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Bennett County Hospital and Nursing Home

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Updated Aug 1, 2021 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: C
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Bennett County Hospital and Nursing Home's website

102 Major Allen Post Office Box 70,
Martin SD 57551

(605) 685-6622

76.25% estimated occupancy 1

Note: Data for Bennett County Hospital and Nursing Home has not been updated recently. This page shows historical performance which may not be representitive of current service levels.

Please note our records indicate that Bennett County Hospital and Nursing Home has changed ownership recently and while our data on this page is up-to-date there is a chance that the quality of this facility may change under new management.

Bennett County Hospital and Nursing Home is in Martin, South Dakota. We gave it an overall grade of C, which is a middle of the pack score. In addition, this nursing home is located in a hospital, which often means the nursing home offers a wider array of medical services. One of the major highlights of this facility's report card is its remarkable inspection score, which we will address in the next section.

Quick Details

  • No Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • Has Family Council
  • Non profit - Corporation
  • Offers Post-Acute Care 
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab
  • Offers Outpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Speech Therapy
  • Stroke Recovery
  • Amputee Recovery
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Podiatry
  • Mental Health
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Pharmacy
  • Laboratory
  • X-Ray
  • Pain Management
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation
  • Lymphedema Care


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Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A

To go along with its relatively modest overall score, we awarded this nursing home an A for its inspection grade. This score is far better than its overall grade. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in determining these inspection grades. One of those factors is health deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of deficiencies is arguably more meaningful than the quantity of deficiencies, as some deficiencies can be relatively minor. Amazingly, this was one of the few nursing homes in the country that had no deficiencies whatsoever on its inspection report. This is very impressive. This is certainly an excellent sign for the quality of care at this facility.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-minus

One of this nursing home's better category scores was in the area of short-term care. This turned out to be its second most favorable category. In that area, we awarded this nursing home a grade of B-. In the category of short-term care, we attempt to qualify measures of a nursing home's rehabilitation services. We assess the nursing home's skilled nursing services, including the ones performed by registered nurses and physical therapists. We found that this place was below average in the two key staffing areas we focus on. In fact, it provided fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than most other nursing homes. It is important to determine whether this also correlates to a lower quality of care. The final item we assessed in this category is the number of residents who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We discovered that just 0 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home, which is below average.

Nurse Quality

Grade: D

Another strength of this nursing home is its favorable grade in nursing. We gave them one of our better scores in that area, with a score of D. Nursing grades are largely based on a facility's level of nurse staffing. This nursing home averaged only 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident each day. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in calculating our nursing ratings. This facility fared well when it comes to avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. Many consider these areas to be measures of the quality of nursing care.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: D

Moving on to the last area, we awarded this nursing home a grade of D in our long-term care category. This was the nursing home's weakest category grade. Nursing homes that receive this kind of grade in long-term care may not provide the kind of consistent 24/7 care that some other facilities offer. In addition to assessing the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. As it turns out, this facility provided the vaccine to a relatively low 71.01449 percent of its patients, which is somewhat concerning. Surprisingly, this place was actually able to limit hospitalizations. With only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this facility had less hospitalizations than the average nursing home. This is its best feature in this category.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Sep 22

Bennett County Hospital and Nursing Home Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: F

In Bennett County Hospital and Nursing Home, 6.44% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This figure is is a measure of the percent of long-term residents who suffer from new or worsened pressure ulcers. We have found that pressure ulcers are an barometer of the quality of nursing care a nursing home provides.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: F

In Bennett County Hospital and Nursing Home, 5.62% of Patients had Serious Falls

This is the percent of patients that sustained a major fall. Falls leading to serious injury are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care . Major falls are often caused by lower quality nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B

In Bennett County Hospital and Nursing Home, 3.42% of Patients had UTIs

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients which have sustained a UTI. UTI's could be an indication of lower quality nursing care. Nevertheless, this statistic could be misleading for certain nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for UTI's.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B-minus

In Bennett County Hospital and Nursing Home, 19.49% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This figure gauges the percentage of long-term patients who are prescribed antipsychotic medication. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest that a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents in scenarios where such drugs aren't medically required. However, some facilities may need to rely more on these medications due to an increased number of patients suffering from dementia.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A-plus

In Bennett County Hospital and Nursing Home, 15.06% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This indicates the percent of patients prescribed antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are given to patients suffering from anxiety or depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: D

In Bennett County Hospital and Nursing Home, 4.79% of Patients

This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents who are demonstrating signs of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: D

In Bennett County Hospital and Nursing Home, 95.19% of Patients

Measures the percent of long-term stay residents that were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for nursing home patients, making these vaccines vital to patient care.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: F

In Bennett County Hospital and Nursing Home, 16.7% Percentage of Patients

This indicates the percentage of residents who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's could be a sign of the erosion of a patient's medical condition.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A-plus

In Bennett County Hospital and Nursing Home, 19.23% Percentage of Residents

This is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents that retained mobility levels.


Grade: A-minus

In Bennett County Hospital and Nursing Home, 1.24 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: F

In Bennett County Hospital and Nursing Home, 19.23 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This datapoint is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term resident care. Avoiding rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is important to restoring the physical abilities of patients.