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 above average 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 Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- 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 98.156685 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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Short-term Care Quality
This facility received a strong short-term care score as well. We awarded it one of our better grades in that area with a score of B. In calculating our short-term care grades, we size up a facility's levels of skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists occupational therapists and other highly skilled individuals. This area is considered to be a fair assessment of a nursing home's ability to rehabilitate patients. Fortunately, it looks like this facility employs registered nurses. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the information they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Finally, we assessed the number of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
Moving on to our next area, this nursing home was given a decent nursing grade. While this isn't as good as several of its other scores, this is truly a middle of the pack score. We scrutinized the licensure of nurses at the facility, as well as the number of hours the nurses spent with patients, in determining our score in this area. This place averages just 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient on a daily basis, which is a very low figure. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics. Although this nursing home got dinged a bit for its nursing hours per resident, it excelled in some of these quality metrics. With fewer than five percent of its patients suffering from pressure ulcers, it did very well in this metric. This is generally an indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can many times be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as employing a system of turning a patient at least once a day.
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, 6.69% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of patients who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage resulting from remaining in one position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Good Samaritan Society - Pipestone, 4.21% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of long-term patients who experienced a fall leading to severe injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls could be an indicator of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Good Samaritan Society - Pipestone, 2.83% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of patients who sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are routinely caused by lower quality nursing care. Better hygiene protocols can reduce the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. Note that this datapoint is affected by by the fact that facilities have incongruent reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Good Samaritan Society - Pipestone, 16.64% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents prescribed antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications may be vital to many patients, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used only where medically required. In limited cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Good Samaritan Society - Pipestone, 12.33% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are given to residents suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Good Samaritan Society - Pipestone, 4.58% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term care residents showing depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Good Samaritan Society - Pipestone, 93.31% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents that were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for seniors, making these types of vaccines important for resident well-being.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Good Samaritan Society - Pipestone, 13.09% Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and using the bathroom. Some experts argue this is a reliable measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Good Samaritan Society - Pipestone, 18.07% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percent of patients who maintained mobility over time. Preserving mobility is usually a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Good Samaritan Society - Pipestone, 1.31 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric tracks the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Good Samaritan Society - Pipestone, 18.07 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term resident care. Keeping residents out of the hospital during rehabilitation is important to restoring the health of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Good Samaritan Society - Pipestone, 12.51 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care. There is usually a correlation between having fewer emergency room visits and the overall quality of care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Good Samaritan Society - Pipestone, 76.76% Percentage of Resident
This metric is a measure of the percent of short-term residents who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Some would argue this is a measure of a facility's rehabilitation services.
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