Bethesda Home is a small non-profit nursing home located in Webster, South Dakota. This facility appears to be one of the more impressive nursing homes we looked at. A grade of this caliber requires very strong scores across the board. In fact, we ranked this facility in the top quarter of all nursing homes in the United States. This facility also received consistently good scores in each of the major categories. More information about these categories can be found below.
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- Non profit - Church related
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
One of the many reasons this turned out to be a quality nursing home is that it received an A+ inspection grade. This is simply as good as it gets in this critical category. Inspection grades weigh a host of factors found on a nursing home's inspection reports. One of the most important criteria we rely on is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Nursing homes with better grades in this area tend to have few severe deficiencies. This particular nursing home had just a single deficiency on its inspection report and it was not one deemed to pose a threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home also was given a first-rate short-term care score. This actually ended up being this facility's second most impressive category score. In that category, we gave this facility a score of A-. With our short-term care rating, we endeavor to forge a sound measure for rehabilitation. In this process, we analyze a nursing home's levels of skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as respiratory therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this facility employs registered nurses. Not all nursing homes employs these skilled professionals. However, according to the data they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The final metric we considered in this category is the percentage of residents who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
Does this page answer your questions about Bethesda Home?
Long-term Care Quality
The next category we looked at was long-term care. This facility was given an above average long-term care grade, with a B+ in this area. When facilities receive this kind of score in long-term care it is a good sign for patient care and suggests that the place is well-staffed with nurses and aids. Once we concluded our assessment of the amount of care provided by nurses, we then analyzed the nursing home's vaccination record. This facility vaccinated 97.64706 percent of its patients for pneumonia, which is what we like to see. Pneumonia is too frequently a dangerous condition for nursing home residents so we like it when a nursing home does not leave its residents vulnerable. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Turning to the fourth category, this nursing home received a high-end nursing rating. In fact, we gave it a grade of B+ in that area, finishing off one of our finer report cards. The nursing grade assesses quite a few factors, however, the main consideration is the quantity of nurse hours per patient per week. This particular nursing home provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality measures and this facility excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any place South Dakota in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can generally be avoided by offering better nursing care, such as having a protocol of turning patients even once per day.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Bethesda Home Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Bethesda Home, 6.6% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of residents who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are often 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 Bethesda Home, 5.44% of Patients had Serious Falls
This metric measures the percent of long-term care residents who experienced falls which resulted in serious injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries may be a sign of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Bethesda Home, 3.35% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are routinely caused by poor nursing care. Better nursing care can minimize the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. Keep in mind that this datapoint is sometimes skewed by the fact that facilities have varying reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Bethesda Home, 19.13% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic medications are prescribed to patients for a variety of conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias. Tragically, in some situations, increased usage of these drugs may indicate a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Bethesda Home, 14.63% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of patients who were given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are given to residents experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Bethesda Home, 4.93% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay residents demonstrating signs of depression. Many would argue that this is a reasonable measure of resident quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Bethesda Home, 94.89% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay residents that received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home residents, making these vaccines critical to patient well-being.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Bethesda Home, 16.78% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Bethesda Home, 21.3% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percentage of residents that maintained mobility over time. Preserving mobility can be a great sign for residents' health.
In Bethesda Home, 1.08 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Bethesda Home, 21.3 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term resident care. Keeping residents out of the hospital during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the health of residents.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Bethesda Home, 79.4% Percentage of Resident
This metric is a measure of the percent of short-term stay residents that saw functional improvements.
- Sanford Hospital Webster - CahCritical Access Hospitals 0.14 miles away1401 W First St Post Office Box 489 Webster South Dakota 57274Voluntary non-profit - Private(605) 345-3336