Violet Tschetter Memorial Home is a small non-profit facility located in Huron, South Dakota. This facility was awarded an A- overall, which is among the highest grades that we offer. A score of this caliber requires superb marks across the board. We could not find many bad things to say about this facility. Its ratings are just impeccable. This facility's strong profile was highlighted by its inspection rating, which you can find in the next section.

Additional Details:

Accepts Medicare 1 : TrueA checkmark indicating true.

Accepts Medicaid 1 : 42 Beds TrueA checkmark indicating true.

CCRC : FalseUsed to indicate false.

Non profit - Corporation

Resident Council: TrueA checkmark indicating true.

Family Council: FalseUsed to indicate false.

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)

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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+
Historical

One of the reasons this ended up being a quality nursing home is it received an A+ in our inspections category. This is simply as good as it gets in this category. These inspection ratings take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can find more information about each of these issues by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This facility was assessed 2 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none were considered to be severe deficiencies. This means that the inspectors didn't consider any of these deficiencies an imminent risk to resident health or safety. Remember that deficiency-free inspection reports are uncommon in the industry.

Nurse Quality

A
Oct 18: A-Nov 18: A-Dec 18: A-Jan 19: AFeb 19: AMay 19: A-Jun 19: A-Jul 19: AAug 19: ASep 19: A
Historical

Among its many impressive grades, this facility received an excellent nursing grade. In fact, we gave it a grade of A in that category. Nursing scores are based in large part on nurse staffing levels. This nursing home averages 3.8 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also looked at certain nursing quality measures in computing our nursing grades. These include minimizing residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We look at these areas as predictive measures of the caliber of nursing care offered, since better care tends to reduce these problems.

Short-term Care Quality

A-
Oct 18: A-Nov 18: A-Dec 18: A-Jan 19: A-Feb 19: AMay 19: B+Jun 19: B+Jul 19: A-Aug 19: A-Sep 19: A-
Historical

The third area we assessed is short-term care. Adding to its superb profile, this nursing home also performed well in that category. In fact, we awarded it a of A- for that category. In our short-term care rating, we endeavor to create a sound gauge for rehabilitation services. In doing so, we look at a nursing home's scope of skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as respiratory therapy. One of this nursing home's strengths is registered nurse hours. We found that it offers more care from registered nurses to its residents than most facilities. Lastly, we considered the number of residents who who were able to eventually return home from this facility. This place fared better than most nursing homes in the nation in this area with 52 percent of its residents returning home.

Long-term Care Quality

B-
Oct 18: CNov 18: CDec 18: CJan 19: CFeb 19: CMay 19: CJun 19: CJul 19: B-Aug 19: B-Sep 19: B-
Historical

The final category we assessed was long-term care. We gave this nursing home a decent score in this category, with a B-. While this was not as favorable as some of its other scores, it is still not a bad grade. For patients seeking a permanent place to live rather than rehabilitation, long-term care grades are very important. On top of looking at the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. Thankfully, this facility vaccinated 95.30201 percent of its patients, which is an above average statistic. Lastly, this facility was also able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.

Overall Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

Aug 20
Provider:
NA
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

Violet Tschetter Memorial Home Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This is the percentage of patients that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are often caused by patients not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing care limits the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.

Provider
A-
4.59%
State
B+
5.38%
National
B
7.33%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes Serious Falls

This figure tells you the percentage of long-term patients who have suffered falls resulting in serious injury. This is one of the statistics we use in calculating our nursing scores.

Provider
B-
4.03%
State
B-
4.98%
National
B
3.36%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

This is the percentage of residents who have had a urinary tract infection. These infections are sometimes associated with poorer hygiene.

Provider
B
2.03%
State
B-
3.72%
National
B
2.65%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is the percent of residents given antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic medications are prescribed to residents for a variety of medical conditions, such as cognitive disorders. Tragically, in some cases, increased usage of these drugs may suggest that a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.

Provider
F
30.23%
State
B-
16.62%
National
B
14.17%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This indicates the percentage of long-term stay patients taking antianxiety drugs.

Provider
B
20.27%
State
B+
15.39%
National
B
19.67%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

This datapoint measures the percent of long-term patients demonstrating depressive symptoms.

Provider
A+
0%
State
B
4.16%
National
B+
5.09%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Measures the percent 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.

Provider
B-
96.43%
State
B
95.81%
National
B
92.04%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

This indicates the percent of residents who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's may be a sign of erosion of a resident's health.

Provider
B
15.07%
State
B-
16.13%
National
B
14.47%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who remained mobile levels.

Provider
B
17.54%
State
B
18.07%
National
B
17.10%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Hospitalizations

This metric tracks the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. Avoiding hospitalizations is critical to preserving the physical health of nursing home residents.

Provider
A-
1.17
State
B+
1.38
National
B
1.70

Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

This metric tracks the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care. Avoiding rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is important to restoring the physical abilities of residents.

Provider
B
17.54
State
B
18.07
National
B
17.10

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Measures the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to measure patient well-being during rehabilitation.

Provider
B+
8.39
State
B+
8.24
National
B
10.27

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

This tells you the percentage of short-term stay residents who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. High levels of performance with ADL's often correlates with higher quality rehabilitation.

Provider
A
83.08%
State
A-
77.81%
National
B
68.03%

Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better

Nearby Hospitals

Huron Regional Medical Center 0.26 mi
172 Fourth Street Se Huron South Dakota 57350
(605) 353-6200
Critical Access Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private

Nearby Dialysis

Huron Regional Medical Ctr 0.25 mi
Dialysis Stations: 7
172 4th St Se Huron South Dakota 57350
(605) 353-6518