- South Dakota’s nursing home ranking nosedived 19 spots, falling all the way #28 and making it the nation’s biggest loser in nursing home quality.
- South Dakota’s nursing home residents interacted with professional nursing home staff less than 75 minutes per day—the lowest number of professional nurse hours per resident per day.
- One in five nursing South Dakota nursing homes were cited a severe deficiency—nearly a 5 percent jump since 2013.
- 60 percent of South Dakota’s nursing homes failed to score an above average inspection.
- South Dakota’s ombudsmen verified just over half of reported complaints a relative low number when compared to other states.
- South Dakota nursing home care ranked fifth overall in the Rocky Mountain region, scoring the region’s lowest grade in professional nurse hours.
|Direct Care Staffing Above Average||78.38%||B||18||19||B||69.16%|
|Direct Care Staffing Hours per Resident||2.47||C||27||28||C||2.44|
|Facilities With Deficiencies||85.59%||B||14||12||B||84.82%|
|Facilities With Severe Deficiencies||19.82%||D||31||19||B||15.18%|
|Health Inspections Above Average||39.64%||F||43||33||D||33.94%|
|Professional Nurse Staffing Above Average||85.59%||B||15||9||A||83.18%|
|Professional Nursing Hours per Resident||1.24||F||51||22||C||0.84|
|Verified Ombudsman Complaints||59.76%||A||10||9||A||55.62%|