South Dakota Nursing Homes
South Dakota's nursing homes and long-term care centers offer hands-on patient support to their residents. These care facilities each offer different levels of care and services, and comparing them can help you or your loved one find the best fit. The average cost of care in a South Dakota nursing home ranges from $8000 to $10000 each month.
Long-Term Care Facility Options
South Dakota nursing homes are designed to aid residents in daily personal care and medical care, providing constant supervision and some social activities. Skilled nursing facilities are similar to nursing homes, but offer on-site medical treatment for their residents and patients and employ specialized medical professionals. Unlike a standard rehabilitation center, nursing homes and skilled nursing facilities are intended for long-term care rather than restorative care.
Medicare, Medicaid, and the Costs of Care
Medicare- or Medicaid-enrolled South Dakota citizens should be aware that Medicare does not typically cover the costs of residence in a long-term care facility. Medicaid may cover some of these costs in specific cases, but both Medicare and Medicaid are accepted by the majority of South Dakota's long-term care facilities to cover the associated medical costs. Individuals and families considering the transition to a nursing facility should check with the staff members at that location to see what services Medicare or Medicaid would cover. The federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) also partner with the state to offer information on Special Focus Facilities (SFF), which have under-performed against standards set both federally and by the state.