Avera Brady Health and Rehab is a senior living facility in Mitchell, South Dakota, a city with a total of 18,375 people. With an A+ overall grade, we ranked this facility in the top five percent of all facilities in the United States. In our view, this place would be a great choice for just about anybody. This facility was also given impressive grades in each of the major categories. More information about these categories can be found below.
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Avera Brady Health and Rehab
- Nursing Home
- Home Health Agency
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Church related
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Amputee Recovery
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Mental Health
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Lymphedema Care
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Best Nursing Home in South Dakota Awards 2019
Best Nursing Home in Mitchell, South Dakota Awards 2019
Best Nursing Home in South Dakota Awards 2020
Best Nursing Home in Mitchell, South Dakota Awards 2020
Best Nursing Home in South Dakota Awards 2021
Best Nursing Home in Mitchell, South Dakota Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to being a great overall grade, this facility also received A+ health inspections in recent years. Its inspections were virtually flawless. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in computing these inspection scores. One of those factors is health deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of these deficiencies is arguably more important than the quantity of deficiencies, as some of these can be quite insignificant. While this facility had some deficiencies on its government inspection report, none of them were major deficiencies based on CMS' scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
One of the other reasons we graded this facility so highly is that it received a very impressive nursing rating. In that area, we awarded this facility an A. Our nursing score includes quite a few components, but the primary one is the number of nurse hours per patient per week. This particular nursing home provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality measures and this facility excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any place the nation in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can many times be avoided by providing better nursing care, such as employing a system of turning a resident at least once a day.
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Long-term Care Quality
Adding to its high-end profile, this nursing home also received an excellent long-term care grade, with a score of A. When facilities receive this kind of grade in this category it is typically a good sign for resident care and indicates that the nursing home is well-staffed with nurses aids. Once we assessed the amount of nursing care, we then analyzed the facility's vaccination records. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its patients for pneumonia, which is an impressive figure. Pneumonia can be a deadly ailment for nursing home patients so we like it when a facility doesn't leave this to chance. Finally, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
Short-term Care Quality
In the last category we assessed, this nursing home was given an impressive grade grade of A in our short-term care category. With this grade, the nursing home wrapped up a straight A profile. In determining our short-term care grades, we look at a facility's levels of skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists speech therapists and other licensed professionals. This rating is generally a meaningful assessment of a nursing home's rehabilitation services. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not all facilities employs these types of nurses. However, according to the information they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Finally, we looked at the number of residents that who were able to eventually return home from this nursing home. We found that 4.9 percent of this facility's residents returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Avera Brady Health and Rehab Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Avera Brady Health and Rehab, 7.28% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This metric tells you the percent of long-term stay residents who suffered from pressure ulcers or bed sores. We factor in this statistic in computing both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Avera Brady Health and Rehab, 4.89% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of patients that have had a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injuries are considered to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls which result in injury are often the result of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Avera Brady Health and Rehab, 3.77% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint indicates the percent of long-term stay residents that suffered from a urinary tract infection. Although more of these infections could reflect poorly on a facility's hygiene protocols, it can be difficult to compare different nursing homes due to facilities having inconsistent reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Avera Brady Health and Rehab, 21.57% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of residents who were given antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic medications are given to patients for a variety of medical conditions, including cognitive disorders. Sadly, in some cases, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest that a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Avera Brady Health and Rehab, 15.08% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents given antianxiety drugs. These drugs are commonly prescribed to residents experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Avera Brady Health and Rehab, 7.26% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term care residents who are demonstrating depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Avera Brady Health and Rehab, 96.44% of Patients
This is the percent of residents who were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Avera Brady Health and Rehab, 16.45% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's could indicate erosion of a patient's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Avera Brady Health and Rehab, 16.22% Percentage of Residents
This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay residents that maintained mobility. Many argue that mobility is important for patients well-being.
In Avera Brady Health and Rehab, 1.2 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Avera Brady Health and Rehab, 16.22 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is usually a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the quality of rehabilitation services.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Avera Brady Health and Rehab, 13.35 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Avera Brady Health and Rehab, 84.99% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percentage of short-term patients who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. High levels of autonomy with activities of daily living generally correlates with higher quality rehabilitation services.
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