Estelline Nursing and Care Center is in Estelline, South Dakota. The city has a population of 1,274 people. This nursing home proved to be a grade A facility, which is a dominant score. In fact, this nursing home has the prestigious distinction of being one of the top 50 nursing homes in South Dakota. Keep reading to find this facility's category scores, which also impressed us. You just can't do any better than a straight A profile.
Estelline Nursing and Care Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- 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
Top Nursing Home in South Dakota Awards 2019
Top Nursing Home in South Dakota Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
To pair with its first-rate overall score, we awarded this facility an A for our nursing rating. When computing our nursing ratings, we weigh both the number of hours nurses spend with residents and the skill levels of the nurses. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at 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 nation in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can typically be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as by having a system of turning patients more frequently.
Adding to its impressive category grades, this facility also excelled in the category of inspections, where it earned an A. Perhaps the most important factor we look at in calculating our inspection grades is deficiencies. These deficiencies can be found on a nursing home's inspection reports. Facilities with higher scores in this category typically avoided the most severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or death. It does not look like 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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Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home also received a very strong long-term care grade. This actually ended up being this nursing home's third best category grade. In that category, we awarded this facility a score of A-. When facilities receive a grade in this range in this category it generally means it has plenty of staff and is a quality place to reside on a permanent basis. After considering the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we then looked at the facility's vaccination statistics. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its residents against pneumonia. Vaccines are critical to keeping patients out of the hospital. Finally, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
Short-term Care Quality
In our last category, we awarded this nursing home an A for our short-term care grade. This wrapped up a very impressive profile. Our short-term care ratings are based in part on the nursing home's quantity of highly-skilled highly skilled professionals. This includes a wide scope of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every nursing home employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, according to the data this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Lastly, we considered the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients 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, 6.44% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This statistic is is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents who have new or worsened pressure ulcers. We find that pressure ulcers are an indicator of nursing care quality.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Estelline Nursing and Care Center, 5.62% of Patients had Serious Falls
This figure indicates the percentage of long-term patients who had a fall leading to serious injury. This is one of the statistics we use in calculating our nursing grades.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Estelline Nursing and Care Center, 3.42% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of patients that have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a measure of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are routinely caused by a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this statistic can also be misleading for certain nursing homes due to different reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Estelline Nursing and Care Center, 19.49% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure tells you the percentage of long-term stay residents which are given antipsychotic medication. Increased usage of these drugs may mean a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents in scenarios where such drugs aren't medically indicated. Nevertheless, some facilities may need to rely more on these drugs due to having more residents with dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Estelline Nursing and Care Center, 15.06% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of residents given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are administered to residents suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Estelline Nursing and Care Center, 4.79% of Patients
This is the percent of patients exhibiting symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Estelline Nursing and Care Center, 95.19% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients that were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Estelline Nursing and Care Center, 16.7% Percentage of Patients
This is the percentage of residents who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living may be a sign of the decline of a patient's health.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Estelline Nursing and Care Center, 19.23% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percentage of residents that retained mobility levels over time. Optimizing mobility is often a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Estelline Nursing and Care Center, 1.24 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Estelline Nursing and Care Center, 19.23 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Estelline Nursing and Care Center, 80.24% Percentage of Resident
This metric measures the percentage of short-term stay residents that saw functional improvements.
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