Located in Crow Agency, Montana, Awe Kualawaache Care Center is the only option we identified in this area. Sporting an overall score of C, this is likely a solid facility. This place has some things going for it. This place did not meet our expectations in all of our categories, but it did not receive any terrible grades either. More information about its category grades is available below.

Additional Details:

Accepts Medicare 1 : TrueA checkmark indicating true.

Accepts Medicaid 1 : 40 Beds TrueA checkmark indicating true.

CCRC : FalseUsed to indicate false.

Non profit - Other

Resident Council: TrueA checkmark indicating true.

Family Council: FalseUsed to indicate false.

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)

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Nurse Quality

A-
Oct 18: A+Nov 18: A+Dec 18: A+Jan 19: AFeb 19: AMay 19: AJun 19: AJul 19: A-Aug 19: A-Sep 19: A-Jan 20: B+Mar 20: B+Apr 20: A-May 20: A-Jun 20: A-Jul 20: A-Aug 20: A-
Historical

We awarded this nursing home one of our better scores in the area of nursing, with an A-. This is a notably better grade than the facility's overall score, which was decent but not in the elite range. When calculating a facility's nursing rating, we look at the amount of time nurses are with patients and the skill levels of the nurses. This nursing home provides 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at certain nursing quality measures in computing our nursing grades. These include minimizing residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We look at these areas as reliable indicators of the quality of nursing care offered, since better care tends to reduce these problems.

Short-term Care Quality

B
Oct 18: B+Nov 18: B+Dec 18: B+Jan 19: B+Feb 19: B+May 19: B+Jun 19: B+Jul 19: B+Aug 19: B+Sep 19: B+Jan 20: BMar 20: BApr 20: BMay 20: BJun 20: BJul 20: BAug 20: B
Historical

This nursing home also received a strong score in our short-term care category. We gave this facility a better than average grade of B in that category. Short-term care scores are crucial for individuals needing rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically mandates higher levels of skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes a broad range of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, as well as other types of therapy. We were not able to track down information on registered nurse or physical therapy staffing for this nursing home. The final metric we considered in this category is the percentage of patients who were able to leave the nursing home and return home. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.

Long-term Care Quality

C
Oct 18: A-Nov 18: A-Dec 18: A-Jan 19: A-Feb 19: A-May 19: B-Jun 19: B-Jul 19: B-Aug 19: B-Sep 19: B-Jan 20: B-Mar 20: B-Apr 20: BMay 20: BJun 20: BJul 20: CAug 20: C
Historical

We also gave this nursing home a solid grade in the category of long-term care, where we awarded it a C. Long-term care grades assess a facility's assistance with daily living instead of the skilled nursing and medical services that are critical to a skilled nursing facility. Once we looked at the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we turned to the facility's vaccination data. Candidly, we were a bit alarmed this nursing home vaccinated 57.291664 percent of its patients for pneumonia, which happens to be several points below the national average. Fortunately, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.

Facility Inspections

D
Oct 18: FNov 18: FDec 18: FJan 19: FFeb 19: FMay 19: DJun 19: DJul 19: DAug 19: DSep 19: DJan 20: DMar 20: FApr 20: DMay 20: DJun 20: DJul 20: DAug 20: D
Historical

Moving on the final category of inspections, this ended up being this facility's weakest link. Inspection grades are based on a nursing home's recent inspections. We gave this nursing home a grade of just D in this category, which is not a very good grade. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in determining these inspection grades. One critical factor is health deficiencies. We suggest you pay close attention to the severity of the deficiencies. This nursing home was hit with 6 deficiencies on its inspection report. The only favorable thing we found is that none of its deficiencies were in the categories that suggest that they created a risk to patient safety or health. Finally, this facility also received 3 substantiated complaints in recent years. This is yet another bad sign.

Overall Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

Aug 20
Provider:
C
State:
B
National:
B
FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Nov 18Dec 18Jan 19Feb 19Mar 19Apr 19May 19Jun 19Jul 19Aug 19Sep 19Oct 19Dec 19Jan 20Mar 20Apr 20May 20Jun 20Jul 20Aug 20
Overall Rating
Nurse Rating
Long-Term Rating
Short-Term Rating
Inspection Rating

Awe Kualawaache Care Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This is the percentage of patients who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are routinely caused by patients not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing care reduces the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.

Provider
A+
0%
State
B+
5.87%
National
B
7.34%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes Serious Falls

This datapoint gauges the percent of long-term patients which had falls leading to serious injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls could be a sign of poor nursing care.

Provider
F
11.46%
State
B-
4.82%
National
B
3.36%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

This figure is an indication of the percentage of long-term stay residents who have had urinary tract infections. While a higher rate of these infections could reflect poorly on a facility's hygiene protocols, it can be difficult to compare different facilities due to nursing homes having reporting standards.

Provider
C
4.17%
State
B
3.34%
National
B
2.66%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is the percent of residents who were given antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic medications are prescribed to residents for many medical conditions, such as cognitive disorders. Sadly, in some situations, increased usage of these drugs may indicate a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.

Provider
A+
3.53%
State
B+
12.58%
National
B
14.15%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This metric is an indication of the percentage of long-term residents receiving antianxiety medications.

Provider
A-
13.95%
State
B+
15.09%
National
B
19.69%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

This tells you the percent of patients who are exhibiting signs of depression.

Provider
D
10.67%
State
B-
5.1%
National
B+
5.11%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

This is the percent of residents that received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.

Provider
F
67.78%
State
B
94.12%
National
B
92.01%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and eating.

Provider
F
28.24%
State
B
16.08%
National
B
14.47%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

This is the percent of patients that were able to retain mobility over time. Preserving mobility is often a good sign for residents' health.

Provider
A-
22.26%
State
B
16.55%
National
B
17.10%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care.

Provider
C
22.26
State
B
16.55
National
B
17.10

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better