Bella Terra of Billings is a large facility in Billings, Montana. This nursing home received an overall score of F. Based on our assessment, you'd be better off to avoid of this facility. We would not blame you if you are ready to stop reading and find another facility. However, if you want to learn more about this nursing home's category grades, we will discuss nursing in the next paragraph.
Bella Terra of Billings
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
Note: Bella Terra of Billings has been flagged for abuse in the past 12 months. We have capped this facility's overall grade accordingly.
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Pain Management
- Oncology Care
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
While we gave this facility a terrible overall score, we awarded it a B- for our nursing rating. Our nursing rating features a number of factors. The most heavily weighted one is the amount of time nurses spend with residents. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a much lower figure than we are used to seeing. Lastly, we also assessed several nursing quality-based metrics. Although this facility got docked a bit for its nursing hours per resident, it actually excelled in some of these quality-based metrics. With fewer than five percent of its patients experiencing pressure ulcers, it performed well in this area. This is typically an indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can generally be prevented by providing better nursing care, such as employing a protocol of moving a resident even once per day.
Short-term Care Quality
We were also pleasantly surprised to find that this facility received a decent short-term care rating in our assessment. We gave it a B- in that area. In calculating our short-term care scores, we assess 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 objective is to create a scale for comparing the rehabilitation services of different nursing homes. In this place's case, we were surprised to learn that it actually provides less physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than the typical facility. The final statistic we assessed in this area is the number of residents that eventually returned home from the facility. We found that just 5.3 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
Does this page answer your questions about Bella Terra of Billings?
Sadly, this facility received a grade of just D in our inspection category. This is well below average grade. Inspection grades account for several factors included in a facility's inspection reports. Generally, you should be more cautious when considering a facility with severe deficiencies on its inspection reports. This particular facility was assessed 8 deficiencies on its inspection report. The only favorable thing we can say is that none of the deficiencies were in the categories that suggest they caused a threat to resident safety or health. Finally, CMS cited this nursing home for possible abuse or neglect. Hopefully, its performance improves in the future, but until then we simply can't recommend this facility.
Long-term Care Quality
The next category we looked at is long-term care. Unfortunately, we gave it a lowly F in this category, which is a rock bottom grade. In a long-term care environment, the nursing home's primary goal is to maintain residents' quality of life and keep them safe. In addition to looking at the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. Fortunately, this nursing home provided the vaccine to 98.50746 percent of its residents, which is a very solid percentage. Surprisingly, this facility also fared well at keeping its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0.02 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days. Sadly, a few of its other scores in the category were not as favorable as these.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Bella Terra of Billings Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Bella Terra of Billings, 8.33% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of patients who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin resulting from remaining in the same position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Bella Terra of Billings, 5.25% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of patients that have had a major fall. Falls leading to major injury are often caused by lower levels of patient supervision. Better nursing care reduces the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Bella Terra of Billings, 3.32% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of patients that sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are often linked to facilities with worst hygiene practices. More frequent bathing reduces the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. Keep in mind that this statistic is sometimes skewed by the fact that facilities have varying reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Bella Terra of Billings, 16.25% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of residents who were given antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications may be helpful for many residents, it is important to ensure these medications are being used only where medically required. In some situations, increased usage of these drugs may suggest that a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Bella Terra of Billings, 14.87% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic is an indication of the percentage of long-term patients who are administered antianxiety drugs. These drugs are prescribed to residents suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Bella Terra of Billings, 5.28% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents showing signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Bella Terra of Billings, 93.06% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients who have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for seniors, making these vaccines vital to patient safety.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Bella Terra of Billings, 15.55% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care patients that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and continence.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Bella Terra of Billings, 18.63% Percentage of Residents
This is the percentage of residents who maintained mobility over time. Preserving mobility is often a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Bella Terra of Billings, 1.15 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Bella Terra of Billings, 18.63 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care. Avoiding the hospital during rehabilitation is key to restoring the physical well-being of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Bella Terra of Billings, 12.8 Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to assess patient well-being during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Bella Terra of Billings, 74.36% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percentage of short-term patients who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
Scores for Billings, MT
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B
Looking for more options? Billings, Montana has 5 other nursing homes