9th
104
5.38%
3.53stars
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South Dakota Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This metric tells you the percentage of long-term residents which suffered from new or worsened pressure ulcers. We find that pressure ulcers are a great indicator of the quality of nursing care a nursing home provides.

B+
5.38%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes Serious Falls

This tells you the percentage of residents who sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in major injuries are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a barometer of nursing care at a nursing home. Falls are often caused by lower levels of patient supervision.

B-
4.98%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

This tells you the percent of patients that sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are often the result of lower quality nursing care. More frequent bathing can minimize the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. Note that this metric is affected by by the fact that nursing homes have incongruent reporting standards for these infections.

B-
3.72%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This tells you the percentage of residents given antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications may be vital to many residents, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used appropriately. In limited cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.

B-
16.62%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is the percent of residents prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are administered to patients suffering from depression and anxiety.

B+
15.39%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients exhibiting symptoms of depression.

B
4.16%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

This is the percentage of residents who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.

B
95.81%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

This indicates the percent of patients who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time.

B-
16.13%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Measures the percent of long-term stay residents who retained mobility levels.

B
18.07%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Hospitalizations

This tells you the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care.

B+
1.38

Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

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

B
18.07

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: ER Visits

This tells you the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.

B+
8.24

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

This indicates the percent of short-term stay residents that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.

A-
77.81%

Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better

South Dakota's
Nursing Home Quality
A-
A-
Long-Term Care
A
Inspection Reports
B+
Nurse Quality
B
Short-Term Care
More information about South Dakota
Number of Hospitals: 58
Number of Dialysis facilities: 28
Number of Medicaid beds: 6,362

Best Nurse Quality

  1. Strasburg Nursing Home
  2. Holy Spirit Retirement Home
  3. Divine Providence Health Center
  4. Clarkson Health Care
  5. Sunrise Retirement Community
South Dakota is ranked as the 9th best state in the nation for nurse quality.

Best Short Term Care

  1. Mercy Medical Center - Sioux City
  2. Avera Pre of Peace
  3. Jenkins Living Center
  4. Avera Brady Health and Rehab
  5. Avera Maryhouse Long Term Care
South Dakota is ranked as the 33rd best state in the nation for short term care.

Best Long Term Care

  1. Strasburg Nursing Home
  2. Eastern Star Home of South Dakota
  3. Ashley Medical Center Nursing Home
  4. Fellowship Village
  5. Sylvan Court
South Dakota is ranked as the 4th best state in the nation for long term care.

Best Health Inspection Rating

  1. Estelline Nursing and Care Center
  2. The Neighborhoods at Brookview
  3. Good Samaritan Society Deuel County
  4. Westhills Village Health Care Facility
  5. Avera Brady Health and Rehab
South Dakota is ranked as the 9th best state in the nation for inspection ratings.

South Dakota cities

City # of Nursing Homes # of Dialysis within 10 miles # of Hospitals within 10 miles Average Nursing Home Rating
Aberdeen4 2 2
A
Brookings2 1 1
B
Hot Springs2 1 1
A
Milbank2 1 0
B-
Mitchell2 2 1
A
Pierre2 1 1
B
Rapid City8 2 3
B+
Redfield2 0 1
A-
Sioux Falls7 4 5
A-
Watertown2 1 1
A
Yankton2 1 2
A