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Bear Lake Memorial Skilled Nursing Facility

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Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: A
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Bear Lake Memorial Skilled Nursing Facility's website

164 South Fifth Street,
Montpelier ID 83254

(208) 847-4441

78.33% estimated occupancy 1

Bear Lake Memorial Skilled Nursing Facility is a small hospital-based nursing home located in Montpelier, Idaho. This facility is ranked among the most impressive facilities we looked at. A grade in this range requires first-rate marks across the board. In fact, we ranked this nursing home in the top fifth of all nursing homes in the nation. One of the major highlights of this nursing home's exemplary report card is its long-term care grade. We discuss long-term care in the next section.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • Government - County
  • Offers Post-Acute Care 
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Speech Therapy
  • Stroke Recovery
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Mental Health
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Pharmacy
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Pain Management
  • Colostomy Care
  • Catheter Care

Awards

Top Nursing Home in Idaho badge

Top Nursing Home in Idaho Awards 2021

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A-plus

In addition to receiving a great overall grade, this facility also received an A+ long-term care grade. When nursing homes receive this kind of score in this category it is typically a good sign for resident care and suggests that the place is well-staffed with nurses aids. After considering the volume of care provided by nurses, we turned to the facility's vaccination data. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its patients for pneumonia, which is an impressive figure. Pneumonia is too frequently a life or death ailment for nursing home patients so we strongly prefer when a facility does not leave this to chance. Finally, this nursing home 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.

Nurse Quality

Grade: A

One of the other reasons we rated this facility so highly is that it earned a very impressive nursing rating. In that area, we gave this nursing home a grade of A. Our nursing grade includes a host of factors. The most important factor is the number of hours nurses spent with patients. This facility provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This facility performed very well in terms of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.

Facility Inspections

Grade: A-minus

Another impressive feature of this facility is its inspection grade. In that area, we awarded this facility a grade of A-. Arguably the most critical factor we consider in determining our inspection ratings is deficiencies. Deficiencies are found on a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes with higher scores in this category most likely dodged the more severe deficiencies involving health risks or even death. This facility received 5 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none of the deficiencies were considered to be severe deficiencies. This indicates that the government inspectors did not consider any of the deficiencies to cause an immediate risk to resident health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-plus

In the final area, this facility also received an impressive short-term care score, with a grade of B+. This finished off a very favorable report card. Our short-term care grades are based in part on the nursing home's quantity of skilled highly skilled professionals. This means a vast range of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, in addition to other types of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this facility employs registered nurses. Not every nursing home employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, according to the information they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Lastly, we looked at the number of residents that were able to return home from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients returned home.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Bear Lake Memorial Skilled Nursing Facility Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A+

In Bear Lake Memorial Skilled Nursing Facility, 5.85% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This tells you the percentage of patients that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many experts to be a barometer of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are often caused by residents staying in one position for too long.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B

In Bear Lake Memorial Skilled Nursing Facility, 3.33% of Patients had Serious Falls

This tells you the percent of patients that have had a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injury are often the result of poor nursing care. Additional nurse staffing can reduce the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: D

In Bear Lake Memorial Skilled Nursing Facility, 2.48% of Patients had UTIs

This tells you the percentage of patients who sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered by many experts to be a measure of nursing care . UTI's are often associated with a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. However, this datapoint could be misleading for some facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for urinary tract infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: C

In Bear Lake Memorial Skilled Nursing Facility, 17.95% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This indicates the percentage of patients who were given antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic medications are administered to residents for many conditions, such as dementia. Tragically, in some situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B

In Bear Lake Memorial Skilled Nursing Facility, 16.27% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This tells you the percentage of residents who were prescribed antianxiety medications. These drugs are commonly given to residents experiencing anxiety or depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B

In Bear Lake Memorial Skilled Nursing Facility, 7.97% of Patients

This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents who are exhibiting symptoms of depression. Many in the industry argue that this is a reliable measure of patient quality of life.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A

In Bear Lake Memorial Skilled Nursing Facility, 89.29% of Patients

Measures the percentage of long-term stay patients who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A

In Bear Lake Memorial Skilled Nursing Facility, 13.52% Percentage of Patients

This indicates the percent of patients who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living may be a sign of the decline of a patient's medical condition.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B-minus

In Bear Lake Memorial Skilled Nursing Facility, 18.02% Percentage of Residents

This is the percent of patients that maintained mobility over time. Preserving mobility can be a good sign for residents' well-being.

Hospitalizations

Grade: C

In Bear Lake Memorial Skilled Nursing Facility, 0.95 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This is the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. There is usually a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the overall quality of care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B-plus

In Bear Lake Memorial Skilled Nursing Facility, 18.02 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This metric is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care. Avoiding the hospital during rehabilitation is key to restoring the physical abilities of residents.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Bear Lake Memorial HospitalCritical Access Hospitals 0 miles away164 South Fifth Street Montpelier Idaho 83254Government - Local(208) 847-1630

Nearby Dialysis

  • Bear Lake Dialysis Center0.44 miles away164 S Fifth St Montpelier Idaho 83254Dialysis Stations: 7 (208) 847-4325