Battle Mountain General Hospital is a senior living facility in Battle Mountain, Nevada, which has 5,358 people. We gave this nursing home an overall grade of B+. A grade of this caliber requires strong marks in most areas. As far as we can see, this nursing home looks like a good fit for quite a few people. This facility is stronger in some categories than others, but it did not have any bad scores in any of the major categories. More information about these categories can be found below.
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Battle Mountain General Hospital
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Government - Hospital district
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Wound Care
- Cardiac Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
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Long-term Care Quality
In addition to receiving a great overall grade, this nursing home received an A+ in the area of long-term care. When facilities receive this type of score in this category it is typically a good sign for patient care and indicates that the nursing home is well-staffed with nurses and aids. On top of considering the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home gave the vaccine to 100 percent of its residents. Vaccines are critical to keeping patients out of the hospital. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
We also awarded this nursing home a grade of A- for our nursing grade. Our nursing score is mostly based on the facility's nurse staffing. This facility provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This facility performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a nursing home has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can typically be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
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This facility also performed well in the area of inspections. In fact, it received a nearly flawless government inspection report this year. It earned one of our highest grades in that category with a grade of B+. Arguably the most critical factor we consider in calculating our inspection scores is deficiencies. Deficiencies are found on a nursing home's inspection reports. Places with better grades in this area most likely dodged the most severe deficiencies involving health risks or even death. Fortunately, although this facility had some minor dings on its report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones labeled as categories G through L. This means the government inspectors did not consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Short-term Care Quality
The final area we rated is short-term care. In that area, we gave this facility an acceptable grade of B-. This actually proved to be this facility's worst area. In determining our short-term care scores, we assess a nursing home's levels of highly skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists respiratory therapists and other types of therapists. This grade is considered to be a reliable assessment of a nursing home's rehabilitation services. Unfortunately, it does not look like this facility submitted information on registered nurse or physical therapist staffing. The last metric we considered in this category is the percentage of patients who returned home from the nursing home. We found that just 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home. Unfortunately, this was below average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Battle Mountain General Hospital Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Battle Mountain General Hospital, 0% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of patients that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage resulting from remaining in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Battle Mountain General Hospital, 6.67% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of residents that suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injury are considered to be a barometer of nursing care at a nursing home. Falls which result in injury are routinely the result of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Battle Mountain General Hospital, 4.49% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint is an indication of the percent of long-term stay residents who had a urinary tract infection. UTI's could be a sign of lower quality nursing care. However, this statistic may also be skewed for certain nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Battle Mountain General Hospital, 21.43% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term patients receiving antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications serve an important medical purpose, it is important to ensure these medications are being used appropriately. In limited cases, increased usage of these drugs may mean a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Battle Mountain General Hospital, 38.89% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of residents prescribed antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are prescribed to residents experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Battle Mountain General Hospital, 0% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term residents who are exhibiting signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Battle Mountain General Hospital, 100% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Battle Mountain General Hospital, 16.87% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Battle Mountain General Hospital, 13.51% of Residents
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who maintained mobility. Some experts would argue that mobility is critical to patients physical and mental health.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Battle Mountain General Hospital, 13.51% of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care.
- Battle Mountain General HospitalCritical Access Hospitals 0 miles away535 South Humboldt Street Battle Mountain Nevada 89820Government - Hospital District or Authority(775) 635-2550