Aspen Meadows Health and Rehabilitation Center is an average-sized nursing home located in Billings, Montana. This facility received an extremely poor overall score based on the data we looked at. If you are not satisfied with this facility's mediocre overall grade, you will be pleased to know there are five other nursing homes in Billings. We would not blame you if you're ready to stop reading and find another facility. However, if you want to learn more about this facility's category grades, we will discuss nursing in the next paragraph.
Aspen Meadows Health and Rehabilitation Center
- Nursing Home
- Assisted Living
Updated Jun 1, 2022 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.
- 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
Registered Staff Hours
Although we gave this nursing home an abysmal overall score, we gave it a B- for our nursing rating. Nursing ratings are primarily tied to the nursing home's nurse staffing. This place provided just 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient each day. This is a low total compared to most nursing homes. Finally, despite not having the highest total nursing hours, this place actually performed admirably in the area of preventing major falls. This is often a reliable indicator that a place has sufficient quality controls in place.
Short-term Care Quality
Remarkably, we gave this facility a B- for its short-term care rating, which is not too bad of a score. In our short-term care score, we endeavor to craft a meaningful gauge for rehabilitation. In doing so, we look at a nursing home's scope of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as respiratory therapy. Unfortunately, we found that this facility provided fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than most other facilities. The key is determining what effect this had on the quality of care. The final statistic we considered in this area is the percentage of patients that eventually returned home from the facility. We found that just 6.1 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.
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This nursing home received a grade of just D in the area of inspections. One of the more critical factors in assessing inspection reports is deficiencies. We recommend you pay close attention to the level of severity of the deficiencies. This facility was hit with 5 deficiencies by CMS. The only favorable thing we found is that none of its deficiencies were in the categories that suggest they posed a risk to resident health or safety. Finally, this facility was cited by CMS for possible abuse or neglect. We would not recommend this facility under any circumstance.
Long-term Care Quality
The next area we looked at was long-term care, where this nursing home received a very poor score in this area as well. Unfortunately, we gave it an F for this area, which is obviously a major concern. When facilities receive a score in this range in this category it typically means the facility did not perform well in our measures relating to resident care. After looking at the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we turned to the facility's vaccination record. Frankly, we were a bit bothered by the fact that this facility vaccinated 87.79343 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which happens to be significantly below what we expected. To our surprise, this facility was actually decent at keeping its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had just 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days. This was its best score in this category.
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, 7.84% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is a measure of the percent of long-term patients that are suffering from new or worsened pressure ulcers or bed sores. We use this statistic in calculating both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Aspen Meadows Health and Rehabilitation Center, 5.36% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of patients that sustained a fall leading to serious injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Aspen Meadows Health and Rehabilitation Center, 3.38% of Patients had UTIs
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients who experienced UTI's. While more infections could reflect poorly on a facility's hygiene protocols, it can be difficult to compare different facilities due to nursing homes having inconsistent reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Aspen Meadows Health and Rehabilitation Center, 15.75% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs may be helpful for many residents, it is important to ensure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In limited cases, increased usage of these drugs may mean a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Aspen Meadows Health and Rehabilitation Center, 15.28% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents which are prescribed antianxiety medication. These medications are typically given to patients suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Aspen Meadows Health and Rehabilitation Center, 5.4% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients demonstrating symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Aspen Meadows Health and Rehabilitation Center, 93.07% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients that were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Aspen Meadows Health and Rehabilitation Center, 15.83% Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term patients that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as dressing and taking a bath. Many argue that this is a measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Aspen Meadows Health and Rehabilitation Center, 20.1% Percentage of Residents
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term residents who maintained mobility. Many in the industry argue that mobility is important for residents' physical and mental well-being.
In Aspen Meadows Health and Rehabilitation Center, 1.08 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Aspen Meadows Health and Rehabilitation Center, 20.1 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Aspen Meadows Health and Rehabilitation Center, 12.52 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is usually a correlation between having fewer emergency room visits and the overall quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Aspen Meadows Health and Rehabilitation Center, 73.8% Percentage of Resident
This is the percentage of short-term care residents that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
Scores for Billings, MT
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B
Looking for more options? Billings, Montana has 5 other nursing homes