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.
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Bowdle Nursing Home
- Nursing Home
- Adult Day Care
Updated Nov 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Government - City
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
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Top Nursing Home in South Dakota Awards 2019
Top Nursing Home in South Dakota Awards 2020
Top Nursing Home in South Dakota Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
On top of faring well overall, this nursing home also received nearly flawless government inspections. As a result, it earned one of our highest grades in that area with an A+. Inspection ratings account for several factors found on a nursing home's inspection reports. One of the most important criteria we look at is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Nursing homes with higher grades in this area usually have few of these 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.
Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home also excelled in the area of long-term care, where we gave it a score of A. Few facilities received a better grade in this area. Long-term care scores in this range generally require both around the clock care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine medical care. After considering the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we then analyzed the facility's vaccination records. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its patients against pneumonia. Vaccines are critical to keeping patients out of the hospital. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
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We also wanted to emphasize the fact that this facility received an impressive grade of A- in our nursing category. Nursing ratings are based largely on levels of nurse staffing. This facility provided 0.3 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 frequently be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Short-term Care Quality
Switching gears to the final category, this nursing home also performed well in the short-term care category. We gave it a grade of A- in that category. This wrapped up a straight A profile. Our short-term care ratings are considered to be most important for those in need of rehabilitation services. Rehabilitation typically utilizes more highly-skilled nursing. This means not merely nursing services, but also physical and speech therapy, as well as other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the data this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Lastly, we considered the percentage of residents who ultimately were able to return home from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Bowdle Nursing Home Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Bowdle Nursing Home, 2.82% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of patients who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are often the result of residents staying in one position for too long. Better nursing care can minimize the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Bowdle Nursing Home, 4.24% of Patients had Serious Falls
This figure tells you the percentage of long-term care residents which experienced falls leading to severe injury. This is one of the statistics we use in computing our nursing ratings.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Bowdle Nursing Home, 2.56% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of patients who sustained a urinary tract infection. These infections may be linked to insufficient hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Bowdle Nursing Home, 4.24% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic indicates the percent of long-term residents receiving antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to ensure these medications are being used only where medically required. In limited situations, excessive reliance on these medications may mean a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Bowdle Nursing Home, 7.27% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This gauges the percentage of long-term residents that are administered antianxiety medication. These drugs are commonly prescribed to residents suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Bowdle Nursing Home, 0% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care patients showing depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Bowdle Nursing Home, 100% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Bowdle Nursing Home, 12.75% of Patients
This is the percent of patients that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Bowdle Nursing Home, 8.6% of Residents
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term patients who were able to retain mobility.
In Bowdle Nursing Home, 0.01 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Bowdle Nursing Home, 8.6% of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term resident care. Keeping residents out of the hospital during rehabilitation is key to restoring the health of patients.