Good Samaritan Society Sioux Falls Center is a small 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-. The facilities in Sioux Falls received a city grade of B+ so this is not the only reliable option in the city. We were also pleased to find that this facility received consistently decent grades in each of the major categories. More information about these categories can be found below.
Good Samaritan Society Sioux Falls Center
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- 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
Registered Staff Hours
Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home really excelled in the area of long-term care, where it received an A-. Few nursing homes fared better in this area. If it wasn't for this area, this nursing home's overall grade would have likely been worse. Nursing homes that receive this kind of grade in this category tend to provide consistent 24/7 care to ensure residents are kept in good health. One of the statistics we considered after nursing hours is vaccinations. This nursing home administered the pneumonia vaccination to 94.893616 percent of its residents. This is a reliable method to avoid unnecessary hospitalizations for the senior population. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home also was given a favorable score in our short-term care category. We awarded this nursing home a better than average grade of B+ in this area. With our short-term care rating, we attempt to forge a valuable gauge for rehabilitation. In doing so, we analyze the nursing home's scope of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as respiratory therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, according to the data they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Lastly, we assessed the number of patients who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 5.6 percent of this facility's residents returned home.
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Another reason we rated this nursing home so highly is that it earned an A+ nursing grade. This is as good as it gets in this area. When computing a facility's nursing grade, we assess the number of hours nurses commit to residents and the skill levels of those nurses. This nursing home provides 0.3 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 frequently be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Turning our last category, inspections proved to be this facility's weakest link. It received a grade of C in this category. Inspection grades relate to a nursing home's government inspections. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in computing our inspection grades. One key factor is deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of these deficiencies is arguably more important than the number of deficiencies, as some deficiencies end up being relatively insignificant. 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. Unfortunately, we also need to draw your attention to the fact that this facility received significant government fines in recent years.
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, 6.6% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This statistic is an indication of the percent of long-term residents who suffered from pressure ulcers. We find that pressure ulcers are a reliable indicator of nursing care quality.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Good Samaritan Society Sioux Falls Center, 5.44% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of residents that suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in major injury are considered to be a measure of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Falls leading to injury are routinely caused by lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Good Samaritan Society Sioux Falls Center, 3.35% of Patients had UTIs
This metric indicates the percentage of long-term care patients who sustained a UTI. While more of these infections could reflect poorly on a facility's cleanliness, it is difficult to compare different nursing homes due to varying reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Good Samaritan Society Sioux Falls Center, 19.13% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. These medications may be used for treating a variety of medical conditions, such as dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Good Samaritan Society Sioux Falls Center, 14.63% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint indicates the percent of long-term stay patients which are given antianxiety medication. These drugs are used to treat patients experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Good Samaritan Society Sioux Falls Center, 4.93% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents showing symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Good Samaritan Society Sioux Falls Center, 94.89% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients who received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Good Samaritan Society Sioux Falls Center, 16.78% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Good Samaritan Society Sioux Falls Center, 21.3% Percentage of Residents
This metric tracks the percentage of long-term stay residents that remained mobile levels.
In Good Samaritan Society Sioux Falls Center, 1.08 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric tracks the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. Avoiding the hospital is key to maintaining the physical health of nursing home residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Good Samaritan Society Sioux Falls Center, 21.3 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is usually a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Good Samaritan Society Sioux Falls Center, 10.25 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Good Samaritan Society Sioux Falls Center, 79.4% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percent of short-term stay patients who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Higher levels of independence with ADL's often correlates with higher quality rehabilitation.
Scores for Sioux Falls, SD
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A-minus
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