Good Samaritan Society Tyndall is a small non-profit nursing home located in Tyndall, South Dakota. With an A- overall grade, we ranked this facility in the top 25 percent of all facilities in the United States. Based on all of the relevant data, you can not go wrong with this facility. Keep reading to see this facility's category scores, which are also quite good. It's hard to find any major flaws in this nursing home's profile.
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Good Samaritan Society Tyndall
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- 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 Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
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Top Nursing Home in South Dakota Awards 2020
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to being a great nursing home overall, it also received A+ health inspections recently. Its inspections are virtually perfect. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in determining our inspection scores. One of those factors is deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of these deficiencies is usually more meaningful than the number of deficiencies, as some end up being quite minor. Unfortunately, it does not appear that we were able to find information about this nursing home's deficiencies. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home was awarded an impressive short-term care grade as well. We gave it one of our better grades in that area with a score of B+. Our short-term care ratings are meaningful for residents needing rehabilitation. Rehabilitation generally mandates higher levels of highly-skilled nursing. This means a broad range of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, as well as other types of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. However, according to the data this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Finally, we looked at the number of residents who were able to return home from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home.
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This nursing home also received a strong nursing score. In fact, we awarded it an above average grade of B+ in this area. When calculating our nursing ratings, we look at both nursing hours and the levels of licensure of the nurses. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality-based metrics and this place excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any facility South Dakota in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can typically be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as employing a policy of turning patients more often.
Long-term Care Quality
In our last category, we awarded this facility a A+ for our long-term care rating. This rounded out a very impressive profile. Nursing homes that receive this kind of score in long-term care typically provide consistent around the clock care to ensure patients are kept in good health. On top of assessing the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility vaccinated 99.47644 percent of its patients, which is an impressive figure. Pneumonia sadly can be a life threatening condition for nursing home patients so we like it when a facility does not leave this to chance. Finally, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
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, 5.23% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of residents who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are often the result of residents not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Good Samaritan Society Tyndall, 4.71% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of residents who sustained a fall which caused major injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Good Samaritan Society Tyndall, 6.49% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections are sometimes linked to poorer hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Good Samaritan Society Tyndall, 21.23% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are given to patients for many medical conditions, such as dementia. Sadly, in limited situations, increased usage of these drugs may suggest a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Good Samaritan Society Tyndall, 14.21% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of patients given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are administered to patients experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Good Samaritan Society Tyndall, 4.26% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients exhibiting symptoms of depression. Many in the industry believe this is a measure of patient quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Good Samaritan Society Tyndall, 99.74% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for seniors, making these types of vaccines critical to patient well-being.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Good Samaritan Society Tyndall, 12.11% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and using the bathroom.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Good Samaritan Society Tyndall, 15.68% of Residents
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay patients that were able to retain mobility. Many argue that the ability to move around is vital to residents' physical and mental health.
In Good Samaritan Society Tyndall, 0.42 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital is critical to the physical well-being of nursing home patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Good Samaritan Society Tyndall, 15.68% of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care.