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Bridger Rehab and Care Center

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  • Adult Day Care

Updated Mar 1, 2023 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: A-minus
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321 N Fifth Ave,
Bozeman MT 59715

19.22% estimated occupancy 1

Located in Bozeman, Montana, Bridger Rehab and Care Center is the only nursing home we found there. This nursing home received an A- overall, which is one of the most impressive scores that we offer. A grade of this caliber requires excellent scores across the board. You really can not do much better than this nursing home. If you look below, you can see this facility's category ratings, which are also quite good.

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Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Corporation
  • Offers Hospice
  • Offers Respite Care
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Medical Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • Dentistry
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Podiatry
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Audiology


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Top Nursing Home in Montana Awards 2019

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Top Nursing Home in Montana Awards 2021

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2022)
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Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A

To pair with its strong overall score, we gave this facility an impressive grade of A for short-term care. With our short-term care assessment, we try to craft a meaningful gauge for rehabilitation. In doing so, we assess a nursing home's levels of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as respiratory therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this facility employs registered nurses. Not every facility employs these types of nurses. However, according to the data they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Finally, we looked at the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 6.1 percent of this facility's patients returned home.

Nurse Quality

Grade: A-minus

This nursing home also received a very impressive nursing grade. In fact, this turned out to be its second best category grade. In that area, we awarded this facility a grade of A-. Our nursing rating is mostly tied to a nursing home's level of nurse staffing. This nursing home averages 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This facility performed very well when it comes to avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.

Facility Inspections

Grade: B-plus

In addition, this facility also performed well in our inspection category, which is based on the facility's recent government inspection reports. We gave it a grade of B+ for that category, which is one of our best scores. Inspection ratings account for a host of factors found on a nursing home's inspection report. One of the most important criteria we consider is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Nursing homes with higher grades in this area generally have very few of these severe deficiencies. This particular nursing home received 8 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.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B

The next category we analyzed was long-term care. In that area, we awarded this nursing home an impressive grade of B. Nursing homes that receive this kind of grade in long-term care tend to provide consistent 24/7 care to ensure residents are kept in good health. In addition to considering the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home gave the vaccine to 97.413795 percent of its patients, which is an impressive figure. Pneumonia is too frequently a deadly ailment for nursing home residents so we strongly prefer when a facility doesn't roll the dice on this issue. Finally, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Dec 23

Bridger Rehab and Care Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B-minus

In Bridger Rehab and Care Center, 9.26% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This indicates the percent of patients that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are often caused by patients staying in one position for too long. Better nursing care minimizes the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: C

In Bridger Rehab and Care Center, 5.17% of Patients had Serious Falls

This is the percentage of residents who have had a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injury are often associated with lower quality nursing care. Closer supervision reduces the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B-minus

In Bridger Rehab and Care Center, 2.63% of Patients had UTIs

This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents which have sustained UTI's. UTI's may be an indicator of worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this datapoint could also be skewed for certain facilities due to varying reporting standards for these infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B

In Bridger Rehab and Care Center, 13.89% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This datapoint is an indication of the percent of long-term patients taking antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications serve an important medical purpose, it is important to ensure these medications are being used only where medically required. In some situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate that a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A-plus

In Bridger Rehab and Care Center, 2.8% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This measures the percent of long-term residents which were administered antianxiety drugs. These medications are used to treat patients suffering from depression and anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B

In Bridger Rehab and Care Center, 2.8% of Patients

This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term patients showing depressive symptoms.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B

In Bridger Rehab and Care Center, 97.14% of Patients

This metric measures the percentage of long-term patients who were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for seniors, making these vaccines critical to patient health.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: F

In Bridger Rehab and Care Center, 26.67% of Patients

This metric measures the percent of long-term care residents that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and taking a bath. Many believe this is a measure of a resident's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A

In Bridger Rehab and Care Center, 28.55% of Residents

This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who remained mobile levels.


Grade: B-minus

In Bridger Rehab and Care Center, 0.01 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This is the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: D

In Bridger Rehab and Care Center, 28.55% of Residents Rehospitalized

This metric tracks the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care. Avoiding rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the physical abilities of patients.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Bozeman Health Deaconess HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 1.55 miles away915 Highland Blvd Bozeman Montana 59715Voluntary non-profit - Private(406) 585-5000

Nearby Dialysis

  • Fmc Bozeman1.54 miles away937 Highland Blvd #5100 Bozeman Montana 59715Dialysis Stations: 12 (406) 522-9849