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Good Samaritan Society - Woodland
100 Buffalo Hills Ln. E., Brainerd, MN 56401
Based on 14 reviews
Services and Housing OptionsIndependent Living, Assisted Living, Nursing Home, Adult Day Care, Respite, Respite, Skilled Nursing, Rehabilitation
Good Samaritan Society - Woodland DescriptionThe Good Samaritan Society is devoted to offering an unparalleled level of excellence in service, compassionate care and a wide selection of amenities - all designed with our residents' well-being at heart. Our goal? To ensure that each resident can lead a worry-free life full of fulfillment tailored specifically for them! Our idyllic, park-like surroundings provide you with the autonomy desired as well as the safety required. Nestled among the tranquil Brainerd Lakes of north-central Minnesota, our community offers a peaceful refuge. Experience the joy of accessible walking paths and a plethora of year-round wellness, cultural, and entertainment activities!
Parent OrganizationGood Samaritan Society - Woodland is a member of a larger group of communities called Good Samaritan Society.
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AmenitiesThe Good Samaritan Society - Woodland provides a range of amenities for its residents and visitors, including a chapel for spiritual nourishment, community rooms to foster camaraderie, a dining room with guest housing available, a library full of books and magazines, a salon for hair styling services, walking trails to get some fresh air and exercise, a wellness center with fitness equipment and classes as well as a whirlpool.
ServicesGood Samaritan Society - Woodland offers a wide range of services for seniors. It provides adult day services, respite care, senior living, assisted living, independent living and rehabilitation therapy. The rehabilitation therapy includes inpatient and outpatient rehab as well as long-term care. All of these services are designed to help seniors maintain their independence while providing quality care in a safe environment.
24-hour nursing care
individualized care plans
home health care
physical, occupational and speech therapy
licensed nursing staff
24-hour skilled nursing care
respite care services
daily recreational activities
scheduled transportation to appointments
adult day services
maintenance of building and grounds
regularly scheduled transportation
laundry and housekeeping
emergency response systems
library and computer room
complimentary laundry rooms
wireless internet access
personal emergency response system
ample closet space
bathroom with walk-in shower
Information from Centers for Medicare & Medicaid ServicesThis nursing community has been given an overall rating of 3 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 1 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 07/01/87 and is run by a non profit organization. It is a medium-sized nursing community with 42 nursing beds. Currently, there are 28 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 ServicesThis facility has been given 1 fine by The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services for a total of $18,125.00. The facility has had 5 facility incidents reported in the last 3 years that resulted in a citation.
Overall RatingsThe Good Samaritan Society - Woodland is a nursing home that is in the top half of facilities in terms of overall rating. The overall rating is slightly lower than the state average. This nursing home has a 4-star health inspection rating, which is the second highest possible. The nursing home's health inspection rating is slightly higher than the state average. This nursing home also has a 4-star quality rating, which is again the second highest possible. The nursing home's quality rating is slightly higher than the state average as well.
Staff RatingsThe Good Samaritan Society - Woodland has a 1-star staff rating the lowest possible. The nursing home is in the bottom half of facilities in terms of nursing aid staffing hours per resident per day. The nursing aid staffing hours per resident per day is lower than the state average. The nursing home is in the top half of facilities in terms of LPN staffing hours per resident per day. The LPN staffing hours per resident per day is slightly higher than the state average. The nursing home is in the top half of facilities in terms of RN staffing hours per resident per day. The RN staffing hours per resident per day is lower than the state average. The nursing home is in the top half of facilities in terms of licensed staffing hours per resident per day. The licensed staffing hours per resident per day is slightly lower than the state average. The nursing home is in the bottom 30% of facilities in terms of physical therapist staffing hours per resident per day. The physical therapist staffing hours per resident per day is slightly lower than the state average.
Covid DataThe Good Samaritan Society - Woodland is a nursing home that is in the top 40% of facilities in terms of resident vaccination rate. The resident vaccination rate at this nursing home is slightly higher than the state average, with a 93.9% vaccination rate compared to the state's 93.2%. However, this nursing home falls into the bottom 40% of facilities when it comes to staff vaccination rates. The staff vaccination rate here is also slightly higher than the state average, but only by a small margin, 86.6% to 84.7%. As for covid booster rates, The Good Samaritan Society - Woodland falls into the top half of all facilities, though again its 90.3% booster rate is only slightly lower than the state average of 91.8%.
Quality MeasuresThe Good Samaritan Society - Woodland is a 4-star nursing home with quality care. The nursing home is in the top 30% of facilities in terms of resident care and slightly lower than the state average in terms of residents given the Pneumococcal vaccine. However, the nursing home is in the top 20% of facilities in terms of residents with a catheter inserted and left in their bladder. This slightly lower than average rate indicates that the nursing home is providing good care for its residents.
Emergency and Hospitalization Quality MeasuresThe Good Samaritan Society is a nonprofit, evangelical Christian organization founded in 1887. It provides housing, health care and other services to seniors and people with disabilities.
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Horrible and they lie! My grandma is there but I can never find a nurse when I need one..... My grandpa was there a year ago before he passed away and I could always find someone. The activities are boring and none of the activity assistances are helpful or nice. I've heard them yell at residents! And what happened to that girl that was like a teen around 17 or 18 that helped with nursing and activities? You need her back. You lost someone who made your company look good. But seriously,start finding workers who can work and help out instead of never having people you can find. Also get employees who don't yell at their residents. We switched to a different company and its 100× better.
The excellent staff at GS Woodlands has provided the best care for my parents. COVID regulations have been difficult for the elderly and they do their best to keep things positive. They pop in to the apartment to chat, bring surprises such as root beer floats, and do tasks several times each day to help counteract this time of isolation and physical distancing. Thank you to all of the staff at Good Samaritan Woodland.
