Good Samaritan Society Tyndall is a small non-profit nursing home located in Tyndall, South Dakota. This nursing home is a well above average facility, with an overall grade of B+. Based on the data we reviewed, you could do much worse than this place. The best aspect of this facility's strong profile was its inspection score. We discuss inspections in the next section
Good Samaritan Society Tyndall
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- 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
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to faring well overall, this nursing home also received a nearly flawless inspection report. Consequently, it earned one of our highest grades in that area with an A+. These inspection grades take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these issues by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. We were not able to track down deficiency counts for this nursing home. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
Contributing to this nursing home's list of strengths, it also was given a top-shelf long-term care grade. We gave them an impressive grade of A in this area. When facilities receive a grade in this range in long-term care it typically means it's well-staffed and is an overall good place to reside on a permanent basis. One of the factors we considered on top of nursing hours was vaccines. This nursing home provided the pneumonia vaccination to 100 percent of its residents. This is a proven method to minimize unnecessary hospitalizations for the senior population. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. It had only 0.02 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
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This facility received a very good nursing grade this year as well. It received one of our better scores in that category with a grade of B. Nursing scores are heavily correlated with nurse staffing levels. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This place performed very well in terms of 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
Switching gears to the fourth category, this facility was given a decent short-term care rating. Even though this is not nearly as good as several of its other grades, this is truly a middle of the pack score. In the area of short-term care, we try to assess indicators of a facility's rehabilitation. We look at a nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as the ones performed by registered nurses and physical, occupational and other therapists. Fortunately, it looks like this facility employs registered nurses. Not every facility employs these types of nurses. However, according to the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Finally, we looked at the number of patients who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 3.3 percent of this facility's patients returned home. At most nursing homes, closer to half of their patients are able to return home so this figure is below average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Good Samaritan Society Tyndall Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Good Samaritan Society Tyndall, 6.6% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a measure of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are often caused by patients staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Good Samaritan Society Tyndall, 5.44% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of residents that suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to severe injuries are considered to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Falls resulting in injury are often the result of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Good Samaritan Society Tyndall, 3.35% of Patients had UTIs
This statistic indicates the percent of long-term care patients who sustained a UTI. While a higher rate of these infections may reflect poorly on a nursing home's hygiene protocols, it is difficult to compare different facilities due to nursing homes having reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Good Samaritan Society Tyndall, 19.13% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure is an indication of the percentage of long-term care patients that are administered antipsychotic drugs. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate that a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior in situations where such medications are not medically required. Nevertheless, some facilities need to rely more on these drugs due to having more patients with cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Good Samaritan Society Tyndall, 14.63% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of patients given antianxiety drugs. These medications are given to residents suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Good Samaritan Society Tyndall, 4.93% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term residents exhibiting symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Good Samaritan Society Tyndall, 94.89% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents who were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Good Samaritan Society Tyndall, 16.78% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Good Samaritan Society Tyndall, 21.3% Percentage of Residents
This is the percent of residents that maintained mobility over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a great sign for residents' health.
In Good Samaritan Society Tyndall, 1.08 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint measures the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. Avoiding hospitalizations is critical to the physical well-being of residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Good Samaritan Society Tyndall, 21.3 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric measures the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital during rehabilitation is important to restoring the physical abilities of patients.