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 Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
126 W 12th Avenue Post Office Box 150,
Redfield SD 57469
103.57% estimated occupancy 1
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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
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Long-term Care Quality
In addition to being a first rate facility overall, this nursing home also fared well in long-term care, where it earned a grade of A. Facilities that excel in this category typically provide residents with more supervision and stay on top of routine medical care. Once we assessed the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we then looked at the facility's vaccination records. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its patients for pneumonia. Vaccines are vital to keeping patients out of the hospital. Lastly, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0.02 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
Adding to its impressive category grades, this nursing home excelled in the category of inspections, where it received a grade of A. Few nursing homes performed better in this area. These inspection scores take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these items by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. Unfortunately, it doesn't appear that we were able to find deficiency counts for this nursing home. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
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Short-term Care Quality
Turning the page to our third area, we gave this facility a grade of A- for our short-term care rating. This is a first-rate rating. 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. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality-based metrics and this place excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any place the nation in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can frequently be prevented by providing better nursing care, such as by having a protocol of moving a patient even once per day.
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, 7.28% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of patients that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are routinely the result of residents staying in one position for too long. Better nursing protocols reduces the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Eastern Star Home of South Dakota, 4.89% of Patients had Serious Falls
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents who experienced a fall resulting in serious injury. We use this statistic in calculating our nursing grades.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Eastern Star Home of South Dakota, 3.77% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are often linked to facilities with worst hygiene practices. Better nursing care can reduce the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. Keep in mind that this statistic is affected by by the fact that nursing homes have varying reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Eastern Star Home of South Dakota, 21.57% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of residents given antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic medications are administered to residents for a variety of conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias. Sadly, in some cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Eastern Star Home of South Dakota, 15.08% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents which were administered antianxiety medication. These medications are given to patients experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Eastern Star Home of South Dakota, 7.26% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents showing signs of depression. Increased levels of depression may imply worse patient care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Eastern Star Home of South Dakota, 96.44% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients that were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home residents, making these vaccines important for resident well-being.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Eastern Star Home of South Dakota, 16.45% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living could be a sign of decline of a patient's health.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Eastern Star Home of South Dakota, 16.22% Percentage of Residents
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients that were able to retain mobility. Some would argue that the ability to move around is vital to patients health.
In Eastern Star Home of South Dakota, 1.2 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Eastern Star Home of South Dakota, 16.22 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care.
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