With an address in Rapid City, South Dakota, Clarkson Health Care is one of five facilities in this city. This nursing home proved to be a grade A facility, which is a truly elite rating. This is just about as good of a nursing home as you'll find. Keep reading to see this nursing home's category ratings, which are also quite good. It is hard to find any major flaws in this nursing home's profile.
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Clarkson Health Care
- 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
- Non profit - Other
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
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Best Nursing Home in South Dakota Awards 2019
Best Nursing Home in Rapid City, South Dakota Awards 2019
Best Nursing Home in South Dakota Awards 2020
Best Nursing Home in Rapid City, South Dakota Awards 2020
Top Nursing Home in South Dakota Awards 2021
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.
One of the other reasons we graded this facility so highly is that it received a very impressive nursing score. Nursing turned out to be its second best category grade. In that category, we gave this nursing home an A. Nursing scores are tied to quantity of nursing care available. This particular nursing home provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This place performed very well in terms of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
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Long-term Care Quality
Turning our next category, we awarded this facility a grade of A for its long-term care score. This is a very strong rating. Facilities that excel in long-term care typically are well-staffed and provide extensive hands on care to residents. In addition to assessing the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility provided the vaccine to 100 percent of its residents, which is what we like to see. Pneumonia can be a deadly ailment for nursing home patients so we like it when a nursing home doesn't take any chances. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Short-term Care Quality
The final category we graded was this facility's weakest category. Nevertheless, even its lowest point would actually be a highlight for most facilities. We awarded it a favorable grade of B for short-term care. Our short-term care grade is often employed to judge a facility's rehabilitation services. To have highly scored rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally need to have better levels of highly skilled nursing services. These types of services include registered nurses, physical therapists, speech therapists and other highly trained professionals. Fortunately, it appear that this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all nursing homes employs these skilled professionals. However, according to the data this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last measure we assessed in this category is the percentage of patients who eventually returned home from the facility. We found that 4.4 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home as opposed to remaining at the facility on a permanent basis.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Clarkson Health Care Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Clarkson Health Care, 7.28% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of residents who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a barometer of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are routinely the result of residents not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Clarkson Health Care, 4.89% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of residents that have had a major fall. Falls leading to severe injury are considered to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Falls resulting in injury are often caused by lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Clarkson Health Care, 3.77% of Patients had UTIs
This statistic is an indication of the percentage of long-term patients that had urinary tract infections. UTI's could be an indicator of poor nursing care. Nevertheless, this statistic may be misleading for certain nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Clarkson Health Care, 21.57% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients who were given antipsychotic drugs. These medications may be used to treat a variety of conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Clarkson Health Care, 15.08% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic tells you the percent of long-term care patients taking antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Clarkson Health Care, 7.26% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients exhibiting signs of depression. Many argue that this is a reliable measure of quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Clarkson Health Care, 96.44% of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term residents who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home patients, making these vaccines critical to patient care.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Clarkson Health Care, 16.45% Percentage of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term patients who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and continence.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Clarkson Health Care, 16.22% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term residents who were able to retain mobility.
In Clarkson Health Care, 1.2 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Clarkson Health Care, 16.22 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric tracks the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Clarkson Health Care, 13.35 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is typically a correlation between having fewer emergency room visits and the quality of rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Clarkson Health Care, 84.99% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percent of short-term care residents that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
Scores for Rapid City, SD
- Overall Rating has a grade of A-minus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of A-minus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of A-minus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A
Looking for more options? Rapid City, South Dakota has 4 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