With an address in Bridgewater, South Dakota, Diamond Care Center is the only facility we were able to find in the city. This nursing home proved to be a respectable facility, with an overall grade of C. Based on our ratings, there are definitely much worse facilities out there. The best part of this facility's report card was is its inspection grade. Inspection grades are discussed in the next section.
Diamond Care Center
- Nursing Home
- Assisted Living
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
901 N Main St Post Office Box 300,
Bridgewater SD 57319
97.14% estimated occupancy 1
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- No Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Occupational Therapy
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
While this facility's overall grade was not bad, it really excelled in the area of inspections. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A- for that category, which is one of our best scores. Perhaps the most important factor we look at in determining our inspection ratings is deficiencies. Deficiencies are found on a nursing home's inspection reports. Nursing homes with higher grades in this category typically dodged the more severe deficiencies involving health risks or even death. Although this nursing home had a few deficiencies on its inspection report, none of them were major deficiencies based on CMS' deficiency scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is always a good sign.
Long-term Care Quality
Turning to the category of long-term care, we awarded this nursing home a score of A- in that category. Nursing homes that receive this type of score in this category typically provide consistent around the clock care to ensure residents are kept in good health. Once we concluded our assessment of the amount of nursing care, we next considered the facility's vaccination statistics. This nursing home vaccinated 63.809525 percent of its residents against pneumonia. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. It had only 0.02 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
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Short-term Care Quality
Our third category we analyzed is short-term care, where this facility was given an F. Our short-term care ratings are crucial for people needing rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically utilizes more skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing means a broad range of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. Considering its poor rating in this category, we weren't shocked to learn that this place offered substantially fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than most facilities. Lastly, we considered the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that just 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.
The final category we assessed is nursing, which proved to be this nursing home's worst category. Unfortunately, we gave it an abysmal F in this area, which is clearly very disappointing. When computing our nursing ratings, we factor in both the number of hours nurses spend with residents and the skill levels of those nurses. This place averaged only 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in calculating our nursing ratings. This facility fared well in terms of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these statistics to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Diamond Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Diamond Care Center, 6.44% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This gauges the percentage of long-term patients that suffered from pressure ulcers. We have found that pressure ulcers are a great barometer of the quality of nursing care a nursing home provides.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Diamond Care Center, 5.62% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of patients who have had a major fall. Falls leading to serious injuries are considered to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . Falls are often caused by lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Diamond Care Center, 3.42% of Patients had UTIs
This figure gauges the percent of long-term care patients that have suffered from UTI's. Although more infections could reflect poorly on a nursing home's nursing care, it is problematic to compare different facilities due to nursing homes having differing reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Diamond Care Center, 19.49% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic medications are administered to patients for many medical conditions, such as cognitive disorders. Tragically, in some cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate that a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Diamond Care Center, 15.06% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of residents prescribed antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are given to residents suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Diamond Care Center, 4.79% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients who are showing depressive symptoms. Higher rates of depression could be an indicator worse patient care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Diamond Care Center, 95.19% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term residents that have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for nursing home residents, making these vaccines critical to patient care.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Diamond Care Center, 16.7% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living may be a sign of erosion of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Diamond Care Center, 19.23% Percentage of Residents
This metric measures the percent of long-term care residents that retained mobility levels. Some believe that the ability to move around is critical to patients mental and physical health.
In Diamond Care Center, 1.24 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of care. There is generally a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and the quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Diamond Care Center, 19.23 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care. There is a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Diamond Care Center, 10.33 Percentage of Patients
This metric measures 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 Diamond Care Center, 80.24% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percentage of short-term residents who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
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