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Good Samaritan Society Scotland

  • Nursing Home
  • Memory Care

Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: A-plus
Oct 18: B+Nov 18: B+Dec 18: B+Jan 19: B+Feb 19: B+May 19: B+Jun 19: B+Jul 19: A-Aug 19: A-Sep 19: A-Jan 20: AMar 20: AApr 20: AMay 20: AJun 20: AJul 20: AAug 20: ASep 20: AOct 20: A-Jan 21: AFeb 21: AMar 21: AApr 21: AMay 21: AJun 21: AJul 21: A+Aug 21: ASep 21: A+Oct 21: A+Nov 21: A+Jan 22: AFeb 22: AMar 22: AApr 22: A+May 22: A+Jun 22: A+Aug 22: A+Sep 22: A+
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Good Samaritan Society Scotland's website

130 6th Street,
Scotland SD 57059

(605) 961-2656

84.59% estimated occupancy 1

Good Samaritan Society Scotland is the lone facility we identified in Scotland, South Dakota. With an overall grade of A+, this nursing home has the prestigious distinction of being one of the 10 best facilities in South Dakota. At the end of the day, this nursing home ought to be a no brainer for just about anybody. We also gave this facility strong grades in each of the major categories. More information about these categories can be found below.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • Non profit - Corporation
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Speech Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Recreational Therapy

Awards

Top Nursing Home in South Dakota badge

Top Nursing Home in South Dakota Awards 2019

Top Nursing Home in South Dakota badge

Top Nursing Home in South Dakota Awards 2020

Top Nursing Home in South Dakota badge

Top Nursing Home in South Dakota Awards 2021

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

In addition to faring well overall, this nursing home earned a nearly flawless inspection report. As a result, it earned one of our best grades in that category with an A+. Arguably the most critical factor we consider in calculating our inspection scores is deficiencies. These deficiencies are found on a facility's recent inspection reports. Places with better grades in this area typically avoided the most severe deficiencies involving health risks or even death. This particular nursing home had just a single deficiency on its inspection report and it was not one deemed to pose a threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A-plus

This facility also was given an A+ long-term care grade, making it one of the few facilities to be given more than one A+ category scores. Long-term care ratings of this caliber generally require both 24/7 care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine medical care. On top of considering the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility administered the vaccine to 100 percent of its residents, which is far higher than the average nursing home. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.

Nurse Quality

Grade: A

This facility also excelled in the area of nursing, where it received a grade of A. Few nursing homes performed better in this area. We looked at the qualifications of nurses working for the nursing home, as well as the quantity of time those nurses spent with patients, in calculating our grade in this area. This facility provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This place performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a place has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can generally be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-plus

In our final area, this facility also was given an excellent short-term care grade, with a B+. This rounded out an elite profile. Short-term care ratings are based on a nursing home's quantity of skilled highly skilled professionals. This includes a wide scope of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, in addition to other forms of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. However, based on the data they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Finally, we looked at the percentage of residents that ultimately were able to return home from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this facility's residents returned home.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Sep 22

Good Samaritan Society Scotland Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A-plus

In Good Samaritan Society Scotland, 6.44% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This is the percent of patients who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are routinely the result of patients not being moved frequently enough.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B-plus

In Good Samaritan Society Scotland, 5.62% of Patients had Serious Falls

This figure is an indication of the percentage of long-term stay residents that suffered a fall leading to serious injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries could be an indication of lower levels of patient supervision.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B-minus

In Good Samaritan Society Scotland, 3.42% of Patients had UTIs

This indicates the percent of residents that sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered by many experts to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are routinely caused by a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this metric could be skewed for some nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for these infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A-minus

In Good Samaritan Society Scotland, 19.49% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care residents taking antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used appropriately. In some situations, increased usage of these drugs may indicate a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B

In Good Samaritan Society Scotland, 15.06% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This tells you the percent of patients who were given antianxiety medications. These drugs are generally prescribed to patients experiencing depression and anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: D

In Good Samaritan Society Scotland, 4.79% of Patients

This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay patients showing depressive symptoms. Some experts would argue that this is a measure of patient quality of life.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-plus

In Good Samaritan Society Scotland, 95.19% of Patients

This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term patients who have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home patients, making these types of vaccines important for resident well-being.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A

In Good Samaritan Society Scotland, 16.7% Percentage of Patients

This indicates the percent of patients that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B

In Good Samaritan Society Scotland, 19.23% Percentage of Residents

This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay patients that remained mobile levels.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B

In Good Samaritan Society Scotland, 19.23 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Landmann-Jungman Memorial Hospital - CahCritical Access Hospitals 0.82 miles away600 Billars St Scotland South Dakota 57059Government - Local(605) 583-2226
  • St Michael's Hospital - CahCritical Access Hospitals 13.71 miles away410 W 16th Ave Tyndall South Dakota 57066Government - Local(605) 589-2100
  • Freeman Medical Center - CahCritical Access Hospitals 19.49 miles away510 E 8th St Post Office Box 370 Freeman South Dakota 57029Voluntary non-profit - Private(605) 925-4000