Avantara Arlington is a very-small nursing home located in Arlington, South Dakota. Sporting an overall rating of B+, this looks like a high quality facility. Based on our ratings, this nursing home ought to meet the needs of most people. This facility's impressive report card was highlighted by its nursing rating, which we will address in the next paragraph.
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Oncology Care
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Lymphedema Care
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Registered Staff Hours
In addition to receiving a great overall score, this nursing home also received an elite nursing grade. We gave them one of our better scores in that area, with an A. The nursing score is based on several subcategories, but the primary one is the number of nurse hours spent with patients. This particular nursing home provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This place performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a facility has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can generally be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Short-term Care Quality
We also gave this facility a grade of A for our short-term care grade. In the area of short-term care, we try to assess indicators of a facility's rehabilitation. We look at a facility's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses and physical and occupational therapists. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the information they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Lastly, we looked at the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.
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Adding to its impressive category grades, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A for our inspections rating. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in computing our inspection grades. One critical factor is health deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of deficiencies is usually more meaningful than the number of deficiencies, as some are relatively insignificant. 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. Even some of the best nursing homes receive an occasional ding on their inspection report.
Long-term Care Quality
Switching gears to the next category, we awarded this facility a grade of D for long-term care. This was the nursing home's worst category score. Nevertheless, you shouldn't dwell on a single weak grade. If you are looking for services other than rehabilitation, you should take a close look at long-term care scores. On top of assessing the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. Thankfully, this facility administered the vaccine to 100 percent of its patients, which is a very solid figure. Surprisingly, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. With only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, this facility has less hospitalizations than many nursing homes. Sadly, a few of its other scores in the category were not as favorable as these.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Avantara Arlington Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Avantara Arlington , 6.44% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This statistic measures the percent of long-term residents which developed new or worsened pressure ulcers or bed sores. We bake this statistic into both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Avantara Arlington , 5.62% of Patients had Serious Falls
This metric indicates the percent of long-term care patients who experienced falls which caused serious injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries may be an indicator of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Avantara Arlington , 3.42% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of residents who sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are often caused by facilities with worst hygiene practices. Closer supervision minimizes the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. Note that this metric is sometimes skewed by the fact that nursing homes have incongruent reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Avantara Arlington , 19.49% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic measures the percentage of long-term stay residents taking antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications serve an important medical purpose, it is important to ensure these medications are being used appropriately. In some cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest that a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Avantara Arlington , 15.06% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of patients given antianxiety medications. These drugs are prescribed to residents suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Avantara Arlington , 4.79% of Patients
This is the percent of patients exhibiting depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Avantara Arlington , 95.19% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients that have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Avantara Arlington , 16.7% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living could be a sign of deterioration of a resident's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Avantara Arlington , 19.23% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percent of residents who maintained mobility over time. Preserving mobility is usually a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Avantara Arlington , 1.24 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care. There is typically a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and the quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Avantara Arlington , 19.23 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is usually a correlation between staying out of the hospital and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Avantara Arlington , 80.24% Percentage of Resident
This is the percent of short-term patients who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. High levels of independence with ADL's usually correlates with superior rehabilitation services.
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