Rolling Hills Healthcare is a small nursing home located in Belle Fourche, South Dakota. It looks like this is a very respectable facility. We gave it an overall grade of B, which is a quality grade. You can definitely do much worse than this place. We were also pleased to find that this facility did not have any poor grades in any of the major categories discussed below. More information about these categories is available below.
Rolling Hills Healthcare
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Bariatric Care
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
Short-term Care Quality
To go along with its strong overall grade, we gave this nursing home an impressive grade of A for short-term care. In forming our short-term care ratings, we quantify the nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, respiratory therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. Our purpose is to formulate a tool for sizing up the rehabilitation services of various nursing homes. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, according to the data this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The last statistic we assessed in this category is the number of patients who were able to leave the nursing home and return home. We discovered that 6.8 percent of this nursing home's residents were able to return home.
In addition, this facility excelled in inspections, where it earned a grade of A-. Inspection ratings are based on pieces of information located in the a nursing home's inspection reports. Nursing homes that receive favorable grades in this category tend to have few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these nursing homes should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. This facility was assessed 3 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none of the deficiencies were considered to be severe deficiencies. This tells you that the inspectors did not deem any of these deficiencies an imminent risk to resident safety or health. A couple relatively minor dings aren't something to panic about.
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The next highest grade we gave this nursing home came in the category of nursing, where we gave it a grade of B-. This wasn't quite as good as some of its other scores, but a grade in this range is not the end of the world. When computing a facility's nursing score, we assess the amount of time nurses commit to patients and the level of skill of the nurses. This nursing home provides only 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a somewhat alarming figure as it is well below average. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this facility surprisingly fared better in some of the quality-based metrics we assessed. It performed well when it comes to avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. Many consider these areas to be measures of the quality of nursing care. In many cases, the quality of nursing care is as important as the number of hours of care provided.
Long-term Care Quality
The last category we looked at was long-term care. In this category, we gave this facility a C. For prospective residents seeking a permanent residence as opposed to rehabilitation, long-term care is an important category. On top of looking at the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. Fortunately, this facility gave the vaccine to 93.96985 percent of its patients, which is a very respectable percentage. Finally, this place was also able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Rolling Hills Healthcare Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Rolling Hills Healthcare, 6.44% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint is is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients who suffer from new or worsened pressure ulcers. We find that pressure ulcers are an indicator of a facility's nursing care quality.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Rolling Hills Healthcare, 5.62% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents who experienced a fall which resulted in severe injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls may be an indication of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Rolling Hills Healthcare, 3.42% of Patients had UTIs
This statistic indicates the percent of long-term patients who sustained a UTI. UTI's may be an indicator of a facility with lower levels of hygiene. However, this metric could be skewed for certain nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Rolling Hills Healthcare, 19.49% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients given antipsychotic medications. These medications may be used to treat several conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Rolling Hills Healthcare, 15.06% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of patients prescribed antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are administered to patients experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Rolling Hills Healthcare, 4.79% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents who are demonstrating signs of depression. Higher levels of depression could be a sign a less hospitable environment.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Rolling Hills Healthcare, 95.19% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents that were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Rolling Hills Healthcare, 16.7% Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term residents that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and bathing. Many would argue that this is a reasonable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Rolling Hills Healthcare, 19.23% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percent of residents that retained mobility levels over time. Preserving mobility can be a good sign for residents' health.
In Rolling Hills Healthcare, 1.24 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of care. There is generally a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and the overall quality of long-term care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Rolling Hills Healthcare, 19.23 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric measures the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term resident care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Rolling Hills Healthcare, 10.33 Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to gauge patient well-being during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Rolling Hills Healthcare, 80.24% Percentage of Resident
This is a measure of the percent of short-term residents who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Many in the industry argue this is a reasonable measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation services.
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