Avera Sacred Heart Majestic Bluffs is one of a mere two available facilities in Yankton, South Dakota. This proved to be a grade A facility, which is a very elite rating. At the end of the day, this facility is a great choice for most people. As you will find below, this place performed just as well in our category scores. In fact, we gave it straight A's!
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Avera Sacred Heart Majestic Bluffs
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
Updated Nov 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 - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
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Top Nursing Home in South Dakota Awards 2019
Top Nursing Home in South Dakota Awards 2020
Best Nursing Home in Yankton, South Dakota Awards 2020
Top Nursing Home in South Dakota Awards 2021
Best Nursing Home in Yankton, South Dakota Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
One of the many reasons this turned out to be a quality nursing home is that it received an A+ inspection grade. This is simply as good as it gets in this critical category. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in computing our inspection ratings. One key factor is deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of these deficiencies is usually more meaningful than the number of deficiencies, as some deficiencies end up being quite insignificant. This particular nursing home had just a single deficiency on its inspection report, which is still very impressive. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Short-term Care Quality
Adding to its top-shelf profile, this facility also received an excellent short-term care grade, with a grade of A. Our short-term care grades are based on a nursing home's quantity of highly-skilled nursing services. This means a broad scope of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every facility employs these types of nurses. However, based on the data this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Finally, we considered the percentage of residents that who were able to eventually return home from this nursing home. We found that 6 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
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Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home also was given a strong long-term care score. This actually turned out to be this nursing home's third strongest category grade. In that category, we awarded this facility a grade of A-. When nursing homes receive this kind of score in this category it is usually a good sign for resident care and suggests that the nursing home is well-staffed with nurses aids. On top of looking at the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility provided the vaccine to 99.5 percent of its patients, which is an impressive figure. Pneumonia is too frequently a life or death health condition for nursing home residents so we like it when a facility doesn't take any chances. Finally, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
In the final category we assessed, this nursing home received a very strong grade of A- in our nursing category. With this grade, the facility topped off a straight A report card. The nursing score weighs a number of data points. The most heavily weighted variable is the quantity of hours nurses spent with patients. This particular nursing home provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also looked at some quality-based measures in this category. This facility fared well in some of the quality measures we assessed. For example, in terms of the number of its residents suffering from pressure ulcers, this facility performed better than the national average. This is generally an indicator that a nursing home has reliable quality controls in place. Pressure ulcers can often be avoided with better nursing care.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Avera Sacred Heart Majestic Bluffs Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Avera Sacred Heart Majestic Bluffs, 5.92% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term residents that developed new or worsened pressure ulcers or bed sores. We bake this statistic into our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Avera Sacred Heart Majestic Bluffs, 5.67% of Patients had Serious Falls
This figure tells you the percentage of long-term residents who suffered a fall resulting in severe injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls could be an indicator of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Avera Sacred Heart Majestic Bluffs, 1.03% of Patients had UTIs
This metric tells you the percent of long-term care patients that had a urinary tract infection. Although more of these infections could reflect poorly on a nursing home's nursing care, it can be problematic to compare different nursing homes due to facilities having inconsistent reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Avera Sacred Heart Majestic Bluffs, 19.24% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic indicates the percent of long-term patients who are prescribed antipsychotic medication. Excessive reliance on these medications may indicate that a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior in situations where such medications aren't medically indicated. However, some nursing homes may need to rely on these medications due to having more patients with cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Avera Sacred Heart Majestic Bluffs, 18.61% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of patients given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are administered to patients suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Avera Sacred Heart Majestic Bluffs, 2.4% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay residents exhibiting depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Avera Sacred Heart Majestic Bluffs, 99.75% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents who were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Avera Sacred Heart Majestic Bluffs, 18.69% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and continence.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Avera Sacred Heart Majestic Bluffs, 13.36% of Residents
This indicates the percent of patients that remained mobile levels over time. Optimizing mobility is often a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Avera Sacred Heart Majestic Bluffs, 0.01 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of care. There is a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and the quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Avera Sacred Heart Majestic Bluffs, 13.36% of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Avera Sacred Heart Majestic Bluffs, 3.75% of Patients
This indicates the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Avera Sacred Heart Majestic Bluffs, 86.65% of Resident
This tells you the percentage of short-term stay patients that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
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