Located in Bellevue, Idaho, Bell Mountain Village & Care Center is the sole nursing home we identified in the area. This facility was given an A- overall, which is very good grade. In fact, we ranked this facility in the top 25 percent of all nursing homes in the United States. This nursing home was also given strong scores in all four of our categories. More information about these categories can be found below.
Bell Mountain Village & Care Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
620 North Sixth Street,
Bellevue ID 83313
96.25% estimated occupancy 1
Best Nursing Home in Idaho Awards 2019
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to being a first rate nursing home overall, this facility also excelled in the area of nursing, where it earned a grade of A. Our nursing rating is mostly tied to a facility's nurse staffing. This facility provided 0.5 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 facility has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can typically be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Short-term Care Quality
We also would like to emphasize the fact that this nursing home received a superb grade of A- in our short-term care area. In computing these short-term care scores, we quantify the nursing home's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, speech therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. The goal is to create a barometer for comparing the rehabilitation services of various facilities. Fortunately, it looks like this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all nursing homes employs these skilled professionals. However, according to the information this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last metric we considered in this category is the percentage of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We discovered that 0 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home.
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Moving on to our inspection category, this facility excelled in that area, which is based on the nursing home's recent government inspection reports. In fact, we awarded it an A- for that category. Our inspection ratings are based on many datapoints found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places that excel in this category have very few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these nursing homes generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. While this place had a few minor dings on its report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are found in categories G through L. This tells you CMS did not deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. We should note that deficiency-free inspection reports are uncommon in this industry.
Long-term Care Quality
The last category we rated is long-term care, where this nursing home was given a grade of B+. This topped off a very favorable report card. Only a select few facilities received a B+ or higher in each of our categories. Long-term care grades in this range generally require both 24/7 care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine healthcare services. After looking at the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we turned to the nursing home's vaccination records. This facility vaccinated 93.13725 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which is a few points below what we expected but still a decent percentage. Lastly, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had only 0.03 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Bell Mountain Village & Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Bell Mountain Village & Care Center, 5.85% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of residents that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are routinely caused by patients not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing care can reduce the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Bell Mountain Village & Care Center, 3.33% of Patients had Serious Falls
This measures the percentage of long-term stay patients who experienced a fall resulting in major injury. We use this statistic in computing our nursing ratings.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Bell Mountain Village & Care Center, 2.48% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of residents who have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are routinely the result of worse hygiene protocols. Better hygiene protocols can minimize the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. We want to point out that this statistic is affected by by the fact that nursing homes have varying reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Bell Mountain Village & Care Center, 17.95% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of residents prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are given to residents for many medical conditions, such as dementia. Sadly, in some situations, increased usage of these drugs may mean that a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Bell Mountain Village & Care Center, 16.27% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of patients who were prescribed antianxiety medications. These medications are commonly prescribed to residents suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Bell Mountain Village & Care Center, 7.97% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents who are exhibiting signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Bell Mountain Village & Care Center, 89.29% of Patients
This is the percent of residents that were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Bell Mountain Village & Care Center, 13.52% Percentage of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term stay residents that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as dressing and using the bathroom. Some experts argue that this is a reliable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Bell Mountain Village & Care Center, 18.02% Percentage of Residents
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents who maintained mobility. Many argue that mobility is critical to residents' health.
In Bell Mountain Village & Care Center, 0.95 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. There is usually a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the overall quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Bell Mountain Village & Care Center, 18.02 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Bell Mountain Village & Care Center, 11.12 Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Bell Mountain Village & Care Center, 75.93% Percentage of Resident
This metric measures the percentage of short-term residents who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Some experts argue that this is a reasonable measure of a facility's rehabilitation services.
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