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Five Counties Nursing Home - Assisted Living Center
405 6Th Ave. West, Lemmon, SD 57638
Based on 11 reviews
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Services and Housing OptionsAssisted Living, Nursing Home
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Five Counties Nursing Home - Assisted Living Center DescriptionAs we age, our bodies and minds change, so we have to adapt by making different decisions and taking different actions. As we get older, life can sometimes be tough, but Five Counties is here to help. Home is dedicated to protecting and enhancing the health of the people we serve by attending to the needs of the whole person.
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Information from Centers for Medicare & Medicaid ServicesThis nursing community has been given an overall rating of 4 out of 5 stars by The Center for Medicare and Medicaid receiving 4 stars on its health inspection, 2 stars on its quality measures rating, and 3 stars on its staffing rating. This nursing home is certified by Medicare and Medicaid and was first approved to provide Medicare and Medicaid services on 09/01/95 and is run by a non profit organization. It is a medium-sized nursing community with 42 nursing beds. Currently, there are 37 residents within the nursing community. Be advised these resident occupancy numbers are not always up to date and are collected from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services website periodically.
Alerts from Centers for Medicare & Medicaid ServicesThis facility has been given 1 fine by The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services for a total of $650.00. The facility has had 1 substantiated complaints reported in the last 3 years that resulted in a citation.
Overall RatingsThe Five Counties Nursing Home is a reputable facility, noted for its strong overall performance. Holding a 4-star overall rating - the second highest possible - the nursing home has made it to the top 30% of facilities in terms of overall ratings. A testament to their commitment to maintaining high quality standards, Five Counties routinely surpasses the average ratings within the state. In terms of health inspections, the facility similarly holds an impressive 4-star rating, continuing its trend of leading the top 30% of nursing homes. Although it surpasses the state average for health inspection ratings, one area where Five Counties seeks improvement is in the department of quality when considering its 2-star rating; marking it in the bottom 20% of facilities. This quality rating is currently lower than the state average. Despite this, Five Counties Nursing Home remains a strong candidate for those seeking reliable care.
Staff RatingsFive Counties Nursing Home, located in the bottom 40% of facilities, offers limited nursing aid staff hours per resident every day, amounting to 1.96 hours - noticeably lower than the state average of 2.34 hours. This home's LPN staffing hours also sit below the state average of 0.47, with a mere 0.25 hours per resident per day, placing it in the bottom 10% of facilities. Despite the low rankings in these categories, Five Counties excels in RN staffing, occupying the top 20% of facilities with an average of 0.95 RN staffing hours per resident per day, which is indeed higher than the state's average of 0.78. However, it ranks in the lower 20% bracket concerning licensed staffing hours and physical therapist staffing hours per resident per day, averaging 1.2 and 0.01 respectively. These numbers fall below the state averages of 1.25 and 0.05 in these two categories.
Covid DataThe Five Counties Nursing Home currently finds itself among the lowest 20% of institutions concerning the rate of residents and staff up-to-date with their latest vaccinations. Specifically,the rate of residents who are caught up with their latest vaccinations is dramatically lower than the state average - a concerning 37.1% compared to the state's impressive average of 78.1%. Meanwhile, the staff vaccination rate is also significantly lower than the state average, with only 3.8% of the staff at the nursing home being up-to-date with their vaccinations, compared to the state average of 23.8%. This puts the nursing home also in the bottom 20% of facilities in terms of staff vaccination rate.
Quality MeasuresFive Counties Nursing Home, despite having a 2-star quality measure rating, the second lowest possible score, takes vaccination seriously. The home places in the top 20% of facilities regarding flu vaccination, with a 100% resident vaccination rate, surpassing the state's rate of 97.24%. However, this facility also falls into the bottom 20% when it comes to residents losing too much weight, with a higher percentage of 9.91% compared to the state's 5.77%. Moreover, in terms of residents requiring increased help with daily activities, the facility falls below the state average in the bottom half, with 15.28% versus the state's 16.83%. Additionally, Five Counties Nursing Home lands in the bottom half of facilities concerning cases of residents with depressive symptoms, with a lower rate of 2.94% compared to the state's 5.98%. Overall, the institution shows both strong areas of performance and areas needing improvement.
