Clark Fork Valley Nursing Home is a small hospital-based nursing home in Plains, Montana. This nursing home proved to be an A rated facility. This nursing home received one of the highest grades that we offer. A grade in this range requires excellent marks across the board. We really can not say enough good things about this facility. This facility also received consistently good scores in all of the major categories. More information about its category grades can be found below.
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Clark Fork Valley Nursing Home
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
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One of the many reasons this turned out to be a quality nursing home is that it received an A+ inspection grade. This is simply as good as it gets in this critical category. Inspection grades weigh several factors, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these issues by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This particular nursing home received 6 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.
Adding to its impressive resume, this nursing home also excelled in our nursing category. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A for that category. Our nursing rating is mostly tied to a facility's nurse staffing. This facility provided 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This place performed very well in terms of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
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Short-term Care Quality
The third category we looked at is short-term care. Adding to its high-end profile, this nursing home also excelled in this area. In fact, we awarded it a grade of of A- in the category. Our short-term care ratings are probably most important for patients in need of rehabilitation services. Rehabilitation usually requires more highly-skilled nursing services. This includes not just nursing, but also physical and speech therapy, as well as other types of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not every nursing home employs these types of nurses. However, based on the data they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Finally, we assessed the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this facility's residents returned home.
Long-term Care Quality
In the final category we assessed, this facility was given a very strong grade of B+ in our long-term care category. With this score, the facility finished off a first-rate report card. Facilities that receive this kind of score in this category tend to provide consistent 24/7 care to ensure residents are kept in good health. On top of considering the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility provided the vaccine to 97.75281 percent of its residents. Vaccines are critical to keeping residents healthy. Lastly, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. 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.
Clark Fork Valley Nursing Home Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Clark Fork Valley Nursing Home, 8.97% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are routinely the result of patients staying in one position for too long. Better nursing protocols limits the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Clark Fork Valley Nursing Home, 4.88% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of residents that have had a fall which resulted in major injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Clark Fork Valley Nursing Home, 2.93% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of patients who sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are routinely the result of lower quality nursing care. Better hygiene protocols can limit the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. Keep in mind that this datapoint is sometimes skewed by the fact that nursing homes have different reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Clark Fork Valley Nursing Home, 16.56% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure is an indication of the percent of long-term stay patients that are given antipsychotic medication. Excessive reliance on these medications may suggest a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior in scenarios where such medications aren't medically required. However, some facilities may need to rely more on these medications due to having more residents with Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Clark Fork Valley Nursing Home, 14.4% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This measures the percentage of long-term care residents receiving antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Clark Fork Valley Nursing Home, 4.23% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents who are exhibiting depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Clark Fork Valley Nursing Home, 92.91% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents who have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Clark Fork Valley Nursing Home, 15.58% Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and using the bathroom.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Clark Fork Valley Nursing Home, 15.72% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care patients who remained mobile levels.
In Clark Fork Valley Nursing Home, 1.26 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of care. There is a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and the quality of long-term care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Clark Fork Valley Nursing Home, 15.72 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care.