Clark Care and Rehabilitation Center is in Clark, South Dakota, a city with 1,873 people. We awarded it an overall grade of C, which is a middle of the road grade. As far as we can see, this nursing home ought to be a good fit for most people. One of the best aspects of this nursing home's report card is its exemplary inspection score, which we will address in the next paragraph.
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Clark Care and Rehabilitation Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Limited Liability company
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Pain Management
- Oncology Care
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Lymphedema Care
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Best Nursing Home in South Dakota Awards 2019
Registered Staff Hours
We want to draw your attention to the fact that this nursing home outperformed its overall grade in the area of inspections. In fact, it received a nearly flawless government inspection report this year. As a result, it received one of our highest scores in that category with a grade of A+. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in computing our inspection scores. One of those factors is health deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of the deficiencies is arguably more important than the quantity of deficiencies, as some deficiencies can be relatively insignificant. Unfortunately, it does not appear that we have information about this nursing home's deficiencies. We wish we had more data for this nursing home. Without having access to complete deficiency related data, it was a challenge to assess this nursing home in this area.
Short-term Care Quality
One of this nursing home's higher category scores was in the category of short-term care. This proved to be its second best category. In that area, we awarded this facility a C. Our short-term care ratings are arguably most critical for those requiring rehabilitation from their nursing home. Rehabilitation usually mandates additional highly-skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes not merely nursing, but also physical and occupational therapy, as well as other variations of therapy. Unfortunately, this facility was below average in terms of its level of physical therapy and registered nurse hours provided to its patients based on the metrics we assessed. The last item we assessed in this area is the number of residents that were able to return home from the nursing home. We found that just 0 percent of this facility's residents returned home. This figure was below the national average.
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Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home was given its third best category grade in the category of long-term care. We awarded this facility a grade of C in this category, which is a respectable grade. With our long-term care assessment, we focus on the sheer quantity of services provided by a facility, as well as some qualitative metrics. After looking at the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we next considered the facility's vaccination record. We were somewhat surprised to discover that this facility vaccinated just 88.78505 percent of its patients against pneumonia. Nevertheless, this place was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. It had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
This nursing home's worst area was nursing, which is the final category we analyzed. It received a lowly F for this area. Even with multiple decent grades in other areas, this score is nevertheless concerning so we wanted to draw your attention to it. There are a host of factors included in this grade. Many of the factors relate to levels of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a much lower figure than we are used to seeing. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing scores. This nursing home fared well in the area of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these metrics to be reliable measures of the quality of nursing care.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Clark Care and Rehabilitation Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Clark Care and Rehabilitation Center, 7.28% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint tells you the percent of long-term stay residents who are suffering from pressure ulcers or bed sores. We use this statistic in calculating our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Clark Care and Rehabilitation Center, 4.89% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of residents who sustained a major fall. Falls leading to severe injury are considered to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care . Major falls are often caused by lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Clark Care and Rehabilitation Center, 3.77% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered to be a measure of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are often linked to a facility with worst hygiene practices. However, this statistic could also be skewed for some nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Clark Care and Rehabilitation Center, 21.57% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients who were given antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications may be vital to many patients, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used appropriately. In some cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate that a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Clark Care and Rehabilitation Center, 15.08% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of patients given antianxiety medications. These medications are generally prescribed to patients experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Clark Care and Rehabilitation Center, 7.26% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients who are exhibiting depressive symptoms. Higher rates of depression may indicate a less hospitable environment.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Clark Care and Rehabilitation Center, 96.44% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents that were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Clark Care and Rehabilitation Center, 16.45% Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and continence. Many believe this is a reliable measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Clark Care and Rehabilitation Center, 16.22% Percentage of Residents
This is the percent of residents who were able to retain mobility over time. Preserving mobility is often a good sign for residents' health.
In Clark Care and Rehabilitation Center, 1.2 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of care. There is usually a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the overall quality of long-term care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Clark Care and Rehabilitation Center, 16.22 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is generally a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Clark Care and Rehabilitation Center, 13.35 Percentage of Patients
Measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to gauge the well-being of patients during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Clark Care and Rehabilitation Center, 84.99% Percentage of Resident
This is the percent of short-term residents who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. High levels of independence with ADL's generally correlates with higher quality rehabilitation.