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Awe Kualawaache Care Center

  • Nursing Home

Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: C
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Awe Kualawaache Care Center's website

10131 S Heritage Rd,
Crow Agency MT 59022

(406) 638-9111

43% estimated occupancy 1

Awe Kualawaache Care Center is a small non-profit nursing home located in Crow Agency, Montana. Sporting an overall score of C, this is likely a middle of the road nursing home. You could certainly do worse than this place. The best part of this nursing home's profile is is its nursing grade. Nursing grades are discussed in the next paragraph.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • Non profit - Other

Nurse Quality

Grade: B-plus

We would like to point out that this nursing home's nursing rating exceeded its overall grade. This facility earned a B+ in this category, which is one of our better grades. When computing our nursing grades, we analyze both the number of hours nurses spend with residents and the training levels of the nurses. This nursing home averages 0 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 the nation 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 by having a system of moving a patient even once per day.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B

This nursing home also was awarded a positive short-term care score. In fact, we awarded it a B in that category, which happens to be one of our better. Our short-term care scores are presumably most critical for patients requiring rehabilitation services. Rehabilitation usually requires higher levels of skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes not only nursing services, but also physical and occupational therapy, as well as other variations of therapy. We weren't able to find information on registered nurse or physical therapy staffing for this nursing home. The last metric we assessed in this category is the number of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients were able to return home.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: C

We also gave this nursing home a respectable score in the area of long-term care, where we gave it a grade of C. For patients seeking a permanent place to live as opposed to skilled nursing, long-term care is a very important category. Once we assessed the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we next considered the facility's vaccination records. Frankly, we were a bit bothered by the fact that this facility vaccinated 87.30159 percent of its residents for pneumonia, which happens to be several points less than average. Nevertheless, this facility keeps its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.

Facility Inspections

Grade: F

In our final category of inspections, this facility received a terrible grade. With an F in the inspection category, this nursing home's overall grade was adversely affected. When a nursing home has this bad of an inspection score, you should expect some severe deficiencies on its inspection report. Severe deficiencies indicate a threat to resident safety. This particular 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 posed a threat to resident safety or health. Lastly, we also want to point out that this facility received large government fines in recent years amounting to over $100,000. This usually signifies that a facility's poor performance spanned several years.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Sep 22

Awe Kualawaache Care Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A

In Awe Kualawaache Care Center, 8.33% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This tells you the percentage of patients who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are often the result of residents not being moved frequently enough.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: C

In Awe Kualawaache Care Center, 5.25% of Patients had Serious Falls

This tells you the percent of residents that suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in major injury are considered to be a measure of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls are often the result of lower quality nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A+

In Awe Kualawaache Care Center, 3.32% of Patients had UTIs

This tells you the percent of patients that sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are routinely caused by worse hygiene protocols. Closer supervision minimizes the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. Note that this statistic is sometimes skewed by the fact that nursing homes have varying reporting standards for UTI's.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B-minus

In Awe Kualawaache Care Center, 16.25% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is the percentage of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs may be vital to many residents, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used appropriately. In limited cases, increased usage of these drugs may indicate that a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A-plus

In Awe Kualawaache Care Center, 14.87% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is an indication of the percentage of long-term patients taking antianxiety medications.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B-plus

In Awe Kualawaache Care Center, 5.28% of Patients

Measures the percentage of long-term residents showing depressive symptoms.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: D

In Awe Kualawaache Care Center, 93.06% of Patients

Measures the percentage of long-term stay patients who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home patients, making these types of vaccines critical to patient safety.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: C

In Awe Kualawaache Care Center, 15.55% Percentage of Patients

This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and taking a bath. Some believe this is a reliable measure of a patient's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B-plus

In Awe Kualawaache Care Center, 18.63% Percentage of Residents

This is the percent of residents who remained mobile levels over time. Optimizing mobility can be a great sign for residents' well-being.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B-minus

In Awe Kualawaache Care Center, 18.63 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term resident care.