David M Dorsett Healthcare Community is a small nursing home located in Spearfish, South Dakota. This nursing home received an uninspiring overall grade of D in our grading scheme. Based on our analysis, this nursing home likely isn't a great fit for most people. The only positive thing we can say about this nursing home is that it didn't receive any F's in in any of the major categories. Additional information about its category grades can be found below.
David M Dorsett Healthcare Community
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Limited Liability company
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Medication Management
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Bariatric Care
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
Although we didn't give this place a good overall grade, we did give it a relatively strong grade in the area of inspections, where it received a B+. Inspection grades are based on several datapoints found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Deficiencies are a key thing to look for on these inspections. You should especially avoid nursing homes with severe deficiencies linked to risks to resident well being. This particular nursing home received 8 deficiencies on its inspection report. Overall, this is still a solid inspection report, but we'd always recommend looking into any deficiencies you find troubling.
Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home's next best area ended up being short-term care. In that category, we awarded this nursing home a grade of C. In the area of short-term care, we endeavor to assess measures of a facility's rehabilitation. We assess a nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses and various therapists. Unfortunately, this facility was below average in terms of its number of registered nurse and physical therapy hours provided to its residents based on the measures we assessed. The final measure we considered in this area is the percentage of patients who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We discovered that just 5.1 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home, which is below average.
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Long-term Care Quality
We gave this nursing home just a D for our long-term care rating. This is not one of our better scores. Facilities that don't fare well in long-term care often do not provide as much nursing care and also may be lagging in some of the areas of routine personal care we looked at. In addition to assessing the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. As it turns out, this facility administered the vaccine to only 80.93385 percent of its patients, which is several points lower than we expected. Surprisingly, this nursing home actually fared well at keeping its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had just 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days. This was its best feature in this category.
Turning to our next category, we gave this nursing home a grade of D for the area of nursing. This is the facility's worst category grade. The nursing category weighs quite a few components, many of which are associated with nursing hours. This nursing home provided a meager 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient per day. This is well below average. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in calculating our nursing grades. This place fared well when it comes to avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. Many consider these statistics to be good measures of the quality of nursing care.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
David M Dorsett Healthcare Community Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In David M Dorsett Healthcare Community, 6.6% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of patients that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a measure of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are often caused by residents staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In David M Dorsett Healthcare Community, 5.44% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of residents that suffered from a fall which resulted in severe injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In David M Dorsett Healthcare Community, 3.35% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of patients who sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are often associated with poor nursing care. More frequent bathing minimizes the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. Note that this datapoint is affected by by the fact that nursing homes have incongruent reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In David M Dorsett Healthcare Community, 19.13% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. These drugs are used to treat a variety of medical conditions, such as cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In David M Dorsett Healthcare Community, 14.63% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of residents given antianxiety medications. These drugs are used to treat residents suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In David M Dorsett Healthcare Community, 4.93% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay patients who are demonstrating signs of depression. Some argue this is a measure of quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In David M Dorsett Healthcare Community, 94.89% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term residents who were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In David M Dorsett Healthcare Community, 16.78% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and continence.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In David M Dorsett Healthcare Community, 21.3% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percent of patients who were able to retain mobility over time. Preserving mobility is often a great sign for residents' health.
In David M Dorsett Healthcare Community, 1.08 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In David M Dorsett Healthcare Community, 21.3 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term resident care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In David M Dorsett Healthcare Community, 10.25 Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In David M Dorsett Healthcare Community, 79.4% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percent of short-term residents who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
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