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Good Samaritan Nursing Home

101 Elm Street, Sayville, New York 11782

Located in Sayville, New York, Good Samaritan Nursing Home has 100 certified beds that have been approved by the federal government to participate in Medicare and Medicaid, with an average of 97.1 residents per day. Good Samaritan Nursing Home is not in a continuing care retirement community, and it is not in a hospital. It has a resident and family council to facilitate communications with the staff. The facility is a nonprofit, church related business with a legal business name of Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center.

Based on inspections and review of records, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) gives each nursing home an overall rating* on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. The overall rating for Good Samaritan Nursing Home is “much above average” or 4 stars.

Health Inspections

New York State inspectors regularly conduct full inspections of nursing homes for compliance with federal Medicare and Medicaid regulations. Good Samaritan Nursing Home’s rating for health inspections is 3 stars. The date of the most recent health inspection of Good Samaritan Nursing Home was March 2, 2018. In that report 2 health citations were noted. Problem noted in the “statement of deficiencies" include:

  • The facility did not ensure a resident with pressure ulcers received necessary treatment and services, consistent with professional standards of practice, to promote healing, prevent infection, and prevent new ulcers from developing.
  • The facility did not ensure that nurse aides were able to demonstrate competency in skills and techniques necessary to care for residents' needs.
Staffing

In rating nursing facilities for staffing the CMS reviews the staffing levels. Specifically, it looks at the number of hours per resident of licensed nurses, registered nurses, nurse aides, licensed practical/vocational nurses (LPN/LVN), and physical therapists. According to the CMS, higher staffing levels may mean better care. The CMS staffing ratings do take into consideration the differences in the levels of residents' care needs in each nursing home. In this category, Good Samaritan Nursing Home received 2 stars which is a “below average” rating.

Licensed nurse staff. The average total number of licensed nurse staff hours per resident per day at Good Samaritan Nursing Home is 1 hours 13 minutes, while the New York average is 1 hour and 31 minutes and the national average is 1 hour and 33 minutes.

Registered nurse staff. The registered nurse hours per resident per day at Good Samaritan Nursing Home is 29 minutes compared to 42 minutes for New York and 40 minutes for the United States.

LPN/LVN staff. The LPN/LVN hours per resident per day at Good Samaritan Nursing Home is 45 minutes compared to 49 minutes for New York and 53 minutes for the United States.

Nurse aide staff. The nurse aide hours per resident per day is 1 hour and 54 minutes, while the New York average is 2 hours and 14 minutes and the national average is 2 hours and 19 minutes.

Physical therapist staff. Good Samaritan Nursing Home provides 4 minutes of physical therapist staff hours per resident per day, compared to the New York average is 7 minutes and the national average is 5 minutes. However, not all nursing home residents require physical therapy.

Quality of Resident Care

Good Samaritan Nursing Home’s star rating for overall quality of resident care is 5 stars. Facilities are also rated on their quality of care for short-stay residents and long-stay residents. Short-stay residents are those who spent 100 days or less in a nursing home, or residents covered under the Medicare Part A Skilled Nursing Facility benefit. Long-stay residents are those who spent over 100 days in a nursing home. Good Samaritan Nursing Home received 4 stars for short-stay and 5 stars for long-stay residents.

Short-stay residents. CMS reviews nursing home records for information related to several areas related to patient health and care.

Hospitalizations: 13.9% of Good Samaritan Nursing Home’s short-stay residents were re-hospitalized after a nursing home admission. The average for New York is 20.4% and national average is 22.6%.

Pressure ulcers. Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores or pressure injuries, are injuries to skin and underlying tissue resulting from prolonged pressure on the skin, such as staying in one position for a long time. 5.1% of the skilled nursing facility residents at Good Samaritan Nursing Home had pressure ulcers that were new or worsened while residing at this facility. This is higher than the national average is 1.6%.

Mobility. For Good Samaritan Nursing Home, the percentage of short-stay residents who improved in their ability to move around on their own is 63.7%, while the New York rate is 67.6% and the national rate is 66.8%

Flu and pneumonia. Nursing facilities are also evaluated for their flu and pneumonia prevention measures. 95.3% of Good Samaritan Nursing Home’s short-stay residents received the needed flu shot for current flu season. This percentage is higher than both the New York and national averages which stand at 82.7% and 82.4%, respectively. As for the percentage of short-stay residents who needed and got a vaccine to prevent pneumonia, the percentage for Good Samaritan Nursing Home is 90.3%, while the average for New York is 79.4% and the average for the United States is 83.2%.

Long-stay residents

Hospitalizations. A part of a nursing home’s quality of resident care rating is the number of resident hospitalizations. For Good Samaritan Nursing Home, the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 long-stay resident days is 0.81, while the New York average is 1.55, and the national average is 1.75. As for the number of outpatient emergency department visits per 1,000 long-stay residents, for Good Samaritan Nursing Home the number is days is 0.31, while the New York average is 0.74, and the national average is 1.03.

Falls. The rating also takes into consideration specific medical issues experienced by residents. 2.1% of the long-stay residents at Good Samaritan Nursing Home experienced one or more falls with major injury, while the New York average is 2.9%, and the national average is 3.4%.

Pressure ulcers. The percentage of long-stay high-risk residents at Good Samaritan Nursing Home with pressure ulcers is 8.7%, compared to the New York average of 8.6% and the national average of 7.4%.

Mobility. For Good Samaritan Nursing Home, percentage of long-stay residents whose ability to move independently worsened is 19.1%, while the New York rate is 16.0% and the national rate is 17.9%

Flu and pneumonia. Nursing facilities are also evaluated for their flu and pneumonia prevention measures. 100% of Good Samaritan Nursing Home’s short-stay residents received the needed flu shot for current flu season. This percentage is higher than both the New York and national averages which stand at 97.1% and 95.6%, respectively. As for the percentage of short-stay residents who needed and got a vaccine to prevent pneumonia, the percentage for Good Samaritan Nursing Home is 100%, while the average for New York is 93.7% and the national average is 93.7%.

Fines

Citations can result in penalties. If the citation is particularly serious or if the nursing home takes a long to cure the citation, the federal government may either fine the nursing home, or deny payment from Medicare. Good Samaritan Nursing Home has not received a penalty from the federal government in the last 3 years.

*Disclaimer

The information about the performance of Good Samaritan Nursing Home is from Medicare.gov and is based on past performance. Past performance is not an indicator of future performance. Further, we recommend that you check the statistics yourself at Medicare.gov for both accuracy and updates. Choosing a nursing home is a very difficult decision, and we make no representation as to the quality of any of the facilities or their ratings on the site.

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