Rolling Hills Healthcare is a senior living facility in Belle Fourche, South Dakota. This city has a population of 8,007 people. We gave it an overall grade of B-, which is a middle of the pack grade. You can definitely do worse than this place. The best part of this facility's profile was its exemplary inspection score. We discuss inspections in the next section.
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Rolling Hills Healthcare
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Limited Liability company
- 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
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Registered Staff Hours
The main reason this ended up being a decent nursing home is that it received an excellent inspection grade. Its inspection grade was far superior to its overall grade. In our inspections category, we gave it an A. Inspection scores account for a host of factors included in a facility's inspection reports. One key criteria we look at is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Facilities with better grades in this category usually have few of these severe deficiencies. This place received 3 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none were considered to be major deficiencies. This means that the government inspectors didn't deem any of the deficiencies an imminent threat to resident health or safety. We should point out that deficiency-free inspection reports are uncommon in this industry.
Short-term Care Quality
Another one of this facility's more favorable category grades was in the area of short-term care. In that area, we gave this nursing home a B+. It actually fared better than most nursing homes in this category. Short-term care grades are crucial for residents seeking rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically mandates additional skilled nursing. This means a wide range of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. Unfortunately, we were not able to locate information on registered nurse or physical therapy staffing for this nursing home. The last metric we considered in this area is the number of patients who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We discovered that 6.8 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home.
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Long-term Care Quality
We also awarded this nursing home a middle of the road grade in the category of long-term care, with a B-. In a long-term care setting, the primary goal is to keep patients healthy and safe. This is different than skilled nursing or short-term care where the goal is to rehabilitate patients. Once we looked at the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we turned to the facility's vaccination statistics. This facility vaccinated 99.492386 percent of its patients against pneumonia, which is higher than the majority of nursing homes. Lastly, this nursing home was also able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
The last area we scored was nursing. Sadly, it received a lowly F in this area, which is a very poor score. This is clearly a major disappointment. The nursing score consists of many factors, but the paramount one is the level of nurse hours per patient per week. This particular place provided a meager 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient each day. This figure is far below the national average. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing ratings. This nursing home performed well in the area of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Rolling Hills Healthcare Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Rolling Hills Healthcare, 5.1% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This metric is an indication of the percent of long-term residents who developed pressure ulcers . We consider this statistic when determining both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Rolling Hills Healthcare, 7.61% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term patients that sustained falls which resulted in major injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls could be an indicator of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Rolling Hills Healthcare, 3.35% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of residents who suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections are linked to poor hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Rolling Hills Healthcare, 16.06% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term residents taking antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to make sure these medications are being used appropriately. In limited cases, increased usage of these drugs may mean a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Rolling Hills Healthcare, 9.47% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents given antianxiety medications. These medications are generally prescribed to residents experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Rolling Hills Healthcare, 1.6% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents exhibiting signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Rolling Hills Healthcare, 97.16% 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, 18.13% 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, 17.05% 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, 0.01 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, 17.05% 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, 21.51% 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, 94.08% 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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