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Good Samaritan Society De Smet

  • Nursing Home
  • Adult Day Care
  • Memory Care

Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

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

411 Calumet Avenue Nw,
De Smet SD 57231

(605) 646-7841

96.75% estimated occupancy 1

With an address in De Smet, South Dakota, Good Samaritan Society De Smet is the lone option we found in this area. With an overall grade of A-, this facility ended up being one of the 50 best facilities in South Dakota. Based on our assessment, this facility is simply as good as it gets. We also gave this facility impressive grades in all of our categories. 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 - Corporation
  • Offers Respite Care
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab
  • Offers Outpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Speech Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

One of the many reasons this turned out to be a quality nursing home is that it received an A+ inspection grade. This is simply as good as it gets in this critical category. Perhaps the most significant factor we consider in calculating our inspection ratings is deficiencies. Deficiencies are found on a nursing home's inspection reports. Facilities with higher grades in this category most likely avoided the most severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or death. We were not able to locate deficiency counts for this nursing home. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A-minus

Among its many elite grades, this nursing home was awarded an excellent long-term care grade. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A- in that area. When nursing homes receive a score in this range in this category it typically means it has plenty of staff and is an overall good place to reside on a permanent basis. One of the factors we considered in addition to nursing hours is vaccinations. This facility provided the pneumonia vaccination to 95.1049 percent of its patients. This is a reliable method to avoid unnecessary deaths and hospitalizations for the nursing home population. Finally, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.

Nurse Quality

Grade: A-minus

To complement its strong performance in other areas, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A+ for our inspections rating. Our nursing score is mostly associated with the facility's nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This place performed very well in the area of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B

The next category we rated was short-term care. This facility was given a favorable nursing rating in our assessment, with a grade of B. Although this wasn't as good as some of its other scores, this is nevertheless one of our more favorable scores for this area. Our short-term care grade is commonly employed to grade a nursing home's rehabilitation services. To provide good rehabilitation services, facilities generally must have higher levels of highly skilled nursing services. These types of services include registered nurses, physical therapists, speech therapists and other licensed professionals. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not all nursing homes employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, according to the data this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last measure we assessed in this category is the number of residents who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We found that 5.3 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Good Samaritan Society De Smet Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A-plus

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

This indicates the percentage of residents that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage caused by remaining in one position for an excessive period of time.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: D

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

This indicates the percentage of residents who have had a fall leading to serious injury.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: F

In Good Samaritan Society De Smet, 3.35% of Patients had UTIs

This indicates the percent of residents who suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are often caused by nursing homes with worse hygiene protocols. More frequent bathing can reduce the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. Note that this datapoint is sometimes skewed by the fact that facilities have incongruent reporting standards for infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B

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

This measures the percentage of long-term patients who were given antipsychotic drugs. Increased usage of these drugs may suggest that a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior in situations where such drugs aren't medically indicated. However, some facilities may need to rely more on these medications due to an increased number of residents suffering from Alzheimer's or other dementias.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: C

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

This statistic indicates the percent of long-term patients who are administered antianxiety medication. These drugs are given to patients experiencing anxiety and depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B-minus

In Good Samaritan Society De Smet, 4.93% of Patients

This is a measure of the percent of long-term patients who are demonstrating signs of depression. Some experts would argue that this is a measure of resident quality of care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B

In Good Samaritan Society De Smet, 94.89% of Patients

This is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients that were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B-minus

In Good Samaritan Society De Smet, 16.78% Percentage of Patients

This tells you the percentage of patients who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B-minus

In Good Samaritan Society De Smet, 21.3% Percentage of Residents

Measures the percent of long-term care patients who maintained mobility.

Hospitalizations

Grade: B-plus

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

This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B-plus

In Good Samaritan Society De Smet, 21.3 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This is the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is typically a correlation between staying out of the hospital and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: A

In Good Samaritan Society De Smet, 79.4% Percentage of Resident

This is a measure of the percent of short-term care patients who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Some experts believe that this is a reasonable measure of rehabilitation performance.