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Dells Nursing and Rehab Center

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Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: D
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Dells Nursing and Rehab Center's website

1400 Thresher Dr,
Dell Rapids SD 57022

(605) 428-5478

96.19% estimated occupancy 1

Note: Dells Nursing and Rehab Center has been flagged for abuse in the past 12 months. We have capped this facility's overall grade accordingly.

Dells Nursing and Rehab Center is a small nursing home located in Dell Rapids, South Dakota. We gave this facility an overall grade of D. A score of this caliber generally suggests a few red flags. If you are not satisfied with this facility's pedestrian overall grade, you may have to look in other cities as this is the only nursing home in Dell Rapids. We would not blame you if you're ready to stop reading and find another facility. However, if you want to learn more about this facility's category grades, nursing grades are discussed in the next paragraph.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Corporation
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Recreational Therapy


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Nurse Quality

Grade: B-minus

Although we were not high on this nursing home overall, we gave it a B- in nursing. This score is better than its overall rating. Nursing scores are based in large part on levels of nurse staffing. This facility provided just 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a relatively low total compared to most other facilities. Lastly, despite not having the most impressive total nursing hours, this nursing home performed admirably in the metric of preventing major falls. This is typically a good indicator that a place has quality controls in place.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-minus

This facilities second best category is short-term care. We gave it a B- in this area. This is essentially a middle of the road grade in this category. In computing our short-term care grades, we look at the facility's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. The goal is to formulate a measure for comparing the rehabilitation services of different facilities. Unfortunately, we found that this facility provided fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than most other nursing homes. The tricky part is determining what effect this had on the quality of care. Finally, we considered the number of patients who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this facility's residents returned home. At most nursing homes, closer to half of their patients are able to return home so this figure is below average.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B-minus

The next area we analyzed was long-term care. In that area, we awarded this nursing home a solid grade of B-. Our long-term care ratings are meaningful for prospective residents in need of personal care. After considering the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we then analyzed the nursing home's vaccination statistics. We were disappointed to learn that this facility vaccinated a relatively low 86.875 percent of its residents for pneumonia. On a more positive note, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had only 0.02 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.

Facility Inspections

Grade: F

Turning the last category of inspections, this facility had an abysmal showing. It received an F in our inspection rating. With facilities that received this bad of an inspection score, we recommend scrutinizing the severe deficiencies on its inspection report. This particular nursing home was hit with 3 deficiencies on its inspection report. The only favorable thing we can say is that none of its deficiencies were in the categories that indicate that they caused a risk to resident health or safety. Finally, this facility was cited by CMS for possible abuse or neglect. We would not recommend this facility under any circumstance.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Sep 22

Dells Nursing and Rehab Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B-plus

In Dells Nursing and Rehab Center, 6.44% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This indicates the percentage of patients that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are often caused by residents not being moved frequently enough.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: F

In Dells Nursing and Rehab Center, 5.62% of Patients had Serious Falls

This statistic is an indication of the percent of long-term residents which suffered a fall which resulted in major injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls may be a sign of lower levels of patient supervision.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B

In Dells Nursing and Rehab Center, 3.42% of Patients had UTIs

This datapoint indicates the percentage of long-term residents who had a urinary tract infection. While more infections could reflect poorly on a nursing home's cleanliness, it can be problematic to compare between facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: D

In Dells Nursing and Rehab Center, 19.49% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This figure indicates the percent of long-term stay patients receiving antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications serve an important medical purpose, it is important to confirm these medications are being used only where medically required. In limited cases, excessive reliance on these medications may mean that a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A

In Dells Nursing and Rehab Center, 15.06% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This statistic is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents receiving antianxiety medications.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A+

In Dells Nursing and Rehab Center, 4.79% of Patients

This tells you the percent of patients who are exhibiting signs of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: D

In Dells Nursing and Rehab Center, 95.19% of Patients

This tells you the percent of patients that were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B

In Dells Nursing and Rehab Center, 16.7% Percentage of Patients

Measures the percentage of long-term patients that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as dressing and eating. Some experts would argue that this is a reliable measure of a patient's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B

In Dells Nursing and Rehab Center, 19.23% Percentage of Residents

This metric tracks the percent of long-term care patients who retained mobility levels. Some experts believe that the ability to move around is critical to residents' mental and physical well-being.


Grade: C

In Dells Nursing and Rehab Center, 1.24 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B

In Dells Nursing and Rehab Center, 19.23 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This datapoint measures the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term resident care. Avoiding the hospital during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the physical abilities of patients.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Avera Dells Area Hospital - CahCritical Access Hospitals 0.33 miles away909 N Iowa Ave Dell Rapids South Dakota 57022Voluntary non-profit - Private(605) 428-5431
  • Avera Flandreau Hospital - CahCritical Access Hospitals 16.22 miles away214 North Prairie Street Flandreau South Dakota 57028Voluntary non-profit - Private(605) 997-2433