With an address in Rapid City, South Dakota, Clarkson Health Care is one of seven facilities in this city. This nursing home received an A- overall, which is a very strong rating. This is just about as good of a nursing home as you'll find. The best part of this facility's strong report card was its inspection grade. We discuss inspections in the next section
Clarkson Health Care
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
One of the many reasons this turned out to be a quality nursing home is that it earned an A+ inspection grade. This is as good as it gets in this very important area. Perhaps the most important factor we look at in computing our inspection scores is deficiencies. Deficiencies are found on a nursing home's inspection reports. Places with better grades in this area typically avoided the most severe deficiencies involving health risks or even death. This particular nursing home had just a single deficiency on its inspection report and it was not one deemed to pose a threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
Among its many elite grades, this facility was awarded an excellent long-term care score. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A- in that area. When facilities receive a score in this range in long-term care it generally means it's well-staffed and is an overall good place to live on a permanent basis. After assessing the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we next considered the nursing home's vaccination statistics. This nursing home vaccinated 97.41936 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which is far higher than the majority of nursing homes. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. It had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
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In addition, this facility also received favorable nursing grades this year. In fact, we awarded them one of our better scores in that area, with a grade of B+. The nursing rating is based on a handful of datapoints, however, the paramount consideration is the quantity of nurse hours spent with patients. This particular nursing home 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 nursing home performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a place has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can many times be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Short-term Care Quality
The last area we scored was short-term care. We awarded this facility a solid grade in this category, with a B-. Although this wasn't as dominant as several of this nursing home's other grades, it is nevertheless not a poor grade. In calculating our short-term care grades, we quantify the facility's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. Our objective is to formulate a scale for sizing up the rehabilitation services of various nursing homes. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every nursing home employs these types of nurses. However, based on the data this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Finally, we considered the percentage of residents that ultimately were able to return home from this facility. We found that 4.3 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home. This figure was actually well below average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Clarkson Health Care Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Clarkson Health Care, 6.6% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This metric measures the percentage of long-term care patients which suffered from pressure ulcers. We find that pressure ulcers are a solid indicator of nursing care quality.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Clarkson Health Care, 5.44% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of patients who sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injuries are considered to be a barometer of nursing care at a nursing home. Falls resulting in injury are often caused by poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Clarkson Health Care, 3.35% of Patients had UTIs
This metric measures the percentage of long-term residents which have experienced a urinary tract infection. UTI's may be a sign of a facility with worst hygiene practices. However, this statistic can also be skewed for certain facilities due to varying reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Clarkson Health Care, 19.13% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents which were administered antipsychotic drugs. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents in scenarios where such medications aren't medically indicated. Nevertheless, some nursing homes need to rely more on these drugs due to an increased number of patients suffering from Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Clarkson Health Care, 14.63% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is an indication of the percentage of long-term patients who were given antianxiety medication. These drugs are used to treat residents experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Clarkson Health Care, 4.93% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term stay residents who are demonstrating signs of depression. Many argue this is a measure of resident quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Clarkson Health Care, 94.89% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients who have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for nursing home patients, making these vaccines indispensable.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Clarkson Health Care, 16.78% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Clarkson Health Care, 21.3% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percentage of residents that maintained mobility over time. Optimizing mobility can be a great sign for residents' health.
In Clarkson Health Care, 1.08 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Clarkson Health Care, 21.3 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term resident care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Clarkson Health Care, 10.25 Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to measure patient care during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Clarkson Health Care, 79.4% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percentage of short-term stay patients that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. High levels of performance with activities of daily living usually correlates with superior rehabilitation services.
Scores for Rapid City, SD
- Overall Rating has a grade of B
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A
Looking for more options? Rapid City, South Dakota has 6 other nursing homes
- Regional Health Rapid City HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 1.81 miles away353 Fairmont Blvd Post Office Box 6000 Rapid City South Dakota 57701Voluntary non-profit - Private(605) 755-1000