Located in Clear Lake, South Dakota, Good Samaritan Society Deuel County is the only facility we identified in the city. We gave this facility an overall grade of B+. A grade in this range requires favorable scores in most areas. This nursing home definitely has plenty going for it. Fortunately, this facility didn't have any poor grades in any of the four 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 Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- 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
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. Our inspection grades are tied to several datapoints found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places that score well in this category typically have few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these facilities generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. 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
Adding to this facility's list of strengths, it also was awarded a very favorable long-term care grade. We awarded them an impressive grade of A- in this category. Nursing homes that do well in this category tend to be well-staffed and provide extensive hands on care to patients. One of the factors we considered on top of nursing hours was vaccines. This facility administered the pneumonia vaccination to 98.449615 percent of its patients. Vaccination is a proven method to avoid unnecessary deaths and hospitalizations for the aged 65 and up population. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
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The next highest grade we gave this nursing home came in the category of nursing, where we gave it a grade of B-. This wasn't quite as good as some of its other scores, but a grade in this range is not the end of the world. There are quite a few datapoints within this category. Most of these datapoints are tied to the quantity and quality of nurse staffing. This place provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient on a daily basis. This is a much lower figure than we were hoping for. Lastly, while this facility got docked a bit for its nursing hours per resident, it actually excelled in some of our quality-based metrics. With less than five percent of its residents experiencing pressure ulcers, it fared very well in this metric.
Short-term Care Quality
The final area we graded ended up being this facility's weakest category. However, even in its weakest link we still awarded it a respectable grade of C in our short-term care category. Our short-term care scores are critical for people in need of rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually mandates additional skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing means a wide spectrum of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not all nursing homes employs these skilled professionals. However, based on the data they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Lastly, we looked at the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 3.9 percent of this facility's patients returned home. At most nursing homes, closer to half of their patients are able to return home so this figure is below average.
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, 6.6% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint gauges the percent of long-term residents who are suffering from pressure ulcers . We use this statistic in calculating our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Good Samaritan Society Deuel County, 5.44% of Patients had Serious Falls
This measures the percent of long-term stay patients who suffered a fall which caused major 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 Deuel County, 3.35% of Patients had UTIs
This figure indicates the percent of long-term patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. While a higher rate of these infections could reflect poorly on a nursing home's hygiene protocols, it can be difficult to compare between nursing homes due to facilities having differing reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Good Samaritan Society Deuel County, 19.13% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients receiving antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to ensure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In some cases, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate that a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Good Samaritan Society Deuel County, 14.63% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric tells you the percent of long-term stay patients who were administered antianxiety medication. These medications are typically used to treat patients suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Good Samaritan Society Deuel County, 4.93% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients who are exhibiting symptoms of depression. Higher rates of depression could be a sign a less hospitable environment.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Good Samaritan Society Deuel County, 94.89% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients that were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Good Samaritan Society Deuel County, 16.78% Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term patients who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and continence.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Good Samaritan Society Deuel County, 21.3% Percentage of Residents
This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay patients that maintained mobility. Many in the industry believe that mobility is important for patients health.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Good Samaritan Society Deuel County, 21.3 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Staying out of the hospital during rehabilitation is important to restoring the physical abilities of patients.
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