David M Dorsett Healthcare Community is an average-sized nursing home located in Spearfish, South Dakota. This nursing home is a solid facility, with an overall grade of C. You can definitely do worse than this facility. The best part of this place's profile is its stellar inspection grade. Inspection reports are discussed in the next paragraph.
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David M Dorsett Healthcare Community
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- 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
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Registered Staff Hours
To go along with its relatively modest overall grade, we gave this facility an A for its inspection grade. This grade is far better than the facility's overall grade. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in computing our inspection grades. One of those factors is health deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of the deficiencies is usually more meaningful than the number of deficiencies, as some of these end up being relatively insignificant. 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 facility's second highest area is short-term care. In that category, we awarded this facility a grade of B-. Our short-term care grades are based in part on a facility's quantity of highly-skilled highly skilled professionals. This includes a vast scope of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, not to mention other types of therapy. Unfortunately, this place was below average in terms of its number of registered nurse and physical therapy hours provided to its patients based on the measures we assessed. The last statistic we assessed in this area is the percentage of patients that were able to return home from the nursing home. We found that just 5.9 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home. Unfortunately, this was below average.
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Long-term Care Quality
We also gave this facility a middle of the pack grade in the area of long-term care, where we awarded it a B-. Our long-term care grades are more meaningful for individuals requiring more traditional services associated with personal care. Once we finished looking at the quantity of care provided by nurses, we then analyzed the facility's vaccination record. We were pleased to discover that this nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its residents for pneumonia. This facility was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
The last area we scored is nursing, which ended up being this nursing home's weakest category. Unfortunately, we gave it a lowly F for this area, which is obviously very concerning. When determining our nursing grades, we analyze both nursing hours and the skill levels of the nurses. This place offered only 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing scores. This facility performed well when it comes to avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. Many consider these statistics to be reliable indicators 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, 5.05% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of residents that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are often the result of patients not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing protocols can reduce the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In David M Dorsett Healthcare Community, 6.47% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of residents that have had a major fall. Falls leading to major injury are often the result of lower quality nursing care. Better nursing protocols minimizes the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In David M Dorsett Healthcare Community, 6.4% of Patients had UTIs
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents which sustained a UTI. UTI's may be a sign of lower quality nursing care. However, this statistic could also be misleading for some facilities due to different reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In David M Dorsett Healthcare Community, 13.7% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients given antipsychotic drugs. These medications are sometimes used for several medical conditions, including cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In David M Dorsett Healthcare Community, 13.01% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint tells you the percent of long-term patients which are administered antianxiety medication. These medications are typically prescribed to patients experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In David M Dorsett Healthcare Community, 6.79% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay patients who are showing signs of depression. Some believe that this is a reasonable measure of resident quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In David M Dorsett Healthcare Community, 98.55% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients who were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In David M Dorsett Healthcare Community, 14.29% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term care patients who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and bathing.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In David M Dorsett Healthcare Community, 14.51% of Residents
This tells you the percentage of residents who remained mobile levels over time. Optimizing mobility can be a good sign for residents' health.
In David M Dorsett Healthcare Community, 0.01 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In David M Dorsett Healthcare Community, 14.51% of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is typically a correlation between staying out of the hospital and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In David M Dorsett Healthcare Community, 35.79% of Patients
This is the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In David M Dorsett Healthcare Community, 94.07% of Resident
This is the percentage of short-term patients that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Higher levels of autonomy with ADL's typically correlates with superior rehabilitation services.
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