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Bennett County Hospital and Nursing Home

Updated Aug 1, 2021 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: C
Oct 18: B+Nov 18: B+Dec 18: B+Jan 19: B+Feb 19: B+May 19: B+Jun 19: B+Jul 19: A-Aug 19: A-Sep 19: A-Jan 20: A-Mar 20: A-Apr 20: AMay 20: AJun 20: AJul 20: AAug 20: ASep 20: AOct 20: AJan 21: CFeb 21: CMar 21: CApr 21: CMay 21: CJun 21: CJul 21: DAug 21: C
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102 Major Allen Post Office Box 70,
Martin SD 57551

(605) 685-6586

76.25% estimated occupancy 1

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 a facility located in Martin, South Dakota, which has 2,279 people. This nursing home received an overall grade of C, which is a middle of the pack grade. This place has a few things working in its favor. Lastly, this nursing home's ownership changed in the last year, so we will need to monitor it to confirm it maintains respectable levels of care.

Quick Details

  • No Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • Has Family Council
  • Non profit - Corporation

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A

While this facility's overall grade was decent, it really fared well in the category of inspections. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A for that category, which is one of our highest scores. Perhaps the most critical factor we consider in determining our inspection ratings is deficiencies. These deficiencies are found on a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places with higher scores in this area typically avoided the most severe deficiencies involving health risks or even death. 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 definitely a good sign for the quality of care at this facility.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-minus

This nursing home's next best category was short-term care. We gave it a B- in this area. This is basically a middle of the pack score in this area. Short-term care grades are typically used to assess a facility's performance with rehabilitation. To have high-end rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally must feature higher levels of skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, respiratory therapists and other highly trained professionals. This nursing home elevated its grade in this category by offering more care from registered nurses to its residents than the average facility. The last statistic we assessed in this area is the number of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We discovered that just 0 percent of this facility's residents returned home, which is actually below average.

Nurse Quality

Grade: D

Another strength of this facility is its favorable grade in nursing. We awarded them one of our better scores in that area, with an D. The nursing rating assesses several factors, many of which are tied to quantities of nurse staffing. This facility offered just 2.8 hours of nursing care per patient per day. In addition to performing badly in terms of nursing hours, this facility also had terrible marks in the quality-based metrics we looked at in computing our nursing ratings. For starters, we looked at the percent of residents experiencing major falls and pressure ulcers. This place was at more than double the national average in both of these datapoints.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: D

The last category we looked at is long-term care, which turned out to be this facility's least impressive area. We gave this nursing home a D in that category. When facilities receive a grade in this range in long-term care it generally means the nursing home didn't perform well in our quality measures relating to resident care. After considering the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we next considered the facility's vaccination data. We were somewhat surprised to discover that this facility vaccinated only 71.01449 percent of its residents for pneumonia. To our surprise, this nursing home actually fared well at keeping its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had just 1.25 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days. 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 18Jun 22

Bennett County Hospital and Nursing Home Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: F

In Bennett County Hospital and Nursing Home, 6.89% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This metric tells you the percentage of long-term stay residents that suffered from pressure ulcers. We've found that pressure ulcers are an measure of a facility's nursing care quality.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: F

In Bennett County Hospital and Nursing Home, 5.34% of Patients had Serious Falls

This indicates the percent of residents that suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to severe injury are considered by many experts to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . Falls are routinely caused by poor nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B-plus

In Bennett County Hospital and Nursing Home, 3.45% of Patients had UTIs

This statistic gauges the percent of long-term residents who suffered from a UTI. While more infections may reflect poorly on a facility's nursing care, it is problematic to compare between nursing homes due to differing reporting standards.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B-minus

In Bennett County Hospital and Nursing Home, 18.95% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This metric tells you the percentage of long-term care patients taking antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications serve an important medical purpose, it is important to make sure these medications are being used only where medically required. In limited cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest that a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A-plus

In Bennett County Hospital and Nursing Home, 14.72% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay residents who were administered antianxiety medication. These medications are given to patients suffering from anxiety or depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: D

In Bennett County Hospital and Nursing Home, 4.35% of Patients

This indicates the percent of patients exhibiting depressive symptoms.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: D

In Bennett County Hospital and Nursing Home, 95.79% of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: F

In Bennett County Hospital and Nursing Home, 16.33% Percentage of Patients

This metric measures the percent of long-term care patients that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and continence.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A-plus

In Bennett County Hospital and Nursing Home, 21.79% Percentage of Residents

This is a measure of the percent of long-term patients who remained mobile levels. Some believe that mobility is vital to residents' physical and mental well-being.


Grade: B-plus

In Bennett County Hospital and Nursing Home, 1.08 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This datapoint measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: F

In Bennett County Hospital and Nursing Home, 21.79 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This datapoint measures the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care.