Good Samaritan Society New Underwood is a small non-profit facility in New Underwood, South Dakota. This proved to be a grade A facility, which is a dominant score. We were so impressed with this nursing home that we rated it as one of the 25 best facilities in South Dakota. Keep reading to see this nursing home's category scores, which are equally impressive. You really can't do any better than a straight A report card.
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Good Samaritan Society New Underwood
- Nursing Home
Updated Nov 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- 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
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On top of being a top notch facility overall, it also performed well in inspections, where it received an A. Not many facilities performed better in this area. Inspection grades take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these items by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. Although this place had some deficiencies on its inspection report, none were major deficiencies based on CMS' scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
On the list of its many high-end grades, this facility was awarded a top-shelf long-term care score. In fact, it received a score of A in that category. Facilities that excel in this category typically provide residents with more supervision and stay on top of routine medical care. After considering the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we then looked at the facility's vaccination statistics. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its patients for pneumonia. Vaccines are critical to keeping patients out of the hospital. Lastly, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
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Short-term Care Quality
We also want to alert you to the fact that this facility received a superb grade of A in our short-term care area. Our short-term care grades are vital for residents requiring rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically mandates higher levels of skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes a vast scope of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this facility employs registered nurses. Not every nursing home employs these skilled professionals. However, based on the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Lastly, we considered the number of residents that eventually returned home from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
In the final category we looked at, this facility was awarded a very favorable grade of A- in our nursing category. With this score, the nursing home topped off a straight A report card. Nursing scores are tied to quantity of nursing care available. This facility provided 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also assessed certain nursing quality measures in computing our nursing grades. These include minimizing residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We view these metrics as predictive measures of the quality of nursing care being provided, since better care tends to reduce these problems.
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, 2.47% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of patients who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin resulting from remaining in one position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Good Samaritan Society New Underwood, 5.93% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of residents who sustained a major fall. Falls leading to major injuries are routinely linked to poor nursing care. Additional nurse staffing can minimize the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Good Samaritan Society New Underwood, 8% of Patients had UTIs
This gauges the percent of long-term residents that had urinary tract infections. UTI's may be a sign of lower quality nursing care. However, this metric could also be skewed for certain facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Good Samaritan Society New Underwood, 21.48% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of residents given antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs may be helpful for many patients, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In some cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Good Samaritan Society New Underwood, 13.28% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of patients who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. These drugs are generally given to residents experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Good Samaritan Society New Underwood, 0.78% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients demonstrating symptoms of depression. High rates of depression could reveal a lower level of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Good Samaritan Society New Underwood, 99.32% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients that were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home residents, making these types of vaccines vital to patient care.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Good Samaritan Society New Underwood, 14.29% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living may indicate erosion of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Good Samaritan Society New Underwood, 16.98% of Residents
This is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents who retained mobility levels. Some experts would argue that mobility is vital to residents' physical and mental well-being.
In Good Samaritan Society New Underwood, 0.01 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Good Samaritan Society New Underwood, 16.98% of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is typically a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the quality of rehabilitation services.
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