With an address in De Smet, South Dakota, Good Samaritan Society De Smet is the lone option we found in this area. After receiving an A overall grade, this facility has the prestigious distinction of 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.
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Good Samaritan Society De Smet
- Nursing Home
- Adult Day Care
- Memory Care
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- 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
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
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Top Nursing Home in South Dakota Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
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.
Among its many impressive grades, this facility received an excellent nursing grade. In fact, we gave it a grade of A- in that category. Our nursing rating is primarily based on the facility's level of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This facility 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 frequently be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
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Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home was given a strong short-term care grade as well. We gave it one of our higher grades in that area with a score of B+. In calculating these short-term care grades, we analyze the facility's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, speech therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. Our goal is to formulate a measure for sizing up the rehabilitation services of different facilities. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not all facilities employs these types of nurses. However, according to the data this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final statistic we considered in this area is the percentage of patients who were able to leave the facility and return home. We found that 0 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home.
Long-term Care Quality
In the last area, this nursing home also received a very strong long-term care score, with a grade of B+. This finished off a first-rate report card. In a long-term care setting, the facility's primary objective is to keep patients as healthy and safe as possible. This is different than skilled nursing or short-term care where the goal is to rehabilitate residents. After assessing the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we then analyzed the nursing home's vaccination statistics. This facility vaccinated 79.87013 percent of its patients for pneumonia, which is a few points lower than we expected but still a reasonably acceptable percentage. Although its vaccination rate was a bit lower than we hoped for, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Good Samaritan Society De Smet Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Good Samaritan Society De Smet, 7.28% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many experts to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are routinely the result of residents staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Good Samaritan Society De Smet, 4.89% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of residents that have had a fall resulting in major injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Good Samaritan Society De Smet, 3.77% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of residents who suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections are sometimes linked to insufficient hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Good Samaritan Society De Smet, 21.57% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of patients given antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic medications are given to residents for many medical conditions, such as cognitive disorders. Sadly, in limited cases, increased usage of these drugs may mean that a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Good Samaritan Society De Smet, 15.08% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients who were given antianxiety medications. These drugs are typically used to treat patients suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Good Samaritan Society De Smet, 7.26% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term stay residents who are exhibiting symptoms of depression. Many in the industry would argue this is a reasonable measure of resident quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Good Samaritan Society De Smet, 96.44% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term residents that were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Good Samaritan Society De Smet, 16.45% Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and bathing. Some experts believe that this is a reliable measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Good Samaritan Society De Smet, 16.22% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percentage of patients who were able to retain mobility over time. Retaining mobility can be a good sign for residents' health.
In Good Samaritan Society De Smet, 1.2 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Good Samaritan Society De Smet, 16.22 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Measures the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital during rehabilitation is key to restoring the health of patients.