Eastern Star Home of South Dakota is a small non-profit facility located in Redfield, South Dakota. We awarded this facility an A- overall grade, ranking it in the top 20 percent of all facilities in the United States. Based on our assessment, this place is just about as as good as it gets. We also gave this facility impressive grades in each of the major categories. More information about these categories can be found below.
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Eastern Star Home of South Dakota
- Nursing Home
Updated Nov 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- No Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
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Top Nursing Home in South Dakota Awards 2019
Best Nursing Home in Redfield, South Dakota Awards 2019
Best Nursing Home in South Dakota Awards 2020
Best Nursing Home in Redfield, South Dakota Awards 2020
Top Nursing Home in South Dakota Awards 2021
Best Nursing Home in Redfield, South Dakota Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
One of the many reasons this turned out to be a quality nursing home is that it earned an A+ in our inspections category. This is as good as it gets in this very important category. Inspection grades take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these issues by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. Unfortunately, we were not able to track down information on deficiency's for this nursing home. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
We also want to alert you to the fact that this facility received a high-end grade of A in our long-term care category. When nursing homes receive a score in this range in this category it typically means it has plenty of staff and is a quality place to live on a permanent basis. Once we looked at the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we next considered the nursing home's vaccination records. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its residents for pneumonia, which is significantly higher than the majority of nursing homes. Finally, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
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Short-term Care Quality
Turning to the third area, this facility also earned a grade of B+ for its short-term care rating. This is a well above average score in this area. In the area of short-term care, we try to assess indicators of a facility's rehabilitation services. We analyze the facility's skilled nursing services, including the ones performed by registered nurses and physical and occupational therapists. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not all nursing homes employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, according to the data this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The final statistic we looked at in this category is the number of residents that who were able to eventually return home from the facility. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home as opposed to remaining at the facility on a permanent basis.
Moving on to our fourth category, this facility was given a strong nursing score. We gave it a B+ in that area, completing one of our more impressive profiles. Our nursing grade is based on a number of data points. The most heavily weighted variable is the number of hours nurses spend with patients. This facility provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also factored a few quality-based metrics into our nursing grades. This place was relatively weak in two of the major areas we focus on, with below average scores for minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. These areas are generally reliable indicators of the quality of nursing care provided.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Eastern Star Home of South Dakota Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Eastern Star Home of South Dakota, 8.7% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This metric is is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents that developed pressure ulcers. We have found that pressure ulcers are a reliable barometer of the quality of nursing care a nursing home provides.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Eastern Star Home of South Dakota, 5.31% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of patients who have had a major fall. Falls resulting in major injury are often associated with poor nursing care. Additional nurse staffing can minimize the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Eastern Star Home of South Dakota, 6.19% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of patients that have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many experts to be an indicator of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are often the result of worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this datapoint can be skewed for certain nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Eastern Star Home of South Dakota, 26.55% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. These drugs are sometimes used for a variety of conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Eastern Star Home of South Dakota, 14.16% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of patients who were given antianxiety medications. These medications are prescribed to residents suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Eastern Star Home of South Dakota, 5.71% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients who are exhibiting depressive symptoms. Increased rates of depression may imply a less hospitable environment.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Eastern Star Home of South Dakota, 100% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Eastern Star Home of South Dakota, 22% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's may indicate decline of a resident's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Eastern Star Home of South Dakota, 30.25% of Residents
This is the percent of patients that remained mobile levels over time. Retaining mobility can be a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Eastern Star Home of South Dakota, 0.01 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of care. There is generally a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the overall quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Eastern Star Home of South Dakota, 30.25% of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care.
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