Bella Vista Care and Rehabilitation Center is an average-sized nursing home in Rapid City, South Dakota. This nursing home turns out to be a well above average facility, with an overall grade of B+. Impressively, the facilities in Rapid City received high grades across the board, making this one of the better places in South Dakota to find a nursing home. This facility also received strong grades in all four of the major categories. More information about these categories can be found below.
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Bella Vista Care and Rehabilitation Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- No Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Limited Liability company
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Long-term Care Quality
One of the main reasons this turned out to be a strong nursing home is that it received a very impressive long-term care rating. In fact, long-term care is its best category. In that area, we awarded this facility an A-. When nursing homes receive a score in this range in long-term care it typically means it's well-staffed and is a quality place to reside on a permanent basis. On top of looking at the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility vaccinated 94.2623 percent of its patients, which is higher than most nursing homes. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
This nursing home also excelled in inspections. In fact, we gave it a grade of A- for that category. These inspection grades weigh several factors, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these factors by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This facility was assessed 3 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none of the deficiencies were considered to be severe. This indicates that the government inspectors did not consider any of the deficiencies to be an immediate threat to resident safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
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Adding to its profile, this facility also earned a grade of B+ for its nursing rating. This is a well above average score in this category. Our nursing grade features numerous factors. The most important one is the quantity of hours nurses spend with patients. This facility provided 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 facility 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 typically be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Short-term Care Quality
Turning to our next area, this facility received a highly favorable short-term care grade. This facility did not turn out to have any real weak links. In our short-term care rating, we try to create a sound barometer for rehabilitation services. In doing so, we assess the nursing home's offerings of skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as speech therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, according to the information this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Lastly, we looked at the number of patients that ultimately returned home from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Bella Vista Care and Rehabilitation Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Bella Vista Care and Rehabilitation Center, 7.28% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This statistic is is a measure of the percent of long-term patients who suffered from pressure ulcers. We've found that pressure ulcers are a great barometer of quality of care.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Bella Vista Care and Rehabilitation Center, 4.89% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of residents that sustained a fall resulting in major injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Bella Vista Care and Rehabilitation Center, 3.77% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of patients who have had a urinary tract infection. These infections may be associated with inadequate hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Bella Vista Care and Rehabilitation Center, 21.57% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure measures the percentage of long-term care patients taking antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs serve an important medical purpose, it is important to confirm these medications are being used appropriately. In some situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate that a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Bella Vista Care and Rehabilitation Center, 15.08% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of residents given antianxiety drugs. These medications are generally given to patients suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Bella Vista Care and Rehabilitation Center, 7.26% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents who are exhibiting symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Bella Vista Care and Rehabilitation Center, 96.44% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay residents who were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home patients, making these vaccines indispensable.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Bella Vista Care and Rehabilitation Center, 16.45% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Bella Vista Care and Rehabilitation Center, 16.22% Percentage of Residents
This metric tracks the percentage of long-term care residents that maintained mobility.
In Bella Vista Care and Rehabilitation Center, 1.2 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric tracks the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Bella Vista Care and Rehabilitation Center, 16.22 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term resident care.
Scores for Rapid City, SD
- Overall Rating has a grade of A-minus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of A-minus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of A-minus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A
Looking for more options? Rapid City, South Dakota has 4 other nursing homes
- Regional Health Rapid City HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 0.91 miles away353 Fairmont Blvd Post Office Box 6000 Rapid City South Dakota 57701Voluntary non-profit - Private(605) 755-1000