Jenkins Living Center is a facility in Watertown, South Dakota, a city with a population of 24,983 people. This nursing home is an A+ rated facility, which is the top grade we offer. We were so impressed with this nursing home that we rated it as one of the three best facilities in South Dakota. As you will find below, this facility performed just as well in our category scores. We give this place two thumbs up!
Jenkins Living Center
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Amputee Recovery
- Occupational Therapy
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
Long-term Care Quality
In addition to receiving a great overall grade, this facility also received an A+ long-term care grade. Facilities that do well in long-term care tend to provide patients with better supervision and stay on top of routine healthcare services. In addition to looking at the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home administered the vaccine to 100 percent of its patients, which is an impressive figure. Pneumonia is often a life threatening illness for nursing home residents so we prefer when a facility doesn't leave this to chance. Finally, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Short-term Care Quality
This facility also was given an A+ for its short-term care score. In determining these short-term care scores, we assess the facility's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, speech therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. The purpose is to create a tool for comparing the rehabilitation services of various facilities. Fortunately, it looks like this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all nursing homes employs these types of nurses. However, according to the information this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The final metric we assessed in this area is the number of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return home. We found that 7 percent of this facility's residents returned home.
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To complement its strong performance in other areas, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A for our inspections rating. The nursing score is based on several components, most of which are associated with levels of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This facility 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.
In addition, this facility also earned excellent inspection reports in recent years. We gave it one of our best scores in that area, with an A. Few other nursing homes can boast of receiving an A- or better in all four categories. Inspection grades weigh several factors included in a nursing home's inspection reports. One key criteria we weigh heavily is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Facilities with better grades in this area generally have few of these severe deficiencies. While this nursing home had a few minor dings on its government inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones labeled as categories G through L. This tells you the inspectors did not deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Jenkins Living Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Jenkins Living Center, 6.6% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of residents who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin resulting from remaining in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Jenkins Living Center, 5.44% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint is an indication of the percent of long-term residents who have sustained a fall which caused major injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls may be an indicator of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Jenkins Living Center, 3.35% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of patients that have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are often linked to lower quality nursing care. Better hygiene protocols can minimize the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. We want to point out that this datapoint is affected by by the fact that facilities have different reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Jenkins Living Center, 19.13% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients who were given antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications may be vital to many residents, it is important to confirm these medications are being used appropriately. In limited situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest that a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Jenkins Living Center, 14.63% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic indicates the percent of long-term stay residents who were administered antianxiety medication. These medications are used to treat patients suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Jenkins Living Center, 4.93% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term residents exhibiting symptoms of depression. Many in the industry argue that this is a reasonable measure of quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Jenkins Living Center, 94.89% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents that were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Jenkins Living Center, 16.78% Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term residents that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and eating.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Jenkins Living Center, 21.3% Percentage of Residents
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients that maintained mobility. Many in the industry argue that the ability to move around is important for residents' mental and physical well-being.
In Jenkins Living Center, 1.08 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. There is a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and the overall quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Jenkins Living Center, 21.3 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric tracks the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term resident care. Avoiding the hospital during rehabilitation is important to restoring the physical well-being of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Jenkins Living Center, 10.25 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is a correlation between keeping patients out of the emergency room and the quality of rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Jenkins Living Center, 79.4% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percent of short-term stay patients who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
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