Brendan House is the sole facility we were able to find in Kalispell, Montana. With an overall score of D, this is a lower end facility. In addition, this is a hospital-based nursing home, which may add peace of mind for prospective patients with significant health conditions. The only positive thing we can say about this facility is that it did not receive any F's in in any of the major categories. More information about its category grades is available below.
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Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
Note: Brendan House has been flagged for abuse in the past 12 months. We have capped this facility's overall grade accordingly.
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Home Making
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
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Best Nursing Home in Montana Awards 2019
Best Nursing Home in Kalispell, Montana Awards 2019
Best Nursing Home in Montana Awards 2020
Best Nursing Home in Kalispell, Montana Awards 2020
Best Nursing Home in Montana Awards 2021
Best Nursing Home in Kalispell, Montana Awards 2021
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While we did not have many positive things to say about this place's overall grade, it earned a somewhat respectable inspection report this year. As a result, it received a decent score in this category with a B-. Inspection scores weigh a host of factors found on a facility's inspection reports. One key criteria we weigh heavily is the number and severity of deficiencies. Although this place had a few deficiencies on its report, none were serious based on CMS' deficiency scale. 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.
We also ended up giving this facility a fairly respectable grade in the area of nursing, where it received a grade of B-. Our nursing rating is mostly tied to the nursing home's level of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.5 hours of nursing care per patient on a daily basis. This is a lower figure than we were hoping for. Finally, despite not having the highest total nursing hours per resident, this facility performed admirably in the area of preventing major falls. This is usually an indicator that a facility has sufficient quality controls in place.
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Short-term Care Quality
We also awarded this nursing home a respectable grade in the area of short-term care, where we gave it a B-. In our short-term care grade, we seek to create a sound gauge for rehabilitation services. In this process, we assess a facility's level of skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as occupational therapy. Unfortunately, we found that this place provided fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than most other facilities. The last statistic we considered in this area is the percentage of patients who were able to leave the nursing home and return home. We discovered that just 5.9 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home, which is actually below average.
Long-term Care Quality
Switching gears to the last area, this facility was awarded an acceptable long-term care grade of B-. In our long-term care assessment, we assess the sheer quantity of services provided by a nursing home, as well as some quality measures. Once we assessed the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we then looked at the facility's vaccination record. We were optimistic to learn that this facility vaccinated 98.447205 percent of its patients against pneumonia. 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 an impressively low number.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Brendan House Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Brendan House, 8.97% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of patients that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a barometer of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are often the result of patients staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Brendan House, 4.88% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of residents that sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injuries are considered to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care . Falls which result in injury are routinely the result of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Brendan House, 2.93% of Patients had UTIs
This statistic is an indication of the percentage of long-term care residents who experienced UTI's. While more infections could reflect poorly on a nursing home's cleanliness, it can be problematic to compare between facilities due to nursing homes having varying reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Brendan House, 16.56% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients receiving antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs serve an important medical purpose, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used only where medically required. In some cases, increased usage of these drugs may indicate that a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Brendan House, 14.4% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is an indication of the percentage of long-term care residents receiving antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Brendan House, 4.23% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients who are exhibiting signs of depression. High rates of depression may indicate worse patient care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Brendan House, 92.91% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Brendan House, 15.58% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Brendan House, 15.72% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents that retained mobility levels.
In Brendan House, 1.26 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric measures the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Brendan House, 15.72 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Brendan House, 12.39 Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Brendan House, 77.87% Percentage of Resident
Measures the percentage of short-term care residents who saw functional improvements.
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