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Good Samaritan Society Deuel County

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Updated Oct 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: A
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Good Samaritan Society Deuel County's website

913 Colonel Pete Street,
Clear Lake SD 57226

(605) 937-901

51.86% estimated occupancy 1

Note: Data for Good Samaritan Society Deuel County has not been updated recently. This page shows historical performance which may not be representitive of current service levels.

Good Samaritan Society Deuel County is a small non-profit facility located in Clear Lake, South Dakota. With an A overall grade, we ranked this facility in the top fifth of all nursing homes in the country. We really can't say enough good things about this facility. This nursing home also received consistently good grades in all four of the major categories. Additional information about its category grades is available below.

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Quick Details

  • 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

Specialized Services

  • 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


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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

In addition to receiving an elite overall score, this nursing home also earned an A+ inspection grade. This grade is based on its recent government inspections. An A+ in this category is one of the highest complements we can offer a facility. Our inspection scores are tied to many items located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places that score well in this category tend to have few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these facilities generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. 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.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A-minus

Among its many dominant grades, this nursing home was awarded an excellent short-term care score. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A- in this area. Short-term care ratings are important for individuals needing rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually utilizes additional skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes a broad scope of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, as well as other types of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not every nursing home employs these types of nurses. However, according to the data they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The last datapoint we looked at in this area is the number of patients that eventually returned home from the facility. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A-minus

Turning the page to our third area, this facility was given an excellent long-term care grade. In fact, we gave it a grade of A- in that category. Nursing homes that receive this type of score in this category typically provide consistent 24/7 care to ensure patients are well cared for. In addition to assessing the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home gave the vaccine to 92.5 percent of its residents. This is somewhat less than we anticipated but still a decent percentage. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B

The final category we analyzed is nursing. We awarded this nursing home one of our higher scores in this area, with a B. While this was not as strong as some of this facility's other grades, it is still a fine grade. The nursing rating is based on a host of data points. The most heavily weighted one is the quantity of hours nurses spend with patients. This facility provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also assessed certain nursing quality measures in computing our nursing grades. These include minimizing residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We look at these areas as reliable measures of the caliber of nursing care being provided, since better care tends to reduce these problems.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Dec 23

Good Samaritan Society Deuel County Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: F

In Good Samaritan Society Deuel County, 15.79% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This is the percent of residents who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are routinely the result of patients not being moved frequently enough.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: F

In Good Samaritan Society Deuel County, 10.83% of Patients had Serious Falls

This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care patients that have suffered a fall leading to serious injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls could be an indicator of lower levels of patient supervision.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: C

In Good Samaritan Society Deuel County, 3.42% of Patients had UTIs

This datapoint indicates the percentage of long-term care patients who sustained urinary tract infections. Although more infections may reflect poorly on a facility's hygiene protocols, it can be difficult to compare different nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: D

In Good Samaritan Society Deuel County, 25.42% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay 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 situations, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B-minus

In Good Samaritan Society Deuel County, 22.73% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This figure is an indication of the percent of long-term stay residents receiving antianxiety medications.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B

In Good Samaritan Society Deuel County, 2.78% of Patients

This is the percent of residents who are showing depressive symptoms.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-minus

In Good Samaritan Society Deuel County, 95.54% of Patients

This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay patients that have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for seniors, making these vaccines important for resident well-being.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: F

In Good Samaritan Society Deuel County, 28.18% of Patients

This tells you the percent of residents who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living could be a sign of the deterioration of a patient's health.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A

In Good Samaritan Society Deuel County, 29.03% of Residents

Measures the percent of long-term care residents who were able to retain mobility. Many in the industry believe that the ability to move around is vital to residents' health.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: D

In Good Samaritan Society Deuel County, 29.03% of Residents Rehospitalized

This datapoint is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care. Avoiding the hospital during rehabilitation is important to restoring the physical well-being of residents.