Estelline Nursing and Care Center is in Estelline, South Dakota. The city has a population of 1,274 people. This nursing home received an A- overall, which is very favorable score. In fact, we ranked this nursing home in the top 20 percent of all nursing homes in the country. Keep reading to find this nursing home's category scores, which are also strong. It is hard to poke holes in this nursing home's profile.
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Estelline Nursing and Care Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Government - City
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Recreational Therapy
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Top Nursing Home in South Dakota Awards 2019
Top Nursing Home in South Dakota Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
We also wanted to point out that this facility has received near flawless inspections recently. We gave them an impressive grade of A+ in this category. Inspection grades take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these factors by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. Unfortunately, we were not able to track down deficiency data for this nursing home. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
To add to its top-shelf achievements in other areas, we gave this facility a score of A- for its long-term care grade. Nursing homes that do well in long-term care tend to provide patients with more supervision and stay on top of routine healthcare services. In addition to assessing the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility administered the vaccine to 100 percent of its residents. Vaccines are vital to keeping patients healthy. 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 less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
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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-. Nursing scores are based largely on levels of nurse staffing. This nursing home averages 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality measures and this facility excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any facility the country in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can often be avoided by providing better nursing care, such as employing a system of turning a patient at least once a day.
Short-term Care Quality
In the last category we assessed, this facility was awarded an impressive grade grade of B+ in our short-term care category. With this score, the nursing home wrapped up a very favorable profile. Short-term care scores are meaningful for people in need of rehabilitation. Rehabilitation generally mandates more highly-skilled nursing. This includes a vast range of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this facility employs registered nurses. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, according to the data they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last item we assessed in this category is the percentage of patients who were able to leave the facility and return home. We discovered that 0 percent of this facility's residents returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Estelline Nursing and Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Estelline Nursing and Care Center, 7.28% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of patients who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin caused by staying in the same position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Estelline Nursing and Care Center, 4.89% of Patients had Serious Falls
This metric tells you the percent of long-term residents who suffered falls leading to major injury. We use this statistic in computing our nursing grades.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Estelline Nursing and Care Center, 3.77% of Patients had UTIs
This figure indicates the percentage of long-term patients who had urinary tract infections. While more infections may reflect poorly on a nursing home's hygiene protocols, it can be problematic to compare different facilities due to facilities having reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Estelline Nursing and Care Center, 21.57% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of residents who were given antipsychotic drugs. These medications may be used for several medical conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Estelline Nursing and Care Center, 15.08% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of residents who were given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are administered to patients experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Estelline Nursing and Care Center, 7.26% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients exhibiting symptoms of depression. Increased levels of depression could reveal worse patient care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Estelline Nursing and Care Center, 96.44% of Patients
This is the percentage of patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Estelline Nursing and Care Center, 16.45% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay patients that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as dressing and continence.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Estelline Nursing and Care Center, 16.22% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients that maintained mobility. Some experts believe that the ability to move around is important for patients mental and physical well-being.
In Estelline Nursing and Care Center, 1.2 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. There is usually a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the overall quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Estelline Nursing and Care Center, 16.22 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and the quality of rehabilitation services.
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