Had parent living there. High turnover of staff, both assistants and RNs. Difficult to get feedback from staff. High costs for services and little flexibility. Questionable upkeep for facilities. Had elevator problems for months and when asked about fixing, was told the fix was expensive and would take time. Fire dept had to be called to get people out of stuck elevator at least once. When moved out, they wanted to keep full deposit for light rug stains on linoleum floor.
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|
|2021-05-12||2021-06-09||D||Smoke Deficiencies||Provide properly protected cooking facilities.|
|2021-05-12||2021-06-09||F||Smoke Deficiencies||Have approved installation, maintenance and testing program for fire alarm systems.|
|2021-05-12||2021-06-09||D||Smoke Deficiencies||Install an approved automatic sprinkler system.|
|2021-05-12||2021-05-28||F||Smoke Deficiencies||Inspect, test, and maintain automatic sprinkler systems.|
|2021-05-12||2021-06-06||F||Miscellaneous Deficiencies||To conduct inspection, testing and maintenance of fire doors by qualified individuals.|
|2019-04-25||2019-05-13||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.|
|2019-04-25||2019-06-01||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.|
|2019-04-25||2019-07-01||D||Smoke Deficiencies||Construct fire resistant interior walls.|
|2019-04-25||2019-05-20||F||Miscellaneous Deficiencies||Provide a written emergency evacuation plan.|
|2018-03-15||2018-04-24||C||Emergency Preparedness Deficiencies||Establish roles under a Waiver declared by secretary.|
|2018-03-15||2018-04-24||C||Emergency Preparedness Deficiencies||Provide family notifications of emergency plan.|
|2018-03-14||2018-04-09||F||Construction Deficiencies||Install a two-hour-resistant firewall separation.|
|2018-03-14||2018-04-06||F||Egress Deficiencies||Keep aisles, corridors, and exits free of obstruction in case of emergency.|
|2018-03-14||2018-04-06||F||Smoke Deficiencies||Install corridor and hallway doors that block smoke.|
|2018-03-14||2018-03-26||F||Miscellaneous Deficiencies||Have simulated fire drills held at unexpected times.|
|2018-03-14||2018-05-01||F||Gas, Vacuum, and Electrical Systems Deficiencies||Ensure receptacles at patient bed locations and where general anesthesia is administered, are tested after initial installation, replacement or servicing.|
|2018-03-14||2018-04-15||F||Gas, Vacuum, and Electrical Systems Deficiencies||Ensure that personnel concerned with handling of medical gases and cylinders are trained on the risk.|
Health Safety Deficiencies
|Survey Date||Correction Date||Letter||Category||Description|
|2021-05-14||D||D||Quality of Life and Care Deficiencies||Provide care and assistance to perform activities of daily living for any resident who is unable.|
|2021-05-14||D||D||Quality of Life and Care Deficiencies||Provide appropriate pressure ulcer care and prevent new ulcers from developing.|
|2021-05-14||D||D||Infection Control Deficiencies||Provide and implement an infection prevention and control program.|
|2021-05-14||E||E||Environmental Deficiencies||Make sure that the nursing home area is safe, easy to use, clean and comfortable for residents, staff and the public.|
|2020-07-24||G||G||Quality of Life and Care Deficiencies||Ensure that a nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provides adequate supervision to prevent accidents.|
|2019-04-25||D||D||Resident Rights Deficiencies||Honor the resident's right to a dignified existence, self-determination, communication, and to exercise his or her rights.|
|2019-04-25||D||D||Quality of Life and Care Deficiencies||Ensure that a nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provides adequate supervision to prevent accidents.|
|2019-04-25||D||D||Quality of Life and Care Deficiencies||Provide safe, appropriate dialysis care/services for a resident who requires such services.|
|2019-04-25||D||D||Pharmacy Service Deficiencies||Implement gradual dose reductions(GDR) and non-pharmacological interventions, unless contraindicated, prior to initiating or instead of continuing psychotropic medication; and PRN orders for psychotropic medications are only used when the medication is necessary and PRN use is limited.|
|2019-04-25||D||D||Pharmacy Service Deficiencies||Ensure medication error rates are not 5 percent or greater.|
|2019-12-20||G||G||Quality of Life and Care Deficiencies||Provide appropriate treatment and care according to orders, resident’s preferences and goals.|
|2018-03-15||D||D||Quality of Life and Care Deficiencies||Provide care and assistance to perform activities of daily living for any resident who is unable.|
|2018-03-15||D||D||Quality of Life and Care Deficiencies||Provide appropriate treatment and care according to orders, resident’s preferences and goals.|
|2018-03-15||D||D||Quality of Life and Care Deficiencies||Provide appropriate pressure ulcer care and prevent new ulcers from developing.|
|2018-03-15||D||D||Pharmacy Service Deficiencies||Implement gradual dose reductions(GDR) and non-pharmacological interventions, unless contraindicated, prior to initiating or instead of continuing psychotropic medication; and PRN orders for psychotropic medications are only used when the medication is necessary and PRN use is limited.|
|2018-03-15||D||D||Nutrition and Dietary Deficiencies||Ensure meals and snacks are served at times in accordance with resident’s needs, preferences, and requests. Suitable and nourishing alternative meals and snacks must be provided for residents who want to eat at non-traditional times or outside of scheduled meal times.|
|2018-03-15||F||F||Infection Control Deficiencies||Provide and implement an infection prevention and control program.|
|2018-03-15||E||E||Infection Control Deficiencies||Develop and implement policies and procedures for flu and pneumonia vaccinations.|
|2018-03-15||C||C||Environmental Deficiencies||Make sure that the nursing home area is safe, easy to use, clean and comfortable for residents, staff and the public.|
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