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Bowdle Nursing Home

  • Nursing Home
  • Adult Day Care

Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: A
Oct 18: A+Nov 18: A+Dec 18: A+Jan 19: A+Feb 19: A+May 19: A+Jun 19: A+Jul 19: AAug 19: ASep 19: AJan 20: A-Mar 20: A-Apr 20: A-May 20: A-Jun 20: A-Jul 20: A-Aug 20: A-Sep 20: AOct 20: AJan 21: A-Feb 21: A-Mar 21: A-Apr 21: B+May 21: B+Jun 21: A-Jul 21: A-Aug 21: A-Sep 21: A-Oct 21: ANov 21: AJan 22: AFeb 22: AMar 22: AApr 22: A-May 22: A-Jun 22: A-Aug 22: ASep 22: A
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Bowdle Nursing Home's website

8001 W 5th Street Post Office Box 556,
Bowdle SD 57428

(605) 285-6391

94.37% estimated occupancy 1

Bowdle Nursing Home is a small government-owned facility located in Bowdle, South Dakota. With an overall score of A, this is clearly a top-shelf nursing home. In fact, this facility has the prestigious distinction of being one of the 25 best nursing homes in South Dakota. If you look below, you can see this nursing home's category ratings, which look to be equally strong as its overall rating.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • No Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • Government - City
  • Offers Hospice
  • Offers Post-Acute Care 
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Speech Therapy
  • Stroke Recovery
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling

Awards

Top Nursing Home in South Dakota badge

Top Nursing Home in South Dakota Awards 2019

Top Nursing Home in South Dakota badge

Top Nursing Home in South Dakota Awards 2020

Top Nursing Home in South Dakota badge

Top Nursing Home in South Dakota Awards 2021

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A

On top of faring well in its overall grade, this nursing home received an excellent inspection report. As a result, we gave it one of our highest grades in this category with a grade of A. Inspection grades weigh a host of factors found on a nursing home's inspection reports. One of the most important criteria we weigh heavily is the number and severity of deficiencies. Nursing homes with higher scores in this area generally have very few severe deficiencies. This particular nursing home received 5 deficiencies on its inspection report. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Nurse Quality

Grade: A

We also wanted to emphasize the fact that this facility received an impressive grade of A in our nursing category. Our nursing grade is primarily tied to a nursing home's nurse staffing. This particular nursing home provided 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality-based metrics 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 facility the country in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can often be avoided by providing better nursing care, such as by employing a policy of turning a resident at least once a day.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A

Turning the page to our next category, this facility was awarded first-rate long-term care score. In fact, we awarded it a score of A in this category. When facilities receive a score in this range in this category it typically means it has plenty of staff and is a quality place to live on a permanent basis. Once we assessed the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we then looked at the facility's vaccination record. This nursing home vaccinated 98.4 percent of its residents for pneumonia, which is significantly higher than the average nursing home. Finally, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A-minus

In the final category, we gave this facility a grade of A for its short-term care rating. This rounded out a very favorable report card. Short-term care grades are commonly employed to gauge a facility's performance with rehabilitation. In order to provide good rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally need to provide higher levels of skilled nursing. These types of services include registered nurses, physical therapists, speech therapists and other highly skilled individuals. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not every nursing home employs these skilled professionals. However, according to the information they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Lastly, we considered the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients returned home.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Sep 22

Bowdle Nursing Home Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A-plus

In Bowdle Nursing Home, 6.44% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This metric measures the percentage of long-term care residents who are suffering from pressure ulcers. We find that pressure ulcers are a great measure of a facility's nursing care quality.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B

In Bowdle Nursing Home, 5.62% of Patients had Serious Falls

This statistic is an indication of the percentage of long-term patients who have experienced falls which caused severe injury. We use this statistic in determining our nursing grades.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B-minus

In Bowdle Nursing Home, 3.42% of Patients had UTIs

This statistic tells you the percentage of long-term stay patients which experienced UTI's. Although more infections could reflect poorly on a facility's cleanliness, it is problematic to compare different facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: C

In Bowdle Nursing Home, 19.49% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term residents receiving antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used appropriately. In limited cases, increased usage of these drugs may mean that a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A-plus

In Bowdle Nursing Home, 15.06% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This tells you the percentage of residents who were given antianxiety drugs. These medications are commonly used to treat patients experiencing depression or anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A+

In Bowdle Nursing Home, 4.79% of Patients

This tells you the percent of residents who are showing symptoms of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A-minus

In Bowdle Nursing Home, 95.19% of Patients

This indicates the percent of residents that were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A

In Bowdle Nursing Home, 16.7% Percentage of Patients

This indicates the percent of residents who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living may indicate the deterioration of a patient's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: C

In Bowdle Nursing Home, 19.23% Percentage of Residents

This is the percentage of patients who retained mobility levels over time. Preserving mobility can be a great sign for residents' well-being.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A-minus

In Bowdle Nursing Home, 1.24 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This metric tracks the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. Avoiding hospitalizations is critical to the physical well-being of residents.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A-minus

In Bowdle Nursing Home, 19.23 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is generally a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.