Firesteel Healthcare Community is an average-sized nursing home located in Mitchell, South Dakota. Our scoring scheme was not very kind to this nursing home, as we gave it an overall rating of F. If you are not happy with this facility's poor overall grade, you may find your options to be limited in Mitchell. The city has just one other nursing home. We wouldn't blame you if you are ready to stop reading and find another facility. However, if you want to learn more about this nursing home's category grades, long-term care grades are discussed in the next paragraph.
Firesteel Healthcare Community
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Mental Health
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Radiation Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
Long-term Care Quality
Although we gave this facility a terrible overall grade, we awarded it a grade of C for our long-term care rating. In calculating our long-term care scores, we look at the facility's ability to maintain its permanent residents' health and quality of life. After we finished assessing the quantity of care provided by nurses, we next considered the nursing home's vaccination record. This facility vaccinated 92.72031 percent of its residents against pneumonia. Nevertheless, this nursing home was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home's second most favorable score was short-term care, but even there it received just a D in that category. This still happens to be a relatively poor score. In the category of short-term care, we strive to qualify measures of a facility's rehabilitation. We assess the nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses and various therapists. Considering its grade in this area, we weren't stunned to discover that this place is well below average in terms of its number of physical therapy and registered nurse hours offered to its residents based on the figures we looked at. Honestly, this was what we expected to find. The last item we looked at in this category is the number of patients who eventually returned home from the facility. This nursing home struggled quite a bit in this metric as well, with just 5.1 percent of its residents returning home. This was quite a bit below the national average.
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Unfortunately, this nursing home received really poor government inspection reports in recent years, causing them to receive a lowly F in our inspection category. An F in this area is typically a sign that there were red flags on the nursing home's government inspection reports. For facilities that received this bad of an inspection rating, we would scrutinize the severe deficiencies on its inspection report. This facility was assessed 2 deficiencies by CMS. The only positive thing we can say is that none of these deficiencies were in the categories that suggest that they caused a risk to patient health or safety. Finally, we need to point out that this facility was assessed significant government fines recently totaling more than $100,000. This usually means that a facility's bad performance spanned more than one year.
Moving on to the fourth area, this facility did not perform well here either. With an abysmal grade of F in nursing, this is just about as bad as it gets. The nursing rating assesses quite a few factors, many of which are associated with nursing hours. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a much lower figure than we are used to seeing. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing ratings. This place performed well in terms of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these data points to be reliable indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Firesteel Healthcare Community Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Firesteel Healthcare Community, 6.44% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of residents who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage caused by staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Firesteel Healthcare Community, 5.62% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of residents who suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to serious injury are often linked to poor nursing care. Better nursing care can reduce the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Firesteel Healthcare Community, 3.42% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of residents that have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are routinely the result of worse hygiene protocols. Additional nurse staffing can minimize the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. Note that this statistic is affected by by the fact that nursing homes have different reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Firesteel Healthcare Community, 19.49% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic drugs are given to residents for many medical conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias. Unfortunately, in limited cases, increased usage of these drugs may mean that a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Firesteel Healthcare Community, 15.06% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of patients given antianxiety drugs. These medications are prescribed to patients experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Firesteel Healthcare Community, 4.79% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients who are showing signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Firesteel Healthcare Community, 95.19% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay residents that were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Firesteel Healthcare Community, 16.7% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with ADL's could indicate the deterioration of a patient's health.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Firesteel Healthcare Community, 19.23% Percentage of Residents
Measures the percent of long-term residents that remained mobile levels.
In Firesteel Healthcare Community, 1.24 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. There is usually a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Firesteel Healthcare Community, 19.23 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Firesteel Healthcare Community, 10.33 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Firesteel Healthcare Community, 80.24% Percentage of Resident
This is a measure of the percent of short-term residents who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Many argue this is a measure of a facility's rehabilitation services.
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