Alcester Care and Rehab Center is a facility located in Alcester, South Dakota, a city with a population of 1,672 people. We gave this facility an overall grade of B-. A grade of this caliber requires some solid scores. Based on our assessment, this place has some redeeming qualities. You also may want to review this nursing home's category grades below. We discuss long-term care in the next section.
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Alcester Care and Rehab Center
- Nursing Home
- Assisted Living
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
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
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Registered Staff Hours
Long-term Care Quality
This facility really excelled in our long-term care category, with an A in this category. This really helped its overall score quite a bit. Facilities that receive this type of grade in long-term care typically provide consistent 24/7 care to ensure patients are kept in good health. One of the criteria we considered after nursing hours was vaccines. This nursing home administered the pneumonia vaccination to 99.18699 percent of its residents. This is a reliable method to minimize unnecessary deaths for the elderly population. Finally, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0.02 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
This facility also excelled in the area of inspections, where it earned an A-. Inspection ratings weigh several factors, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these factors by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. Although this place had some deficiencies on its report, none were major deficiencies based on CMS' scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
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Another strength of this nursing home is its favorable grade in nursing. We awarded them one of our better scores in that area, with an D. Our nursing rating is mostly associated with a nursing home's level of nurse staffing. This facility provided only 0.2 hours of nursing care per resident each day. This is well below average. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in computing our nursing grades. This nursing home performed well in the area of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these metrics to be reliable indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Short-term Care Quality
Turning to our fourth area, we awarded this nursing home a grade of D in our short-term care category. This was the facility's weakest category rating. Naturally, this category hurt the facility's overall grade to a certain degree. In computing these short-term care ratings, we assess the nursing home's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, respiratory therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. The objective is to formulate a tool for comparing the rehabilitation services of various facilities. We found that this nursing home was subpar in terms of its quantity of registered nurse and physical therapy hours provided to its residents based on the measures we looked at. Lastly, we assessed the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. This definitely wasn't a strength for this nursing home. We found that just 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home. At most nursing homes, around half of their patients are able to return home so this is well below average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Alcester Care and Rehab Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Alcester Care and Rehab Center, 1.35% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of long-term patients who are suffering from new or worsened pressure ulcers. We find that pressure ulcers are a great measure of nursing care quality.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Alcester Care and Rehab Center, 4.07% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of long-term residents who suffered falls resulting in serious injury. We use this statistic in computing our nursing grades.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Alcester Care and Rehab Center, 0.85% of Patients had UTIs
This figure is an indication of the percent of long-term stay patients who suffered from a UTI. UTI's may be an indicator of a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this statistic could also be skewed for some nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Alcester Care and Rehab Center, 32.04% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure indicates the percent of long-term residents who are administered antipsychotic medication. Excessive reliance on these medications may indicate that a facility is using these medications to subdue residents in situations where such medications aren't medically required. Nevertheless, some nursing homes need to rely more on these medications due to having more patients with cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Alcester Care and Rehab Center, 19.47% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint indicates the percent of long-term patients taking antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Alcester Care and Rehab Center, 10.34% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents who are demonstrating signs of depression. Some argue this is a measure of patient quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Alcester Care and Rehab Center, 99.59% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents who have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Alcester Care and Rehab Center, 31.58% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's could indicate erosion of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Alcester Care and Rehab Center, 27.41% of Residents
This metric measures the percentage of long-term care patients that were able to retain mobility.
In Alcester Care and Rehab Center, 0.02 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Alcester Care and Rehab Center, 27.41% 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.
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