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Dells Nursing and Rehab Center

  • Nursing Home

Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese

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

1400 Thresher Dr,
Dell Rapids SD 57022

(605) 428-5478

93.12% estimated occupancy 1

Dells Nursing and Rehab Center is the lone facility located in Dell Rapids, South Dakota. We gave this facility an overall grade of C. A grade in this range requires some respectable scores. Based on our assessment, this place ought to meet the needs of many people. The best part of this facility's profile is is its short-term care rating. We discuss short-term care in the next section.

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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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Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-plus

We want to point out that this facility received favorable marks in the category of short-term care this year. We gave them one of our better scores in that category, with a B+. This proved to be the facility's best grade and helped its profile overall. In calculating our short-term care grades, we analyze the facility's levels of highly skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists respiratory therapists and other licensed professionals. This area is generally a useful measure of a facility's rehabilitation services. Unfortunately, we weren't able to locate registered nurse or physical therapy staffing data for this facility. The last statistic we looked at in this category is the percentage of residents that who were able to eventually return home from the nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home as opposed to remaining at the facility on a permanent basis.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B

One of the other reasons we rated this nursing home so highly is that it earned a very impressive nursing grade. In fact, nursing proved to be its second best category grade. In that area, we awarded this facility an B. We analyzed the skill-level of nurses at the nursing home, in addition to the quantity of time those nurses worked with residents, in computing our grade in this area. This nursing home provides 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This place performed very well in terms of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B

In addition, we also would like to note that this facility was given positive long-term care marks this year. We gave them one of our more impressive grades in that area, with a B. Long-term care scores of this caliber generally require both 24/7 care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine healthcare services. After looking at the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we then looked at the nursing home's vaccination records. This nursing home vaccinated 90.79755 percent of its patients for pneumonia, which is somewhat below what we were hoping for but still a reasonably acceptable percentage. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0.02 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.

Facility Inspections

Grade: F

The last category we assessed was inspections. This nursing home did not receive favorable government inspections in recent years. We gave it an F in this category. This pulled down this facility's overall grade significantly. For facilities with bad inspection ratings, you should really focus on any severe deficiencies found on their inspection reports. This particular nursing home was hit with 3 deficiencies on its inspection report. The only favorable thing we found is that none of these deficiencies were in the categories that indicate that they caused a risk to resident safety or health. Lastly, we want to point out that this nursing home received significant government fines in excess of $50,000. This typically means that inspectors grew tired after multiple years of bad inspections.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18May 23

Dells Nursing and Rehab Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: D

In Dells Nursing and Rehab Center, 7.28% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This tells you the percent of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are routinely the result of patients not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing care limits the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A

In Dells Nursing and Rehab Center, 4.89% of Patients had Serious Falls

This is the percentage of residents that sustained a major fall. Falls leading to major injuries are considered to be a barometer of nursing care at a nursing home. Falls are often the result of lower levels of patient supervision.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B

In Dells Nursing and Rehab Center, 3.77% of Patients had UTIs

This tells you the percent of patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are routinely associated with nursing homes with worse hygiene protocols. More frequent bathing limits the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. Note that this statistic is sometimes skewed by the fact that facilities have varying reporting standards for infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: D

In Dells Nursing and Rehab Center, 21.57% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This indicates the percent of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. These drugs are used for treating a variety of conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A

In Dells Nursing and Rehab Center, 15.08% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is an indication of the percent of long-term stay residents which were administered antianxiety medication. These drugs are prescribed to patients experiencing anxiety and depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A+

In Dells Nursing and Rehab Center, 7.26% of Patients

This is the percentage of patients demonstrating signs of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: C

In Dells Nursing and Rehab Center, 96.44% of Patients

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

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: D

In Dells Nursing and Rehab Center, 16.45% Percentage of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and taking a bath.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A-minus

In Dells Nursing and Rehab Center, 16.22% Percentage of Residents

This is the percent of patients that were able to retain mobility over time. Retaining mobility is often a good sign for residents' health.


Grade: D

In Dells Nursing and Rehab Center, 1.2 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of care. There is a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the quality of nursing home care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: C

In Dells Nursing and Rehab Center, 16.22 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term resident care.

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