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Nursing Homes in South Dakota

  • 7th
    National Rank
  • 98
    Nursing Homes
  • 6.44%
    Patients with pressure ulcers
  • 2.96/5
    Average CMS Rating

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South Dakota Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B-plus

In South Dakota, 6.44% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This indicates the percent of residents who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are often caused by residents not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing care limits the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: C

In South Dakota, 5.62% of Patients had Serious Falls

This tells you the percent of residents who sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injuries are often the result of lower levels of patient supervision. Better nursing care can minimize the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B-minus

In South Dakota, 3.42% of Patients had UTIs

This figure measures the percentage of long-term care residents that suffered from a urinary tract infection. Although a higher rate infections may reflect poorly on a nursing home's nursing care, it is problematic to compare different nursing homes due to varying reporting standards.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B-minus

In South Dakota, 19.49% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This figure is an indication of the percent of long-term care patients taking antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs serve an important medical purpose, it is important to ensure these medications are being used only where medically required. In limited situations, increased usage of these drugs may indicate that a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B-plus

In South Dakota, 15.06% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This tells you the percent of residents who were prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are prescribed to patients experiencing anxiety and depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B

In South Dakota, 4.79% of Patients

This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term patients exhibiting depressive symptoms.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B

In South Dakota, 95.19% of Patients

This indicates the percent of residents that were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B-minus

In South Dakota, 16.7% Percentage of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and continence. Many in the industry believe this is a measure of a patient's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B

In South Dakota, 19.23% Percentage of Residents

This tells you the percent of patients who remained mobile levels over time. Preserving mobility can be a great sign for residents' well-being.

Hospitalizations

Grade: B-plus

In South Dakota, 1.24 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This metric measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B

In South Dakota, 19.23 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This metric tracks the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term resident care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: B

In South Dakota, 10.33 Percentage of Patients

This metric tracks the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to gauge short-term care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: B-plus

In South Dakota, 80.24% Percentage of Resident

This is the percent of short-term care patients that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.

South Dakota cities

City . Ascending order# of Nursing Homes . No order set# of Dialysis within 10 miles . No order set# of Hospitals within 10 miles . No order setAverage Nursing Home Rating . No order set
Aberdeen422
Grade: A-minus
Brookings211
Grade: A-minus
Hot Springs211
Grade: B-plus
Milbank210
Grade: B
Mitchell221
Grade: B
Pierre211
Grade: B-plus
Rapid City723
Grade: B
Redfield201
Grade: B-plus
Sioux Falls745
Grade: B-plus
Watertown211
Grade: A
Yankton212
Grade: A