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Good Samaritan Society Lennox

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  • Memory Care

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.

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

Awards

Top Nursing Home in South Dakota badge

Top Nursing Home in South Dakota Awards 2019

Top Nursing Home in South Dakota badge

Top Nursing Home in South Dakota Awards 2020

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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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: B-plus

This facility also was given an impressive short-term care grade. In fact, we awarded it an above average grade of B+ in this category. With our short-term care rating, we attempt to craft a fair measure for rehabilitation. In doing so, we assess the nursing home's levels of skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as speech therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every nursing home employs these types of nurses. However, based on the data they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Finally, we considered the percentage of residents who returned home from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients were able to return home.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B-plus

The final area we analyzed is nursing, where this facility was awarded a grade of B+. This completed a very strong profile. Few nursing homes earned a B+ or higher in all four categories. In determining a facility's nursing grade, we look at the number of hours nurses are seeing residents as well as the levels of training of the nurses. 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 many times be avoided 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 18Sep 22

Good Samaritan Society Lennox Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A-minus

In Good Samaritan Society Lennox, 6.44% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This indicates the percentage of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are routinely caused by residents staying in one position for too long. Better nursing care minimizes the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: D

In Good Samaritan Society Lennox, 5.62% of Patients had Serious Falls

This tells you the percent of residents who have had a major fall. Falls leading to serious injury are often the result of lower levels of patient supervision. More supervision minimizes the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: F

In Good Samaritan Society Lennox, 3.42% of Patients had UTIs

This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents who have suffered from UTI's. Although a higher rate infections could reflect poorly on a nursing home's hygiene protocols, it can be difficult to compare different nursing homes due to varying reporting standards.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: C

In Good Samaritan Society Lennox, 19.49% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This indicates the percent of patients prescribed antipsychotic medications. These drugs are used to treat several medical conditions, including cognitive disorders.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A-plus

In Good Samaritan Society Lennox, 15.06% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This indicates the percentage of patients who were given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are prescribed to patients suffering from anxiety or depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B-minus

In Good Samaritan Society Lennox, 4.79% of Patients

This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents showing signs of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-plus

In Good Samaritan Society Lennox, 95.19% of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term patients who were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for nursing home patients, making these vaccines critical to patient safety.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: C

In Good Samaritan Society Lennox, 16.7% Percentage of Patients

This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and continence. Some argue this is a measure of a patient's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A

In Good Samaritan Society Lennox, 19.23% Percentage of Residents

This is the percent of patients that remained mobile levels over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a good sign for residents' well-being.

Hospitalizations

Grade: D

In Good Samaritan Society Lennox, 1.24 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This metric measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital is important to preserving the physical well-being of nursing home patients.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: D

In Good Samaritan Society Lennox, 19.23 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term resident care. Keeping residents out of the hospital during rehabilitation is important to restoring the physical well-being of patients.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: C

In Good Samaritan Society Lennox, 10.33 Percentage of Patients

This tells you the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is a correlation between reduced emergency room visits and the overall quality of nursing home care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: B-minus

In Good Samaritan Society Lennox, 80.24% Percentage of Resident

This tells you the percent of short-term residents who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.

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