Battle Mountain General Hospital is a senior living facility in Battle Mountain, Nevada, which has 5,358 people. This nursing home was given an A- overall, which is among the highest grades that we offer. A grade in this range requires first-rate marks across the board. This is really as good of a facility as you're going to find. This nursing home's impressive profile was highlighted by its long-term care score, which is addressed in the next section.
Battle Mountain General Hospital
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
535 S. Humboldt Street,
Battle Mountain NV 89820
92.4% estimated occupancy 1
- 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
Registered Staff Hours
Long-term Care Quality
In addition to being a first rate facility overall, this nursing home also performed well in the area of long-term care, where it earned an A. Facilities that excel in this category tend to provide residents with closer supervision and stay on top of routine medical care. In addition to looking at the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home administered the vaccine to 97.674416 percent of its residents. Vaccines are vital to keeping residents out of the hospital. Finally, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
To complement its strong performance in other areas, we awarded this nursing home a grade of B+ for our inspections rating. Nursing ratings are mostly based on a nursing home's nurse staffing. This nursing home averages 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 nursing home performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a place has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can frequently be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
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Short-term Care Quality
Adding to its fine profile, this nursing home also received a strong short-term care score, with a score of A-. In calculating these short-term care grades, we assess the facility's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, speech therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. The purpose is to formulate a tool for sizing up the rehabilitation services of different nursing homes. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not all facilities employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, based on the data this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The final measure we assessed in this area is the number of patients who ultimately 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.
Finally, this facility also received top notch inspections in recent years. We gave them one of our better scores in that category, with an impressive grade of B+. Arguably the most significant factor we consider in calculating our inspection ratings is deficiencies. These deficiencies can be found on a facility's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes with better scores in this category most likely dodged the more severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. While this nursing home had some deficiencies on its inspection report, none were severe based on CMS' deficiency scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
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, 9.74% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of residents who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many experts to be an indicator of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are routinely caused by residents not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Battle Mountain General Hospital, 1.97% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of residents that have had a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injuries are considered by many experts to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care . Falls are often caused by poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Battle Mountain General Hospital, 2.27% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint gauges the percent of long-term stay residents who suffered from urinary tract infections. While a higher rate infections could reflect poorly on a nursing home's hygiene protocols, it can be difficult to compare between nursing homes due to nursing homes having inconsistent reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Battle Mountain General Hospital, 13.51% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic medications are prescribed to patients for a variety of conditions, including cognitive disorders. Tragically, in some situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Battle Mountain General Hospital, 17.49% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint gauges the percent of long-term stay residents who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. These drugs are prescribed to residents experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Battle Mountain General Hospital, 2.99% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents who are showing symptoms of depression. Higher levels of depression could indicate a less hospitable environment.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Battle Mountain General Hospital, 76.92% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents who were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Battle Mountain General Hospital, 15.13% Percentage of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term residents who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and eating.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Battle Mountain General Hospital, 21.2% Percentage of Residents
This metric measures the percent of long-term patients who were able to retain mobility. Some experts argue that mobility is important for patients health.
In Battle Mountain General Hospital, 1.21 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Battle Mountain General Hospital, 21.2 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
- Battle Mountain General HospitalCritical Access Hospitals 0 miles away535 South Humboldt Street Battle Mountain Nevada 89820Government - Hospital District or Authority(775) 635-2550