly cooked meals daily in a warm, inviting atmosphere. The library offers a wide selection of books and magazines for residents to enjoy. Residents can also take advantage of the comfortable living room with its cozy couches and television.
ServicesThe Good Samaritan Society - West Union provides many services for seniors and their families. Their services include hospice, senior living, independent living, rehabilitation therapy, inpatient rehab, caregiver support, respite care, and long-term care. They have dedicated staff who specialize in providing compassionate and professional care to their residents. With a range of services and activities available to meet the needs of each individual, the Good Samaritan Society - West Union is a great choice for those seeking care for their loved ones.
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Information from Centers for Medicare & Medicaid ServicesThis 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, 3 stars on its quality measures rating, and 4 stars on its staffing rating. This nursing home is certified by Medicare and Medicaid and was first approved to provide Medicare and Medicaid services on 10/01/93 and is run by a for profit organization. It is a large-sized nursing community with 71 nursing beds. Currently, there are 47 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.
Alerts from Centers for Medicare & Medicaid ServicesThe facility has had 1 substantiated complaints reported in the last 3 years that resulted in a citation.
Overall RatingsThe Good Samaritan Society - West Union is a highly-rated nursing home, boasting an impressive 4-star overall rating, which is the second highest possible and places them in the top 30% of facilities in terms of overall rating. This score also surpasses the state average. In addition to this, the facility holds a 4-star health inspection rating, again second highest possible, affirming their stance in the superior 30% of facilities in terms of health inspection. Remarkably, their health inspection standard exceeds the state average. However, in terms of quality rating, the nursing home finds itself in the lower realm, in the bottom 40% of facilities. The quality rating is slightly lower than the state average, signifying an area for potential improvement.
Staff RatingsGood Samaritan Society - West Union is a nursing home known for its 4-star rating in staff performance, standing as the second highest possible rating. Despite the notable staff rating, it ranks in the bottom 40% of facilities in terms of nursing aid staffing hours per resident per day, providing 1.97 hours, which is less than the state's average of 2.32 hours. Moreover, it lags in terms of LPN staffing hours per resident per day, falling in the bottom 10% of facilities with 0.37 hours, compared to the state's average of 0.58 hours. On a positive note, the facility excels in RN staffing hours per resident per day, placing in the top 20% of facilities by providing 1.03 hours, a number that surpasses the state's average of 0.74 hours. However, when it comes to licensed staffing hours per resident per day, the facility falls in the bottom half with 1.41 hours, which, even though it is greater than the state's average of 1.32 hours, it's still lower than many similar institutions. The provision of physical therapist staffing hours per resident per day is also less than ideal, as the facility ranks in the bottom 40% with 0.04 hours, equivalent to the state's average.
Covid DataThe Good Samaritan Society - West Union nursing home is notably lagging in its vaccination rates, both for residents and staff. The facility is among the bottom 10% of nursing homes in terms of its residents being up to date with their latest vaccinations, a figure that rests at a prominently low 18.8%. This is quite concerning, being significantly lower than the state average of 71.8%. Additionally, vaccination rates among staff are also low, putting the nursing home in the bottom 20% of facilities in this aspect. Merely 2.8% of the staff is up to date with their latest vaccination, a number that falls drastically short of the state's staff average vaccination rate of 24.2%.
Quality MeasuresThe Good Samaritan Society - West Union is a nursing home that falls into the bottom 30% of facilities based on the percent of residents whose ability to move independently has worsened, with a notable figure of 21.08%, higher than the state's count of 17.47%. However, the facility ranks in the top 40% regarding the percentage of residents with ulcers, posting a figure of 5.66%, which is lower than the state's fecund of 6.07%. Conversely, the nursing home falls in the bottom half of nursing homes judged by the percentage of residents administered the pneumococcal vaccine, yet its numbers at 97.63% surpass the state's percentage of 93.88%. Impressively, it places within the top 30% for the percentage of residents that sustained one or more major falls, tallying a lower rate of 1.78% in comparison to the state's figure of 3.83%. The facility again scores in the top 40% for the number of residents with ulcers, with a lesser percentage of 5.66% against the state's 6.07%.
Emergency and Hospitalization Quality MeasuresThe Good Samaritan Society - West Union, a nursing home, consistently performs well in the area of hospitalizations where it ranks in the top 40% of all facilities. Specifically, it has a rate of 1.33 hospitalizations per 1000 days, which is commendably less than the state's rate of 1.51. However, the facility could improve when it comes to outpatient emergency department visits, as it falls in the bottom 30% of facilities. Notably, the home's outpatient emergency department visits per 1000 days stands at 1.43, slightly higher than the state average of 1.27, indicating there's room for better management of non-urgent health issues. Overall, the Good Samaritan Society - West Union demonstrates promising strengths but also areas needed for improvement.
