Armour Care and Rehabilitation Center

Updated May 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: B-minus
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106 Braddock Post Office Box 489,
Armour SD 57313

(605) 724-2911

58.88% estimated occupancy 1

Armour Care and Rehabilitation Center is a facility in Armour, South Dakota, which has 1,128 people. This nursing home was given an overall grade of B-, which is a solid score. In our view, this facility is a solid choice for quite a few people. One of the major highlights of this facility's report card is its remarkable inspection grade, which is addressed in the next paragraph.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Limited Liability company

Registered Staff Hours

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Facility Inspections

Grade: A

In addition to being a respectable facility overall, this facility really excelled in the area of inspections, where it received an A. Few facilities performed better in this area. Perhaps the most critical factor we consider in computing our inspection ratings is deficiencies. These deficiencies can be found on a facility's recent inspection reports. Places with higher scores in this area typically dodged the most severe deficiencies involving health risks or even death. Amazingly, this was one of the few nursing homes in the country that had no deficiencies whatsoever on its inspection report. This is very impressive. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B

We also awarded this facility an impressive score in short-term care. This nursing home received a B in this category, which is one of our more favorable grades. Short-term care grades are commonly employed to measure a nursing home's performance with rehabilitation. In order to have good rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally must feature better levels of highly skilled nursing. These types of services include registered nurses, physical therapists, speech therapists and other highly trained professionals. One reason for this facility's strong score in this category is that it provides more care with registered nurses to its residents than the average nursing home. The last item we considered in this category is the number of patients who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B-minus

This facilities next best area is long-term care. We awarded it a grade of B- in this area. This is basically a middle of the pack grade in this category. For long-term care residents, the facility's primary goal is to keep patients as healthy and safe as possible. This is different than skilled nursing or short-term care where the goal is to rehabilitate residents. On top of looking at the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. Frankly, we were a bit concerned this nursing home provided the vaccine to a relatively low 88.03419 percent of its patients. Nevertheless, this facility excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0.47 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.

Nurse Quality

Grade: C

Our final category is nursing, where we awarded this facility a grade of C in that area. When computing a facility's nursing rating, we look at the number of hours nurses are with patients and the level of skill of the nurses. This place averages just 2.8 hours of nursing care per resident on a daily basis, which is not an impressive total. Finally, we also baked some quality-based metrics into our nursing ratings. This nursing home was subpar in a few of the major metrics we focus on, with below average scores for minimizing its patients' pressure ulcers and major falls. These areas are generally reliable indicators of the quality of nursing care provided.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Armour Care and Rehabilitation Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: D

In Armour Care and Rehabilitation Center, 6.89% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This datapoint indicates the percent of long-term care patients that have pressure ulcers . We bake this statistic into our nursing grades.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: F

In Armour Care and Rehabilitation Center, 5.34% of Patients had Serious Falls

This datapoint gauges the percent of long-term patients who sustained a fall resulting in major injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls could be a sign of lower levels of patient supervision.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: D

In Armour Care and Rehabilitation Center, 3.45% of Patients had UTIs

This statistic indicates the percent of long-term care patients who have had a UTI. Although a higher rate infections could reflect poorly on a nursing home's cleanliness, it can be difficult to compare between nursing homes due to facilities having differing reporting standards.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: F

In Armour Care and Rehabilitation Center, 18.95% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This indicates the percent of residents who were given antipsychotic drugs. These medications may be used to treat several conditions, including cognitive disorders.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B-plus

In Armour Care and Rehabilitation Center, 14.72% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is the percent of residents given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are given to residents experiencing depression or anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B-plus

In Armour Care and Rehabilitation Center, 4.35% of Patients

This tells you the percent of residents exhibiting depressive symptoms. Increased rates of depression may imply a lower level of care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: D

In Armour Care and Rehabilitation Center, 95.79% of Patients

This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: F

In Armour Care and Rehabilitation Center, 16.33% Percentage of Patients

This indicates the percentage of residents who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: C

In Armour Care and Rehabilitation Center, 21.79% Percentage of Residents

This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care residents that were able to retain mobility. Many argue that mobility is critical to residents' well-being.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A-plus

In Armour Care and Rehabilitation Center, 1.08 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A-minus

In Armour Care and Rehabilitation Center, 21.79 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This metric is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the physical well-being of patients.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Douglas County Memorial Hospital-CahCritical Access Hospitals 0.9 miles away708 8th St Armour South Dakota 57313Voluntary non-profit - Private(605) 724-2159
  • Wagner Community Memorial Hospital - CahCritical Access Hospitals 16.23 miles away513 3rd St Sw Post Office Box 280 Wagner South Dakota 57380Voluntary non-profit - Other(605) 384-3611
  • Avera St Benedict Health Center - CahCritical Access Hospitals 18.82 miles away401 West Glynn Drive Parkston South Dakota 57366Voluntary non-profit - Private(605) 928-3311

Nearby Dialysis

  • Avera Dialysis - Wagner16.06 miles away310 W Sd Highway 46 Wagner South Dakota 57380Dialysis Stations: 8 (605) 384-4980

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