Home Health

The key quality measures below have been chosen by Federal and state agencies as measurements of high quality medical care and reflect what is privately reported to Brookings Health by independent research firm NRC Health and publicly reported on the Care Compare website.

Home Health Star Rating

Overall Home Health Star Rating updated April 2024

Overall Patient Experience Rating

The table below shows the percentage of patients who rated us as being a 9 or 10 on a 10-point scale in overall patient experience according to the NRC Health Database (approximately 403 agencies nationwide). Higher percentages are better. Data from May, 2023 - April, 2024.

Service AreaBrookings Health SystemNRC Health Average
Home Health91.1%88.6%

Measures from Care Compare

The information below shows the quality of patient care at Brookings Health System's Home Health Agency compared to state and national averages. More information on Brookings Hospital and other hospitals can be found on the Care Compare website. Data from July, 2022 - June, 2023.

MeasureBrookings Health SystemSouth Dakota AverageNational Average
How often patients got better at walking or moving around (higher percentages are better)79.6%86.3%86.1%
How often patients got better at getting in and out of bed (higher percentages are better)91.9%88.3%87.1%
How often patients got better at bathing (higher percentages are better)87.7%88.5%88%
How often a patient's functional abilities were assessed at admission and discharge and functional goals were included in their care plan (higher percentages are better)99.8%99.7%98.6%
MeasureBrookings Health SystemSouth Dakota AverageNational Average
How often patients’ breathing improved (higher percentages are better)85%88.8%88.3%
How often patients have pressure ulcers/pressure injuries that are new or worsened (lower percentages are better)0%0.5%0.3%
MeasureBrookings Health SystemSouth Dakota AverageNational Average
How often the home health team began their patients’ care in a timely manner (higher percentages are better)95%98.1%96.1%
How often the home health team taught patients’ (or their family caregivers) about their drugs (higher percentages are better)96.7%96.9%95.5%
How often patients got better at taking their drugs correctly by mouth (higher percentages are better)82%85.8%84.2%
How often the home health team made sure that their patients have received a flu shot for the current flu season (higher percentages are better)73.9%79.5%72.8%
How often physician-recommended actions to address medication issues were completed timely (higher percentages are better)97.1%96.7%95.2%
How often experienced one or more falls with major injury (lower percentages are better)1.7%1.3%0.9%
MeasureBrookings Health SystemSouth Dakota AverageNational Average
How often home health patients had to be admitted to the hospital (lower numbers are better)13.3%13.4%14.1%
How often patients receiving home health care needed any urgent, unplanned care in the hospital emergency room- without being admitted to the hospital (lower numbers are better)19%11.5%11.9%
How often patients remained in the community after discharge from home health (higher percentages are better)62.2%N/A76.6%
How often patients were re-admitted to the hospital for a potentially-preventable condition after discharge from home health (lower rates are better)3.8% N/A3.9%
MeasureBrookings Health SystemNational Average
How much Medicare spends on an episode of care at this agency, compared to Medicare spending across all agencies nationally. Less than 1 is preferred.0.941.00