Bear Lake Memorial Skilled Nursing Facility is in Montpelier, Idaho, a city with 3,617 people. It looks like this nursing home is among the most impressive facilities we assessed. This facility was given one of the best scores that we offer. We were so impressed with this nursing home that we ranked it in the top fifth of all facilities in the country. As you will see below, this facility performed equally well in our category scores. We gave it a straight A report card!
Bear Lake Memorial Skilled Nursing Facility
Updated May 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
164 South Fifth Street,
Montpelier ID 83254
69.16% estimated occupancy 1
Registered Staff Hours
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. Long-term care grades of this caliber generally require both 24/7 care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine healthcare services. In addition to offering elite levels of nurse staffing, this facility administered the pneumonia vaccine to 100 percent of its residents. This statistic is also significantly higher than the majority of nursing homes. This combination proved to be successful as this nursing home also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 1.14 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a significantly lower hospitalization rate than the majority of nursing homes.
To complement its strong performance in other areas, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A- for our inspections rating. Our nursing grade is primarily tied to a nursing home's nurse staffing. This place provides an incredible 4.3 hours of nursing care per resident each day. Out of that total, many of the hours were provided by registered nurses, which is one of the most highly trained levels of nurses. On top of providing high levels of nursing care, this nursing home also excelled in several of the quality-based metrics we assessed. With under five percent of its residents suffering from pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any facility the country in this category. This is often an indicator that a facility has reliable quality controls. Many pressure ulcers can be avoided by providing better nursing care and having a policy of turning patients more frequently.
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Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home also was dominant in the area of short-term care, where it received a score of A-. Not many facilities received a better grade in this category. Our short-term care grades are based in part on a nursing home's quantity of skilled highly skilled professionals. This means a vast range of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, in addition to other forms of therapy. One of this nursing home's strengths is that it offers more than an hour of care per day from registered nurses to each resident. This is really the gold standard for this area, as it's about 50% higher than the average place's level of registered nurse staffing. The final measure we assessed in this area is the number of patients that eventually returned home from the facility. 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.
Adding to this nursing home's impressive profile, we awarded this nursing home an A- for our inspections rating. With this score, the nursing home completes its straight A report card. Our inspection grades account for a host of factors found on a facility's inspection reports. One of the most important criteria we rely on is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Places with better scores in this area usually have few of these severe deficiencies. Fortunately, although this place had some minor dings on its government inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are found in categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This tells you that the government 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.
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, 5.74% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are often caused by residents not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Bear Lake Memorial Skilled Nursing Facility, 3.05% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of patients who suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in major injury are considered by many experts to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . Major falls are often the result of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Bear Lake Memorial Skilled Nursing Facility, 2.2% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are often associated with lower quality nursing care. Closer supervision reduces the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. We want to point out that this metric is sometimes skewed by the fact that nursing homes have varying reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Bear Lake Memorial Skilled Nursing Facility, 18.22% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This metric gauges the percentage of long-term residents taking antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to make sure these medications are being used appropriately. In limited situations, increased usage of these drugs may mean that a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Bear Lake Memorial Skilled Nursing Facility, 16.71% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic measures the percent of long-term stay patients that were administered antianxiety medication. These drugs are given to patients suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Bear Lake Memorial Skilled Nursing Facility, 7.63% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay patients exhibiting symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Bear Lake Memorial Skilled Nursing Facility, 90.15% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Bear Lake Memorial Skilled Nursing Facility, 13.51% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care patients who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as dressing and eating.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Bear Lake Memorial Skilled Nursing Facility, 19.49% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percentage of patients who were able to retain mobility over time. Optimizing mobility is often a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Bear Lake Memorial Skilled Nursing Facility, 0.89 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Bear Lake Memorial Skilled Nursing Facility, 19.49 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care. Avoiding the hospital during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the physical abilities of patients.
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