Armour Care and Rehabilitation Center is located in Armour, South Dakota. We awarded this nursing home an B+ overall grade, ranking it in the top third of all facilities in the country. Based on our ratings, this place ought to meet the needs of most people. Scroll down to find this nursing home's category grades, which are also quite good. It would be hard to find any major flaws in this facility's profile.
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Armour Care and Rehabilitation Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Nov 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
106 Braddock Post Office Box 489,
Armour SD 57313
52.66% estimated occupancy 1
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Limited Liability company
- 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
Top Nursing Home in South Dakota Awards 2019
Top Nursing Home in South Dakota Awards 2020
Registered Staff Hours
One of the reasons this place is a strong facility is that it earned an impressive inspection score. Inspections turned out to be its best category. In this category, we awarded it an A. Our inspection scores are based on items located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes that score well in this category tend to have very few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these nursing homes generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. 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.
One of the other reasons we rated this nursing home so highly is that it received a very impressive nursing score. In that area, we awarded this nursing home an B+. When determining our nursing grades, we analyze both nursing hours and the levels of licensure of the nurses. This nursing home provides 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This nursing home performed very well in terms of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
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Long-term Care Quality
Turning to an additional strength for this nursing home, we gave them one of our stronger grades in our long-term care category as well, with a B+. For prospective residents in need of a permanent residence rather than skilled nursing, long-term care is a very important category. In addition to considering the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility provided the vaccine to 92.55319 percent of its patients. This is a few points below what we expected but still a decent percentage. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
Short-term Care Quality
The last category we rated is short-term care, in which this facility received a grade of B. This facility ended up being strong in all areas we analyzed. Short-term care grades are commonly employed to score a facility's rehabilitation services. To offer quality rehabilitation services, facilities generally need to provide better levels of skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, respiratory therapists and other highly skilled individuals. Unfortunately, we were not able to track down information about this nursing home's registered nurse or physical therapy staffing. The final statistic we looked at in this area is the percentage of residents that were able to return home from the nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Armour Care and Rehabilitation Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Armour Care and Rehabilitation Center, 7.28% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of residents that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many experts to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are routinely caused by residents staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Armour Care and Rehabilitation Center, 4.89% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of patients who sustained a major fall. Falls leading to major injuries are routinely caused by poor nursing care. Closer supervision minimizes the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Armour Care and Rehabilitation Center, 3.77% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of residents who sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are often associated with facilities with lower levels of hygiene. More frequent bathing reduces the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. We want to point out that this metric is affected by by the fact that nursing homes have different reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Armour Care and Rehabilitation Center, 21.57% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term patients taking antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications serve an important medical purpose, it is important to ensure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In some cases, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate that a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Armour Care and Rehabilitation Center, 15.08% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. These drugs are generally used to treat residents suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Armour Care and Rehabilitation Center, 7.26% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents who are showing depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Armour Care and Rehabilitation Center, 96.44% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients that have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Armour Care and Rehabilitation Center, 16.45% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living may be a sign of erosion of a resident's health.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Armour Care and Rehabilitation Center, 16.22% Percentage of Residents
This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients who were able to retain mobility. Some experts believe that the ability to move around is important for residents' physical and mental health.
In Armour Care and Rehabilitation Center, 1.2 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Armour Care and Rehabilitation Center, 16.22 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric measures the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term resident care.
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