Westhills Village Health Care Facility is in Rapid City, South Dakota. This facility is one of the top nursing homes we looked at. In fact, it received our most impressive score. As a matter of fact, this proved to be quite a bit better than most of the nursing homes in the city. If you scroll down, you can see this facility's category grades, which look to be equally impressive as its overall rating.
Westhills Village Health Care Facility
Updated May 1, 2022 by Sara Levinsohn
255 Texas St,
Rapid City SD 57701
93.42% estimated occupancy 1
Registered Staff Hours
On top of being a strong facility overall, it also received A+ health inspections recently. Its inspections were nearly perfect. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in computing our inspection ratings. One key factor is health deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of these deficiencies is usually more meaningful than the quantity of deficiencies, as some deficiencies are relatively insignificant. We weren't able to find deficiency counts for this nursing home. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Short-term Care Quality
This facility also was awarded a first-rate short-term care score. In fact, this ended up being this facility's second best category score. In that area, we awarded this facility a grade of A. Our short-term care grades are meaningful for patients needing rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically requires higher levels of skilled nursing. Skilled nursing means a vast spectrum of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, as well as other types of therapy. One of this nursing home's strength is that it offers more hours of care from registered nurses to its residents. The last item we looked at in this category is the percentage of patients who were able to leave the facility and return home. This place performed as well as just about any nursing home in South Dakota in this area with 59.1 percent of its residents returning home. For most facilities, less than half of their short-stay residents are able to return home.
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Long-term Care Quality
The third category we assessed is long-term care. Adding to its high-end profile, this facility also excelled in that category. In fact, we gave it a grade of of A in the category. When facilities receive this kind of score in long-term care it is a good sign for resident care and indicates that the nursing home is well-staffed with nurses aids. After looking at the impressive nursing hours provided by this nursing home, we turned to the nursing home's vaccination statistics. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its residents for pneumonia, which is significantly higher than the vast majority of nursing homes. Finally, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
In the last category we assessed, this nursing home was awarded a very strong grade of A in our nursing category. With this score, the nursing home topped off a straight A report card. We assessed the qualifications of nurses at the facility, as well as the number of hours those nurses spent with patients, in calculating our grade in this category. This place boasts a really impressive 4.4 hours of nursing care per patient on a daily basis, of which a significant portion was provided by registered nurses. This is one of the most highly highly trained levels of nurses. In addition to offering high levels of nursing care, this facility also performed well in several of the quality measures we looked at. In terms of the percentage of its patients suffering from pressure ulcers, this facility performed better than the national average.
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, 6.89% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of residents that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage due to remaining in the same position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Westhills Village Health Care Facility, 5.34% of Patients had Serious Falls
This statistic tells you the percent of long-term stay patients who sustained falls leading to serious injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls could be an indication of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Westhills Village Health Care Facility, 3.45% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of patients that sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are routinely the result of nursing homes with worse hygiene protocols. More frequent bathing limits the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. We want to point out that this metric is sometimes skewed by the fact that nursing homes have varying reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Westhills Village Health Care Facility, 18.95% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This datapoint tells you the percentage of long-term care residents who were prescribed antipsychotic medication. Excessive reliance on these medications may mean a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents in situations where such medications aren't medically indicated. Nevertheless, some facilities may need to rely on these drugs due to an increased number of patients with Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Westhills Village Health Care Facility, 14.72% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents given antianxiety medications. These medications are used to treat patients suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Westhills Village Health Care Facility, 4.35% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term care residents who are showing depressive symptoms. Some argue this is a measure of quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Westhills Village Health Care Facility, 95.79% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents that were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Westhills Village Health Care Facility, 16.33% Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and eating.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Westhills Village Health Care Facility, 21.79% Percentage of Residents
This is the percent of residents that maintained mobility over time. Preserving mobility is often a great sign for residents' health.
In Westhills Village Health Care Facility, 1.08 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of care. There is a correlation between staying out of the hospital and the quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Westhills Village Health Care Facility, 21.79 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Westhills Village Health Care Facility, 10.91 Percentage of Patients
This tells you 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, 78.62% Percentage of Resident
This is the percent of short-term care patients who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Higher levels of independence with ADL's generally correlates with successful 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 C
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A-minus
Looking for more options? Rapid City, South Dakota has 3 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