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Good Samaritan Society Lennox

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Updated Aug 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: A-minus
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Good Samaritan Society Lennox's website

404 East 6th Avenue,
Lennox SD 57039

(605) 647-2251

96.51% estimated occupancy 1

Good Samaritan Society Lennox is a facility located in Lennox, South Dakota. The city has 3,265 people. Sporting an overall rating of A-, this nursing home is ranked among the higher-rated nursing homes we looked at. This is just about as good of a place as you'll find. As you can see below, this nursing home also performed just fine in our category ratings. It's hard to poke holes in this facility's profile.

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Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • Non profit - Corporation
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab
  • Offers Outpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Speech Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Pharmacy


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Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2022)
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Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A

On top of its strong overall grade, we gave this nursing home an impressive grade of A for our long-term care rating. Facilities that receive this kind of score in this category typically provide consistent 24/7 care to make sure patients are well cared for. After assessing the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we next considered the facility's vaccination statistics. This facility vaccinated 97.97297 percent of its residents for pneumonia, which is far higher than the vast majority of nursing homes. Lastly, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.

Facility Inspections

Grade: A-minus

Adding to this nursing home's impressive resume, we gave this facility an A- for inspections. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in computing our inspection ratings. One of those factors is health deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of these deficiencies is arguably more meaningful than the number of deficiencies, as some are quite insignificant. 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

The next category we assessed was short-term care. Adding to its impressive resume, this nursing home also excelled in that area. In fact, it received a grade of of A- for that category. In our short-term care grade, we endeavor to create a sound barometer for rehabilitation. In doing so, we assess a facility's levels of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as respiratory therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not every nursing home employs these skilled professionals. However, based on the information they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Lastly, we looked at the number of patients who ultimately returned home from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients returned home.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B-plus

The final category we rated was nursing, where this facility was given a B+. This finished off a very impressive report card. Very few nursing homes received a B+ or higher in every single category. Our nursing rating analyzes quite a few subcategories, however, the primary consideration is the number of nurse hours per patient per week. This nursing home averages 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 facility performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a nursing home has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can typically be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Good Samaritan Society Lennox Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A-minus

In Good Samaritan Society Lennox, 5.62% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This indicates the percent of residents who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many experts to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are often caused by patients not being moved frequently enough.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: D

In Good Samaritan Society Lennox, 6.76% of Patients had Serious Falls

This datapoint gauges the percentage of long-term stay patients who experienced falls which resulted in major injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls may be an indicator of lower levels of patient supervision.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: F

In Good Samaritan Society Lennox, 7.04% of Patients had UTIs

This is the percentage of patients who sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are often linked to lower quality nursing care. Better nursing care can reduce the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. We want to point out that this metric is sometimes skewed by the fact that facilities have different reporting standards for these infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: C

In Good Samaritan Society Lennox, 19.85% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This indicates the percent of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are administered to residents for a variety of medical conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias. Tragically, in some situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate that a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A-plus

In Good Samaritan Society Lennox, 0.78% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This indicates the percent of patients who were given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are administered to residents experiencing depression or anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B-minus

In Good Samaritan Society Lennox, 5.8% of Patients

This indicates the percent of patients who are demonstrating symptoms of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-plus

In Good Samaritan Society Lennox, 98.99% of Patients

This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term residents that were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for nursing home residents, making these vaccines critical to patient well-being.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: C

In Good Samaritan Society Lennox, 20.31% of Patients

This indicates the percentage of patients that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with ADL's could indicate the deterioration of a patient's medical condition.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A-plus

In Good Samaritan Society Lennox, 29.89% of Residents

This tells you the percent of residents that retained mobility levels over time. Retaining mobility is usually a great sign for residents' well-being.


Grade: C

In Good Samaritan Society Lennox, 0.02 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This metric tracks the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. Avoiding hospitalizations is important to the physical well-being of patients.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: F

In Good Samaritan Society Lennox, 29.89% of Residents Rehospitalized

This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care. There is usually a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: B-minus

In Good Samaritan Society Lennox, 13.78% of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: B-minus

In Good Samaritan Society Lennox, 73.51% of Resident

This datapoint measures the percentage of short-term stay residents that experienced functional improvements.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Avera Heart Hospital of South DakotaAcute Care Hospitals 11.06 miles away4500 W 69th St Sioux Falls South Dakota 57108Proprietary(605) 977-7000
  • Sanford Usd Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 14.8 miles away1305 W 18th St Post Office Box 5039 Sioux Falls South Dakota 57117Voluntary non-profit - Private(605) 333-1000
  • Avera Mckennan Hospital & University Health CenterAcute Care Hospitals 15.53 miles away1325 S Cliff Ave Post Office Box 5045 Sioux Falls South Dakota 57117Voluntary non-profit - Private(605) 322-8000
  • Sanford Canton-Inwood Medical Center - CahCritical Access Hospitals 16.85 miles away440 North Hiawatha Drive Canton South Dakota 57013Voluntary non-profit - Private(605) 764-1400

Nearby Dialysis

  • Sioux Falls Dialysis - Davita11.91 miles away2326 W 69th St Sioux Falls South Dakota 57108Dialysis Stations: 12 (605) 332-1262
  • Sanford Medical Center14.59 miles away1321 W 22nd St Sioux Falls South Dakota 57105Dialysis Stations: 28 (605) 404-4300
  • Sanford Health - Dialysis Unit14.84 miles away1305 W 18th St Sioux Falls South Dakota 57117Dialysis Stations: 21 (605) 333-1000
  • Avera Dialysis - Sioux Falls15.53 miles away1315 S Cliff Ave Plaza 3, Suite 4000 Sioux Falls South Dakota 57105Dialysis Stations: 22 (605) 322-1490