Located in Miller, South Dakota, Good Samaritan Society Miller is the lone facility located in this area. We gave this facility an A- overall grade, ranking it in the top quarter of all nursing homes in the nation. We could not find many negative things to say about this nursing home. Its grades are just impeccable. This place's strong profile was highlighted by its inspection score, which we will address in the next section.
Good Samaritan Society Miller
- Nursing Home
- Assisted Living
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
421 East 4th St,
Miller SD 57362
69.41% estimated occupancy 1
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- 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
In addition to being a great overall grade, this facility also received A+ health inspections in recent years. Its inspections were virtually flawless. Inspection ratings are tied to several pieces of information located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places that excel in this category have few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these nursing homes should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. This place was hit with 3 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none of the deficiencies were considered to be severe deficiencies. This tells you that the inspectors didn't consider any of these deficiencies to pose an imminent risk to patient safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home also excelled in the category of long-term care, where it received a score of A. Only a select group of nursing homes fared better in this area. For long-term care residents, the facility's primary goal is to keep patients as healthy and safe as possible. This is different than skilled nursing or short-term care where the goal is to rehabilitate residents. In addition to looking at the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home vaccinated 83.21168 percent of its patients. This is slightly below what we anticipated. While its vaccination rate was a bit lower than we had hoped, at least this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had only 0.03 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
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This facility received a very good nursing grade this year as well. It received one of our better scores in that category with a grade of B. Our nursing score is mostly associated with a facility's level of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This place performed very well when it comes to avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Short-term Care Quality
The final category we assessed was short-term care. In this area, we gave this facility an above average grade of B. Short-term care scores are based in part on a nursing home's quantity of skilled highly skilled professionals. This includes a wide range of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, as well as other types of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not every nursing home employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, based on the data this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Lastly, we looked at the percentage of residents who eventually returned home from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients returned 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, 6.44% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This statistic is an indication of the percent of long-term patients who suffered from pressure ulcers . We factor in this statistic in computing both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Good Samaritan Society Miller, 5.62% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of patients that have had a major fall. Falls leading to serious injury are considered by many experts to be a measure of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls leading to injury are routinely caused by lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Good Samaritan Society Miller, 3.42% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of residents that sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered to be a measure of nursing care . UTI's are routinely the result of lower quality nursing care. Nevertheless, this metric can also be skewed for some facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Good Samaritan Society Miller, 19.49% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term patients taking 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 cases, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest that a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Good Samaritan Society Miller, 15.06% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is an indication of the percent of long-term residents who were given antianxiety drugs. These medications are generally given to residents experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Good Samaritan Society Miller, 4.79% of Patients
This is the percent of residents demonstrating signs of depression. Increased rates of depression could be a sign a less hospitable environment.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Good Samaritan Society Miller, 95.19% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term residents who were administered 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 Miller, 16.7% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Good Samaritan Society Miller, 19.23% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care residents who remained mobile levels. Many in the industry would argue that mobility is important for patients physical and mental health.
In Good Samaritan Society Miller, 1.24 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric tracks the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. Staying out of the hospital is key to maintaining the physical health of nursing home residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Good Samaritan Society Miller, 19.23 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint measures the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term resident care. Keeping residents out of the hospital during rehabilitation is key to restoring the health of residents.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Good Samaritan Society Miller, 80.24% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percentage of short-term care patients that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
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