Good Samaritan Society - Pipestone is the sole option we identified in Pipestone, Minnesota. We gave this nursing home an overall grade of B. A score of this caliber requires quality marks in most areas. You could definitely do much worse than this place. This nursing home's strong report card was highlighted by its inspection rating, which is addressed in the next paragraph.
Good Samaritan Society - Pipestone
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
- Memory Care
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- 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 Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Oncology Care
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Lymphedema Care
- Aquatic Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
On top of being a quality nursing home overall, this place excelled in our inspections category, where it received an A. Few facilities fared better in this area. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in calculating our inspection grades. One critical factor is deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of the deficiencies is arguably more meaningful than the quantity of deficiencies, as some end up being relatively insignificant. This facility was assessed 3 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none of the deficiencies were considered severe. This means that CMS did not consider any of the deficiencies to cause an imminent threat to resident health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
This facility was awarded high grades in the area of long-term care as well. In fact, we awarded it one of our strongest grades in that category with a score of A-. Facilities that excel in this category tend to be well-staffed and provide extensive hands on care to residents. In addition to looking at the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home administered the vaccine to 98.63637 percent of its patients, which is much higher than the vast majority of nursing homes. Finally, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
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Next, we looked at the nursing category where we awarded this nursing home a grade of B-. This facility didn't perform quite as well in this category as it did in some other categories. Nevertheless, this is still a respectable score. Our nursing grade is based on many factors, but the primary one is the level of nurse hours per patient per week. This nursing home provided just 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient daily. This is a low total compared to most other facilities. Lastly, while this nursing home got dinged a bit for nursing hours per resident, it actually excelled in a few of our quality-based measures. With fewer than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it fared very well in this area.
Short-term Care Quality
The last area we graded is short-term care. We gave this nursing home a C in that category. In calculating our short-term care grades, we quantify the nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, respiratory therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. Our objective is to formulate a scale for sizing up the rehabilitation services of various nursing homes. Fortunately, it appear that this facility has registered nurses on staff. 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. The final metric we looked at in this area is the number of residents who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We discovered that just 4.3 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home, which is below average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Good Samaritan Society - Pipestone Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Good Samaritan Society - Pipestone, 6.84% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of patients who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage caused by staying in the same position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Good Samaritan Society - Pipestone, 4.32% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of patients that suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to serious injuries are considered to be a measure of nursing care . Major falls leading to injury are routinely the result of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Good Samaritan Society - Pipestone, 2.81% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of patients who sustained a urinary tract infection. These infections could be associated with poor hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Good Samaritan Society - Pipestone, 16.37% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This measures the percentage of long-term stay patients which were prescribed antipsychotic medication. Excessive reliance on these medications may suggest a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior in scenarios where such medications aren't medically indicated. However, some facilities need to rely more on these medications due to having more patients with cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Good Samaritan Society - Pipestone, 12.17% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint tells you the percent of long-term patients who are given antianxiety medication. These medications are commonly prescribed to patients suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Good Samaritan Society - Pipestone, 4.73% of Patients
This is the percent of patients who are demonstrating symptoms of depression. High levels of depression could imply a less hospitable environment.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Good Samaritan Society - Pipestone, 93.57% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term residents who were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for nursing home patients, making these types of vaccines indispensable.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Good Samaritan Society - Pipestone, 13.28% Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and continence.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Good Samaritan Society - Pipestone, 20.05% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percent of residents that were able to retain mobility over time. Preserving mobility is often a great sign for residents' health.
In Good Samaritan Society - Pipestone, 1.26 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Good Samaritan Society - Pipestone, 20.05 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Good Samaritan Society - Pipestone, 12.78 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is a correlation between fewer emergency room visits and the quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Good Samaritan Society - Pipestone, 76.19% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percent of short-term residents that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
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