Aspen Meadows Health and Rehabilitation Center is an average-sized nursing home located in Billings, Montana. This facility received an overall grade of D based on the data we looked at. If you are not satisfied with this facility's low overall grade, you may find you have slim pickings in Billings. The city has just two other nursing homes. The only positive thing we can say about this nursing home is that it did not receive any F's in in any of the major categories. More information about its category grades can be found below.
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Aspen Meadows Health and Rehabilitation Center
- Nursing Home
- Assisted Living
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
Note: Aspen Meadows Health and Rehabilitation Center has been flagged for abuse in the past 12 months. We have capped this facility's overall grade accordingly.
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Peritoneal Dialysis
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Total Parenteral Nutrition
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Registered Staff Hours
While this nursing home's overall score is not a highlight, it received a slightly more favorable score in the area of inspections. We awarded it a B- for that category, which is not bad. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in calculating our inspection ratings. One of those factors is deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of the deficiencies is arguably more important than the quantity of deficiencies, as some of these are quite insignificant. This place received 5 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none were considered severe. This indicates that the government inspectors didn't deem any of the deficiencies to pose an imminent risk to resident safety or health. Lastly, this facility was flagged by CMS for possible abuse or neglect. We prefer to avoid facilities with this designation. Please do your best to find an alternative nursing home.
We also ended up giving this facility a fairly respectable grade in the area of nursing, where it received a grade of B-. Our nursing rating is largely based on the facility's level of nurse staffing. This place provided just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident each day. This is a relatively low total compared with most facilities. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this place actually fared better in some of the quality-based metrics we looked at. It performed well in the area of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers.
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Short-term Care Quality
This facility received its third best category score in the area of short-term care. We gave this nursing home a grade of B- in this category, which is a respectable score. In our short-term care score, we attempt to create a sound barometer for rehabilitation. In this process, we assess a nursing home's level of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as respiratory therapy. We found that this place was below average in the two key staffing areas we looked at. The facility provided fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than most other nursing homes. Lastly, we assessed the number of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 6.6 percent of this facility's patients returned home. At most facilities, closer to half of their patients are able to return home so this figure is below average.
Long-term Care Quality
The next area we analyzed is long-term care, which is a weak spot for this facility. We gave this nursing home a grade of D for long-term care. For residents looking for a permanent residence as opposed to skilled nursing, long-term care is a very important category. On top of considering the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. Fortunately, this nursing home vaccinated 95.14563 percent of its patients, which is a very respectable total. Surprisingly, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. With just 0.02 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, this facility had fewer hospitalizations than many nursing homes. Unfortunately, some of its other scores in this category weren't as favorable as these.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Aspen Meadows Health and Rehabilitation Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Aspen Meadows Health and Rehabilitation Center, 8.97% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of patients that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin resulting from staying in one position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Aspen Meadows Health and Rehabilitation Center, 4.88% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint gauges the percent of long-term stay residents which suffered a fall leading to severe injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls may be an indication of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Aspen Meadows Health and Rehabilitation Center, 2.93% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many experts to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care . UTI's are often the result of poor nursing care. Nevertheless, this metric can be misleading for certain facilities due to different reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Aspen Meadows Health and Rehabilitation Center, 16.56% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents which are prescribed antipsychotic medication. Excessive reliance on these medications may suggest a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents in scenarios where such drugs are not medically required. Nevertheless, some facilities need to rely on these drugs due to having more patients suffering from Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Aspen Meadows Health and Rehabilitation Center, 14.4% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are prescribed to residents experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Aspen Meadows Health and Rehabilitation Center, 4.23% of Patients
This is the percent of residents exhibiting depressive symptoms. High rates of depression could reveal a lower level of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Aspen Meadows Health and Rehabilitation Center, 92.91% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term care patients who were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Aspen Meadows Health and Rehabilitation Center, 15.58% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Aspen Meadows Health and Rehabilitation Center, 15.72% Percentage of Residents
This is the percent of patients that were able to retain mobility over time. Preserving mobility can be a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Aspen Meadows Health and Rehabilitation Center, 1.26 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric measures the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Aspen Meadows Health and Rehabilitation Center, 15.72 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Measures the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term resident care. Staying out of the hospital during rehabilitation is important to restoring the health of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Aspen Meadows Health and Rehabilitation Center, 12.39 Percentage of Patients
Measures the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care. Avoiding emergency medical situations is one way to measure patient care during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Aspen Meadows Health and Rehabilitation Center, 77.87% Percentage of Resident
This metric is a measure of the percent of short-term care patients that experienced functional improvements.