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Bridger Rehab and Care Center

  • Nursing Home
  • Adult Day Care

Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: B-plus
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Bridger Rehab and Care Center's website

321 N Fifth Ave,
Bozeman MT 59715

(406) 587-4404

29.12% estimated occupancy 1

Located in Bozeman, Montana, Bridger Rehab and Care Center is one of only two nursing homes there. We awarded this nursing home an overall grade of B+. A grade of this caliber requires above average scores in most areas. You could certainly do much worse than this place. This nursing home's impressive profile was highlighted by its short-term care score, which we will address in the next section.

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

Awards

Top Nursing Home in Montana badge

Top Nursing Home in Montana Awards 2019

Top Nursing Home in Montana badge

Top Nursing Home in Montana Awards 2021

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A

One of the reasons this proved to be a quality nursing home is it received a very impressive short-term care score. Short-term care turned out to be its best category. In that area, we gave this facility an impressive grade of A. Our short-term care scores are believed to be most important for patients needing rehabilitation from their nursing home. Rehabilitation generally requires additional highly-skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes not merely nursing, but also physical and speech therapy, as well as other types of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this facility employs registered nurses. Not every nursing home employs these skilled professionals. However, based on the data they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last item we considered in this area is the percentage of residents who were able to leave the facility and return home. We discovered that 6.1 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home.

Nurse Quality

Grade: A-minus

This facility received high grades in the area of nursing as well. In fact, it received one of our highest grades in that category with a score of A-. Our nursing score is mostly tied to a facility's nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.3 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 place has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can typically be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.

Facility Inspections

Grade: B-plus

Moving on to another of this nursing home's strengths, it also received a very impressive inspection rating. In that area, we gave this facility a grade of B+. Arguably the most important factor we consider in calculating our inspection scores is deficiencies. Deficiencies can be found on a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes with better scores in this category typically dodged the more severe deficiencies involving health risks or even death. 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-minus

The last area we rated was long-term care. In this category, we gave this facility an acceptable grade of B-. This actually ended up being this facility's least impressive category. In our long-term care category, we look at the sheer quantity of care offered by a facility, as well as a few qualitative data points. After looking at the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we next considered the nursing home's vaccination data. This facility vaccinated 94.2623 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which is better than the average nursing home. This nursing home was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Bridger Rehab and Care Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B-plus

In Bridger Rehab and Care Center, 8.33% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This figure indicates the percent of long-term patients who are suffering from new or worsened pressure ulcers . We use this statistic in calculating both nursing and long-term care grades.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B-plus

In Bridger Rehab and Care Center, 5.25% 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: C

In Bridger Rehab and Care Center, 3.32% 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: A-minus

In Bridger Rehab and Care Center, 16.25% 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, 14.87% 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-plus

In Bridger Rehab and Care Center, 5.28% of Patients

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

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-minus

In Bridger Rehab and Care Center, 93.06% 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: D

In Bridger Rehab and Care Center, 15.55% Percentage 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, 18.63% Percentage of Residents

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

Hospitalizations

Grade: B

In Bridger Rehab and Care Center, 1.15 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, 18.63 Percentage 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