Emergency and Hospitalization Quality MeasuresThe Five Counties Nursing Home prides itself on being one of the top nursing facilities, situated amongst the top 30% in regard to hospitalizations per 1000 days. Boasting a commendable rate of 1.13 hospitalizations per 1000 days, it remarkably falls below the state's average of 1.24. Additionally, our nursing home consistently maintains a leading position within the top 40% of all facilities in terms of outpatient emergency department visits per 1000 days. Its rate, currently at 0.81, is appreciably lower than the state's standard of 0.92. This showcases our consistent dedication to ensuring the best possible care for our residents, resulting in fewer hospital visits and enhanced patient stability.
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LicensingThis community is licensed by the state of SD. It is a small-sized community with 4 total beds.
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I stopped by to visit yesterday for the first time and I was greeted with the most helpful and nicest staff members ever, everyone was so nice and I was very impressed with the building and how well the residents were cared for as well. I truly thankyou for doing such a great job and doing what you do everyday, it's much appreciated and I definitely will be back to visit again real soon!!!
I can’t find the words to say how much we appreciate the caring, compassionate, professional employees at 5 Cos. From the administrative staff; axillary-office, activity, kitchen, housekeeping, laundry, maintenance; the Nurses, CNAs and Med Aides...all of you are important to the exceptional running of this facility and making it “home” for my Dad. You have kept him safe, healthy, and cared for! You all display the kindness this world needs. Thank you so much❤️ From the family of Robert Boxrud 🙏
My parents were in Five Counties for five years. They were always clean and appeared to be well taken care. Many of the staff went the extra mile and if I had any issues, they were rectified in a timely manner. I just saw pictures of some of the residents sitting out by the lake. Some were fishing. I love that this extra mile was another sign of the effort put forth by the staff. Congratulations and keep up the very difficult work you do on a daily basis.
Health and Fire Safety Deficiencies
The Center for Medicare and Medicaid report report health and fire safety deficiencies. Some of these deficiencies are more severe than others. The following table shows different levels of severity.
|Severity of Deficiency||Isolated||Pattern||Widespread|
|Immediate jeopardy to resident health or safety||J||K||L|
|Actual harm that is not immediate jeopardy||G||H||I|
|No actual harm with potential for more than minimal harm that is not immediate jeopardy||D||E||F|
|No actual harm with potential for minimal harm||A||B||C|
Fire Safety Deficiencies
|Survey Date||Correction Date||Letter||Category||Description|
|2022-11-03||2022-12-23||D||Emergency Preparedness Deficiencies||Establish an Emergency Preparedness Program (EP).|
|2022-11-02||2022-12-01||C||Egress Deficiencies||Have stairways and smokeproof enclosures used as exits that meet safety requirements.|
|2022-11-02||2022-12-01||D||Egress Deficiencies||Install emergency lighting that can last at least 1 1/2 hours.|
|2022-11-02||2022-12-01||D||Smoke Deficiencies||Ensure that special areas are constructed so that walls can resist fire for one hour or have an approved fire extinguishing system.|
|2022-11-02||2022-12-01||C||Smoke Deficiencies||Install smoke barrier doors that can resist smoke for at least 20 minutes.|
|2019-05-15||2019-07-03||D||Egress Deficiencies||Provide exit doors that are held open by devices that will automatically close on the activation of a fire alarm or smoke detector.|
|2019-05-15||2019-07-03||C||Egress Deficiencies||Have stairways and smokeproof enclosures used as exits that meet safety requirements.|
|2019-05-15||2019-07-03||D||Smoke Deficiencies||Ensure that special areas are constructed so that walls can resist fire for one hour or have an approved fire extinguishing system.|
|2019-05-15||2019-07-03||C||Smoke Deficiencies||Install smoke barrier doors that can resist smoke for at least 20 minutes.|
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