Avantara of Billings is a large nursing home located in Billings, Montana. This facility received an overall grade of B, which is a good grade. This ought to be on your short list in Billings as we ranked it as one of the three highest rated facilities in the city. We were also pleased to find that this nursing home didn't have any bad scores in any of the major categories discussed below. More information about its category grades can be found below.
Avantara of Billings
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
2115 Central Ave,
Billings MT 59102
48.87% estimated occupancy 1
- 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
Registered Staff Hours
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 94.27481 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which is 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.
Lastly, we looked at this facility's inspection rating This was not one of this facility's better areas. We gave it a C in this category. This isn't a horrible score in this category. It simply wasn't at the same level as some of this place's other category grades. Inspection scores weigh several factors, including deficiencies and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these factors by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This place had 11 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to find that none were category J through L deficiencies. This means the government inspectors didn't consider any of the deficiencies to place patient health or safety in imminent harm or jeopardy. Unfortunately, we also need to draw your attention to the fact that this facility received significant government fines in recent years.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Avantara of Billings Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Avantara of Billings, 8.33% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay residents who suffer from new or worsened pressure ulcers. We have found that pressure ulcers are a great indicator of quality of care.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Avantara of Billings, 5.25% of Patients had Serious Falls
This statistic indicates the percentage of long-term patients who experienced a fall which resulted in severe injury. We use this statistic in determining our nursing scores.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Avantara of Billings, 3.32% of Patients had UTIs
This statistic tells you the percent of long-term patients who experienced a urinary tract infection. Although a higher rate of these infections could reflect poorly on a facility's nursing care, it can be difficult to compare between nursing homes due to facilities having inconsistent reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Avantara of Billings, 16.25% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic medications are administered to patients for many conditions, including dementia. Unfortunately, in limited situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Avantara of Billings, 14.87% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents given antianxiety medications. These medications are commonly used to treat residents experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Avantara of Billings, 5.28% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term stay residents who are demonstrating signs of depression. Many would argue this is a reasonable measure of quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Avantara of Billings, 93.06% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Avantara of Billings, 15.55% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term patients that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and taking a bath.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Avantara of Billings, 18.63% Percentage of Residents
This is the percent of patients who retained mobility levels over time. Preserving mobility is often a good sign for residents' health.
In Avantara of Billings, 1.15 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. There is usually a correlation between staying out of the hospital and the quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Avantara of Billings, 18.63 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care. There is a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Avantara of Billings, 12.8 Percentage of Patients
This tells you 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 reduced emergency room visits and the quality of care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Avantara of Billings, 74.36% Percentage of Resident
Measures the percent of short-term care patients that saw functional improvements.
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
- St Vincent HealthcareAcute Care Hospitals 2.91 miles away1233 N 30th St Billings Montana 59101Voluntary non-profit - Church(406) 657-7000
- Billings Clinic HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 3.06 miles away2800 10th Ave N Billings Montana 59101Voluntary non-profit - Private(406) 657-4000
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