With an address in Madison, South Dakota, Bethel Lutheran Home is the lone nursing home we identified there. We awarded this nursing home an A overall grade, ranking it in the top 20 percent of all facilities in the country. You flat out can't do any better than this facility. Headlining this facility's exemplary profile is its nursing score, which is addressed in the next section.
Bethel Lutheran Home
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
1001 S Egan Ave,
Madison SD 57042
81.52% estimated occupancy 1
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- No Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Top Nursing Home in South Dakota Awards 2020
Top Nursing Home in South Dakota Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to being a first rate facility overall, this nursing home also excelled in the area of nursing, where it earned an A. Few nursing homes fared better in this category. There are many factors within this grade. Many of the datapoints reflect levels of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This facility performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a nursing home has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can generally be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Adding to its impressive category grades, this nursing home also excelled in the category of inspections, where it earned a grade of A. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in determining these inspection scores. One of those factors is health deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of deficiencies is usually more important than the quantity of deficiencies, as some deficiencies are relatively minor. While this facility had a few deficiencies on its report, none were major deficiencies based on CMS' deficiency scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
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Short-term Care Quality
Moving on our next category, this nursing home was given a top-shelf short-term care score. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A- in this area. In calculating these short-term care ratings, we assess the nursing home's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, respiratory therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. Our goal is to formulate a tool for comparing the rehabilitation services of different facilities. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, according to the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Finally, we assessed the number of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
Long-term Care Quality
Switching gears to our next area, this nursing home also excelled in the long-term care category. In fact, we gave it an A- in this category. This rounded out a straight A profile. Facilities that do well in this category typically are well-staffed and offer extensive hands on care to patients. After considering the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we turned to the nursing home's vaccination record. This facility vaccinated 99.507385 percent of its residents for pneumonia, which is far higher than most nursing homes. Finally, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Bethel Lutheran Home Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Bethel Lutheran Home, 6.44% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of patients who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are routinely caused by patients staying in one position for too long. Better nursing protocols limits the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Bethel Lutheran Home, 5.62% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of residents who sustained a fall which resulted in major injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Bethel Lutheran Home, 3.42% of Patients had UTIs
This figure is an indication of the percentage of long-term care patients that had a UTI. Although more infections may reflect poorly on a nursing home's nursing care, it is difficult to compare different nursing homes due to nursing homes having varying reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Bethel Lutheran Home, 19.49% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. These drugs are used for a variety of conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Bethel Lutheran Home, 15.06% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of residents who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are given to residents experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Bethel Lutheran Home, 4.79% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents who are showing signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Bethel Lutheran Home, 95.19% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay residents who were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Bethel Lutheran Home, 16.7% Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and using the bathroom. Many in the industry argue this is a measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Bethel Lutheran Home, 19.23% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percent of residents that retained mobility levels over time. Retaining mobility is usually a great sign for residents' health.
In Bethel Lutheran Home, 1.24 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. Staying out of the hospital is important to the physical well-being of nursing home patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Bethel Lutheran Home, 19.23 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Measures the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital during rehabilitation is key to restoring the health of patients.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Bethel Lutheran Home, 80.24% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percent of short-term residents that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
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