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Good Samaritan Society Wagner

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Updated Nov 1, 2023 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: B-plus
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Good Samaritan Society Wagner's website

515 W Hwy 46,
Wagner SD 57380

(605) 646-7994

Good Samaritan Society Wagner is located in Wagner, South Dakota. This city has a population of 3,470 people. It looks like this is a very good facility. We gave this it an overall grade of B+, which is a well above average grade. In our view, this place is a solid choice for most people. This nursing home's impressive profile was highlighted by its inspection grade, which you can find in the next paragraph.

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Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • Non profit - Corporation
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • 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
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation


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Top Nursing Home in South Dakota Awards 2021

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2022)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

On top of receiving a strong overall score, this facility also earned an A+ inspection grade. This grade is based on its recent inspection reports. An A+ in this area is one of the highest complements we can pay to a facility. These inspection scores weigh several factors, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can learn more about each of these issues by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. 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. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A-minus

This nursing home fared well in the category of short-term care. Indeed, we awarded it a score of A- for that category, which turns out to be one of our most favorable scores. In the area of short-term care, we seek to evaluate measures of a facility's rehabilitation services. We assess a nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as the ones performed by registered nurses and physical therapists. We weren't able to find information about this nursing home's registered nurse or physical therapy staffing. The final datapoint we considered in this area is the percentage of patients who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We discovered that 0 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B-plus

Turning to another strength for this nursing home, we awarded them one of our more positive scores in our long-term care category as well, with a grade of B+. When nursing homes receive a grade in this range in long-term care it typically means it's well-staffed and is a quality place to reside on a permanent basis. In addition to assessing the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home provided the vaccine to 100 percent of its patients, which is what we like to see. Pneumonia can be a dangerous condition for nursing home residents so we prefer when a nursing home doesn't roll the dice on this issue. Lastly, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B-minus

The last area we analyzed was nursing. In that area, we awarded this nursing home a solid grade of B-. This is this nursing home's weakest area. Our nursing grade consists of quite a few data points, however, the paramount consideration is the quantity of nurse hours per patient per week. This nursing home provides 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a much lower figure than we are used to seeing. Lastly, we also factored a few quality-based metrics into our nursing ratings. This place was subpar in a few of the major areas we focus on, with below average scores for minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. These areas are usually good measures of the quality of nursing care available.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Dec 23

Good Samaritan Society Wagner Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: C

In Good Samaritan Society Wagner, 10.71% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This tells you the percent of residents that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many experts to be a measure of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are routinely the result of residents not being moved frequently enough.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: D

In Good Samaritan Society Wagner, 6.33% of Patients had Serious Falls

This figure is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents which have sustained falls resulting in severe injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls may be an indicator of poor nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B-minus

In Good Samaritan Society Wagner, 2.56% of Patients had UTIs

This indicates the percentage of residents that sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are often associated with poor nursing care. Better hygiene protocols can reduce the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. Keep in mind that this statistic is affected by by the fact that nursing homes have incongruent reporting standards for these infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B-minus

In Good Samaritan Society Wagner, 17.33% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is an indication of the percent of long-term residents taking antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to ensure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In limited cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean that a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A

In Good Samaritan Society Wagner, 9.09% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This tells you the percent of residents who were given antianxiety drugs. These medications are given to patients suffering from depression or anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B-plus

In Good Samaritan Society Wagner, 2.17% of Patients

This indicates the percent of residents who are demonstrating depressive symptoms.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A-minus

In Good Samaritan Society Wagner, 99.37% of Patients

This datapoint measures the percent of long-term patients who were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for nursing home patients, making these types of vaccines vital to patient care.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B

In Good Samaritan Society Wagner, 14.67% of Patients

This indicates the percent of patients who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: C

In Good Samaritan Society Wagner, 11.39% of Residents

This is the percentage of residents that remained mobile levels over time. Optimizing mobility can be a good sign for residents' health.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A-minus

In Good Samaritan Society Wagner, 11.39% of Residents Rehospitalized

This datapoint is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Wagner Community Memorial Hospital - CahCritical Access Hospitals 0.2 miles away513 3rd St Sw Post Office Box 280 Wagner South Dakota 57380Voluntary non-profit - Other(605) 384-3611
  • Douglas County Memorial Hospital-CahCritical Access Hospitals 16.93 miles away708 8th St Armour South Dakota 57313Voluntary non-profit - Private(605) 724-2159

Nearby Dialysis

  • Avera Dialysis - Wagner0.19 miles away310 W Sd Highway 46 Wagner South Dakota 57380Dialysis Stations: 8 (605) 384-4980