Nursing Homes in South Dakota- Monthly Analysis & Key Metrics

Data as of February 11, 2024

Reviewed by Richard Saunders

The State Level Skilled Nursing Home Analysis Report

Recently, the Biden administration announced a goal of improving nursing home care, as highlighted in several important announcements (see the initial announcement and a subsequent announcement). While this is a commendable goal, it is not entirely clear what the best approach is for achieving it. Proposing minimum staffing levels for all nursing homes simplifies a complicated issue. Nursing Homes address a wide range of resident needs, from short-term rehabilitation to long-term care to dementia and memory issues, that require different levels of care. It also fails to address a national staffing shortage that will likely only worsen.

At NursingHomeDatabase.com, we believe that one critical element of any improvement effort is to have access to good, clear data and analysis that can help everyone understand the current state of affairs, identify trends, and track progress over time. To this end, we have built this series of reports that will try to illuminate the key metrics of nursing home performance for each state. Our reports are designed to provide valuable insights and inform policymakers, healthcare providers, and families who are interested in nursing home care.

The analysis for the state level report cards of nursing home care is primarily derived from data that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid ("CMS") provides. CMS publishes weekly data about nursing home occupancy and COVID-19 infections and publishes monthly reports with ratings, staffing levels, and deficiencies.

Summary Analysis of Nursing Homes in South Dakota- The 10,000 foot view

Updated on February 11, 2024

According to the latest data compiled by NursingHomeDatabase.com, South Dakota has a total of 96 active skilled nursing facilities and 5,743 beds. Based on the US Census estimates for the population of 909,824, the current total bed count represents one bed for every 158.42 persons in South Dakota. There were 4,629 residents as February 11, 2024 for a state wide occupancy level of 80.60 percent. (Note that the home count is based on monthly data provided by CMS and the number of beds and the occupancy numbers are based on weekly data. There is a minor number of homes that do not report their data weekly.)

According to the monthly data, South Dakota has added 42 new beds and lost 82 existing beds over the past year.

The Biden Administration has announced that it wants to regulate minimum nursing home staffing levels. They have proposed minimums of .55 hours of care per resident per day from registered nurses (RNs) and 2.45 hours of care per resident per day certified nursing aids (CNAs). These are the current level amount of hours per resident per day of care for South Dakota and a comparison to national averages.

Staffing Levels State National
Registered Nurse (RN) 0.78 0.65
Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA) 2.39 2.26
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) 0.50 0.88
All Staff 3.66 3.79

Detailed analysis pages for the largest cities in South Dakota:

COVID-19 Infections in South Dakota Nursing Homes

While COVID-19 infections and deaths are down significantly from late 2020 and 2021, the number of infections and deaths continues to be monitored. For nursing homes in South Dakota there were a total of 50 new cases and 50 new deaths among residents for the week ending February 11, 2024. The chart below shows COVID-19 activity for the past year.

New and Lost Nursing Homes in South Dakota

South Dakota added 1 new skilled nursing facilities and 42 beds over the past year. Below is list of the new facilities:

Facility Number of Beds
Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe Care Center 42

South Dakota lost 3 skilled nursing facilities and 82 beds over the past year. Below is list of the lost facilities:

Facility Number of Beds
Avantara Arlington 37
Prairie Estates Care Center 13
Bennett County Hospital and Nursing Home 32

This data is based on homes reported by CMS. Additional homes may have opened or closed but are not yet in the dataset.

Occupancy Percentages for South Dakota Nursing Homes

The chart below shows the overall occupancy for nursing home beds in South Dakota. Occupancies levels for individual facilities will differ and can be found on the detail page for the specific nursing home.

Best and Worst Nursing Homes in South Dakota

The list below shows the best skilled nursing facilities in South Dakota based on their most recent weighted average inspection score. Some nursing homes may have higher overall 5-star ratings than the homes on this list. We feel that the health inspection score is the best indicator of current operations. It changes quicker than the overall rating.

Facility Rating
Estelline Nursing and Care Center
205 FJERESTAD AVENUE EAST
ESTELLINE, SD
0.00
Platte Care Center
609 EAST 7TH
PLATTE, SD
0.67
Good Samaritan Society De Smet
411 CALUMET AVENUE NW
DE SMET, SD
1.33
Faulkton Senior Living
1401 PEARL ST
FAULKTON, SD
1.33
Good Samaritan Society Howard
300 WEST HAZEL AVENUE
HOWARD, SD
2.00
Westhills Village Health Care Facility
255 TEXAS ST
RAPID CITY, SD
2.00
White River Health Care Center
515 E 8TH STREET
WHITE RIVER, SD
3.33
Lake Andes Senior Living
740 EAST LAKE ST
LAKE ANDES, SD
3.33
Good Samaritan Society Scotland
130 6TH STREET
SCOTLAND, SD
4.00
Avera Brady Health and Rehab
500 S OHLMAN
MITCHELL, SD
4.67

The list below shows the worst skilled nursing facilities in South Dakota based on their most recent weighted average inspection score.

