Bethany Home - Brandon is a nursing home in Brandon, South Dakota. The city has a total of 10,473 people. Sporting an overall rating of B, this looks like a very respectable facility. Based on our assessment, this nursing home ought to meet the needs of most people. This nursing home's strong profile was highlighted by its inspection reports, which we will address in the next paragraph.
Bethany Home - Brandon
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
- Memory Care
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
To pair with its strong overall score, we gave this place an A for the area of inspections. Our inspection grades are based on several items located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities that excel in this area have very few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these nursing homes should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. While this place had a few deficiencies on its inspection report, none of them were serious based on CMS' scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home performed well in the category of long-term care. As a result, we gave it a score of A- for that area, which turns out to be one of our better scores. For long-term care residents, the nursing home's primary objective is to keep patients healthy and safe. This is different than skilled nursing or short-term care where the goal is to rehabilitate residents. On top of assessing the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility provided the vaccine to 91.53439 percent of its patients, which is a few points lower than we anticipated. Finally, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
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This facility's next best category was its nursing grade, where it received a grade of B-. While this didn't quite match its scores in some of the categories discussed above, this is still a decent score. In calculating our nursing scores, we factor in both staffing levels and the levels of licensure of those nurses. This facility provides only 0.4 hours of nursing care per patient each day. This is a somewhat alarming figure as it is well below the national average. Finally, while this nursing home got docked a bit for nursing hours, it excelled in some of our quality metrics. With less than five percent of its patients suffering from pressure ulcers, it fared very well in this metric.
Short-term Care Quality
Switching gears to the final area, we gave this nursing home a D for short-term care. This was the nursing home's least impressive category score. Naturally, this category hurt the nursing home's overall grade to a certain degree. In calculating our short-term care ratings, we assess a facility's levels of skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists respiratory therapists and other licensed professionals. This category is generally a useful measure of the facility's ability to rehabilitate patients. Unfortunately, we discovered that this place offered fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than most facilities. Finally, we assessed the percentage of residents that ultimately returned home from this nursing home. This nursing home didn't fare well here either. In fact, we found that just 4 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Bethany Home - Brandon Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Bethany Home - Brandon, 6.6% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This statistic is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who suffer from pressure ulcers . We use this statistic in calculating our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Bethany Home - Brandon, 5.44% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of patients who sustained a major fall. Falls leading to major injury are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a barometer of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls are routinely caused by lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Bethany Home - Brandon, 3.35% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of residents that suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections could be associated with poorer hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Bethany Home - Brandon, 19.13% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure indicates the percentage of long-term patients taking antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used only where medically required. In limited situations, excessive reliance on these medications may mean that a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Bethany Home - Brandon, 14.63% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents who were given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are prescribed to residents experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Bethany Home - Brandon, 4.93% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents showing symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Bethany Home - Brandon, 94.89% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients who were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Bethany Home - Brandon, 16.78% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Bethany Home - Brandon, 21.3% Percentage of Residents
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients who maintained mobility. Some believe that the ability to move around is vital to patients physical and mental health.
In Bethany Home - Brandon, 1.08 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. There is a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and the quality of long-term care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Bethany Home - Brandon, 21.3 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term resident care. Staying out of the hospital during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the physical abilities of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Bethany Home - Brandon, 10.25 Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Bethany Home - Brandon, 79.4% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint measures the percentage of short-term care residents who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Many in the industry would argue this is a measure of a facility's rehabilitation performance.
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