Avera Eureka Health Care Center is a small non-profit facility in Eureka, South Dakota. It looks like this nursing home is ranked among the most elite nursing homes we looked at. This facility was given one of the most impressive ratings we offer. In fact, we ranked this nursing home in the top fifth of all nursing homes in the country. Headlining this facility's stellar report card is its inspection rating, which is addressed in the next paragraph.
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Avera Eureka Health Care Center
- Nursing Home
- Assisted Living
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- 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
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Top Nursing Home in South Dakota Awards 2019
Top Nursing Home in South Dakota Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to being a strong facility overall, it also received A+ inspections recently. Its inspections were virtually flawless. Inspection grades take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can find more information about each of these issues by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This nursing home was hit with 3 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none of the deficiencies were considered to be severe deficiencies. This means that the government inspectors did not deem any of these deficiencies to cause an immediate risk to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
We also would like to emphasize the fact that this facility was given a dominant grade of A in our long-term care category. Nursing homes that do well in long-term care typically are well-staffed and provide extensive hands on care to patients. On top of assessing the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility vaccinated 99.44752 percent of its patients. Vaccines are vital to keeping residents out of the hospital. Finally, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
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This facility also excelled in the area of nursing, where it received a grade of A-. Few nursing homes performed better in this area. The nursing rating considers several subcategories. The most important factor is the amount of time nurses spent with residents. This nursing home averages 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This nursing home 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 prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Short-term Care Quality
In the final category, this nursing home also was awarded a first-rate short-term care grade, with a grade of A-. This wrapped up an elusive straight A report card. In the area of short-term care, we attempt to assess indicators of a nursing home's rehabilitation services. We assess the facility's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses and physical and occupational therapists. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, according to the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Finally, we looked at the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this facility'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, 0.87% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of residents that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage caused by remaining in the same position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Avera Eureka Health Care Center, 6.08% of Patients had Serious Falls
This statistic measures the percent of long-term care residents which had a fall leading to major injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls may be a sign of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Avera Eureka Health Care Center, 2.79% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of residents that sustained a urinary tract infection. These infections are sometimes linked to poor hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Avera Eureka Health Care Center, 7.82% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of patients prescribed antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic medications are given to residents for a variety of conditions, including dementia. Tragically, in limited cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest that a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Avera Eureka Health Care Center, 16.02% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents who were given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are prescribed to patients suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Avera Eureka Health Care Center, 0% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents who are showing signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Avera Eureka Health Care Center, 99.72% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Avera Eureka Health Care Center, 16.96% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's may be a sign of the erosion of a patient's health.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Avera Eureka Health Care Center, 18.47% of Residents
This metric measures the percent of long-term stay patients who maintained mobility.
In Avera Eureka Health Care Center, 0.01 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of care. There is a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and the overall quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Avera Eureka Health Care Center, 18.47% of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint measures the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care.
- Eureka Community Health Services - CahCritical Access Hospitals 0 miles away200 J Ave Post Office Box 517 Eureka South Dakota 57437Voluntary non-profit - Private(605) 284-2661