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Dells Nursing and Rehab Center

  • Nursing Home

Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

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

1400 Thresher Dr,
Dell Rapids SD 57022

(605) 428-5478

94.76% 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. With a rock bottom overall grade of F, this facility didn't fare well in our assessment. 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 wouldn't blame you if you are ready to stop reading and find another nursing home. However, if you want to learn more about this facility's category grades, we will discuss nursing in the next section.

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

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Nurse Quality

Grade: B-minus

Although this facility's overall grade was rock bottom, it didn't perform as badly in nursing. In fact, we awarded it a B- for this category. When computing our nursing grades, we assess both nursing hours and the levels of licensure of those nurses. This nursing home provides only 0 hours of nursing care per patient per day. This is a somewhat uninspiring figure as it is well below average. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this place surprisingly excelled in some of the quality measures we assessed. In fact, it scored well in terms of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care. In some cases, the quality of nursing care is as important as the number of hours of care offered.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-minus

Surprisingly, we awarded this nursing home a B- for its short-term care rating, which is not too bad of a score. In determining our short-term care ratings, we size up a nursing home's levels of skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists respiratory therapists and other licensed professionals. This score is typically a meaningful assessment of the nursing home's ability to rehabilitate patients. Unfortunately, we found that this place provided fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than most other facilities. The tricky part is determining what effect this had on the quality of care. Lastly, we looked at the percentage of patients that who were able to eventually return home from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home. This figure was actually quite a bit below the national average.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B-minus

This facility also didn't fare too badly in the category of long-term care. Indeed, we gave it a B- for that area, which turned out to be another one of its higher scores. In calculating our long-term care grades, we look at the personal care received by the nursing home's patients. On top of looking at the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. We found that this facility gave the vaccine to just 85.06493 percent of its patients, which is slightly concerning. On a more positive note, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.

Facility Inspections

Grade: F

The last category we looked at is inspections. This nursing home didn't receive favorable government inspection reports in recent years. Consequently, we had to give it an F. With places that received this bad of an inspection score, we would scrutinize any severe deficiencies on its inspection report. This particular facility had 3 deficiencies by government inspectors. The only favorable thing we found is that none of its deficiencies were in the categories that suggest they caused a risk to patient safety or health. 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 18Jul 22

Dells Nursing and Rehab Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A

In Dells Nursing and Rehab Center, 6.6% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This is the percent of patients who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be an indicator of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are often caused by patients staying in one position for too long.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: F

In Dells Nursing and Rehab Center, 5.44% of Patients had Serious Falls

This metric is an indication of the percent of long-term patients who suffered falls which caused serious injury. This is one of the statistics we use in determining our nursing ratings.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A+

In Dells Nursing and Rehab Center, 3.35% of Patients had UTIs

This indicates the percentage of patients that have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered by many experts to be a barometer of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are often linked to a facility with lower levels of hygiene. Nevertheless, this datapoint could be misleading for certain facilities due to varying reporting standards for infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: D

In Dells Nursing and Rehab Center, 19.13% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This indicates the percent of residents who were given antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic medications are administered to patients for a variety of conditions, including cognitive disorders. Unfortunately, in some cases, excessive reliance on these medications may mean a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A-minus

In Dells Nursing and Rehab Center, 14.63% 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, 4.93% of Patients

This is the percentage of patients demonstrating signs of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: D

In Dells Nursing and Rehab Center, 94.89% 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: B

In Dells Nursing and Rehab Center, 16.78% 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: B

In Dells Nursing and Rehab Center, 21.3% 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: B

In Dells Nursing and Rehab Center, 1.08 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: B

In Dells Nursing and Rehab Center, 21.3 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