Bear Lake Memorial Skilled Nursing Facility is a small hospital-based nursing home located in Montpelier, Idaho. This nursing home was given an A- overall, which is one of the top grades we offer. A score in this range requires top-notch marks across the board. In fact, we ranked this facility in the top 25 percent of all facilities in the country. The best part of this facility's strong report card was its nursing rating. We discuss nursing in the next paragraph
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Bear Lake Memorial Skilled Nursing Facility
- 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 - County
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Colostomy Care
- Catheter Care
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Top Nursing Home in Idaho Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
On top of being a first rate nursing home overall, this facility also excelled in the area of nursing, where it received a grade of A. Nursing scores are based in large part on quantity of nursing care available. This particular nursing home 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 place 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 many times be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Long-term Care Quality
Adding to its top-shelf assessments in other areas, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A- for our long-term care rating. Long-term care scores in this range generally require both 24/7 care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine medical care. One of the statistics we considered on top of nursing hours is vaccinations. This facility administered the pneumonia vaccine to 100 percent of its residents. This is a reliable method to minimize unnecessary hospitalizations for the elderly population. Lastly, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
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Another impressive feature of this facility is its inspection grade. In that area, we awarded this facility a grade of A-. Our inspection scores account for a host of factors found on a facility's inspection reports. One of the most important criteria we weigh heavily is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Places with better scores in this category typically have very few of these severe deficiencies. While this place had some minor dings on its inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those found in categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This means the inspectors did not consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Short-term Care Quality
In our last area, we gave this nursing home an A- for its short-term care grade. This rounded out a very strong report card. In computing these short-term care grades, we quantify the nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, respiratory therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. The goal is to formulate a tool for sizing up the rehabilitation services of different facilities. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. However, based on the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Finally, we looked at the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Bear Lake Memorial Skilled Nursing Facility Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Bear Lake Memorial Skilled Nursing Facility, 6.47% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay residents that suffer from new or worsened pressure ulcers . We consider this statistic when determining both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Bear Lake Memorial Skilled Nursing Facility, 3.9% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of patients that suffered from a fall which resulted in serious injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Bear Lake Memorial Skilled Nursing Facility, 2.4% of Patients had UTIs
This statistic tells you the percentage of long-term care residents who experienced urinary tract infections. UTI's may be an indicator of poor nursing care. However, this metric can be misleading for certain facilities due to different reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Bear Lake Memorial Skilled Nursing Facility, 18.94% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This metric measures the percent of long-term patients which were given antipsychotic drugs. Excessive reliance on these medications may suggest that a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior in scenarios where such medications are not medically required. Nevertheless, some nursing homes need to rely on these drugs due to having more residents suffering from dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Bear Lake Memorial Skilled Nursing Facility, 14.54% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term patients who are given antianxiety medication. These drugs are commonly prescribed to patients experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Bear Lake Memorial Skilled Nursing Facility, 8% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients who are demonstrating signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Bear Lake Memorial Skilled Nursing Facility, 88.64% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents who have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Bear Lake Memorial Skilled Nursing Facility, 12.92% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and continence.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Bear Lake Memorial Skilled Nursing Facility, 14.54% Percentage of Residents
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents who retained mobility levels. Many argue that mobility is critical to patients mental and physical health.
In Bear Lake Memorial Skilled Nursing Facility, 0.93 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Bear Lake Memorial Skilled Nursing Facility, 14.54 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care.
- Bear Lake Memorial HospitalCritical Access Hospitals 0 miles away164 South Fifth Street Montpelier Idaho 83254Government - Local(208) 847-1630
- Bear Lake Dialysis Center0.44 miles away164 S Fifth St Montpelier Idaho 83254Dialysis Stations: 7 (208) 847-4325