Providers encouraged to complete nursing home admissions survey

The South Dakota Department of Health, Department of Social Services and Department of Human Services are seeking information that impacts a nursing facility’s decision to admit new residents. The information gathered from providers will be included in the annual review process outlined in SDCL 34-12-35.7 – Annual consideration of need for additional nursing facility beds or new nursing facilities.

Nursing home administrators were sent a request to complete a 20-question survey, which is due by July 20. The survey includes questions related to bed category, capacity, payor source, admission restrictions, staffing shortages, memory care and barriers to accepting referrals.

The survey link can be found at: