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Firesteel Healthcare Community

  • Nursing Home
  • Independent Living
  • Assisted Living
  • Memory Care

Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: F
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Firesteel Healthcare Community's website

1120 East 7th Avenue,
Mitchell SD 57301

(605) 996-6526

98.94% estimated occupancy 1

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.

Quick Details

  • 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

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • Stroke Recovery
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Dentistry
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Cardiac Therapy
  • Tracheotomy Care
  • Podiatry
  • Mental Health
  • Diabetes Management
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Pharmacy
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Pain Management
  • Optometry
  • Audiology
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation
  • Radiation Therapy

Registered Staff Hours

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Long-term Care Quality

Grade: D

On top of receiving a poor overall grade, we also gave this facility poor grades in our categories. In fact, it only received a D for its long-term care score, which was its best area. Nursing homes that receive this type of score in this category likely don't provide the kind of consistent 24/7 care that some other facilities offer. Once we finished looking at the volume of nursing care, we then analyzed the facility's vaccination statistics. This facility vaccinated 93.725494 percent of its residents for pneumonia. To our surprise, this place actually fared well at keeping its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0.02 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days. This is its best score in this category.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: D

As it turns out, this facility only earned a grade of D for its short-term care rating, which ended up being one of its better category scores. With our short-term care assessment, we seek to craft a fair gauge for rehabilitation. In this process, we assess a nursing home's scope of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as speech therapy. Not surprisingly, we learned that this facility offers far less registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than the average facility. Finally, we considered the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that just 4.6 percent of this facility's residents returned home.

Facility Inspections

Grade: F

We also wanted to point out this nursing home's inspection rating where it received an F. This generally means we found some red flags on the government inspection reports. For nursing homes with bad inspection grades, you should really focus on any severe deficiencies found on their recent inspection reports. This facility was hit with 2 deficiencies by CMS. The only favorable thing we can say is that none of these deficiencies were in the categories that suggest that they posed a risk to patient safety or health. Lastly, we also want to point out that this facility received significant government fines in recent years of more than $100,000. This often indicates that a nursing home's bad performance has been an issue for several years.

Nurse Quality

Grade: F

The last category we looked at was nursing. Unfortunately, we gave it an F in this area, which is an abysmal grade. There are numerous factors within this grade. Many of the criteria relate to the quantity and quality of nurse staffing. This particular place offered just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident each day. This statistic is quite a bit below average. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in calculating our nursing ratings. This nursing home performed well in the area of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. Many consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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Firesteel Healthcare Community Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: D

In Firesteel Healthcare Community, 6.6% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This tells you the percentage of residents who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage due to remaining in one position for an excessive period of time.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B

In Firesteel Healthcare Community, 5.44% of Patients had Serious Falls

This datapoint is an indication of the percent of long-term care residents that had a fall which caused severe injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls may be an indicator of poor nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B-plus

In Firesteel Healthcare Community, 3.35% of Patients had UTIs

This tells you the percentage of patients that have had a urinary tract infection. These infections could be linked to inadequate hygiene.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: C

In Firesteel Healthcare Community, 19.13% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This indicates the percentage of patients prescribed antipsychotic drugs. These drugs are sometimes used for several medical conditions, such as cognitive disorders.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B-plus

In Firesteel Healthcare Community, 14.63% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This measures the percent of long-term stay residents that were given antianxiety drugs. These drugs are given to residents experiencing depression or anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A+

In Firesteel Healthcare Community, 4.93% of Patients

This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who are demonstrating symptoms of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: C

In Firesteel Healthcare Community, 94.89% of Patients

This indicates the percent of patients who were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B-plus

In Firesteel Healthcare Community, 16.78% Percentage of Patients

This indicates the percentage of patients that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's may indicate the deterioration of a resident's medical condition.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: C

In Firesteel Healthcare Community, 21.3% Percentage of Residents

This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term residents who retained mobility levels. Many in the industry argue that the ability to move around is vital to patients physical and mental health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: B

In Firesteel Healthcare Community, 1.08 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This metric is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A-minus

In Firesteel Healthcare Community, 21.3 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: B-minus

In Firesteel Healthcare Community, 10.25 Percentage of Patients

This metric measures the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to gauge the well-being of patients during rehabilitation.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: A

In Firesteel Healthcare Community, 79.4% Percentage of Resident

This indicates the percent of short-term residents who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. High levels of independence with activities of daily living generally correlates with successful rehabilitation services.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Avera Queen of PeaceAcute Care Hospitals 0.14 miles away525 N Foster Mitchell South Dakota 57301Voluntary non-profit - Private(605) 995-2000

Nearby Dialysis

  • Avera Dialysis - Mitchell1.15 miles away1900 Grassland Dr Ste 102 Mitchell South Dakota 57301Dialysis Stations: 12 (605) 995-6730
  • Mitchell Cmty Dialysis of Davita2.04 miles away819 E Spruce St Ste 100 Mitchell South Dakota 57301Dialysis Stations: 12 (605) 996-0097