Good Samaritan Society New Underwood is a small non-profit facility in New Underwood, South Dakota. This facility received an A- overall, which is very favorable score. In fact, we ranked this nursing home in the top third of all facilities in the nation. Scroll down to find this facility's category grades, which are also quite good. It would be hard to poke holes in this nursing home's profile.
Good Samaritan Society New Underwood
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
412 South Madison Post Office Box 327,
New Underwood SD 57761
105.58% estimated occupancy 1
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to faring well overall, this facility earned an excellent inspection report. Consequently, it received one of our best scores in this area with a grade of A. Our inspection grades weigh a host of factors found on a nursing home's inspection report. One key criteria we look at is the number and severity of deficiencies. Places with higher scores in this area generally have few severe deficiencies. Fortunately, although this nursing home had some minor dings on its inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are found in categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This tells you the inspectors did not 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.
Short-term Care Quality
Adding to its fine resume, this nursing home also was awarded a superb short-term care score, with a score of A-. Our short-term care grades are crucial for people looking for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically utilizes higher levels of skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes a wide range of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not every nursing home employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the information they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Lastly, we looked at the percentage of patients who who were able to eventually return home from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents were able to return home.
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This facility is also strong in the area of nursing, where it received a grade of B+. It outperformed most nursing homes in this category. Nursing scores are tied to nurse staffing levels. 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 nursing home performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a nursing home has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can generally be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Long-term Care Quality
Turning to our last category, this facility received a strong long-term care score. We gave it a B+ in that category, finishing off one of our better report cards. When facilities receive a grade in this range in this category it generally means it has plenty of staff and is an overall good place to reside on a permanent basis. On top of looking at the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home vaccinated 99.21875 percent of its residents. Vaccines are vital to keeping patients out of the hospital. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Good Samaritan Society New Underwood Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Good Samaritan Society New Underwood, 6.44% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of residents who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage resulting from staying in the same position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Good Samaritan Society New Underwood, 5.62% of Patients had Serious Falls
This metric indicates the percent of long-term patients that suffered a fall which resulted in major injury. This is one of the statistics we use in determining our nursing grades.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Good Samaritan Society New Underwood, 3.42% of Patients had UTIs
This figure is an indication of the percent of long-term stay residents who experienced a urinary tract infection. UTI's may be an indication of poor nursing care. Nevertheless, this metric can also be misleading for certain facilities due to different reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Good Samaritan Society New Underwood, 19.49% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure measures the percent of long-term residents who are administered antipsychotic drugs. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean that a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior in situations where such medications are not medically required. However, some facilities may need to rely more on these drugs due to having more patients suffering from dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Good Samaritan Society New Underwood, 15.06% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of long-term care residents taking antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Good Samaritan Society New Underwood, 4.79% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents who are showing depressive symptoms. High rates of depression may imply a lower level of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Good Samaritan Society New Underwood, 95.19% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for seniors, making these vaccines critical to patient safety.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Good Samaritan Society New Underwood, 16.7% Percentage of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term care residents who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and eating. Many in the industry would argue this is a reliable measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Good Samaritan Society New Underwood, 19.23% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percentage of patients who retained mobility levels over time. Optimizing mobility is often a good sign for residents' health.
In Good Samaritan Society New Underwood, 1.24 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. Minimizing hospitalizations is critical to maintaining the physical health of patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Good Samaritan Society New Underwood, 19.23 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Good Samaritan Society New Underwood, 80.24% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percentage of short-term residents that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
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