Facility Rating
Avantara Norton
3600 SOUTH NORTON AVENUE
SIOUX FALLS, SD
333.17
Riverview Healthcare Center
611 EAST 2ND AVE
FLANDREAU, SD
250.67
Dells Nursing and Rehab Center Inc
1400 THRESHER DR
DELL RAPIDS, SD
139.33
Rating Not Available
Firesteel Healthcare Center
1120 EAST 7TH AVENUE
MITCHELL, SD
138.00
Centerville Care and Rehab Center Inc
500 VERMILLION ST
CENTERVILLE, SD
113.00
Avantara Pierre
950 EAST PARK STREET
PIERRE, SD
110.67
Good Samaritan Society Sioux Falls Village
3901 S MARION RD
SIOUX FALLS, SD
106.00
Highmore Health
410 8TH STREET SE
HIGHMORE, SD
100.17
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Palisade Healthcare Center
920 4TH ST
GARRETSON, SD
88.67
Alcester Care and Rehab Center, Inc
101 CHURCH STREET
ALCESTER, SD
83.33

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Skilled Nursing Homes in South Dakota Compared to Nationwide

We have compared South Dakota nursing homes to the nationwide average on several metrics. South Dakota performed better than the national average on several metrics and worse on other metrics.

Cycle 1 Total Number Of Health Deficiencies 2.90 Lower
Cycle 1 Total Number Of Fire Safety Deficiencies 1.30 Lower
Cycle 2 Total Number Of Health Deficiencies 4.20 Lower
Cycle 2 Total Number Of Fire Safety Deficiencies 1.30 Lower
Cycle 3 Total Number Of Health Deficiencies 5.30 Lower
Cycle 3 Total Number Of Fire Safety Deficiencies 1.90 Lower
Average Number Of Residents Per Day 50.80 Lower
Reported Nurse Aide Staffing Hours Per Resident Per Day 2.39 Higher
Reported Lpn Staffing Hours Per Resident Per Day 0.50 Lower
Reported Rn Staffing Hours Per Resident Per Day 0.78 Higher
Reported Licensed Staffing Hours Per Resident Per Day 1.27 Lower
Reported Total Nurse Staffing Hours Per Resident Per Day 3.66 Lower
Total Number Of Nurse Staff Hours Per Resident Per Day On The Weekend 3.14 Lower
Registered Nurse Hours Per Resident Per Day On The Weekend 0.50 Higher
Reported Physical Therapist Staffing Hours Per Resident Per Day 0.05 Lower
Total Nursing Staff Turnover 53.70 Higher
Registered Nurse Turnover 39.70 Lower
Number Of Administrators Who Have Left The Nursing Home 0.50 Lower
Case-mix Rn Staffing Hours Per Resident Per Day 0.30 Lower
Case-mix Total Nurse Staffing Hours Per Resident Per Day 2.91 Lower
Number Of Fines 1.50 Lower
Fine Amount In Dollars 17,484.00 Lower
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Whose Need For Help With Daily Activities Has Increased 16.88 Higher
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Who Lose Too Much Weight 5.60 Lower
Percentage Of Low Risk Long Stay Residents Who Lose Control Of Their Bowels Or Bladder 52.01 Higher
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents With A Catheter Inserted And Left In Their Bladder 2.06 Higher
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents With A Urinary Tract Infection 3.96 Higher
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Who Have Depressive Symptoms 5.93 Lower
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Who Were Physically Restrained 0.02 Lower
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Experiencing One Or More Falls With Major Injury 5.33 Higher
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Assessed And Appropriately Given The Pneumococcal Vaccine 96.92 Higher
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Who Received An Antipsychotic Medication 21.33 Higher
Percentage Of Short Stay Residents Assessed And Appropriately Given The Pneumococcal Vaccine 85.84 Higher
Percentage Of Short Stay Residents Who Newly Received An Antipsychotic Medication 1.80 Higher
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Whose Ability To Move Independently Worsened 18.18 Higher
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Who Received An Antianxiety Or Hypnotic Medication 15.00 Lower
Percentage Of High Risk Long Stay Residents With Pressure Ulcers 7.35 Lower
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Assessed And Appropriately Given The Seasonal Influenza Vaccine 97.09 Higher
Percentage Of Short Stay Residents Who Made Improvements In Function 82.28 Higher
Percentage Of Short Stay Residents Who Were Assessed And Appropriately Given The Seasonal Influenza Vaccine 79.43 Higher
Percentage Of Short Stay Residents Who Were Rehospitalized After A Nursing Home Admission 18.78 Lower
Percentage Of Short Stay Residents Who Had An Outpatient Emergency Department Visit 12.12 Lower
Number Of Hospitalizations Per 1000 Long-stay Resident Days 1.38 Lower
Number Of Outpatient Emergency Department Visits Per 1000 Long-stay Resident Days 0.99 Lower