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.
Good Samaritan Society De Smet
- Nursing Home
- Adult Day Care
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
411 Calumet Avenue Nw,
De Smet SD 57231
96.75% estimated occupancy 1
- 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
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.
Long-term Care Quality
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. If you are looking for services other than short-term rehabilitation, you should take a close look at each nursing home's long-term care ratings. One of the statistics we considered on top of nursing hours was vaccines. This nursing home administered the pneumonia vaccination to 89.655174 percent of its residents. While its vaccination rate was a bit lower than we like to see, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
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Adding to its strong resume, this facility also received an excellent nursing score, with a grade of A-. The nursing score includes many factors. The most heavily weighted one is the amount of time nurses spend with residents. 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 place performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a place has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can generally be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Short-term Care Quality
In our final area, this facility also was given an excellent short-term care rating, with a grade of B+. This wrapped up an elite profile. Our short-term care ratings are presumably more critical for individuals in need of rehabilitation from their nursing home. Rehabilitation typically mandates additional highly-skilled nursing services. This includes not merely nursing, but also physical and occupational therapy, as well as other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this facility employs registered nurses. Not every facility employs these types of nurses. However, based on the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The last statistic we assessed in this area is the number of residents that were able to return home from the facility. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the facility on a permanent basis.
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, 6.44% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are often caused by patients staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Good Samaritan Society De Smet, 5.62% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is an indication of the percent of long-term care residents that have sustained a fall which resulted in serious injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries may be a sign of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Good Samaritan Society De Smet, 3.42% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of long-term residents who have had UTI's. Although a higher rate of these infections may reflect poorly on a nursing home's cleanliness, it can be problematic to compare different facilities due to reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Good Samaritan Society De Smet, 19.49% 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
In Good Samaritan Society De Smet, 15.06% 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
In Good Samaritan Society De Smet, 4.79% 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
In Good Samaritan Society De Smet, 95.19% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients that were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Good Samaritan Society De Smet, 16.7% 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
In Good Samaritan Society De Smet, 19.23% Percentage of Residents
Measures the percent of long-term care patients who maintained mobility.
In Good Samaritan Society De Smet, 1.24 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
In Good Samaritan Society De Smet, 19.23 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
In Good Samaritan Society De Smet, 80.24% 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.