Sd Human Services Center - Geriatric Program is located in Yankton, South Dakota, a city with a total of 19,121 people. Featuring an overall grade of A-, this facility is one of the higher-rated nursing homes we assessed. We were so impressed with this nursing home that we ranked it in the top third of all nursing homes in the country. This facility's impressive profile was highlighted by its inspection score, which we will address in the next section.

Additional Details:

Accepts Medicare 1 : FalseUsed to indicate false.

Accepts Medicaid 1 : 69 Beds TrueA checkmark indicating true.

CCRC : FalseUsed to indicate false.

Government - State

Resident Council: TrueA checkmark indicating true.

Family Council: FalseUsed to indicate false.

Facility Inspections

A+
Oct 18: ANov 18: ADec 18: AJan 19: AFeb 19: AMay 19: A+Jun 19: A+Jul 19: A+Aug 19: A+Sep 19: A+Jan 20: A+Mar 20: A+Apr 20: A+May 20: A+Jun 20: A+Jul 20: A+Aug 20: A+
Historical

We also wanted to emphasize that this facility has received near flawless health inspections in recent years. We awarded them an A+ in this category. Perhaps the most important factor we look at in computing our inspection scores is deficiencies. These deficiencies are found on a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes with better scores in this category typically avoided the most severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or death. This nursing home was hit with 3 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none of the deficiencies were considered severe. This tells you that the inspectors didn't deem any of the deficiencies to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Short-term Care Quality

B+
Oct 18: B+Nov 18: B+Dec 18: A-Jan 19: A-Feb 19: AMay 19: AJun 19: AJul 19: AAug 19: ASep 19: AJan 20: B+Mar 20: B+Apr 20: B+May 20: B+Jun 20: B+Jul 20: B+Aug 20: B+
Historical

Another one of this nursing home's above average category scores came in the area of short-term care. We awarded them one of our more positive grades in that category, with a grade of B+. Our short-term care ratings are probably more important for those requiring a nursing home for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually mandates higher levels of skilled nursing. This includes not just nursing services, but also physical and occupational therapy, as well as other types of therapy. We were not able to track down registered nurse or physical therapy staffing data for this facility. The final item we considered in this category is the percentage of residents that were able to return home from the nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.

Long-term Care Quality

B+
Oct 18: BNov 18: BDec 18: B+Jan 19: B+Feb 19: B+May 19: A-Jun 19: A-Jul 19: AAug 19: ASep 19: AJan 20: B+Mar 20: B+Apr 20: B+May 20: B+Jun 20: B+Jul 20: B+Aug 20: B+
Historical

Turning to another strength for this facility, we awarded them one of our higher scores in our long-term care category as well, with a B+. Nursing homes that excel in this category tend to be well-staffed and provide extensive hands on care to patients. One of the factors we considered after nurse's aid hours was vaccinations. This facility provided the pneumonia vaccination to 96.07843 percent of its residents. This is a reliable method to avoid unnecessary deaths for the elderly population. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.

Nurse Quality

B+
Oct 18: CNov 18: CDec 18: B+Jan 19: B+Feb 19: B+May 19: AJun 19: AJul 19: AAug 19: ASep 19: AJan 20: BMar 20: BApr 20: B+May 20: B+Jun 20: B+Jul 20: B+Aug 20: B+
Historical

In our last category, we gave this nursing home a grade of A+ for our nursing grade. This completed a very strong report card. The nursing rating includes several subcategories. The most important one is the amount of time nurses spend with residents. This nursing home provides 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also assessed certain nursing quality-based metrics in computing our nursing grades. These include minimizing residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We look at these metrics as good indicators of the caliber of nursing care offered, since better care tends to reduce these problems.

Overall Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

Aug 20
Provider:
A-
State:
A-
National:
B
FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Nov 18Dec 18Jan 19Feb 19Mar 19Apr 19May 19Jun 19Jul 19Aug 19Sep 19Oct 19Dec 19Jan 20Mar 20Apr 20May 20Jun 20Jul 20Aug 20
Overall Rating
Nurse Rating
Long-Term Rating
Short-Term Rating
Inspection Rating

Sd Human Services Center - Geriatric Program Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This is the percent of residents who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are routinely caused by patients staying in one position for too long. Better nursing protocols limits the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.

Provider
B+
6.06%
State
B+
5.38%
National
B
7.32%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes Serious Falls

This is an indication of the percentage of long-term stay patients which have had a fall resulting in severe injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls may be a sign of poor nursing care.

Provider
C
4.9%
State
B-
4.98%
National
B
3.36%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

This tells you the percentage of patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections are sometimes associated with insufficient hygiene.

Provider
D
5.88%
State
B-
3.72%
National
B
2.65%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This tells you the percentage of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic medications are given to residents for many conditions, including cognitive disorders. Tragically, in limited situations, excessive reliance on these medications may mean that a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.

Provider
F
81.29%
State
B-
16.62%
National
B
14.18%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is an indication of the percentage of long-term residents taking antianxiety medications.

Provider
B-
21.57%
State
B+
15.39%
National
B
19.68%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

This metric measures the percent of long-term stay residents who are exhibiting depressive symptoms. Some experts argue that this is a measure of quality of life.

Provider
A+
0%
State
B
4.16%
National
B+
5.07%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Measures the percentage of long-term patients that were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home patients, making these vaccines vital to patient safety.

Provider
B
98.04%
State
B
95.81%
National
B
92.05%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

This tells you the percent of residents that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living could be a sign of the erosion of a resident's well-being.

Provider
B
14.36%
State
B-
16.13%
National
B
14.45%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

This tells you the percent of patients who were able to retain mobility over time. Retaining mobility is usually a good sign for residents' well-being.

Provider
B-
14.86%
State
B
18.07%
National
B
17.08%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Hospitalizations

This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of care.

Provider
A
0.78
State
B+
1.38
National
B
1.70

Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

This datapoint measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care. Avoiding the hospital during rehabilitation is key to restoring the health of patients.

Provider
B+
14.86
State
B
18.07
National
B
17.08

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

Nearby Hospitals

Avera Sacred Heart Hospital 2.98 mi
501 Summit St Yankton South Dakota 57078
(605) 668-8000
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private

Nearby Dialysis

Avera Sacred Heart - Yankton Dialysis 2.99 mi
Dialysis Stations: 8
501 Summit St Yankton South Dakota 57078
(605) 668-8627