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Alcester Care and Rehab Center

  • Nursing Home
  • Assisted Living

Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: B-minus
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Alcester Care and Rehab Center's website

101 Church Street,
Alcester SD 57001

(605) 934-2011

80.48% estimated occupancy 1

Alcester Care and Rehab Center is a small nursing home in Alcester, South Dakota. We awarded this facility an overall grade of B-. A grade in this range requires some decent scores. Based on our assessment, this facility has some redeeming qualities. This place is stronger in some categories than others, but it didn't have any bad scores in any of our major areas discussed below. More information about these categories can be found below.

Quick Details

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

Specialized Services

  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Speech Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Diabetes Management
  • Physical Therapy

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A

This nursing home really performed well in the category of long-term care, where it received an impressive grade of A. Few facilities fared better in this category. If it wasn't for this area, this facility's overall score would have been lower. When facilities receive a grade in this range in this category it generally means it's well-staffed and is a quality place to reside on a permanent basis. One of the statistics we considered in addition to nurse's aid hours was vaccinations. This nursing home provided the pneumonia vaccine to 95.833336 percent of its residents. Vaccination is a great way to minimize unnecessary hospitalizations for the senior population. Lastly, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0.02 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.

Facility Inspections

Grade: B-plus

This nursing home also excelled in the area of inspections, where it earned a grade of B+. Few nursing homes performed as well in this area. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in calculating these inspection scores. One critical factor is deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of the deficiencies is usually more important than the number of deficiencies, as some deficiencies are quite minor. While this facility had a few deficiencies on its report, none were severe based on CMS' deficiency scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-minus

The next area we assessed was short-term care, where this nursing home was awarded a grade of B- in this category. In the category of short-term care, we endeavor to evaluate indicators of a facility's rehabilitation. We assess a nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as the ones performed by registered nurses and physical and occupational therapists. Unfortunately, it doesn't appear that this facility provided data regarding its registered nurse or physical therapy staffing. The last measure we assessed in this area is the number of patients who ultimately returned home from the facility. We found that just 0 percent of this facility's patients returned home. This figure was below the national average.

Nurse Quality

Grade: C

The last area we assessed was nursing. This nursing home was given a grade of C for this area. Our nursing grade includes several factors, however, the primary consideration is the quantity of nurse hours per patient per week. This facility provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident each day. This is a much lower figure than we were hoping for. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics. Although this facility got docked a bit for its nursing hours, it excelled in some of these quality-based measures. With fewer than five percent of its patients suffering from pressure ulcers, it performed well in this metric. This is typically a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can generally be prevented by providing better nursing care, such as by employing a policy of turning a resident at least once a day.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Sep 22

Alcester Care and Rehab Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A-minus

In Alcester Care and Rehab Center, 6.44% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This metric measures the percent of long-term patients that are suffering from new or worsened pressure ulcers. We have found that pressure ulcers are a reliable measure of nursing care quality.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: F

In Alcester Care and Rehab Center, 5.62% of Patients had Serious Falls

This indicates the percent of residents that sustained a fall which resulted in serious injury.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B-minus

In Alcester Care and Rehab Center, 3.42% of Patients had UTIs

This indicates the percentage of residents that suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are routinely associated with nursing homes with worse hygiene protocols. Additional nurse staffing can limit the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. We want to point out that this metric is affected by by the fact that facilities have incongruent reporting standards for these infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: D

In Alcester Care and Rehab Center, 19.49% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This tells you the percent of patients prescribed antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs may be vital to many patients, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used appropriately. In limited cases, increased usage of these drugs may suggest a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B-minus

In Alcester Care and Rehab Center, 15.06% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This statistic tells you the percentage of long-term stay patients which were administered antianxiety medication. These medications are prescribed to residents experiencing anxiety or depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B-minus

In Alcester Care and Rehab Center, 4.79% of Patients

This is the percentage of residents who are demonstrating signs of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-minus

In Alcester Care and Rehab Center, 95.19% of Patients

This tells you the percentage of residents that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: F

In Alcester Care and Rehab Center, 16.7% Percentage of Patients

This tells you the percentage of patients who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A-minus

In Alcester Care and Rehab Center, 19.23% Percentage of Residents

This metric measures the percentage of long-term care patients that were able to retain mobility.

Hospitalizations

Grade: F

In Alcester Care and Rehab Center, 1.24 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This is the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: C

In Alcester Care and Rehab Center, 19.23 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is typically a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the quality of rehabilitation services.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: B-minus

In Alcester Care and Rehab Center, 80.24% Percentage of Resident

This indicates the percent of short-term stay residents that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. High levels of performance with ADL's generally correlates with higher quality rehabilitation services.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Hawarden Regional HealthcareCritical Access Hospitals 7.57 miles away1111 11th Street Hawarden Iowa 51023Government - Local(712) 551-3100
  • Sanford Canton-Inwood Medical Center - CahCritical Access Hospitals 19.93 miles away440 North Hiawatha Drive Canton South Dakota 57013Voluntary non-profit - Private(605) 764-1400