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 HealthStream and publicly reported on the Home Health Compare website.

Overall Home Health Star Rating (data from Sept. - Dec. 2016)

Overall Home Health Star Rating (data from Sept. - Dec. 2016)

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 HealthStream Database (approximately 4,103 facilities nationwide). Higher percentages are better. Data from July - Sept. 2017.

Service Area Brookings Health System HealthStream Average
Hospice 100% 87.1%
Home Health 78.8% 86.8%

Measures from Home Health 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 Home Health Compare website. Data from Sept. - Dec. 2016.

Measure Brookings Health System South Dakota Average National Average
How often patients got better at walking or moving around 47.9% 68.1% 71.2%
How often patients got better at getting in and out of bed 62.6% 68.0% 68.2%
How often patients got better at bathing 71.8% 72.4% 74.3%
Measure Brookings Health System South Dakota Average National Average
How often patients had less pain when moving around 67.7% 71.7% 74.4%
How often patients’ breathing improved 72.7% 71.5% 73.1%
Measure Brookings Health System South Dakota Average National Average
How often the home health team began their patients’ care in a timely manner 99.3% 95.4% 93.4%
How often the home health team taught patients’ (or their family caregivers) about their drugs 87.8% 95.9% 97.5%
How often patients got better at taking their drugs correctly by mouth 42.7% 57.6% 60.9%
How often the home health team checked patients’’ risk for falling 95.0% 99.6% 99.5%
How often the home health team checked patients for depression 94.2% 98.8% 98.0%
How often the home health team made sure that their patients have received a flu shot for the current flu season 75.3% 83.1% 76.2%
How often the home health team made sure that their patients have received a pneumococcal vaccine (pneumonia shot) 91.3% 89.3% 79.6%
For patients with diabetes, how often the home health team got doctor’s orders, gave foot care, and taught patients about foot care 89.4% 93.9% 96.9%
Measure Brookings Health System South Dakota Average National Average
How often home health patients had to be admitted to the hospital 19.4% 17.3% 16.4%
How often patients receiving home health care needed any urgent, unplanned care in the hospital emergency room- without being admitted to the hospital 10.9% 11.1% 12.7%