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Good Samaritan Society Canton

  • Nursing Home

Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: A-minus
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Good Samaritan Society Canton's website

1022 North Dakota Avenue,
Canton SD 57013

(605) 987-2696

119.75% estimated occupancy 1

Good Samaritan Society Canton is a small non-profit nursing home located in Canton, South Dakota. With an A- overall grade, we rated this facility in the top 20 percent of all facilities in the nation. Based on our ratings, this place is simply as good as it gets. This facility also received phenomenal ratings in all of the major categories we assessed. More information about these categories can be found below.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • Non profit - Church related
  • Offers Hospice
  • Offers Post-Acute Care 
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab
  • Offers Outpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Medical Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Mental Health
  • Physical Therapy
  • Pharmacy
  • Recreational Therapy

Registered Staff Hours

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Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A

One of the many reasons this turned out to be a great facility is that it earned a very impressive long-term care grade. In that area, we gave this nursing home an A. If you are seeking services other than rehabilitation, you should take a close look at each nursing home's long-term care scores. One of the criteria we considered in addition to nursing hours is vaccinations. This facility provided the pneumonia vaccine to 93.50649 percent of its residents. Lastly, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had only 0.03 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.

Facility Inspections

Grade: A

This facility has received near flawless health inspections in recent years. We awarded them an impressive grade of A in this category. Perhaps the most important factor we look at in calculating our inspection ratings is deficiencies. These deficiencies are found on a nursing home's inspection reports. Places with higher scores in this area typically avoided the more severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or death. 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.

Nurse Quality

Grade: A-minus

We also wanted to emphasize the fact that this facility received an impressive grade of A- in our nursing category. In determining our nursing scores, we analyze both nursing hours and the skill levels of those nurses. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This nursing home performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a facility has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can generally be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B

The final category we rated is short-term care, where this nursing home received a grade of B. While this proved to be its worst category rating, this is nevertheless a good rating. In determining these short-term care scores, we quantify the facility's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, speech therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. Our purpose is to devise a scale for sizing up the rehabilitation services of different facilities. Fortunately, it appear that this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all facilities employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, based on the data they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final measure we assessed in this category is the number of patients who were able to return home from the nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Jul 22

Good Samaritan Society Canton Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A-plus

In Good Samaritan Society Canton, 6.6% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care patients that suffer from pressure ulcers. We have found that pressure ulcers are a great barometer of the quality of nursing care a facility provides.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B

In Good Samaritan Society Canton, 5.44% of Patients had Serious Falls

This tells you the percent of residents that have had a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injury are often the result of poor nursing care. Closer supervision minimizes the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: D

In Good Samaritan Society Canton, 3.35% of Patients had UTIs

This datapoint is an indication of the percentage of long-term stay patients which had a urinary tract infection. Although a higher rate infections may reflect poorly on a facility's hygiene protocols, it is difficult to compare between nursing homes due to varying reporting standards.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B-plus

In Good Samaritan Society Canton, 19.13% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This datapoint is an indication of the percent of long-term care patients who are given antipsychotic drugs. Excessive reliance on these medications may indicate that a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior in scenarios where such medications are not medically indicated. Nevertheless, some nursing homes may need to rely on these medications due to having more residents suffering from Alzheimer's or other dementias.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A

In Good Samaritan Society Canton, 14.63% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This indicates the percentage of patients given antianxiety medications. These medications are typically used to treat residents suffering from anxiety and depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B-plus

In Good Samaritan Society Canton, 4.93% of Patients

Measures the percentage of long-term stay residents who are showing depressive symptoms.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: C

In Good Samaritan Society Canton, 94.89% of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents that were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for seniors, making these types of vaccines vital to patient care.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B

In Good Samaritan Society Canton, 16.78% Percentage of Patients

This indicates the percent of residents who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B-plus

In Good Samaritan Society Canton, 21.3% Percentage of Residents

This metric tracks the percentage of long-term care residents who remained mobile levels. Many in the industry argue that mobility is important for residents' mental and physical health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: C

In Good Samaritan Society Canton, 1.08 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. Staying out of the hospital is important to maintaining the physical health of patients.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B-minus

In Good Samaritan Society Canton, 21.3 Percentage 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

Grade: A-minus

In Good Samaritan Society Canton, 10.25 Percentage 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

Grade: A

In Good Samaritan Society Canton, 79.4% Percentage 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.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Sanford Canton-Inwood Medical Center - CahCritical Access Hospitals 1.63 miles away440 North Hiawatha Drive Canton South Dakota 57013Voluntary non-profit - Private(605) 764-1400
  • Avera Heart Hospital of South DakotaAcute Care Hospitals 15.76 miles away4500 W 69th St Sioux Falls South Dakota 57108Proprietary(605) 977-7000
  • Avera Mckennan Hospital & University Health CenterAcute Care Hospitals 16.72 miles away1325 S Cliff Ave Post Office Box 5045 Sioux Falls South Dakota 57117Voluntary non-profit - Private(605) 322-8000
  • Hegg Memorial Health CenterCritical Access Hospitals 17 miles away1202 21st Avenue Rock Valley Iowa 51247Voluntary non-profit - Private(712) 476-8000
  • Sanford Usd Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 17.51 miles away1305 W 18th St Post Office Box 5039 Sioux Falls South Dakota 57117Voluntary non-profit - Private(605) 333-1000

Nearby Dialysis

  • Sioux Falls Dialysis - Davita14.8 miles away2326 W 69th St Sioux Falls South Dakota 57108Dialysis Stations: 12 (605) 332-1262
  • Avera Dialysis - Sioux Falls16.73 miles away1315 S Cliff Ave Plaza 3, Suite 4000 Sioux Falls South Dakota 57105Dialysis Stations: 22 (605) 322-1490
  • Sanford Medical Center17.24 miles away1321 W 22nd St Sioux Falls South Dakota 57105Dialysis Stations: 28 (605) 404-4300
  • Sanford Health - Dialysis Unit17.49 miles away1305 W 18th St Sioux Falls South Dakota 57117Dialysis Stations: 21 (605) 333-1000