Nursing Home Injury Laws: South Dakota

south-dakota-nursing-home-abuse-neglect-elderly-woman-200x300Number of nursing homes in South Dakota: 110

Patients living in South Dakota nursing homes: 6,511

Occupancy rates of South Dakota nursing homes: 91.5%

Average number of deficiencies at each South Dakota nursing home: 6.0

Percent of South Dakota nursing homes with serious deficiencies for actual harm to patient: 26.4%

Most common deficiencies at South Dakota nursing homes:Professional Standards, Accident Environment, Food Sanitation

Distribution of ownership of South Dakota nursing homes: 33% for profit, 62% non profit, 5% government

Most populated cities in South Dakota: Sioux Falls, Rapid City, Aberdeen, Watertown, Brookings, Pierre

Staffing levels at South Dakota nursing homes (daily hours):Above average, 3.5 total staff,  1.1 licensed nurse

**Data based upon 2009 CMS data, U.S. Department of Health and Human Service

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