Good Samaritan Society - Pipestone is an average-sized non-profit nursing home located in Pipestone, Minnesota. This facility was given an A- overall, which is among the highest scores we offer. A score of this caliber requires excellent marks across the board. Based on our assessment, this place looks like a no brainer for most people. If you look further down this page, you will see this place's category ratings, which are also strong.
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Good Samaritan Society - Pipestone
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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 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
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Long-term Care Quality
In addition to receiving a great overall score, this facility also received an excellent long-term care score, with an A. Long-term care scores in this range generally require both 24/7 care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine healthcare services. Once we finished looking at the quantity of care provided by nurses, we turned to the nursing home's vaccination statistics. This facility vaccinated 99.02913 percent of its residents for pneumonia, which is what we like to see. Pneumonia sadly can be a dangerous ailment for nursing home patients so we strongly prefer when a facility doesn't leave this to chance. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0.02 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
Adding to this facility's impressive resume, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A for our inspections rating. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in computing our inspection grades. One critical factor is deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of the deficiencies is arguably more meaningful than the number of deficiencies, as some deficiencies are quite minor. Fortunately, although this facility had a few minor dings on its inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those found in categories G through L. This means the inspectors did not consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
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Short-term Care Quality
Additionally, this facility also was given favorable short-term care scores this year. In fact, we awarded it one of our higher grades in that area, with a score of B. Short-term care grades are critical for individuals needing rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically requires additional highly-skilled nursing. Skilled nursing means a broad spectrum of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not all nursing homes employs these types of nurses. However, according to the data this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The last metric we considered in this category is the number of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return home. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home.
The final category we graded is nursing. This nursing home was given a favorable nursing score in our assessment, with a B. While this isn't as good as several of its other scores, this is nevertheless one of our stronger scores in this category. In calculating our nursing grades, we look at both the number of hours nurses spend with residents and the training levels of the nurses. This facility provided 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality measures and this place excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any place the country in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can many times be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as employing a protocol of moving residents even once per 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, 6.14% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of residents who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are routinely caused by patients not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing care minimizes the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Good Samaritan Society - Pipestone, 3.86% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint indicates the percentage of long-term care patients who have experienced falls resulting in major injury. This is one of the statistics we use in calculating our nursing grades.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Good Samaritan Society - Pipestone, 2.89% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of residents who suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections may be associated with inadequate hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Good Samaritan Society - Pipestone, 15.26% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. These medications may be used to treat several conditions, such as cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Good Samaritan Society - Pipestone, 11.96% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of residents who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are prescribed to patients suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Good Samaritan Society - Pipestone, 4.16% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients who are showing symptoms of depression. Higher rates of depression could be an indicator worse patient care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Good Samaritan Society - Pipestone, 94.15% of Patients
This is the percent of patients who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Good Samaritan Society - Pipestone, 13.41% Percentage of Patients
This is the percentage of residents that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's could indicate the erosion of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Good Samaritan Society - Pipestone, 15.86% Percentage of Residents
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who remained mobile levels. Many argue that mobility is vital to residents' mental and physical well-being.
In Good Samaritan Society - Pipestone, 1.28 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Good Samaritan Society - Pipestone, 15.86 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Measures the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term resident care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Good Samaritan Society - Pipestone, 14.49 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Good Samaritan Society - Pipestone, 77.42% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percentage of short-term stay patients that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Higher levels of performance with activities of daily living often correlates with successful rehabilitation services.
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