Good Samaritan Society Luther Manor is one of seven nursing homes in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. This turns out to be a grade A facility, which is a truly elite grade. In fact, we were so impressed with this nursing home that we ranked it as one of the three highest graded nursing homes in Sioux Falls. One of the best aspects of this nursing home's stellar profile is its inspection reports. Inspection grades are discussed in the next section.
Good Samaritan Society Luther Manor
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
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 Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- 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. Perhaps the most important factor we look at in determining our inspection scores is deficiencies. Deficiencies can be found on a facility's inspection reports. Places with higher scores in this area typically dodged the more severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. Amazingly, this was one of the few nursing homes in the country that had no deficiencies whatsoever on its inspection report. This is very impressive. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Adding to its strong resume, this facility also received an excellent nursing score, with a grade of A. There are a number of datapoints included in this grade. Most of the criteria relate to the quantity of nurse staffing. This particular nursing home provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality-based metrics and this place 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 the nation in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can typically be prevented by providing better nursing care, such as by employing a policy of moving a resident even once per day.
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Long-term Care Quality
Compounding its remarkable assessment, this nursing home also received a strong long-term care score, with a score of A. When facilities receive this type of score in this category it is a good sign for resident care and suggests that the place is well-staffed with nurses aids. One of the datapoints we considered on top of nursing hours is vaccines. This facility provided the pneumonia vaccine to 98.809525 percent of its residents. This is a reliable method to minimize unnecessary hospitalizations for the aged 65 and up population. 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 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Short-term Care Quality
In the last category we rated, this nursing home received a very favorable grade of B+ in our short-term care category. With this score, the nursing home finished off an elite profile. In the category of short-term care, we try to evaluate indicators of a nursing home's rehabilitation. We assess the facility's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses and physical therapists. Fortunately, it looks like this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all nursing homes employs these types of nurses. However, based on the information they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Finally, we looked at the percentage of residents that who were able to eventually return home from this nursing home. We found that 4.8 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Good Samaritan Society Luther Manor Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Good Samaritan Society Luther Manor, 6.6% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of residents who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin caused by remaining in one position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Good Samaritan Society Luther Manor, 5.44% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of patients who suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to severe injury are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls which result in injury are routinely caused by lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Good Samaritan Society Luther Manor, 3.35% of Patients had UTIs
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. Although a higher rate infections may reflect poorly on a facility's cleanliness, it is difficult to compare different facilities due to facilities having differing reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Good Samaritan Society Luther Manor, 19.13% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of residents prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are administered to residents for many medical conditions, including dementia. Tragically, in some cases, increased usage of these drugs may mean a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Good Samaritan Society Luther Manor, 14.63% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of patients given antianxiety medications. These drugs are commonly given to residents suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Good Samaritan Society Luther Manor, 4.93% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients showing symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Good Samaritan Society Luther Manor, 94.89% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term care residents that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for seniors, making these types of vaccines critical to patient well-being.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Good Samaritan Society Luther Manor, 16.78% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Good Samaritan Society Luther Manor, 21.3% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percent of patients that retained mobility levels over time. Optimizing mobility is often a good sign for residents' health.
In Good Samaritan Society Luther Manor, 1.08 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Good Samaritan Society Luther Manor, 21.3 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care. Avoiding the hospital during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the physical abilities of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Good Samaritan Society Luther Manor, 10.25 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care. There is usually a correlation between having fewer emergency room visits and the quality of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Good Samaritan Society Luther Manor, 79.4% Percentage of Resident
This metric measures the percent of short-term stay patients who experienced functional improvements.
Scores for Sioux Falls, SD
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A-minus
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