Good Samaritan Society Scotland is a small non-profit nursing home located in Scotland, South Dakota. After receiving an A overall grade, this facility has the distinction of being one of the 25 best nursing homes in South Dakota. Based on our assessment, this place should be a no brainer for most people. This facility also received strong ratings in each of our categories. More information about these categories can be found below.
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Good Samaritan Society Scotland
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
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Registered Staff Hours
To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A+ for our inspections rating. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in calculating our inspection scores. One critical factor is health deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of deficiencies is arguably more important than the quantity of deficiencies, as some are quite minor. 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
We also want to alert you to the fact that this facility received a first-rate grade of A in our long-term care area. Nursing homes that excel in this category typically are well-staffed and offer extensive hands on care to residents. Once we looked at the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we then looked at the facility's vaccination records. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its patients against pneumonia, which is much higher than the vast majority of nursing homes. Lastly, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
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Adding to its strong resume, this facility also received an excellent nursing score, with a grade of A. When determining our nursing grades, we assess both staffing levels and the training levels of those nurses. This nursing home averages 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This facility performed very well when it comes to minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Short-term Care Quality
In the final category, we gave this nursing home an A+ for our short-term care rating. This completed a first-rate profile. Short-term care scores are based in part on the facility's quantity of highly-skilled nursing services. This includes a wide scope of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, as well as other types of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this facility employs registered nurses. Not every facility employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, based on the information they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final metric we assessed in this area is the number of residents who returned home from the facility. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Good Samaritan Society Scotland Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Good Samaritan Society Scotland, 7.28% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of residents who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many experts to be a barometer of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are routinely the result of residents staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Good Samaritan Society Scotland, 4.89% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of residents that have had a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injury are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a measure of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls are often caused by lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Good Samaritan Society Scotland, 3.77% of Patients had UTIs
This figure is an indication of the percentage of long-term stay residents that suffered from urinary tract infections. UTI's could be an indication of a facility with worst hygiene practices. Nevertheless, this metric can be skewed for certain facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Good Samaritan Society Scotland, 21.57% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic drugs are administered to patients for many conditions, such as cognitive disorders. Unfortunately, in some situations, increased usage of these drugs may mean that a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Good Samaritan Society Scotland, 15.08% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients given antianxiety drugs. These drugs are commonly prescribed to residents suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Good Samaritan Society Scotland, 7.26% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term residents showing signs of depression. Some experts argue that this is a reliable measure of patient quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Good Samaritan Society Scotland, 96.44% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents who were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Good Samaritan Society Scotland, 16.45% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care residents that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and bathing.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Good Samaritan Society Scotland, 16.22% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percentage of residents that maintained mobility over time. Preserving mobility is often a good sign for residents' well-being.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Good Samaritan Society Scotland, 16.22 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care.
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