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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.
|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|
|2023-01-30||2023-01-31||E||Egress Deficiencies||Keep aisles, corridors, and exits free of obstruction in case of emergency.|
|2023-01-30||2023-02-06||E||Egress Deficiencies||Provide exit doors that are held open by devices that will automatically close on the activation of a fire alarm or smoke detector.|
|2023-01-30||2023-02-09||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.|
|2023-01-30||2023-03-09||F||Smoke Deficiencies||Install a fire alarm system that can be heard throughout the facility.|
|2023-01-30||2023-02-03||F||Smoke Deficiencies||Have approved installation, maintenance and testing program for fire alarm systems.|
|2023-01-30||2023-02-07||F||Smoke Deficiencies||Install an approved automatic sprinkler system.|
|2023-01-30||2023-02-09||F||Smoke Deficiencies||Inspect, test, and maintain automatic sprinkler systems.|
|2023-01-30||2023-02-08||F||Smoke Deficiencies||Properly select, install, inspect, or maintain portable fire extinguishes.|
|2023-01-30||2023-02-09||E||Smoke Deficiencies||Install corridor and hallway doors that block smoke.|
|2023-01-30||2023-02-09||E||Services Deficiencies||Have properly installed electrical wiring and gas equipment.|
|2023-01-30||2023-02-10||E||Services Deficiencies||Install properly constructed and protected linen or trash chutes.|
|2023-01-30||2023-02-01||F||Miscellaneous Deficiencies||Have simulated fire drills held at unexpected times.|
|2023-01-30||2023-02-10||E||Miscellaneous Deficiencies||To conduct inspection, testing and maintenance of fire doors by qualified individuals.|
|2023-01-30||2023-02-09||F||Gas, Vacuum, and Electrical Systems Deficiencies||Have generator or other power source capable of supplying service within 10 seconds.|
|2023-01-30||2023-03-02||E||Gas, Vacuum, and Electrical Systems Deficiencies||Ensure proper usage of power strips and extension cords.|
|2021-07-20||2021-09-06||F||Emergency Preparedness Deficiencies||Address subsistence needs for staff and patients.|
|2021-07-20||2021-08-30||F||Emergency Preparedness Deficiencies||Implement emergency and standby power systems.|
|2021-07-20||2021-08-02||E||Egress Deficiencies||Provide exit doors that are held open by devices that will automatically close on the activation of a fire alarm or smoke detector.|
|2021-07-20||2021-08-02||D||Smoke Deficiencies||Provide properly protected cooking facilities.|
|2021-07-20||2021-08-02||F||Smoke Deficiencies||Have approved installation, maintenance and testing program for fire alarm systems.|
|2021-07-20||2021-08-02||F||Smoke Deficiencies||Properly select, install, inspect, or maintain portable fire extinguishes.|
|2021-07-20||2021-08-02||E||Services Deficiencies||Have properly installed electrical wiring and gas equipment.|
|2021-07-20||2021-08-02||E||Miscellaneous Deficiencies||Meet requirements for operating features, such as evacuation plans, fire drills, smoking regulations, draperies, decorations and the inspection, testing and maintenance of fire doors.|
|2021-07-20||2021-08-02||F||Miscellaneous Deficiencies||Have simulated fire drills held at unexpected times.|
|2021-07-20||2021-08-02||E||Miscellaneous Deficiencies||Have restrictions on the use of flammable curtains.|
|2021-07-20||2021-08-02||E||Miscellaneous Deficiencies||To conduct inspection, testing and maintenance of fire doors by qualified individuals.|
|2021-07-20||2021-08-02||F||Gas, Vacuum, and Electrical Systems Deficiencies||Have generator or other power source capable of supplying service within 10 seconds.|
|2019-08-21||2019-08-27||D||Smoke Deficiencies||Ensure that special areas are constructed so that walls can resist fire for one hour or have an approved fire extinguishing system.|
|2019-08-21||2019-08-29||D||Smoke Deficiencies||Provide properly protected cooking facilities.|
|2019-08-21||2019-08-28||E||Smoke Deficiencies||Inspect, test, and maintain automatic sprinkler systems.|
|2019-08-21||2019-08-29||F||Smoke Deficiencies||Install smoke barrier doors that can resist smoke for at least 20 minutes.|
|2019-08-21||2019-08-21||D||Services Deficiencies||Have properly installed electrical wiring and gas equipment.|
|2019-08-21||2019-08-29||F||Gas, Vacuum, and Electrical Systems Deficiencies||Have generator or other power source capable of supplying service within 10 seconds.|
|2019-08-21||2019-08-29||D||Gas, Vacuum, and Electrical Systems Deficiencies||Have proper medical gas storage and administration areas.|
Health Safety Deficiencies
|Survey Date||Correction Date||Letter||Category||Description|
|2023-01-26||E||E||Resident Rights Deficiencies||Honor the resident's right to a dignified existence, self-determination, communication, and to exercise his or her rights.|
|2023-01-26||E||E||Nutrition and Dietary Deficiencies||Procure food from sources approved or considered satisfactory and store, prepare, distribute and serve food in accordance with professional standards.|
|2021-07-15||D||D||Quality of Life and Care Deficiencies||Provide appropriate treatment and care according to orders, residentâ€™s preferences and goals.|
|2019-08-15||D||D||Quality of Life and Care Deficiencies||Provide safe, appropriate dialysis care/services for a resident who requires such services.|
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