Located in Clear Lake, South Dakota, Good Samaritan Society Deuel County is the only facility we identified in the city. With an A overall grade, we ranked this facility in the top 20 percent of all facilities in the United States. We flat out can not say enough great things about this place. This facility also received very consistent scores in each of the major categories. Additional information about these categories is available below.
Good Samaritan Society Deuel County
- Nursing Home
- Home Health Agency
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
913 Colonel Pete Street,
Clear Lake SD 57226
76.27% estimated occupancy 1
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Top Nursing Home in South Dakota Awards 2020
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to receiving an elite overall grade, this nursing home also earned an A+ inspection grade. This score is based on the facility's recent government inspections. An A+ in this category is one of the highest complements we can offer a facility. Inspection scores weigh a host of factors found on a nursing home's inspection report. One of the most important criteria we look at is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Nursing homes with better grades in this category tend to have very few of these severe deficiencies. 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.
Long-term Care Quality
On the list of its many elite grades, this facility was awarded a top-shelf long-term care score. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A- in that area. Facilities that excel in this category tend to provide residents with better supervision and stay on top of routine medical care. After we finished assessing the amount of care provided by nurses, we then analyzed the nursing home's vaccination statistics. This facility vaccinated 96.09375 percent of its patients against pneumonia, which is what we like to see. Pneumonia can be a life threatening condition for nursing home residents so we like it when a nursing home does not leave this to chance. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. It had only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
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Short-term Care Quality
Turning the page to our third area, this facility was given an excellent short-term care grade. In fact, we gave it a grade of A- in that category. In computing our short-term care grades, we analyze the facility's levels of highly skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists speech therapists and other highly trained professionals. This area is frequently a solid measure of the facility's ability to rehabilitate patients. Fortunately, it looks like this facility employs registered nurses. Not all nursing homes employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the information they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Finally, we looked at the percentage of patients that were able to return home from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home.
Moving on to our final area, this nursing home also performed well in our nursing category. We gave it a grade of B+ in that category. This finalized a very strong report card. We looked at the licensure of nurses at the nursing home, as well as the quantity of hours the nurses spent with residents, in determining our rating in this category. This nursing home averages 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality measures and this nursing home excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any nursing home South Dakota in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can generally be avoided by offering better nursing care, such as by employing a policy of turning residents more frequently.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Good Samaritan Society Deuel County Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Good Samaritan Society Deuel County, 6.44% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This figure tells you the percentage of long-term stay residents that have pressure ulcers. We've found that pressure ulcers are a great indicator of nursing care quality.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Good Samaritan Society Deuel County, 5.62% of Patients had Serious Falls
This metric indicates the percent of long-term patients who suffered a fall which caused severe injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls may be an indication of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Good Samaritan Society Deuel County, 3.42% of Patients had UTIs
This metric is an indication of the percent of long-term care patients who sustained urinary tract infections. UTI's could be a sign of a facility with lower levels of hygiene. However, this datapoint may be misleading for certain nursing homes due to different reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Good Samaritan Society Deuel County, 19.49% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of patients given antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs may be helpful for many residents, it is important to confirm these medications are being used appropriately. In limited cases, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Good Samaritan Society Deuel County, 15.06% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of patients prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are prescribed to residents suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Good Samaritan Society Deuel County, 4.79% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term patients who are showing symptoms of depression. Many argue this is a measure of patient quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Good Samaritan Society Deuel County, 95.19% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term residents who were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Good Samaritan Society Deuel County, 16.7% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living may indicate deterioration of a patient's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Good Samaritan Society Deuel County, 19.23% Percentage of Residents
This is the percent of residents who retained mobility levels over time. Optimizing mobility is often a great sign for residents' well-being.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Good Samaritan Society Deuel County, 19.23 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term resident care. Staying out of the hospital during rehabilitation is important to restoring the physical well-being of residents.
- Sanford Clear Lake Medical CenterCritical Access Hospitals 0.28 miles away701 Third Avenue South Clear Lake South Dakota 57226Voluntary non-profit - Private(605) 874-2141