Eastern Star Home of South Dakota is a small non-profit facility located in Redfield, South Dakota. This facility is one of the highest-graded facilities we found. A grade in this range requires superb marks across the board. We simply can not say enough favorable things about this nursing home. Keep reading to see this nursing home's category scores, which are equally impressive. You just can't do any better than a straight A profile.
Eastern Star Home of South Dakota
Updated May 1, 2022 by Sara Levinsohn
126 W 12th Avenue Post Office Box 150,
Redfield SD 57469
98.92% estimated occupancy 1
Registered Staff Hours
Long-term Care Quality
On top of being a first rate facility overall, this nursing home also fared well in our long-term care category, where it earned a grade of A+. Few nursing homes fared better in this area. When facilities receive this type of grade in long-term care it is typically a good sign for resident care and indicates that the nursing home is well-staffed with nurses and aids. One of the criteria we considered on top of this facility's impressive nursing hours was vaccines. This facility administered the pneumonia vaccine to 100 percent of its residents. Vaccines are a great way to avoid unnecessary hospitalizations for seniors. This combination proved to be effective as this nursing home keeps its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 1.19 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a significantly better hospitalization rate than the majority of nursing homes.
Adding to this facility's impressive resume, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A for our inspections rating. These inspection ratings weigh several factors, including deficiencies and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these factors by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. Unfortunately, it does not appear that we have deficiency data for this nursing home. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
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This nursing home also received a very impressive nursing grade. In that area, we awarded this facility a grade of A. Our nursing score is based on the facility's level of nurse staffing. We factor in both the levels of skill of the nurses as well as the amount of time spent with residents. This place provided 4.4 hours of nursing care per patient on a daily basis, which is among the higher figures in the country. A significant percentage of those hours were provided by registered nurses, which are one of the most skilled levels of nurses. We are very impressed by these statistics. On top of offering high levels of nursing care, this nursing home also excelled in several of the quality-based metrics we looked at. With below five percent of its residents suffering from pressure ulcers, it fared as well as any nursing home the nation in this category. This is usually an indicator that a facility has reliable quality controls in place. Many pressure ulcers could be prevented by offering better nursing care and having a policy of moving patients at least once a day.
Short-term Care Quality
In the final category we graded, this facility was awarded a very favorable grade of A- in our short-term care category. With this score, the nursing home wrapped up a straight A profile. With our short-term care grade, we attempt to create a valuable measure for rehabilitation. In this process, we look at the facility's level of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as speech therapy. This nursing home elevated its grade in this category by offering more care from registered nurses to its residents than the average facility. The final item we assessed in this category is the number of residents who were able to leave the facility and return home. We found that 0 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home.
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, 6.89% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many experts to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are routinely the result of patients staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Eastern Star Home of South Dakota, 5.34% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of patients that sustained a fall resulting in severe injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Eastern Star Home of South Dakota, 3.45% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of residents that have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care . UTI's are routinely linked to a facility with lower levels of hygiene. However, this metric could be skewed for some nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Eastern Star Home of South Dakota, 18.95% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is an indication of the percentage of long-term care residents that were administered antipsychotic drugs. Increased usage of these drugs may indicate that a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior in scenarios where such medications aren't medically indicated. However, some nursing homes may need to rely more on these medications due to having more residents with dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Eastern Star Home of South Dakota, 14.72% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic measures the percent of long-term patients taking antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Eastern Star Home of South Dakota, 4.35% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents who are showing signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Eastern Star Home of South Dakota, 95.79% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term care patients who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Eastern Star Home of South Dakota, 16.33% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay patients who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and bathing. Some experts argue this is a measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Eastern Star Home of South Dakota, 21.79% Percentage of Residents
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents that retained mobility levels.
In Eastern Star Home of South Dakota, 1.08 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care. There is typically a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and the overall quality of long-term care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Eastern Star Home of South Dakota, 21.79 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care.
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