Westhills Village Health Care Facility is located in Rapid City, South Dakota. The city has 90,647 people. This nursing home is an A+ facility, which is the top rating that we offer. In fact, this facility has the distinction of being one of the top three nursing homes in South Dakota. One of the major highlights of this nursing home's stellar profile is its inspection reports. Inspection reports are discussed in the next paragraph.
Westhills Village Health Care Facility
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- No Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Recreational Therapy
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Best Nursing Home in South Dakota Awards 2019
Best Nursing Home in South Dakota Awards 2020
Best Nursing Home in South Dakota Awards 2021
Best Nursing Home in Rapid City, South Dakota Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
We also wanted to emphasize the fact that this facility has received near flawless inspections recently. We gave them an impressive grade of A+ in this category. These inspection grades take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can find more information about each of these factors by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. We weren't able to track down information on deficiency's for this nursing home. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home also received a very impressive long-term care grade. This actually turned out to be this facility's second strongest category grade. In that area, we awarded this facility a grade of A. When facilities receive this kind of grade in this category it is usually a good sign for resident care and indicates that the place is well-staffed with nurses aids. On top of assessing the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility gave the vaccine to 100 percent of its patients, which is much higher than most nursing homes. Finally, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
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Adding to its impressive resume, this nursing home also excelled in our nursing category. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A for that category. When determining our nursing grades, we factor in both the number of hours nurses spend with residents and the levels of licensure of those nurses. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This facility performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a facility has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can frequently be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Short-term Care Quality
In our last category, we gave this facility a grade of A+ for its short-term care score. This finished off a first-rate profile. With our short-term care grade, we strive to craft a meaningful barometer for rehabilitation services. In this process, we assess a facility's scope of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as respiratory therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this facility employs registered nurses. Not all nursing homes employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, according to the information they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last datapoint we considered in this area is the percentage of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We discovered that 5.3 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Westhills Village Health Care Facility Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Westhills Village Health Care Facility, 6.44% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents which suffered from new or worsened pressure ulcers or bed sores. We factor in this statistic in computing both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Westhills Village Health Care Facility, 5.62% of Patients had Serious Falls
This figure indicates the percent of long-term patients which experienced falls resulting in severe injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls could be an indication of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Westhills Village Health Care Facility, 3.42% of Patients had UTIs
This statistic measures the percent of long-term stay patients that suffered from a UTI. UTI's may be a sign of a facility with worst hygiene practices. However, this datapoint may be misleading for certain nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Westhills Village Health Care Facility, 19.49% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic gauges the percentage of long-term patients receiving antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications serve an important medical purpose, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used appropriately. In limited situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Westhills Village Health Care Facility, 15.06% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents that were given antianxiety drugs. These drugs are generally given to patients suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Westhills Village Health Care Facility, 4.79% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents who are exhibiting symptoms of depression. Many in the industry would argue this is a reasonable measure of patient quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Westhills Village Health Care Facility, 95.19% of Patients
This is the percent of residents who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Westhills Village Health Care Facility, 16.7% Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term residents who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and eating. Some argue that this is a measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Westhills Village Health Care Facility, 19.23% Percentage of Residents
Measures the percentage of long-term care residents that maintained mobility. Many argue that mobility is vital to residents' health.
In Westhills Village Health Care Facility, 1.24 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. There is usually a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the overall quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Westhills Village Health Care Facility, 19.23 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric measures the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care. Avoiding rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the physical abilities of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Westhills Village Health Care Facility, 10.33 Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Westhills Village Health Care Facility, 80.24% Percentage of Resident
This metric is a measure of the percentage of short-term care patients that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Many believe this is a measure of rehabilitation services.
Scores for Rapid City, SD
- Overall Rating has a grade of B
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A
Looking for more options? Rapid City, South Dakota has 6 other nursing homes
- Regional Health Rapid City HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 0.66 miles away353 Fairmont Blvd Post Office Box 6000 Rapid City South Dakota 57701Voluntary non-profit - Private(605) 755-1000