Good Samaritan Society Sioux Falls Center is an average-sized non-profit nursing home located in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. This nursing home turns out to be a respectable facility, with an overall grade of B-. Based on the data we reviewed, there are definitely much worse places out there. We were also pleased to find that this facility was consistent in each of the major categories we assessed. Additional information about its category grades can be found below.
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Good Samaritan Society Sioux Falls Center
- 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
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Oncology Care
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Lymphedema Care
- Aquatic Therapy
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Registered Staff Hours
We would like to point out that this nursing home's nursing grade exceeded its overall rating. This nursing home earned a B in this category, which is one of our better grades. Nursing scores are tied to quantity of nursing care available. This facility provided 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This facility performed very well in terms of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
This facility's second best category grade came in the area of government inspections. In that category, we gave this nursing home a B. Arguably the most significant factor we look at in determining our inspection ratings is deficiencies. Deficiencies are found on a facility's recent inspection reports. Places with better scores in this area typically dodged the more severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or 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. Even some of the best nursing homes receive an occasional ding on their inspection report.
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Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home also was given a favorable score in our long-term care category. We awarded this nursing home a better than average grade of B in this area. Nursing homes that receive this kind of score in long-term care tend to provide consistent around the clock care to make sure residents are kept in good health. In addition to looking at the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home administered the vaccine to 94.4206 percent of its residents, which is very impressive. Pneumonia sadly can be a life or death condition for nursing home patients so we prefer when a nursing home does not roll the dice on this issue. Lastly, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0.02 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Short-term Care Quality
Moving on to the last area, this facility received an acceptable short-term care grade of C. Our short-term care scores are critical for residents requiring rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually utilizes more skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes a vast scope of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other types of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. However, according to the information they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Finally, we looked at the number of patients who eventually returned home from this nursing home. We found that 4.2 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home. This figure was quite a bit below average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Good Samaritan Society Sioux Falls Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Good Samaritan Society Sioux Falls Center, 7.28% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of patients who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are often the result of residents not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Good Samaritan Society Sioux Falls Center, 4.89% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of residents who sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injury are considered by many experts to be a measure of nursing care at a nursing home. Falls are routinely caused by poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Good Samaritan Society Sioux Falls Center, 3.77% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of residents who have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered to be an indicator of nursing care . UTI's are routinely linked to a facility with worst hygiene practices. Nevertheless, this metric could also be misleading for some facilities due to different reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Good Samaritan Society Sioux Falls Center, 21.57% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of patients prescribed antipsychotic medications. These medications are sometimes used to treat a variety of medical conditions, including dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Good Samaritan Society Sioux Falls Center, 15.08% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term residents who were given antianxiety drugs. These medications are commonly prescribed to patients experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Good Samaritan Society Sioux Falls Center, 7.26% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients demonstrating signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Good Samaritan Society Sioux Falls Center, 96.44% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term care patients that were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for nursing home residents, making these types of vaccines critical to patient health.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Good Samaritan Society Sioux Falls Center, 16.45% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Good Samaritan Society Sioux Falls Center, 16.22% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percent of patients who remained mobile levels over time. Optimizing mobility is often a great sign for residents' health.
In Good Samaritan Society Sioux Falls Center, 1.2 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Good Samaritan Society Sioux Falls Center, 16.22 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Good Samaritan Society Sioux Falls Center, 13.35 Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Good Samaritan Society Sioux Falls Center, 84.99% Percentage of Resident
This metric is a measure of the percentage of short-term stay patients who saw functional improvements.
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