Nursing Homes in Rapid City, SD- Monthly Analysis & Key Metrics

Data as of May 5, 2024

Reviewed by Richard Saunders

The City 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 Rapid City
The 10,000 foot view

Updated on May 5, 2024

This analysis is based on homes within a 25 mile radius of the city.

According to the latest data compiled by NursingHomeDatabase.com, Rapid City has a total of 10 active skilled nursing facilities and 651 beds. Based on a recent US Census estimate of the population of Rapid City of 92,664, the current total bed count represents one bed for every 142.34 persons in Rapid City. There were 574 residents in nursing homes as May 5, 2024 for a city wide occupancy level of 88.17 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, Rapid City has added 0 new beds and lost 0 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 Rapid City and a comparison to the state and national averages:

Staffing Levels City State / National
Registered Nurse (RN) 0.78 0.78 / 0.65
Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA) 2.09 2.40 / 2.26
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) 0.54 0.50 / 0.88
All Staff 3.41 3.68 / 3.78

State Analysis: Look here for the latest nursing home analysis for South Dakota.

COVID-19 Infections in Rapid City 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 Rapid City there were a total of 0 new cases and 0 new deaths among residents for the week ending May 5, 2024. The chart below shows COVID-19 activity for the past year.

New and Lost Nursing Homes in Rapid City

No new homes were reported by CMS over the past twelve months.

No homes were removed by CMS over the past twelve months.

Occupancy Percentages for Rapid City Nursing Homes

The chart below shows the overall occupancy for nursing home beds in Rapid City, SD. 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 Rapid City

The list below shows the best skilled nursing facilities in Rapid City 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
Westhills Village Health Care Facility
255 TEXAS ST
RAPID CITY, SD
2.00
Clarkson Health Care
1015 MT VIEW RD
RAPID CITY, SD
7.33
Good Samaritan Society - St Martin Village
4825 JERICHO WAY
RAPID CITY, SD
18.00
Avantara North
1620 NORTH 7TH STREET
RAPID CITY, SD
22.67
Monument Health Sturgis Care Center
2140 JUNCTION AVENUE
STURGIS, SD
42.00
Good Samaritan Society New Underwood
412 SOUTH MADISON
NEW UNDERWOOD, SD
36.67
Fountain Springs Healthcare Center
2000 WESLEYAN BLVD
RAPID CITY, SD
47.33
Avantara Saint Cloud
302 ST CLOUD STREET
RAPID CITY, SD
46.00
Avantara Mountain View
916 MOUNTAIN VIEW ROAD
RAPID CITY, SD
27.33
Avantara Arrowhead
2500 ARROWHEAD DR
RAPID CITY, SD
42.00

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

Facility Rating
Monument Health Sturgis Care Center
2140 JUNCTION AVENUE
STURGIS, SD
42.00
Good Samaritan Society New Underwood
412 SOUTH MADISON
NEW UNDERWOOD, SD
36.67
Fountain Springs Healthcare Center
2000 WESLEYAN BLVD
RAPID CITY, SD
47.33
Avantara Saint Cloud
302 ST CLOUD STREET
RAPID CITY, SD
46.00
Avantara Mountain View
916 MOUNTAIN VIEW ROAD
RAPID CITY, SD
27.33
Avantara Arrowhead
2500 ARROWHEAD DR
RAPID CITY, SD
42.00
Avantara North
1620 NORTH 7TH STREET
RAPID CITY, SD
22.67
Good Samaritan Society - St Martin Village
4825 JERICHO WAY
RAPID CITY, SD
18.00
Westhills Village Health Care Facility
255 TEXAS ST
RAPID CITY, SD
2.00
Clarkson Health Care
1015 MT VIEW RD
RAPID CITY, SD
7.33

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