Black Hills Care and Rehabilitation Center is one of five available nursing homes in Rapid City, South Dakota. This proved to be a decent facility, with an overall grade of C. Based on our assessment, this facility ought to meet the needs of many people. The best part of this facility's profile was its stellar inspection grade. Inspection grades are discussed in the next paragraph.
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Black Hills Care and Rehabilitation Center
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Limited Liability company
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Oncology Care
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
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Registered Staff Hours
The primary reason this facility received a decent overall grade is its excellent inspections in recent years. We awarded them one of our higher scores in that area, with a grade of A+. This is a notably better score than the facility's overall score, which was decent but not in the elite range. Our inspection scores are based on items located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities that excel in this area have few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these places generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. Although this place had a few deficiencies on its report, none of them were severe based on CMS' deficiency scale. A couple of minor deficiencies should not lead you to cross a nursing home off your list.
This facility performed well in nursing. In fact, we gave it an C for that category, which is one of our best scores. Nursing ratings are largely based on the facility's nurse staffing. This nursing home averages just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a very low figure. Finally, our nursing ratings also factor in quality-based metrics, such as preventing major falls. Despite not having the most impressive total nursing hours per resident, this place actually performed admirably in the area of preventing major falls. This is often an indicator that a nursing home has sufficient quality controls in place. Some falls could be avoided if a facility provides enough nurses to assist its residents.
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Short-term Care Quality
The third most favorable area we gave this facility in any category came in the area of short-term care, where we gave it a grade of C. In our short-term care grade, we attempt to craft a fair gauge for rehabilitation. In this process, we look at a facility's scope of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as speech therapy. We were surprised to find that this facility was below average in the two key staffing areas we focus on. In fact, it offered fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than most other nursing homes. The final measure we assessed in this category is the percentage of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return home. We discovered that just 4.4 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home, which is below average.
Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home's least impressive area is long-term care, which is the final category we analyzed. In this area, we awarded this facility a grade of just D. For prospective residents in need of a permanent residence as opposed to skilled nursing, long-term care grades are a key measure. On top of assessing the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility vaccinated 98.50746 percent of its patients, which is higher than the average nursing home. To our surprise, this place also fared well at keeping its residents out of the hospital. It had just 0.02 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days. Unfortunately, some of its other scores in the category weren't as favorable as these.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Black Hills Care and Rehabilitation Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Black Hills Care and Rehabilitation Center, 13.33% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of patients that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage caused by remaining in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Black Hills Care and Rehabilitation Center, 1% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of patients that sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in major injury are often caused by poor nursing care. Closer supervision can limit the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Black Hills Care and Rehabilitation Center, 7.94% of Patients had UTIs
This figure is an indication of the percentage of long-term patients that experienced a urinary tract infection. Although more infections may reflect poorly on a nursing home's cleanliness, it is problematic to compare between facilities due to nursing homes having reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Black Hills Care and Rehabilitation Center, 18.89% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of long-term residents which were given antipsychotic drugs. Excessive reliance on these medications may indicate that a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior in scenarios where such medications are not medically required. Nevertheless, some facilities need to rely on these medications due to having more residents with dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Black Hills Care and Rehabilitation Center, 13.56% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of residents who were given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are administered to patients experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Black Hills Care and Rehabilitation Center, 1.61% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay patients showing signs of depression. Many in the industry argue this is a reasonable measure of resident quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Black Hills Care and Rehabilitation Center, 97.33% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients who were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home patients, making these types of vaccines critical to patient care.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Black Hills Care and Rehabilitation Center, 8% of Patients
This is the percentage of patients who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living may indicate decline of a resident's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Black Hills Care and Rehabilitation Center, 17.77% of Residents
This tells you the percent of patients who remained mobile levels over time. Preserving mobility is usually a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Black Hills Care and Rehabilitation Center, 0.02 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. Staying out of the hospital is critical to the physical health of patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Black Hills Care and Rehabilitation Center, 17.77% of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Black Hills Care and Rehabilitation Center, 13.16% of Patients
This indicates the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is typically a correlation between keeping patients out of the emergency room and the quality of rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Black Hills Care and Rehabilitation Center, 86.25% of Resident
This metric is a measure of the percent of short-term patients who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Some would argue that this is a reasonable measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation performance.
Scores for Rapid City, SD
- Overall Rating has a grade of A-minus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of A-minus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of A-minus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A
Looking for more options? Rapid City, South Dakota has 4 other nursing homes
- Regional Health Rapid City HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 2.92 miles away353 Fairmont Blvd Post Office Box 6000 Rapid City South Dakota 57701Voluntary non-profit - Private(605) 755-1000