Regional Health Care Center is a small non-profit facility located in Custer, South Dakota. We awarded this facility an overall grade of B. A grade of this caliber requires solid scores in most areas. Based on our analysis, this facility has quite a bit going for it. This nursing home's strong report card was highlighted by its inspection rating, which we will address in the next section.
Regional Health Care Center
- Nursing Home
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
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
This nursing home received a strong overall score as described above, but we especially want to point out its excellent health inspections in recent years. We awarded it an A- in this category. Inspection grades are based on many items located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places that score well in this category typically have very few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these places should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. This particular nursing home received 5 deficiencies on its inspection report. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
Another one of this facility's quality category scores came in the category of long-term care. We gave them one of our stronger grades in that area, with a score of B. In a long-term care environment, the facility's primary goal is to maintain patients' quality of life and keep them safe. On top of looking at the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home vaccinated 83.21678 percent of its residents. This is a bit below what we were hoping for but still a decent figure. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
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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. When computing our nursing ratings, we assess both staffing levels and the skill levels of the nurses. This facility provided 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 nursing home performed very well in terms of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Short-term Care Quality
The next category we graded was short-term care. We gave this facility a grade of B- in that category. Our short-term care grade is often used to score a nursing home's performance with rehabilitation. To provide highly graded rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally need to have higher levels of highly skilled nursing. These types of services include registered nurses, physical therapists, respiratory therapists and other licensed professionals. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not every nursing home employs these types of nurses. However, according to the information they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Lastly, we considered the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 2.9 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.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Regional Health Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Regional Health Care Center, 6.6% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin due to staying in the same position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Regional Health Care Center, 5.44% of Patients had Serious Falls
This statistic is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients who have sustained falls which resulted in serious 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 Regional Health Care Center, 3.35% of Patients had UTIs
This figure is an indication of the percentage of long-term patients who sustained a UTI. While more infections may reflect poorly on a facility's hygiene protocols, it can be difficult to compare different facilities due to facilities having inconsistent reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Regional Health Care Center, 19.13% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of residents given antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications may be vital to many patients, it is important to ensure these medications are being used appropriately. In some cases, increased usage of these drugs may suggest a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Regional Health Care Center, 14.63% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure gauges the percentage of long-term stay patients taking antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Regional Health Care Center, 4.93% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients who are exhibiting depressive symptoms. Higher rates of depression could indicate lower quality care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Regional Health Care Center, 94.89% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents who were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Regional Health Care Center, 16.78% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and taking a bath. Some experts believe this is a reliable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Regional Health Care Center, 21.3% Percentage of Residents
This is the percent of residents that remained mobile levels over time. Preserving mobility is usually a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Regional Health Care Center, 1.08 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. Avoiding hospitalizations is key to preserving the physical well-being of residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Regional Health Care Center, 21.3 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint measures the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care. Staying out of the hospital during rehabilitation is key to restoring the physical abilities of patients.
- Regional Health Custer HospitalCritical Access Hospitals 0.05 miles away1220 Montgomery Street Custer South Dakota 57730Voluntary non-profit - Private(605) 673-9400