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Awe Kualawaache Care Center

  • Nursing Home

Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

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

10131 S Heritage Rd,
Crow Agency MT 59022

(406) 638-9111

40% estimated occupancy 1

Awe Kualawaache Care Center is a senior living facility in Crow Agency, Montana, which has a population of 1,945 people. Featuring an overall score of D, this is a lower end facility. If you are not satisfied with this facility's pedestrian overall grade, you may have to look in other cities as this is the only nursing home in Crow Agency. We wouldn't blame you if you are ready to stop reading and find another nursing home. However, if you want to learn more about this nursing home's category grades, short-term care 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

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B

Although we didn't rate this nursing home favorably overall, we want to draw your attention to its relatively favorable short-term care grade. We gave it a B in this category, which was much better than its overall score. Our short-term care grades are considered to be more meaningful for residents needing rehabilitation from their nursing home. Rehabilitation typically utilizes higher levels of highly-skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing means not just nursing, but also physical and speech therapy, as well as other forms of therapy. Unfortunately, it doesn't look like this nursing home provided information about its staffing of registered nurses or physical therapists. The final measure we looked at in this area is the number of patients who were able to return home from the nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B-minus

We also ended up giving this facility a fairly respectable grade in the area of nursing, where it received a grade of B-. Nursing ratings are primarily associated with the nursing home's level of nurse staffing. This nursing home averages just 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a very low figure. Lastly, we also assessed several nursing quality measures. While this nursing home got dinged a bit for nursing hours, it actually excelled in some of these quality-based metrics. With fewer than five percent of its residents experiencing pressure ulcers, it performed remarkably well in this subcategory. This can be a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can many times be avoided by offering better nursing care, such as employing a protocol of moving a patient more often.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: D

Moving on to the area of long-term care, this nursing home was awarded just a D in this area. Facilities that receive this kind of score in long-term care likely don't provide the kind of consistent around the clock care that some other facilities offer. In addition to looking at the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. We found that this facility administered the vaccine to a relatively low 81.666664 percent of its patients, which is not a very encouraging sign. Surprisingly, this place was actually able to limit hospitalizations. With just 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this facility has less hospitalizations than many nursing homes. This was its best feature in this category.

Facility Inspections

Grade: F

Moving on our last category of inspections, this facility received a terrible score. We weight this category more heavily than our other categories. For places with poor inspection grades, you should focus on any severe deficiencies found on their recent inspection reports. This particular facility had 6 deficiencies on its inspection report. The only positive thing we found is that none of the deficiencies were in the categories that indicate they caused a threat to patient health or safety. Lastly, we also want to point out that this facility received significant government fines in recent years of more than $100,000. This generally indicates that a nursing home's poor performance spanned multiple years.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Awe Kualawaache Care Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B

In Awe Kualawaache Care Center, 7.84% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This tells you the percentage of patients who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are often the result of patients staying in one position for too long. Better nursing care reduces the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: F

In Awe Kualawaache Care Center, 5.36% of Patients had Serious Falls

This is the percent of residents who sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injury are considered by many experts to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care . Falls are routinely the result of lower quality nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A+

In Awe Kualawaache Care Center, 3.38% of Patients had UTIs

This is the percent of residents who have had a urinary tract infection. These infections may be associated with insufficient hygiene.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A-minus

In Awe Kualawaache Care Center, 15.75% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This datapoint indicates the percentage of long-term care patients who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest that a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior in scenarios where such drugs are not medically indicated. However, some nursing homes need to rely more on these drugs due to having more patients suffering from Alzheimer's or other dementias.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A-plus

In Awe Kualawaache Care Center, 15.28% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This figure tells you the percent of long-term stay patients who were administered antianxiety medication. These drugs are generally prescribed to residents suffering from anxiety and depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B-minus

In Awe Kualawaache Care Center, 5.4% of Patients

This metric measures the percent of long-term care patients who are demonstrating depressive symptoms. Some experts argue that this is a reliable measure of quality of life.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: D

In Awe Kualawaache Care Center, 93.07% of Patients

This tells you the percentage of patients that were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B

In Awe Kualawaache Care Center, 15.83% Percentage of Patients

This indicates the percentage of patients who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B-minus

In Awe Kualawaache Care Center, 20.1% Percentage of Residents

This tells you the percentage of patients who maintained mobility over time. Preserving mobility is usually a good sign for residents' health.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B-plus

In Awe Kualawaache Care Center, 20.1 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is a correlation between staying out of the hospital and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.