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Jenkins Living Center

  • Nursing Home
  • Memory Care

Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: A-plus
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Jenkins Living Center's website

215 South Maple Street,
Watertown SD 57201

(605) 886-5777

56.6% estimated occupancy 1

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!

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • Non profit - Corporation
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab
  • Offers Outpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • Stroke Recovery
  • Amputee Recovery
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Mental Health
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Pharmacy
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Optometry
  • Audiology

Awards

Top Nursing Home in South Dakota badge

Top Nursing Home in South Dakota Awards 2019

Best Nursing Home in Watertown, South Dakota badge

Best Nursing Home in Watertown, South Dakota Awards 2019

Top Nursing Home in South Dakota badge

Top Nursing Home in South Dakota Awards 2020

Best Nursing Home in Watertown, South Dakota badge

Best Nursing Home in Watertown, South Dakota Awards 2020

Best Nursing Home in South Dakota badge

Best Nursing Home in South Dakota Awards 2021

Best Nursing Home in Watertown, South Dakota badge

Best Nursing Home in Watertown, South Dakota Awards 2021

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A-plus

One of the reasons this turned out to be a great nursing home is that it earned an A+ in short-term care. This is as good as it gets in this area. In calculating our short-term care scores, we assess the facility's levels of highly skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists speech therapists and other highly trained professionals. This grade is typically a solid measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation. Fortunately, it looks like this facility employs registered nurses. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. However, according to the information they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The final datapoint we assessed in this area is the number of residents who were able to leave the facility and return home. We discovered that 6.6 percent of this facility's patients returned home.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A

Contributing to its first-rate resume, this nursing home also was given a dominant long-term care score, with a score of A. When facilities receive a score in this range in long-term care it typically means it has plenty of staff and is an overall good place to reside on a permanent basis. Once we assessed the quantity of nursing care, we turned to the facility's vaccination statistics. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its residents for pneumonia, which is what we like to see. Pneumonia tragically can be a deadly ailment for nursing home residents so we prefer when a nursing home doesn't leave this to chance. Finally, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.

Nurse Quality

Grade: A

Adding to its impressive resume, this nursing home also excelled in our nursing category. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A for that category. When calculating a nursing home's nursing grade, we weigh the number of hours nurses are with patients and the level of skill of the nurses. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality-based metrics and this place excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any place South Dakota in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can many times be prevented by providing better nursing care, such as by having a system of turning a resident at least once a day.

Facility Inspections

Grade: A

This facility has earned near flawless government inspections in recent years. We gave them an impressive grade of A in this category. This is one of the few places in the nation to receive an A- or better in every category. Our inspection ratings are based on items located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes that receive favorable grades in this area typically have few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these nursing homes should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. This facility was hit with 2 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none were considered to be major deficiencies. This tells you that CMS did not consider any of these deficiencies to cause an imminent threat to resident 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.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Sep 22

Jenkins Living Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A-minus

In Jenkins Living Center, 6.44% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This datapoint measures the percent of long-term patients who are suffering from new or worsened pressure ulcers. We find that pressure ulcers are a reliable barometer of nursing care quality.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: F

In Jenkins Living Center, 5.62% of Patients had Serious Falls

This statistic is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients who have sustained a fall leading to severe injury. We use this statistic in determining nursing grades.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: C

In Jenkins Living Center, 3.42% of Patients had UTIs

This figure is a measure of the percent of long-term patients which suffered from a urinary tract infection. Although more of these infections may reflect poorly on a facility's nursing care, it can be difficult to compare between nursing homes due to varying reporting standards.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B

In Jenkins Living Center, 19.49% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This statistic indicates the percent of long-term stay residents who were administered antipsychotic medication. Excessive reliance on these medications may indicate that a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents in situations where such drugs aren't medically required. However, some facilities may need to rely on these medications due to having more residents with Alzheimer's or other dementias.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A-minus

In Jenkins Living Center, 15.06% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This indicates the percent of residents who were given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are given to residents experiencing depression and anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B-plus

In Jenkins Living Center, 4.79% of Patients

This is the percent of patients exhibiting depressive symptoms.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A

In Jenkins Living Center, 95.19% of Patients

This is the percent of residents that were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B-plus

In Jenkins Living Center, 16.7% Percentage of Patients

Measures the percent of long-term stay residents that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and taking a bath.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B

In Jenkins Living Center, 19.23% Percentage of Residents

This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients that were able to retain mobility.

Hospitalizations

Grade: B

In Jenkins Living Center, 1.24 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This is the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care. There is typically a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the quality of nursing home care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B

In Jenkins Living Center, 19.23 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This metric measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term resident care. Keeping residents out of the hospital during rehabilitation is important to restoring the physical well-being of patients.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: F

In Jenkins Living Center, 10.33 Percentage of Patients

This tells you the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: A-minus

In Jenkins Living Center, 80.24% Percentage of Resident

This is the percentage of short-term care patients that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. High levels of independence with ADL's generally correlates with higher quality rehabilitation services.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Prairie Lakes HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 0.97 miles away401 9th Avenue Nw Post Office Box 1210 Watertown South Dakota 57201Voluntary non-profit - Private(605) 882-7000

Nearby Dialysis

  • Prairie Lakes Healthcare System0.99 miles away401 - 9th Ave Nw PO Box 1210 Watertown South Dakota 57201Dialysis Stations: 8 (605) 882-7905