Located in Miller, South Dakota, Good Samaritan Society Miller is the lone facility located in this area. With an A- overall grade, we rated this facility in the top third of all facilities in the country. We really couldn't find many negative things to say about this nursing home. Its grades are just impeccable. This nursing home's impressive report card was highlighted by its inspection score, which you can find in the next section.
Good Samaritan Society Miller
- Nursing Home
- Assisted Living
- 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 - Church related
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute 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
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
We also wanted to point out that this facility earned near flawless health inspections recently. We gave them an impressive grade of A+ in this category. Arguably the most significant factor we look at in computing our inspection grades is deficiencies. These deficiencies can be found on a facility's inspection reports. Places with higher scores in this area typically avoided the more severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or death. Fortunately, although this nursing home had a few minor dings on its report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones found in categories G through L. This tells you the inspectors didn't consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent 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
This nursing home also was given a very strong long-term care score. This actually turned out to be its second strongest category grade. In that area, this facility received a score of A. Nursing homes that receive this type of score in this category typically provide consistent 24/7 care to ensure residents are well cared for. After considering the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we next considered the nursing home's vaccination record. This facility vaccinated 79.13669 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which is a bit lower than we anticipated but still a respectable percentage. Although its vaccination rate was a bit lower than we like to see, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0.02 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
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In addition, this facility also received favorable nursing grades this year. In fact, we awarded them one of our better scores in that area, with a grade of B. Our nursing rating is based on the nursing home's level of nurse staffing. We look at both the levels of training of the nurses and the amount of time spent with residents. This facility provided 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 place has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can typically be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Short-term Care Quality
The final category we graded is short-term care, where this nursing home received a B. Even though this is its lowest category grade, this is still an above average grade. Our short-term care ratings are believed to be most important for people in need of a nursing home for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually mandates more highly-skilled nursing services. This means not only nursing, but also physical and speech therapy, as well as other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this facility employs registered nurses. Not every nursing home employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, according to the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Lastly, we looked at the number of patients that ultimately returned home from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents were able to return home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Good Samaritan Society Miller Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Good Samaritan Society Miller, 6.6% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of residents who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin caused by remaining in the same position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Good Samaritan Society Miller, 5.44% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of residents who have had a fall which resulted in serious injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Good Samaritan Society Miller, 3.35% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of patients that sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are often the result of poor nursing care. Better nursing care can reduce the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. We want to point out that this datapoint is sometimes skewed by the fact that nursing homes have different reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Good Samaritan Society Miller, 19.13% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients that were prescribed antipsychotic medication. Excessive reliance on these medications may indicate a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior in scenarios where such drugs aren't medically indicated. Nevertheless, some nursing homes need to rely on these drugs due to an increased number of patients with Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Good Samaritan Society Miller, 14.63% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of patients prescribed antianxiety medications. These drugs are generally prescribed to patients suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Good Samaritan Society Miller, 4.93% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents who are demonstrating symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Good Samaritan Society Miller, 94.89% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents that were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Good Samaritan Society Miller, 16.78% Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and eating. Many would argue that this is a measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Good Samaritan Society Miller, 21.3% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percentage of residents who remained mobile levels over time. Retaining mobility is often a good sign for residents' health.
In Good Samaritan Society Miller, 1.08 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric measures the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Good Samaritan Society Miller, 21.3 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term resident care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Good Samaritan Society Miller, 79.4% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percentage of short-term patients who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. High levels of performance with activities of daily living generally correlates with better rehabilitation.
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