Good Samaritan Society Corsica is the lone nursing home we found in Corsica, South Dakota. This is a great nursing home. We awarded this it an overall grade of B+, which is very favorable score. Based on our assessment, this nursing home looks like a solid choice for quite a few people. This place's strong report card was highlighted by its inspection rating, which you can find in the next paragraph.
Good Samaritan Society Corsica
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- 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
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Pain Management
- Oncology Care
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Lymphedema Care
- Aquatic Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
To pair with its favorable overall grade, we awarded this facility an A for our inspections rating. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in calculating these inspection ratings. One key factor is deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of these deficiencies is arguably more important than the number of deficiencies, as some can be quite minor. This nursing home received 2 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none of the deficiencies were considered to be major deficiencies. This tells you that CMS did not deem any of these deficiencies to pose an immediate risk to patient safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
Among this nursing home's other strengths is its high-end long-term care score. We gave them one of our more favorable scores in that category, with a grade of A-. When facilities receive this kind of score in long-term care it is a good sign for resident care and suggests that the nursing home is well-staffed with nurses aids. Once we finished looking at the volume of nursing care, we next considered the nursing home's vaccination statistics. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which is an impressive figure. Pneumonia tragically can be a dangerous illness for nursing home patients so we strongly prefer when a facility does not leave its residents vulnerable. Finally, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
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Short-term Care Quality
The third area we analyzed was short-term care. This nursing home was awarded an above average short-term care grade, with a grade of B+ in this area. Our short-term care grades are thought to be more important for individuals requiring rehabilitation services. Rehabilitation usually requires additional highly-skilled nursing. This includes not only nursing services, but also physical and respiratory therapy, as well as other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this facility employs registered nurses. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, according to the information this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Lastly, we looked at the number of residents who ultimately were able to return home from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
The last area we scored is nursing, where we awarded it an above average grade of B. This facility really does not have any weak categories. When computing our nursing scores, we analyze both staffing levels and the skill levels of those nurses. This facility provided 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at 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 facility the state in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can frequently be avoided by offering better nursing care, such as by employing a system of moving a resident at least once a day.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Good Samaritan Society Corsica Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Good Samaritan Society Corsica, 6.6% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of residents who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are often caused by patients staying in one position for too long. Better nursing protocols minimizes the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Good Samaritan Society Corsica, 5.44% of Patients had Serious Falls
This figure indicates the percent of long-term patients who experienced a fall leading to serious injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries may be a sign of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Good Samaritan Society Corsica, 3.35% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term patients which had a UTI. UTI's may be an indicator of worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this metric can also be skewed for certain nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Good Samaritan Society Corsica, 19.13% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure indicates the percentage of long-term care residents taking antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs serve an important medical purpose, it is important to ensure these medications are being used only where medically required. In limited situations, excessive reliance on these medications may mean a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Good Samaritan Society Corsica, 14.63% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of patients given antianxiety drugs. These medications are prescribed to residents experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Good Samaritan Society Corsica, 4.93% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents who are exhibiting signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Good Samaritan Society Corsica, 94.89% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Good Samaritan Society Corsica, 16.78% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Good Samaritan Society Corsica, 21.3% Percentage of Residents
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents that maintained mobility.
In Good Samaritan Society Corsica, 1.08 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Good Samaritan Society Corsica, 21.3 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
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