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 fifth 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.
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Good Samaritan Society Miller
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Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is 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
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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 89.051094 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 0.02 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
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Short-term Care Quality
This facility was given a favorable short-term care score as well. We gave it one of our better grades in that category with a score of B+. Short-term care grades are generally employed to gauge a facility's rehabilitation services To offer highly scored rehabilitation services, facilities generally must have higher levels of skilled nursing services. These types of services include registered nurses, physical therapists, respiratory therapists and other highly skilled individuals. Fortunately, it looks like this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all nursing homes employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, according to the data they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Finally, we assessed the percentage of residents who returned home from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents were able to return home.
Switching gears to our final category, this nursing home also performed well in our nursing category. We gave it a grade of B+ in that area. This topped off a very strong profile. Our nursing rating includes many data points, however, the primary one is the quantity of nurse hours per patient per week. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This facility performed very well in the area of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
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, 7.21% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of patients that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin caused by remaining in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Good Samaritan Society Miller, 4.38% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint indicates the percentage of long-term care residents which sustained a fall which caused serious injury. We use this statistic in calculating our nursing scores.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Good Samaritan Society Miller, 1.53% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of patients who sustained a urinary tract infection. These infections may be linked to poor hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Good Samaritan Society Miller, 24.41% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic drugs are prescribed to patients for many medical conditions, including cognitive disorders. Unfortunately, in some situations, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Good Samaritan Society Miller, 9.17% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term patients receiving antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Good Samaritan Society Miller, 4.76% 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, 93.28% 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, 21.36% 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, 18.86% 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, 0.02 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, 18.86% 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.
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