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Benefis Senior Services

  • Nursing Home

Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: B
Oct 18: ANov 18: ADec 18: AJan 19: AFeb 19: AMay 19: AJun 19: AJul 19: AAug 19: ASep 19: AJan 20: A-Mar 20: A-Apr 20: A-May 20: A-Jun 20: A-Jul 20: A-Aug 20: A-Sep 20: A-Oct 20: B+Jan 21: BFeb 21: BMar 21: BApr 21: B-May 21: B-Jun 21: B-Jul 21: BAug 21: BSep 21: B-Oct 21: BNov 21: BJan 22: B-Feb 22: B-Mar 22: BApr 22: BMay 22: BJun 22: B
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2621 15th Ave S,
Great Falls MT 59405

(406) 455-5903

78.21% estimated occupancy 1

With an address in Great Falls, Montana, Benefis Senior Services is one of a mere two facilities there. This nursing home turns out to be a very respectable facility, with an overall grade of B. We also wanted to point out that this place is located in a hospital. Typically, this indicates that more intensive healthcare services are available. We were also pleased to find that this nursing home didn't have any bad scores in any of the major categories. Additional information about these categories can be found below.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • Is CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • Non profit - Corporation

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: B-plus

Part of the reason this facility performed well overall is that it excelled in the category of inspections, with a B+ in that category. It outperformed most facilities in this area. Inspection grades weigh a host of factors included in a nursing home's inspection reports. One of the most important criteria we rely on is the number and severity of deficiencies. Facilities with better scores in this category tend to have few severe deficiencies. This particular nursing home received 4 deficiencies on its inspection report. Overall, this is still a good inspection report, but we'd always recommend looking into any deficiencies you find troubling.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B

One of the other reasons we graded this nursing home so highly is that it received a very impressive nursing score. This turned out to be its second best category grade. In that area, we gave this nursing home an B. The nursing score includes a handful of factors, most of which are tied to levels of nurse staffing. This nursing home averages 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 facility has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can generally be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B

This facility was awarded a favorable short-term care grade as well. We awarded it one of our better scores in that area with a grade of B. In calculating our short-term care scores, we scrutinize the facility's levels of highly skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists speech therapists and other types of therapists. This score is typically a solid assessment of a nursing home's ability to rehabilitate patients. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not all nursing homes employs these types of nurses. However, according to the data this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Lastly, we assessed the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 3.9 percent of this facility's residents returned home.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B-minus

Turning to the final area, this facility was awarded a respectable long-term care grade of B-. Our long-term care grade is commonly used to judge a facility's performance as a traditional nursing home, as opposed to focusing more on the skilled nursing services offered by a rehabilitation facility. On top of considering the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility gave the vaccine to 95.726494 percent of its residents. Lastly, this nursing home was also able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Benefis Senior Services Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B-minus

In Benefis Senior Services, 7.84% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This statistic measures the percentage of long-term care patients who have pressure ulcers or bed sores. We bake this statistic into both nursing and long-term care grades.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: F

In Benefis Senior Services, 5.36% of Patients had Serious Falls

This metric tells you the percent of long-term patients who experienced a fall resulting in serious injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls could be an indication of poor nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: C

In Benefis Senior Services, 3.38% of Patients had UTIs

This tells you the percent of residents that sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered by many experts to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care . UTI's are often linked to lower quality nursing care. Nevertheless, this datapoint may be misleading for certain facilities due to different reporting standards for UTI's.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B-plus

In Benefis Senior Services, 15.75% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This tells you the percentage of patients prescribed antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs may be vital to many residents, it is important to ensure these medications are being used appropriately. In some cases, increased usage of these drugs may mean a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A

In Benefis Senior Services, 15.28% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

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

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B-plus

In Benefis Senior Services, 5.4% of Patients

This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents who are demonstrating symptoms of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-minus

In Benefis Senior Services, 93.07% of Patients

This is the percentage of patients that have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: C

In Benefis Senior Services, 15.83% Percentage of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as dressing and using the bathroom. Some experts would argue this is a reasonable measure of a patient's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A-minus

In Benefis Senior Services, 20.1% Percentage of Residents

This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients that remained mobile levels.

Hospitalizations

Grade: B-plus

In Benefis Senior Services, 1.08 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

Measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: C

In Benefis Senior Services, 20.1 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This datapoint is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care. Avoiding the hospital during rehabilitation is important to restoring the health of residents.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: A-plus

In Benefis Senior Services, 12.52 Percentage of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: C

In Benefis Senior Services, 73.8% Percentage of Resident

This indicates the percentage of short-term patients who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Benefis Hospitals IncAcute Care Hospitals 0.16 miles away1101 26th St S Great Falls Montana 59405Voluntary non-profit - Private(406) 455-5000
  • Great Falls Clinic HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 0.35 miles away3010 15th Avenue South Great Falls Montana 59405Proprietary(406) 216-8000

Nearby Dialysis

  • Great Falls Liberty Dialysis, LLC0.3 miles away1724 26th Street S Great Falls Montana 59405Dialysis Stations: 18 (406) 761-3007
  • Great Falls Dialysis0.79 miles away3400 10th Ave South Suite 1 Great Falls Montana 59405CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 17 (406) 727-0411