Kadoka Nursing Home is a nursing home in Kadoka, South Dakota, which has a total of 870 people. After receiving an overall grade of A, this facility is ranked among the top facilities we found. Based on all of the relevant data, you can not go wrong here. Keep reading to see this facility's category ratings, which are also quite good. It would be hard to poke holes in this place's profile.
Kadoka Nursing Home
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
Top Nursing Home in South Dakota Awards 2019
Top Nursing Home in South Dakota Awards 2020
Best Nursing Home in South Dakota Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to performing well overall, this nursing home also received a nearly flawless inspection report. Therefore, it received one of our best grades in that category with an A+. These inspection ratings take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these issues by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. While this nursing home had some deficiencies on its government inspection report, none were major deficiencies based on CMS' deficiency scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
We also wanted to emphasize the fact that this facility excelled in our nursing rating. We awarded them an impressive grade of A+ in this category. When calculating our nursing ratings, we factor in both staffing levels and the skill levels 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 measures and this facility 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 often be avoided by providing better nursing care, such as by having a system of turning patients more frequently.
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Long-term Care Quality
Compounding its remarkable assessment, this nursing home also was awarded a superb long-term care score, with a score of A. When nursing homes receive this kind of grade in long-term care it is a good sign for patient care and indicates that the nursing home is well-staffed with nurses and aids. On top of looking at the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility provided the vaccine to 98 percent of its patients, which is much higher than the vast majority of nursing homes. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Short-term Care Quality
The fourth category we assessed is short-term care, where this facility received a grade of B+. This wrapped up a very favorable profile. Only a select few facilities earned a B+ or higher in all four categories. Short-term care grades are commonly used to assess a nursing home's performance with rehabilitation. In order to offer highly rated rehabilitation services, facilities generally must have better levels of highly skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, speech therapists and other highly skilled individuals. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every nursing home employs these skilled professionals. However, based on the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The last statistic we assessed in this area is the percentage of patients who were able to leave the nursing home and return home. We found that 0 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Kadoka Nursing Home Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Kadoka Nursing Home, 6.44% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of patients who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are routinely caused by residents not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing protocols can minimize the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Kadoka Nursing Home, 5.62% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of residents that suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injuries are often the result of lower quality nursing care. Additional nurse staffing can limit the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Kadoka Nursing Home, 3.42% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections could be associated with poorer hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Kadoka Nursing Home, 19.49% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This metric measures the percent of long-term stay patients which were prescribed antipsychotic medication. Increased usage of these drugs may mean that a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents in situations where such drugs are not medically indicated. Nevertheless, some nursing homes may need to rely on these drugs due to an increased number of patients suffering from Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Kadoka Nursing Home, 15.06% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of patients given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are administered to residents experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Kadoka Nursing Home, 4.79% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term patients showing signs of depression. Some argue this is a measure of quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Kadoka Nursing Home, 95.19% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents that were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Kadoka Nursing Home, 16.7% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's could be a sign of the decline of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Kadoka Nursing Home, 19.23% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percentage of residents that remained mobile levels over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Kadoka Nursing Home, 1.24 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Kadoka Nursing Home, 19.23 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.