Good Samaritan Society Canton is a senior living facility located in Canton, South Dakota, which has a total of 4,440 people. With an A- overall grade, we rated this facility in the top quarter of all facilities in the country. Based on our ratings, this facility is really as good as it gets. This nursing home also received impressive scores in each of the major categories we assessed. More information about these categories can be found below.
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Good Samaritan Society Canton
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Oncology Care
- Lymphedema Care
- Aquatic Therapy
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Registered Staff Hours
On top of being a first rate nursing home overall, it also performed well in the area of inspections, where it received an A. Not many facilities performed better in this category. Our inspection scores are tied to many items located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places that score well in this category tend to have few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these facilities should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. This particular nursing home had just a single deficiency on its inspection report and it was not one deemed to pose a threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
We also wanted to draw your attention to the fact that this facility received an elite score of A in our long-term care area. Nursing homes that do well in this category typically provide patients with better supervision and stay on top of routine healthcare services. After assessing the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we then analyzed the nursing home's vaccination record. This nursing home vaccinated 98.36956 percent of its patients against pneumonia. Vaccines are vital to keeping patients out of the hospital. Lastly, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
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This facility is also strong in the area of nursing, where it received a grade of B+. It outperformed most nursing homes in this category. The nursing score weighs a variety of factors. The most important factor is the amount of time nurses spend with patients. This facility provided 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality measures and this place excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any nursing home the nation in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can frequently be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as by employing a protocol of moving patients at least once a day.
Short-term Care Quality
In the last area, we gave this facility a A for our short-term care score. This rounded out a very impressive profile. In the category of short-term care, we strive to qualify indicators of a nursing home's rehabilitation. We analyze the nursing home's skilled nursing services, including the ones performed by registered nurses and physical therapists. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not all nursing homes employs these skilled professionals. However, based on the data they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Finally, we looked at the number of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Good Samaritan Society Canton Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Good Samaritan Society Canton, 5.3% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of residents who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage caused by remaining in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Good Samaritan Society Canton, 4.89% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint is an indication of the percentage of long-term stay patients which had a fall which resulted in major injury. This is one of the statistics we use in determining nursing grades.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Good Samaritan Society Canton, 7.3% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint indicates the percent of long-term patients who have experienced urinary tract infections. Although a higher rate infections could reflect poorly on a nursing home's hygiene protocols, it is problematic to compare between facilities due to facilities having differing reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Good Samaritan Society Canton, 14.92% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents prescribed antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications may be vital to many patients, it is important to make sure these medications are being used only where medically required. In limited situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Good Samaritan Society Canton, 13.69% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint indicates the percent of long-term patients that were given antianxiety drugs. These drugs are commonly used to treat residents experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Good Samaritan Society Canton, 4.68% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term stay patients who are exhibiting depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Good Samaritan Society Canton, 99.18% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Good Samaritan Society Canton, 11.9% of Patients
This is the percent of residents who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Good Samaritan Society Canton, 15.53% of Residents
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients who retained mobility levels. Many would argue that the ability to move around is critical to residents' physical and mental well-being.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Good Samaritan Society Canton, 15.53% of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Good Samaritan Society Canton, 0% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to assess short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Good Samaritan Society Canton, 85.92% of Resident
This is the percent of short-term care patients that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
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