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.
Benefis Senior Services
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
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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.
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.
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Short-term Care Quality
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
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.
Benefis Senior Services Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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.