Diamond Care Center is a small nursing home located in Bridgewater, South Dakota. With an A- overall grade, we ranked this facility in the top third of all nursing homes in the country. We couldn't find many bad things to say about this facility. Its scores are as good as they get. This facility also received phenomenal scores in each of the major categories we assessed. More information about these categories can be found below.
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Diamond Care Center
- Nursing Home
- Assisted Living
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- 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
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Registered Staff Hours
One of the reasons this turned out to be a great nursing home is that it earned an impressive nursing rating. In this category, we gave this facility an A-. Our nursing grade is based on the nursing home's nurse staffing levels. We factor in both the levels of training of those nurses as well as the number of hours spent with residents. This nursing home provides 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This nursing home performed very well when it comes to avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
This nursing home has received near flawless government inspections in recent years. We gave them an A- in this category. These inspection grades weigh several factors, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these items by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. Fortunately, although this place had some minor dings on its inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones labeled as categories G through L. This means the inspectors did not deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
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Long-term Care Quality
This facility is also above average in the area of long-term care, where it was awarded a grade of B+. It outpaced most nursing homes in this category. In a long-term care environment, the nursing home's primary objective is to keep patients healthy and safe. This is different than skilled nursing or short-term care where the goal is to rehabilitate patients. On top of looking at the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility vaccinated 80.39216 percent of its patients. This is a few points less than we expected. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Short-term Care Quality
The next area we assessed is short-term care. This facility was awarded a strong nursing rating in our assessment, with a grade of B. Even though this isn't quite as strong as several of its other grades, this remains one of the more favorable grades for that category. Our short-term care grades are based on the nursing home's quantity of skilled highly skilled professionals. This includes a wide spectrum of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, in addition to other forms of therapy. We were not able to find information on registered nurse or physical therapy staffing for this nursing home. The last item we considered in this area is the number of residents who ultimately returned home from the facility. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the facility on a permanent basis.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Diamond Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Diamond Care Center, 7.28% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of patients who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are often the result of patients staying in one position for too long. Better nursing care minimizes the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Diamond Care Center, 4.89% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of residents that sustained a fall resulting in serious injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Diamond Care Center, 3.77% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint gauges the percent of long-term patients who experienced UTI's. UTI's could be a sign of lower quality nursing care. Nevertheless, this datapoint could also be misleading for certain facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Diamond Care Center, 21.57% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of residents who were given antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic drugs are given to residents for a variety of medical conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias. Tragically, in limited situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest that a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Diamond Care Center, 15.08% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of patients given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are administered to residents experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Diamond Care Center, 7.26% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay residents showing depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Diamond Care Center, 96.44% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents who were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for seniors, making these vaccines critical to patient safety.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Diamond Care Center, 16.45% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living could indicate the decline of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Diamond Care Center, 16.22% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percent of residents who retained mobility levels over time. Retaining mobility can be a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Diamond Care Center, 1.2 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Diamond Care Center, 16.22 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care. Avoiding the hospital during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the physical well-being of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Diamond Care Center, 13.35 Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care. Avoiding emergency medical situations is one way to assess patient care during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Diamond Care Center, 84.99% Percentage of Resident
This is the percent of short-term stay residents who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
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