With an address in Eureka, South Dakota, Avera Eureka Health Care Center is the sole option we found in the city. This facility is one of the highest-rated facilities we found. This nursing home received one of the top scores we offer. In fact, we ranked this facility in the top fifth of all nursing homes in the United States. Headlining this facility's exemplary profile is its inspection grade, which we will address in the next paragraph.
Avera Eureka Health Care Center
- Nursing Home
- Assisted Living
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
202 J Avenue Post Office Box 40,
Eureka SD 57437
83.03% estimated occupancy 1
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Top Nursing Home in South Dakota Awards 2019
Top Nursing Home in South Dakota Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
To pair with a great overall grade, we awarded this facility an A for our inspections rating. Inspection grades account for several factors found on a facility's inspection report. One of the most important criteria we weigh heavily is the number and severity of deficiencies. Places with higher grades in this area generally have few severe deficiencies. Although this facility had a few deficiencies on its government inspection report, none were severe based on CMS' deficiency scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
Adding to its strong resume, this nursing home also performed well in our long-term care area. In fact, it received a score of A in the category. When nursing homes receive a score in this range in long-term care it generally means it has plenty of staff and is a quality place to reside on a permanent basis. On top of assessing the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its patients, which is what we like to see. Pneumonia sadly can be a deadly health condition for nursing home patients so we prefer when a nursing home does not take any chances. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. It had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
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This nursing home also received a very impressive nursing grade. In that area, we awarded this facility a grade of A. Our nursing rating weighs a handful of components, however, the primary consideration is the number of nurse hours spent with patients. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This place performed very well in the area of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Short-term Care Quality
Switching gears to our last category, this nursing home was given an excellent short-term care grade. We awarded it a grade of B+ in this category, completing one of our more favorable report cards. In the category of short-term care, we try to evaluate indicators of a nursing home's rehabilitation. We assess a facility's skilled nursing services, such as the ones performed by registered nurses and physical and occupational therapists. Fortunately, it looks like this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. However, according to the data they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last metric we assessed in this area is the number of patients who were able to leave the nursing home and return home. We discovered that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Avera Eureka Health Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Avera Eureka Health Care Center, 6.44% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term residents that suffered from pressure ulcers . We factor in this statistic in computing both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Avera Eureka Health Care Center, 5.62% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of patients who have had a major fall. Falls leading to major injury are routinely associated with lower quality nursing care. Better nursing protocols can minimize the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Avera Eureka Health Care Center, 3.42% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of residents that suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are often associated with nursing homes with worse hygiene protocols. Additional nurse staffing minimizes the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. Note that this statistic is sometimes skewed by the fact that nursing homes have varying reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Avera Eureka Health Care Center, 19.49% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic medications are prescribed to patients for many conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias. Sadly, in some cases, increased usage of these drugs may suggest that a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Avera Eureka Health Care Center, 15.06% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients who are administered antianxiety drugs. These drugs are prescribed to patients experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Avera Eureka Health Care Center, 4.79% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients who are showing symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Avera Eureka Health Care Center, 95.19% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents that were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Avera Eureka Health Care Center, 16.7% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term residents that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and taking a bath.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Avera Eureka Health Care Center, 19.23% Percentage of Residents
This metric measures the percentage of long-term care residents that maintained mobility. Many in the industry believe that mobility is vital to patients physical and mental health.
In Avera Eureka Health Care Center, 1.24 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care. There is usually a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and the overall quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Avera Eureka Health Care Center, 19.23 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric measures the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term resident care.
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