Avera Maryhouse Long Term Care is a small hospital-based facility in Pierre, South Dakota. This nursing home proved to be an A rated facility, which is one of the most impressive scores that we offer. Based on all of the relevant data, you can't go wrong here. One of the major highlights of this facility's exemplary profile is its inspection grade. Inspection reports are discussed in the next paragraph.
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Avera Maryhouse Long Term Care
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Lymphedema Care
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Top Nursing Home in South Dakota Awards 2019
Best Nursing Home in Pierre, South Dakota Awards 2019
Best Nursing Home in South Dakota Awards 2020
Best Nursing Home in Pierre, South Dakota Awards 2020
Best Nursing Home in South Dakota Awards 2021
Best Nursing Home in Pierre, South Dakota Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
On top of being a first rate nursing home overall, this nursing home also excelled in the area of inspections, where it received an A+. Very few nursing homes performed as well in this category. Our inspection grades are tied to many pieces of information found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities that excel in this category have few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these facilities generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. This facility received 2 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none were considered severe. This indicates that the government inspectors did not consider any of these deficiencies to create an imminent threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
We also wanted to emphasize the fact that this facility received an impressive grade of A in our nursing category. Our nursing rating is largely tied to the facility's level of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This nursing home performed very well when it comes to 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
Moving on our next area, we awarded this facility a score of A for its long-term care score. This is a very strong score. For residents looking for a permanent place to live rather than rehabilitation, long-term care grades are very important. Once we finished looking at the amount of care provided by nurses, we next considered the facility's vaccination record. This facility vaccinated 80.45977 percent of its patients against pneumonia. While its vaccination rate was a bit lower than we hoped for, we were pleased to find place was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Short-term Care Quality
The final area we graded is short-term care, where this facility was given a grade of A-. This finished off a very strong report card. Few nursing homes received an A- or higher in every single category. In the category of short-term care, we endeavor to qualify measures of a facility's rehabilitation services. We analyze the nursing home's skilled nursing services, including the ones performed by registered nurses and physical and occupational therapists. Fortunately, it looks like this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not every nursing home employs these types of nurses. However, based on the information they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final statistic we considered in this area is the number of patients who returned home from the nursing home. We found that 5.5 percent of this nursing home's patients 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.
Avera Maryhouse Long Term Care Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Avera Maryhouse Long Term Care, 7.28% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of residents who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are often caused by residents staying in one position for too long. Better nursing protocols reduces the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Avera Maryhouse Long Term Care, 4.89% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of residents who have had a fall resulting in severe injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Avera Maryhouse Long Term Care, 3.77% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint is an indication of the percentage of long-term residents who experienced urinary tract infections. UTI's could be a sign of poor nursing care. Nevertheless, this datapoint can be skewed for some facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Avera Maryhouse Long Term Care, 21.57% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents who were given antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications may be helpful for many residents, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used only where medically required. In some cases, increased usage of these drugs may mean that a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Avera Maryhouse Long Term Care, 15.08% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of residents who were given antianxiety drugs. These drugs are used to treat residents experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Avera Maryhouse Long Term Care, 7.26% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents showing depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Avera Maryhouse Long Term Care, 96.44% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for seniors, making these vaccines critical to patient well-being.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Avera Maryhouse Long Term Care, 16.45% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term residents that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and bathing.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Avera Maryhouse Long Term Care, 16.22% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percent of residents that retained mobility levels over time. Retaining mobility is often a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Avera Maryhouse Long Term Care, 1.2 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Avera Maryhouse Long Term Care, 16.22 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Avera Maryhouse Long Term Care, 13.35 Percentage of Patients
This metric tracks the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to assess the well-being of patients during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Avera Maryhouse Long Term Care, 84.99% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint measures the percent of short-term stay residents that saw functional improvements.
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