Avera Pre of Peace is one of seven facilities in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Sporting an overall score of A+, this nursing home is among the highest-graded nursing homes we assessed. We were so impressed with this nursing home that we rated it as one of the five best facilities in South Dakota. This also wound up being a very consistent nursing home with consistent grades in each of the major categories we assessed. Additional information about these categories is available below.
Avera Pre of Peace
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
- Memory Care
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Church related
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Amputee Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to performing well overall, this facility earned nearly flawless government inspections. As a result, it received one of our highest grades in that category with a grade of A+. These inspection grades take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these issues by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This particular nursing home had just a single deficiency on its inspection report and it was not one deemed to pose a threat 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
In addition, this nursing home received high marks in the category of long-term care. As a result, it received one of our most impressive grades in that area with a score of A+. When nursing homes receive this type of grade in long-term care it is a good sign for resident care and indicates that the place is well-staffed with nurses and aids. On top of assessing the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home gave the vaccine to 99.65035 percent of its residents. Vaccines are vital to keeping residents out of the hospital. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0.02 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
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Short-term Care Quality
Contributing to its strong resume, this facility also was given a strong short-term care grade, with a grade of A. In our short-term care rating, we strive to create a meaningful gauge for rehabilitation. In this process, we analyze the facility's levels of skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as respiratory therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. However, according to the data they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Lastly, we assessed the percentage of patients that eventually returned home from this nursing home. We found that 6.6 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home.
In our final category, this facility also was awarded a very strong nursing score, with an A. This finished off an elite profile. Our nursing rating considers a variety of data points. The most important variable is the number of hours nurses spent with patients. This nursing home averages 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This facility performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a place has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can typically be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Avera Pre of Peace Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Avera Pre of Peace, 6.6% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of patients who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are often caused by patients not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing protocols minimizes the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Avera Pre of Peace, 5.44% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of long-term stay patients who sustained a fall resulting in serious injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls could be a sign of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Avera Pre of Peace, 3.35% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of patients who sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are routinely linked to worse hygiene protocols. More frequent bathing limits the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. Keep in mind that this statistic is sometimes skewed by the fact that nursing homes have incongruent reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Avera Pre of Peace, 19.13% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs may be helpful for many patients, it is important to confirm these medications are being used appropriately. In some situations, increased usage of these drugs may indicate that a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Avera Pre of Peace, 14.63% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of long-term care residents that are administered antianxiety drugs. These medications are generally used to treat patients experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Avera Pre of Peace, 4.93% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term care patients showing depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Avera Pre of Peace, 94.89% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term stay residents who have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for nursing home patients, making these types of vaccines vital to patient care.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Avera Pre of Peace, 16.78% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with ADL's may indicate the decline of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Avera Pre of Peace, 21.3% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term patients that maintained mobility.
In Avera Pre of Peace, 1.08 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Avera Pre of Peace, 21.3 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric measures the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term resident care. Avoiding the hospital during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the physical well-being of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Avera Pre of Peace, 10.25 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is typically a correlation between reduced emergency room visits and the quality of rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Avera Pre of Peace, 79.4% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of short-term residents who experienced functional improvements.
Scores for Sioux Falls, SD
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A-minus
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