Avantara of Billings is a large nursing home located in Billings, Montana. This facility received an overall grade of B+, which is a well above average grade. In fact, this nursing home is one of the 50 best facilities in Montana. This nursing home also received very consistent grades in all four of the major categories we assessed. More information about its category grades can be found below.
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Avantara of Billings
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Oncology Care
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
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Short-term Care Quality
In addition to receiving a strong overall score, this facility also received an elite short-term care grade. We gave them one of our higher scores in that area, with an A. In computing these short-term care scores, we look at the nursing home's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, respiratory therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. The goal is to formulate a barometer for comparing the rehabilitation services of different facilities. Fortunately, it looks like this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not every nursing home employs these skilled professionals. However, based on the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Finally, we considered the percentage of patients who ultimately were able to return home from this nursing home. We found that 6.7 percent of this facility's residents returned home.
Building on its strong performance in other areas, we awarded this facility an B for nursing. Our nursing score is largely based on the nursing home's nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality-based metrics and this nursing home excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any facility Montana in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can many times be avoided by offering better nursing care, such as having a system of turning a patient at least once a day.
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Long-term Care Quality
Turning to an additional strength for this nursing home, we awarded them one of our stronger grades in our long-term care category as well, with a grade of B. Long-term care ratings of this caliber generally require both 24/7 care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine healthcare services. After considering the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we then analyzed the nursing home's vaccination record. This facility vaccinated 97.65625 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which is much higher than most nursing homes. Finally, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0.02 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
In the final category we assessed, this facility earned a decent score in inspections as well. In fact, we awarded it a B for that category. This facility didn't have any major weak links. Inspection scores weigh several factors, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can learn more about each of these factors by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This particular nursing home received 11 deficiencies on its inspection report. Overall, this is still a good inspection report, but we'd always recommend looking into any deficiencies you find troubling.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Avantara of Billings Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Avantara of Billings, 10.69% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of patients that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a measure of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are often the result of residents staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Avantara of Billings, 5.47% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay residents who had a fall resulting in major injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries could be an indication of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Avantara of Billings, 3.66% of Patients had UTIs
This metric is an indication of the percentage of long-term patients that suffered from urinary tract infections. Although a higher rate of these infections could reflect poorly on a facility's nursing care, it is difficult to compare between facilities due to varying reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Avantara of Billings, 28.69% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of patients given antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are prescribed to residents for a variety of conditions, including dementia. Sadly, in some cases, increased usage of these drugs may indicate a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Avantara of Billings, 6.12% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric indicates the percent of long-term residents taking antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Avantara of Billings, 0.46% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients showing depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Avantara of Billings, 93.76% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients who have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for nursing home residents, making these types of vaccines indispensable.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Avantara of Billings, 17.37% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living could be a sign of deterioration of a patient's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Avantara of Billings, 11.37% of Residents
This is the percent of residents who were able to retain mobility over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Avantara of Billings, 0.02 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. There is a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Avantara of Billings, 11.37% of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is usually a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the quality of rehabilitation services.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Avantara of Billings, 14.53% of Patients
This indicates the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Avantara of Billings, 67.34% of Resident
This is the percent of short-term care residents that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.