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 Home Health Compare website.

Home Health Rating

Overall Home Health Star Rating (data from January 2019 - December 2019)

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 January, 2021 - June, 2021.

Service Area Brookings Health System NRC Health Average
Home Health 93.5% 86.7%

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 January, 2019 - December, 2019.

Measure Brookings Health System South Dakota Average National Average
How often patients got better at walking or moving around 65.9% 78.1% 79.6%
How often patients got better at getting in and out of bed 83.2% 82.7% 81.1%
How often patients got better at bathing 82.0% 81.9% 82.3%
Measure Brookings Health System South Dakota Average National Average
How often patients’ breathing improved 82.6% 80.9% 82.8%
How often patients developed new or worsened pressure ulcers 0.3% 0.1% 0.1%
Measure Brookings Health System South Dakota Average National Average
How often the home health team began their patients’ care in a timely manner 98.9% 98.0% 95.7%
How often the home health team taught patients’ (or their family caregivers) about their drugs 97.8% 99.2% 98.6%
How often patients got better at taking their drugs correctly by mouth 67.5% 74.1% 75.0%
How often the home health team checked patients’’ risk for falling 99.4% 99.8% 99.6%
How often the home health team checked patients for depression 98.9% 99.5% 97.4%
How often the home health team made sure that their patients have received a flu shot for the current flu season 86.7% 84.3% 78.7%
How often the home health team made sure that their patients have received a pneumococcal vaccine (pneumonia shot) 96.7% 88.9% 82.2%
For patients with diabetes, how often the home health team got doctor’s orders, gave foot care, and taught patients about foot care 95.6% 95.2% 96.4%
How often physician-recommended actions to address medication issues were completed timely 98.4% 95.0% 94.0%
Measure Brookings Health System South Dakota Average National Average
How often home health patients had to be admitted to the hospital 11.1% 16.1% 15.4%
How often patients receiving home health care needed any urgent, unplanned care in the hospital emergency room- without being admitted to the hospital 19.8% 12.8% 13.0%
Measure Brookings Health System National 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. 0.94 1.0