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Eastern Star Home of South Dakota

  • Nursing Home

Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: A
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126 W 12th Avenue Post Office Box 150,
Redfield SD 57469

(605) 472-0658

103.21% estimated occupancy 1

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 ten 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.

Quick Details

  • No Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • Non profit - Corporation

Awards

Top Nursing Home in South Dakota badge

Top Nursing Home in South Dakota Awards 2019

Best Nursing Home in Redfield, South Dakota badge

Best Nursing Home in Redfield, South Dakota Awards 2019

Best Nursing Home in South Dakota badge

Best Nursing Home in South Dakota Awards 2020

Best Nursing Home in Redfield, South Dakota badge

Best Nursing Home in Redfield, South Dakota Awards 2020

Top Nursing Home in South Dakota badge

Top Nursing Home in South Dakota Awards 2021

Best Nursing Home in Redfield, South Dakota badge

Best Nursing Home in Redfield, South Dakota Awards 2021

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A-plus

In addition to receiving a great overall grade, this facility also received an A+ long-term care grade. Nursing homes that excel in this category typically provide residents with better supervision and stay on top of routine healthcare services. Once we looked at the quantity 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 patients for pneumonia. Vaccines are critical to keeping patients out of the hospital. Finally, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had only 0.02 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.

Facility Inspections

Grade: A

This nursing home has received near flawless government inspections recently. We awarded them an A in this area. Arguably the most important factor we look at in determining our inspection grades is deficiencies. Deficiencies are found on a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities with higher scores in this category typically avoided the most severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or death. It does not appear that we have deficiency counts for this nursing home. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Nurse Quality

Grade: A-minus

This nursing home also received a very impressive nursing grade. In that area, we awarded this facility a grade of A-. When computing our nursing scores, we weigh both the number of hours nurses spend with residents and the levels of licensure of the nurses. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This nursing home performed very well in the area of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A-minus

The last category we scored is short-term care, where this nursing home was given a grade of A-. This completed a first-rate profile. Very few facilities received an A- or higher in all four categories. Short-term care grades are generally employed to grade a nursing home's rehabilitation services. To provide highly graded rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally must provide higher levels of highly skilled nursing services. These types of services include registered nurses, physical therapists, speech therapists and other highly trained professionals. Fortunately, it looks like this facility employs registered nurses. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the data they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Finally, we considered the number of patients who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients returned home.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Sep 22

Eastern Star Home of South Dakota Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A-plus

In Eastern Star Home of South Dakota, 6.44% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This tells you the percentage of patients who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage caused by staying in the same position for an excessive period of time.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: F

In Eastern Star Home of South Dakota, 5.62% of Patients had Serious Falls

This tells you the percentage of patients who suffered from a fall which caused major injury.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B-plus

In Eastern Star Home of South Dakota, 3.42% of Patients had UTIs

This indicates the percent of patients who have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are often caused by facilities with lower levels of hygiene. Closer supervision can minimize the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. Note that this datapoint is affected by by the fact that nursing homes have incongruent reporting standards for infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: D

In Eastern Star Home of South Dakota, 19.49% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This statistic gauges the percent of long-term stay residents taking antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to make sure these medications are being used only where medically required. In limited cases, increased usage of these drugs may suggest a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: C

In Eastern Star Home of South Dakota, 15.06% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This figure gauges the percent of long-term care patients who were given antianxiety medication. These drugs are given to residents experiencing anxiety and depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: C

In Eastern Star Home of South Dakota, 4.79% of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients showing depressive symptoms. Many in the industry argue this is a reasonable measure of quality of life.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A

In Eastern Star Home of South Dakota, 95.19% of Patients

This metric measures the percent of long-term stay residents that were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for nursing home patients, making these vaccines critical to patient safety.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: D

In Eastern Star Home of South Dakota, 16.7% Percentage of Patients

This indicates the percent of patients that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B

In Eastern Star Home of South Dakota, 19.23% Percentage of Residents

This metric tracks the percentage of long-term stay patients who maintained mobility. Some experts believe that mobility is vital to patients physical and mental well-being.

Hospitalizations

Grade: D

In Eastern Star Home of South Dakota, 1.24 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This tells you the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B

In Eastern Star Home of South Dakota, 19.23 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.