Good Samaritan Society Sioux Falls Village is a senior living facility in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, which has a population of 161,141 people. We awarded this nursing home an overall grade of B+. A grade in this range requires favorable marks in most areas. We were so impressed with this facility that we ranked it in the top third of all nursing homes in the nation. As you can find below, this nursing home also performed just fine in our category grades. It's hard to find any major flaws in this facility's profile.
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Good Samaritan Society Sioux Falls Village
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- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
- Memory Care
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 Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- 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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Top Nursing Home in South Dakota Awards 2021
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Long-term Care Quality
On top of being a quality nursing home overall, this nursing home really excelled in our long-term care category, where it received an A. Few nursing homes fared better in this area. Facilities that excel in this category tend to be well-staffed and offer extensive hands on care to residents. In addition to considering the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility gave the vaccine to 98.61386 percent of its residents, which is far higher than the vast majority of nursing homes. Lastly, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
One of the other reasons we graded this facility so highly is that it earned a very impressive nursing score. Nursing proved to be its second best category grade. In that category, we gave this nursing home an A-. In determining a facility's nursing grade, we assess the quantity of hours nurses spend with residents as well as the level of skill of the nurses. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This nursing home performed very well in the area of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
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Short-term Care Quality
This facility also was given a strong short-term care score. In fact, we awarded it an above average grade of B in this category. In calculating our short-term care grades, we scrutinize the nursing home's levels of skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists respiratory therapists and other types of therapists. This score is typically a meaningful assessment of a nursing home's rehabilitation services. Fortunately, it appear that this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not every facility employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, based on the data they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Lastly, we looked at the number of patients who ultimately returned home from this nursing home. We found that 4.6 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.
Finally, we also found that this facility has received favorable government inspections in recent years. In fact, we awarded it a B in this area. Our inspection scores are tied to pieces of information located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places that receive favorable grades in this category have very few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these places generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. Although this facility had some deficiencies on its government inspection report, none were serious based on CMS' deficiency scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Good Samaritan Society Sioux Falls Village Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Good Samaritan Society Sioux Falls Village, 7.28% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of patients that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are often the result of residents staying in one position for too long. Better nursing protocols minimizes the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Good Samaritan Society Sioux Falls Village, 4.89% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of residents that suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to serious injury are often caused by poor nursing care. Additional nurse staffing limits the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Good Samaritan Society Sioux Falls Village, 3.77% of Patients had UTIs
This metric indicates the percentage of long-term stay residents that experienced urinary tract infections. UTI's could be a sign of a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. However, this datapoint may be skewed for some facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Good Samaritan Society Sioux Falls Village, 21.57% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents prescribed antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic medications are administered to patients for a variety of medical conditions, such as cognitive disorders. Unfortunately, in some situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Good Samaritan Society Sioux Falls Village, 15.08% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents who were given antianxiety medications. These medications are generally prescribed to residents experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Good Samaritan Society Sioux Falls Village, 7.26% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents exhibiting depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Good Samaritan Society Sioux Falls Village, 96.44% of Patients
This is the percent of residents who received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Good Samaritan Society Sioux Falls Village, 16.45% Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term residents who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as moving around and using the bathroom.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Good Samaritan Society Sioux Falls Village, 16.22% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percent of residents that retained mobility levels over time. Retaining mobility can be a great sign for residents' health.
In Good Samaritan Society Sioux Falls Village, 1.2 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. There is generally a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Good Samaritan Society Sioux Falls Village, 16.22 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term resident care. Avoiding rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is key to restoring the physical well-being of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Good Samaritan Society Sioux Falls Village, 13.35 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is generally a correlation between having fewer emergency room visits and the overall quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Good Samaritan Society Sioux Falls Village, 84.99% Percentage of Resident
This metric is a measure of the percentage of short-term residents that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Many in the industry would argue this is a reliable measure of rehabilitation services.
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