Fountain Springs Healthcare is a small nursing home located in Rapid City, South Dakota. Featuring an overall score of B, this is a very respectable option. Based on our ratings, you can do much worse than this nursing home. This nursing home was better in some categories than others, but it didn't have any weak links in any of the major categories discussed below. More information about these categories can be found below.
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Fountain Springs Healthcare
- Nursing Home
- Assisted Living
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- No Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Limited Liability company
- 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
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Registered Staff Hours
This facility received a strong overall score as described above, but we especially would like to emphasize its nearly flawless government inspections in recent years. We awarded them an A- in this area. Our inspection scores account for several factors found on a nursing home's inspection reports. One key criteria we look at is the number and severity of deficiencies. Places with higher grades in this category tend to have very few of these severe deficiencies. While this nursing home had a few deficiencies on its report, none were serious based on CMS' scale. A couple relatively minor deficiencies are not something to panic about.
This facility is also strong in the area of nursing, where it received a grade of B. It outperformed most nursing homes in this category. Nursing ratings are mostly tied to a nursing home's level of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This place performed very well in the area of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
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Short-term Care Quality
This facility's third best category turned out to be its short-term care grade, where it was awarded a grade of B-. Our short-term care ratings are based on a nursing home's quantity of highly-skilled skilled healthcare professionals. This includes a wide spectrum of services, spanning 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 types of nurses. On the other hand, based on the information they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last metric we assessed in this category is the percentage of residents that returned home from the facility. We found that just 5.3 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
Long-term Care Quality
The last category we rated is long-term care. This nursing home was given a grade of B- in the area. In a long-term care setting, the facility's primary objective is to maintain residents' quality of life and keep them safe. After we finished looking at the volume of nursing care, we next considered the facility's vaccination record. We were pleased to find that this nursing home vaccinates 97.19626 percent of its patients for pneumonia. This facility was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Fountain Springs Healthcare Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Fountain Springs Healthcare, 7.28% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of patients who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are routinely the result of residents staying in one position for too long. Better nursing protocols can limit the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Fountain Springs Healthcare, 4.89% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of patients that have had a major fall. Falls leading to serious injuries are considered by many experts to be a measure of nursing care . Major falls are routinely caused by lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Fountain Springs Healthcare, 3.77% of Patients had UTIs
This gauges the percentage of long-term residents that have sustained a UTI. UTI's could be a sign of a facility with lower levels of hygiene. However, this metric could be misleading for certain facilities due to different reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Fountain Springs Healthcare, 21.57% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure indicates the percent of long-term stay residents who were administered antipsychotic drugs. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest that a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior in scenarios where such medications aren't medically required. Nevertheless, some nursing homes may need to rely on these drugs due to an increased number of residents with Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Fountain Springs Healthcare, 15.08% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic is a measure of the percent of long-term patients receiving antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Fountain Springs Healthcare, 7.26% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay residents showing depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Fountain Springs Healthcare, 96.44% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents that have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Fountain Springs Healthcare, 16.45% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and eating.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Fountain Springs Healthcare, 16.22% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percentage of residents who were able to retain mobility over time. Retaining mobility can be a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Fountain Springs Healthcare, 1.2 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. There is a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and the quality of long-term care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Fountain Springs Healthcare, 16.22 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is typically a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Fountain Springs Healthcare, 13.35 Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care. Avoiding emergency medical situations is one way to measure the well-being of patients during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Fountain Springs Healthcare, 84.99% Percentage of Resident
This is the percentage of short-term stay residents that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. High levels of independence with ADL's typically correlates with superior rehabilitation.
Scores for Rapid City, SD
- Overall Rating has a grade of A-minus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of A-minus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of A-minus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A
Looking for more options? Rapid City, South Dakota has 4 other nursing homes
- Regional Health Rapid City HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 3.46 miles away353 Fairmont Blvd Post Office Box 6000 Rapid City South Dakota 57701Voluntary non-profit - Private(605) 755-1000