Clark Care and Rehabilitation Center is in Clark, South Dakota, a city with 1,873 people. We awarded it an overall grade of B-, 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.
Clark Care and Rehabilitation Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- 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
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. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
Additionally, we also wanted to note that this nursing home was given favorable long-term care marks this year. We awarded them one of our more favorable grades in this category, with a B+. This proved to be the facility's second highest grade. When facilities receive a grade in this range in long-term care it typically means it has plenty of staff and is a quality place to reside on a permanent basis. Once we assessed the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we next considered the facility's vaccination data. This facility vaccinated 95.14563 percent of its residents against pneumonia. Vaccines are vital to keeping patients healthy. Finally, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
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Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home was given its third best category score in the category of short-term care. We gave this nursing home a C in this category, which is a respectable grade. In determining our short-term care scores, we size up the nursing home's levels of skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists respiratory therapists and other licensed professionals. This area is generally a fair assessment of the nursing home's rehabilitation. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not every nursing home employs these types of nurses. However, according to the data they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Finally, we assessed the percentage 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. At most nursing homes, closer to half of their patients are able to return home so this figure is below average.
The next category we rated is nursing. We gave this nursing home a C in this category. Our nursing rating assesses the nursing home's level of nurse staffing. We look at both the levels of skill of those nurses and the quantity of hours spent with patients. This place averages just 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient on a daily basis, which is well below average. Lastly, despite not having the most impressive total nursing hours, this place performed admirably in the area of preventing major falls. This is generally a good indicator that a nursing home has quality controls in place.
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, 6.6% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of residents that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are often caused by patients staying in one position for too long. Better nursing protocols minimizes the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Clark Care and Rehabilitation Center, 5.44% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of patients that have had a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injury are routinely caused by lower quality nursing care. Better nursing care limits the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Clark Care and Rehabilitation Center, 3.35% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of residents who have had a urinary tract infection. These infections may be associated with poorer hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Clark Care and Rehabilitation Center, 19.13% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of long-term residents who are prescribed antipsychotic medication. Increased usage of these drugs may mean a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents in scenarios where such drugs aren't medically required. Nevertheless, some nursing homes need to rely more on these medications due to having more patients with cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Clark Care and Rehabilitation Center, 14.63% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of residents who were prescribed antianxiety medications. These medications are commonly prescribed to patients suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Clark Care and Rehabilitation Center, 4.93% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who are exhibiting signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Clark Care and Rehabilitation Center, 94.89% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care patients that have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home patients, making these vaccines important for resident well-being.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Clark Care and Rehabilitation Center, 16.78% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Clark Care and Rehabilitation Center, 21.3% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percentage of residents that maintained mobility over time. Retaining mobility is often a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Clark Care and Rehabilitation Center, 1.08 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital is important to maintaining the physical well-being of patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Clark Care and Rehabilitation Center, 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 care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Clark Care and Rehabilitation Center, 10.25 Percentage of Patients
This metric tracks the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Clark Care and Rehabilitation Center, 79.4% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percentage of short-term patients who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Higher levels of performance with ADL's usually correlates with higher quality rehabilitation services.