Riverview Healthcare Community is a small nursing home located in Flandreau, South Dakota. Our grading scheme was not favorable to this nursing home, as we gave it an overall rating of F. This nursing home is really as bad as it gets. We wouldn't blame you if you are ready to stop reading and find another nursing home. However, if you want to learn more about this place's category grades, we will discuss nursing in the next section.
Riverview Healthcare Community
Updated May 1, 2022 by Sara Levinsohn
611 East 2nd Ave,
Flandreau SD 57028
55.71% estimated occupancy 1
Note: Riverview Healthcare Community has been flagged for abuse in the past 12 months. We have capped this facility's overall grade accordingly.
Registered Staff Hours
While we gave this facility an abysmal overall score, we gave it a grade of B- for our nursing category. In computing our nursing grades, we weigh both the number of hours nurses spend with residents and the levels of licensure of those nurses. Based on the data, it looks like this place provides an impressive 4 hours per resident per day. This is more nursing care than most places offer. In determining our grades, we apply more weight to hours performed by more highly trained nurses such as registered or licensed nurses. Lastly, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This place performed admirably in this area.
Short-term Care Quality
We were also pleasantly surprised to learn that this facility earned a somewhat respectable short-term care grade this year. We awarded it a grade of B- in this category. Our short-term care scores are critical for patients seeking rehabilitation. Rehabilitation generally requires higher levels of skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes a broad range of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. One reason for this facility's strong score in this category is that it provides more care from registered nurses than the typical nursing home. The final item we assessed in this area is the number of residents who who were able to eventually return home from the facility. We found that just 42.3 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.
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Long-term Care Quality
We were also stunned to find that this facility received a decent long-term care score in our assessment. We gave it a grade of B- in that area. For long-term care residents, the primary objective is to keep patients healthy and safe. This is different than skilled nursing or short-term care where the goal is to rehabilitate residents. After we finished looking at the volume of care provided by nurses, we then analyzed the nursing home's vaccination records. We were optimistic to learn that this nursing home vaccinated 96.92308 percent of its patients for pneumonia. Lastly, we looked at its number of hospitalizations. Although it had 2.4 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, its risk adjusted score was not too far off the national average.
Moving on our final area of inspections, this nursing home received an F here. Since this information is compiled by independent government inspectors, we heavily weight poor results in this category. For places with bad inspection grades, you should focus on any severe deficiencies found on their inspection reports. This nursing home had 5 deficiencies by CMS. The only positive thing we found is that none of these deficiencies were in the categories that suggest they created a threat to resident health or safety. Finally, CMS flagged this nursing home for possible abuse or neglect. This is not what you want to see. We advise you to direct your search elsewhere.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Riverview Healthcare Community Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Riverview Healthcare Community, 6.89% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This figure gauges the percentage of long-term residents which suffer from pressure ulcers. We've found that pressure ulcers are an indicator of the quality of nursing care a nursing home provides.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Riverview Healthcare Community, 5.34% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of patients that have had a major fall. Falls leading to major injury are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a measure of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls leading to injury are often caused by poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Riverview Healthcare Community, 3.45% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of residents who suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be an indicator of nursing care . UTI's are often linked to poor nursing care. Nevertheless, this statistic could also be skewed for some nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Riverview Healthcare Community, 18.95% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic gauges the percent of long-term residents taking antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs serve an important medical purpose, it is important to make sure these medications are being used appropriately. In limited cases, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Riverview Healthcare Community, 14.72% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of long-term care residents receiving antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Riverview Healthcare Community, 4.35% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients showing symptoms of depression. Some experts believe that this is a reasonable measure of resident quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Riverview Healthcare Community, 95.79% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term stay residents who were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home residents, making these types of vaccines important for resident well-being.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Riverview Healthcare Community, 16.33% Percentage of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term care residents who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and bathing. Many would argue this is a reasonable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Riverview Healthcare Community, 21.79% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percent of patients who remained mobile levels over time. Preserving mobility is often a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Riverview Healthcare Community, 1.08 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric tracks the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Riverview Healthcare Community, 21.79 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term resident care. Keeping residents out of the hospital during rehabilitation is key to restoring the physical well-being of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Riverview Healthcare Community, 10.91 Percentage of Patients
Measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care. Avoiding emergency medical situations is one way to gauge short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Riverview Healthcare Community, 78.62% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percentage of short-term residents that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
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