Avantara Pierre is a small nursing home located in Pierre, South Dakota. This nursing home was given an uninspiring overall grade of D, which is a well below average grade. At the end of the day, we would struggle to recommend this facility. If you aren't deterred by this place's profile, you can continue reading to find out about its category scores. Inspection grades are discussed in the next paragraph.
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
950 East Park Street,
Pierre SD 57501
78.19% estimated occupancy 1
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Limited Liability company
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Post-Acute 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
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Oncology Care
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Lymphedema Care
Registered Staff Hours
Although we were not complementary of this place's overall performance, it did receive an impressive inspection report this year with few dings from the applicable government inspectors. As a result, it received one of our better grades in that category with a B. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in calculating our inspection scores. One of those factors is deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of these deficiencies is arguably more important than the quantity of deficiencies, as some deficiencies are quite minor. Fortunately, although this place had a few minor dings on its inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those labeled as categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This tells you CMS did not consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. A couple minor deficiencies aren't the end of the world.
Short-term Care Quality
We also gave this nursing home a decent grade in the category of short-term care, with a grade of B-. With our short-term care assessment, we attempt to forge a valuable barometer for rehabilitation. In this process, we look at the nursing home's scope of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as occupational therapy. In this facility's case, we were surprised to learn that it actually provides less physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than the typical facility. Finally, we considered the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 5.5 percent of this facility's residents returned home. At most facilities, closer to half of their patients are able to return home so this figure is below average.
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Long-term Care Quality
Sadly, this facility only earned a D for its long-term care rating, which is well below average in this category. For patients in need of a permanent residence as opposed to skilled nursing, long-term care is a very important category. Once we looked at the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we then looked at the facility's vaccination statistics. This facility vaccinated 98.4127 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which is more than most nursing homes. Surprisingly, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. With just 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, this nursing home has fewer hospitalizations than most nursing homes. Sadly, some of its other scores in this category weren't as favorable as these.
The last category we looked at is nursing, was this nursing home's worst area. We gave this nursing home a grade of D in this area. The nursing score features a number of factors. The most heavily weighted one is the quantity of hours nurses spend with patients. This nursing home averaged just 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient each day. This is not a very impressive figure. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in computing our nursing ratings. This facility performed well in the area of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. Many consider these data points to be reliable measures of the quality of nursing care.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Avantara Pierre Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Avantara Pierre, 7.28% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of patients who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a barometer of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are routinely caused by residents staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Avantara Pierre, 4.89% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of residents that sustained a major fall. Falls leading to severe injury are considered to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Falls leading to injury are often caused by lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Avantara Pierre, 3.77% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are often linked to lower quality nursing care. More frequent bathing can limit the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. We want to point out that this statistic is sometimes skewed by the fact that nursing homes have incongruent reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Avantara Pierre, 21.57% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of patients given antipsychotic medications. These drugs are used for several medical conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Avantara Pierre, 15.08% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure indicates the percent of long-term care patients receiving antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Avantara Pierre, 7.26% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term care residents who are exhibiting symptoms of depression. Some experts argue this is a measure of quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Avantara Pierre, 96.44% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents who have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for seniors, making these vaccines vital to patient safety.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Avantara Pierre, 16.45% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Avantara Pierre, 16.22% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care patients who were able to retain mobility.
In Avantara Pierre, 1.2 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Avantara Pierre, 16.22 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric tracks the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term resident care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Avantara Pierre, 13.35 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care. There is generally a correlation between keeping patients out of the emergency room and the quality of care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Avantara Pierre, 84.99% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percent of short-term care residents that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. High levels of autonomy with ADL's generally correlates with higher quality rehabilitation services.
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