Faulkton Senior Living is a small nursing home located in Faulkton, South Dakota. This turns out to be an A rated facility, which is one of the top grades we offer. We were so impressed with this nursing home that we rated it as one of the 10 best nursing homes in South Dakota. Headlining this nursing home's exemplary report card is its inspection rating, which you can find in the next section.
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Faulkton Senior Living
- Nursing Home
- Assisted Living
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
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Top Nursing Home in South Dakota Awards 2019
Top Nursing Home in South Dakota Awards 2020
Registered Staff Hours
On top of being an elite nursing home overall, this nursing home excelled in our inspections category, where it received an A+. Few facilities performed this well in this category. Our inspection scores account for several factors included in a facility's inspection report. One key criteria we consider is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Places with higher scores in this category generally have few of these severe deficiencies. This facility received 2 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none were considered severe. This means that CMS did not deem any of these deficiencies to cause an imminent threat to patient safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
One of the other reasons we graded this nursing home so highly is that it received a very impressive nursing rating. Nursing turned out to be its second best category grade. In that area, we gave this facility an A. Our nursing grade assesses the facility's nurse staffing levels. We consider both the levels of licensure of the nurses as well as the amount of time spent with patients. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This place performed very well in the area of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
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Long-term Care Quality
Building on its remarkable resume, this facility also was awarded a dominant long-term care grade, with a score of A. Long-term care grades of this caliber generally require both around the clock care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine medical care. After assessing the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we then looked at the facility's vaccination record. This facility vaccinated 99.23664 percent of its patients for pneumonia. Vaccines are critical to keeping residents healthy. Finally, this nursing home 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 area, we awarded this nursing home an A+ for its short-term care grade. This finished off an elite report card. Our short-term care scores are based in part on the facility's quantity of skilled skilled healthcare professionals. This includes a broad scope of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, as well as other types of therapy. 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 they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Lastly, we looked at the number of residents who who were able to eventually return home from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Faulkton Senior Living Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Faulkton Senior Living, 3.33% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of patients who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage resulting from staying in the same position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Faulkton Senior Living, 3.05% of Patients had Serious Falls
This statistic indicates the percent of long-term residents which had falls leading to severe injury. This is one of the statistics we use in computing nursing grades.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Faulkton Senior Living, 0.8% of Patients had UTIs
This figure tells you the percentage of long-term care residents which had a urinary tract infection. Although a higher rate infections may reflect poorly on a facility's cleanliness, it can be difficult to compare between nursing homes due to differing reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Faulkton Senior Living, 6.4% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs may be helpful for many patients, it is important to make sure these medications are being used appropriately. In some cases, increased usage of these drugs may indicate a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Faulkton Senior Living, 6.87% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of patients who were given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are prescribed to patients suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Faulkton Senior Living, 18.25% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term patients who are demonstrating depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Faulkton Senior Living, 99.62% of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Faulkton Senior Living, 15.38% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living may be a sign of decline of a resident's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Faulkton Senior Living, 23.29% of Residents
This is the percentage of residents who maintained mobility over time. Preserving mobility can be a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Faulkton Senior Living, 0.01 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Faulkton Senior Living, 23.29% of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Faulkton Senior Living, 4.83% of Patients
This datapoint measures the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Faulkton Senior Living, 84.95% of Resident
This tells you the percent of short-term residents who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
- Faulkton Area Medical CenterCritical Access Hospitals 0.14 miles away1300 Oak Street Post Office Box 100 Faulkton South Dakota 57438Voluntary non-profit - Private(605) 598-6262