Located in Browning, Montana, Blackfeet Care Center is the sole nursing home we found there. This nursing home is a very solid facility, with an overall grade of B. Based on our assessment, this nursing home ought to meet the needs of most people. This nursing home was stronger in some categories than others, but it did not have any poor grades in any of our major categories. More information about these categories can be found below.
Blackfeet Care Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to receiving a great overall score, this nursing home performed even better in our inspections category which is associated with the facility's recent government inspections. In fact, we gave it an A- for this category, which is one of our best grades. Perhaps the most critical factor we look at in computing our inspection scores is deficiencies. Deficiencies can be found on a nursing home's inspection reports. Nursing homes with higher scores in this category typically avoided the more severe deficiencies involving health risks or even death. While this place had some minor dings on its report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are found in categories G through L. This means the inspectors did not consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. The fact that none of the deficiencies were severe made us feel better about this inspection report.
Short-term Care Quality
Among this nursing home's other accomplishments is its dominant short-term care score. It received one of our best scores in that category, with a grade of A-. In determining these short-term care ratings, we assess the facility's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, speech therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. Our purpose is to formulate a barometer for comparing the rehabilitation services of different facilities. Fortunately, it looks like this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not every nursing home employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the information this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Finally, we assessed the number of residents that ultimately returned home from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents were able to return home.
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This nursing home also received a strong nursing score. In fact, we awarded it an above average grade of B in this area. When calculating a nursing home's nursing score, we consider the quantity of hours nurses are seeing residents as well as the levels of training of the nurses. This nursing home provides 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This nursing home performed very well in the area of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Long-term Care Quality
Moving on to the final category, this facility was given a grade of C in long-term care, which is an acceptable rating. For prospective patients looking for a permanent place to live as opposed to rehabilitation, long-term care is a very important category. One of the criteria we considered after nursing hours is vaccinations. Thankfully, this nursing home administered the pneumonia vaccine to 100 percent of its patients. Finally, this facility was also able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Blackfeet Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Blackfeet Care Center, 7.84% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is an indication of the percent of long-term care residents which suffer from pressure ulcers. We find that pressure ulcers are a great indicator of quality of care.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Blackfeet Care Center, 5.36% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of patients that suffered from a fall which resulted in major injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Blackfeet Care Center, 3.38% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of patients who have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . UTI's are often associated with lower quality nursing care. However, this statistic may be skewed for some facilities due to varying reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Blackfeet Care Center, 15.75% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of patients given antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic medications are given to residents for many conditions, such as dementia. Sadly, in limited cases, increased usage of these drugs may mean that a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Blackfeet Care Center, 15.28% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint tells you the percentage of long-term care residents which were prescribed antianxiety drugs. These drugs are generally used to treat residents experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Blackfeet Care Center, 5.4% of Patients
This is the percentage of patients who are exhibiting depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Blackfeet Care Center, 93.07% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for seniors, making these vaccines vital to patient care.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Blackfeet Care Center, 15.83% Percentage of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term residents who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and eating.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Blackfeet Care Center, 20.1% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who maintained mobility.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Blackfeet Care Center, 20.1 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care.
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