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 respectable scores in most areas. Based on our assessment, this facility has quite a bit going for it. 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.
Alcester Care and Rehab Center
- Nursing Home
- Assisted Living
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- 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
Registered Staff Hours
Long-term Care Quality
In addition to being a quality nursing home overall, this nursing home really excelled in long-term care, where it earned an impressive grade of A. Few facilities performed better in this category. When facilities receive a score in this range in long-term care it generally means it has plenty of staff and is an overall good place to live on a permanent basis. One of the factors we considered on top of nursing hours is vaccinations. This facility provided the pneumonia vaccination to 94.78261 percent of its patients. This is a great way to avoid negative health outcomes for the senior population. Finally, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
In addition, this facility earned excellent inspections in recent years. We gave them one of our better grades in that area, with a grade of B+. Perhaps the most significant factor we look at in computing our inspection ratings is deficiencies. Deficiencies can be found on a facility's inspection reports. Facilities with better scores in this category typically avoided the most severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. This facility received 2 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none were considered to be severe deficiencies. This tells you that CMS did not deem any of the deficiencies to cause an imminent threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
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This nursing home's next best category was nursing. We awarded it a grade of B- in this category. While this wasn't quite as good as some of its other category grades, this isn't a bad score either. In computing our nursing grades, we assess both nursing hours and the training levels of the nurses. This place provides only 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient each day. This is a somewhat discouraging figure which is well below average. Finally, while this place got dinged a bit for nursing hours, it excelled in some of our quality measures. With less than five percent of its residents experiencing pressure ulcers, it fared well in this subcategory.
Short-term Care Quality
Moving on to our last area, this nursing home was given a C for short-term care, which we consider to be a decent grade. Short-term care scores are based on the nursing home's quantity of skilled skilled healthcare professionals. This includes a wide scope of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, as well as other forms of therapy. It doesn't look like this nursing home submitted registered nurse or physical therapist staffing data. Lastly, we looked at the percentage of residents who ultimately were able to return home from this nursing home. We found that 4.5 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home. This figure was 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, 6.6% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of residents who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a measure of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are often caused by patients staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Alcester Care and Rehab Center, 5.44% of Patients had Serious Falls
This metric indicates the percentage of long-term care patients that have had falls leading to serious injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries could be a sign of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Alcester Care and Rehab Center, 3.35% of Patients had UTIs
This figure indicates the percent of long-term patients who had a urinary tract infection. UTI's could be an indicator of a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this datapoint could be misleading for some facilities due to varying reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Alcester Care and Rehab Center, 19.13% 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
In Alcester Care and Rehab Center, 14.63% 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
In Alcester Care and Rehab Center, 4.93% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents who are demonstrating signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Alcester Care and Rehab Center, 94.89% 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
In Alcester Care and Rehab Center, 16.78% 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
In Alcester Care and Rehab Center, 21.3% Percentage of Residents
This metric measures the percentage of long-term care patients that were able to retain mobility.
In Alcester Care and Rehab Center, 1.08 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, 21.3 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: ER Visits
In Alcester Care and Rehab Center, 10.25 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Alcester Care and Rehab Center, 79.4% 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.
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