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 also performed just fine in our category scores. It's hard to find any major flaws in this nursing home's profile.
Avera Sacred Heart Majestic Bluffs
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- No Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to being a great overall grade, this facility also received A+ health inspections in recent years. Its inspections were virtually flawless. These inspection ratings weigh several factors, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can find more information about each of these items by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. 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
On the list of its many elite scores, this facility was given an excellent short-term care grade. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A in this category. With our short-term care score, we attempt to craft a meaningful measure for rehabilitation services. In doing so, we assess the facility's scope of highly-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 every nursing home employs these types of nurses. However, according to the data this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Finally, we looked at the number of patients who ultimately returned home from this nursing home. We found that 6.3 percent of this nursing home's patients were able to return home.
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Long-term Care Quality
This facility also was awarded an impressive long-term care score. In fact, we gave it an above average grade of B+ in this area. When facilities receive this type of grade in this category it is typically a good sign for resident care and suggests that the facility is well-staffed with nurses aids. Once we looked at the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we turned to the nursing home's vaccination record. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its residents against pneumonia. Vaccines are critical to keeping patients out of the hospital. Lastly, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
Turning to our final category, this facility was awarded a high-end nursing rating. We gave it a B+ in this area, completing one of our more favorable profiles. There are many factors included in this category. Most of the factors reflect the quantity of nurse staffing. This nursing home averages 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This facility performed very well in the area of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of 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, 6.6% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many experts to be an indicator of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are routinely caused by residents not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Avera Sacred Heart Majestic Bluffs, 5.44% of Patients had Serious Falls
This statistic is an indication of the percent of long-term care patients who sustained a fall which caused serious injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls could be an indicator of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Avera Sacred Heart Majestic Bluffs, 3.35% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay residents who sustained UTI's. Although more infections may reflect poorly on a nursing home's hygiene protocols, it is difficult to compare between nursing homes due to facilities having inconsistent reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Avera Sacred Heart Majestic Bluffs, 19.13% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This metric indicates the percent of long-term residents taking antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications serve an important medical purpose, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used appropriately. In limited cases, excessive reliance on these medications may mean that a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Avera Sacred Heart Majestic Bluffs, 14.63% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents which were prescribed antianxiety drugs. These drugs are used to treat patients experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Avera Sacred Heart Majestic Bluffs, 4.93% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term patients demonstrating signs of depression. Many in the industry believe this is a reasonable measure of quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Avera Sacred Heart Majestic Bluffs, 94.89% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term care patients who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for nursing home residents, making these types of vaccines vital to patient care.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Avera Sacred Heart Majestic Bluffs, 16.78% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Avera Sacred Heart Majestic Bluffs, 21.3% Percentage of Residents
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients that maintained mobility.
In Avera Sacred Heart Majestic Bluffs, 1.08 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Avera Sacred Heart Majestic Bluffs, 21.3 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Avera Sacred Heart Majestic Bluffs, 10.25 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Avera Sacred Heart Majestic Bluffs, 79.4% Percentage of Resident
This is a measure of the percentage of short-term residents who experienced functional improvements.
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