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Deer Lodge

  • Nursing Home

Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: F
Oct 18: FNov 18: FDec 18: FJan 19: FFeb 19: FMay 19: FJun 19: FJul 19: FAug 19: FSep 19: FJan 20: FMar 20: CApr 20: CMay 20: FJun 20: FJul 20: FAug 20: FSep 20: DOct 20: DJan 21: FFeb 21: FMar 21: FApr 21: DMay 21: DJun 21: DJul 21: DAug 21: DSep 21: DOct 21: FNov 21: FJan 22: FFeb 22: FMar 22: FApr 22: FMay 22: FJun 22: F
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Deer Lodge's website

1100 Texas Ave,
Deer Lodge MT 59722

(406) 846-1655

70.5% estimated occupancy 1

With an address in Deer Lodge, Montana, Deer Lodge is the only nursing home located in the city. This facility was given an F, which is really a rock-bottom score in our grading scheme. In our view, you'd be better off to steer clear of this facility. Finally, we were surprised to learn that this place received a decent score in the area of short-term care. You can find additional information about this category below.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Limited Liability company

Registered Staff Hours

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

Grade: C

Although we graded this nursing home incredibly poorly overall, it received a decent short-term care rating this year. We gave it a C in that area, which was the closest thing to a bright spot we could find for this nursing home. Our short-term care ratings are based on a facility's quantity of skilled skilled healthcare professionals. This includes a wide range of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. Unfortunately, we found that this nursing home provided fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than most other nursing homes. The last measure we considered in this category is the number of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We discovered that just 0 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home, which is below average.

Nurse Quality

Grade: D

This facility's second best category was nursing, but even there it received a grade of just D. This is still a well below average grade. Our nursing score is mostly associated with the facility's nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a much lower figure than we are used to seeing. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in calculating our nursing scores. This place performed well in the area of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers.

Facility Inspections

Grade: F

Unfortunately, this facility received an F for its inspection grade. We would advise paying special attention to any deficiencies on a facility's inspection reports when it receives this bad of an inspection grade. We suggest you scrutinize the severity of the deficiencies. This facility was assessed 6 deficiencies by CMS. The only favorable thing we can say is that none of its deficiencies were in the categories that suggest they created a threat to resident health or safety. Lastly, we would like to draw your attention to the fact that this facility was assessed large government fines in recent years totaling more than $100,000. This generally signifies that a nursing home's poor track record spanned more than one year.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: F

The final area we rated was long-term care. This facility was given an abysmal grade of F in this category. Nursing homes that do not score well in long-term care often don't provide as much nursing care and also may be lagging in some of the areas of routine medical care we looked at. One of the factors we considered in addition to nurse's aid hours was vaccinations. This facility administered the pneumonia vaccine to 93.64162 percent of its residents. To our surprise, this nursing home was actually able to limit hospitalizations. With just 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, this facility has less hospitalizations than many nursing homes. This is its best feature in this category.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Deer Lodge Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: D

In Deer Lodge, 7.84% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This indicates the percentage of residents that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a measure of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are routinely caused by patients not being moved frequently enough.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B

In Deer Lodge, 5.36% of Patients had Serious Falls

This statistic indicates the percent of long-term residents who sustained falls leading to serious injury. We use this statistic in determining our nursing scores.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A+

In Deer Lodge, 3.38% of Patients had UTIs

This metric is an indication of the percent of long-term stay patients who sustained urinary tract infections. While a higher rate infections could reflect poorly on a facility's hygiene protocols, it can be difficult to compare between nursing homes due to differing reporting standards.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: C

In Deer Lodge, 15.75% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This datapoint indicates the percent of long-term stay residents that are given antipsychotic drugs. Increased usage of these drugs may suggest that a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior in scenarios where such drugs are not medically indicated. However, some nursing homes may need to rely on these drugs due to having more residents suffering from cognitive disorders.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A

In Deer Lodge, 15.28% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This tells you the percentage of patients given antianxiety drugs. These drugs are prescribed to patients experiencing anxiety and depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B-minus

In Deer Lodge, 5.4% of Patients

This indicates the percentage of patients who are exhibiting signs of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-minus

In Deer Lodge, 93.07% of Patients

This indicates the percent of patients who were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: F

In Deer Lodge, 15.83% Percentage of Patients

This is the percentage of residents who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with ADL's could be a sign of decline of a patient's medical condition.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A

In Deer Lodge, 20.1% Percentage of Residents

This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term patients that remained mobile levels.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A-plus

In Deer Lodge, 1.08 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This metric measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. Avoiding hospitalizations is critical to the physical health of nursing home residents.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: D

In Deer Lodge, 20.1 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is typically a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: A-minus

In Deer Lodge, 73.8% Percentage of Resident

This indicates the percent of short-term residents who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Higher levels of independence with ADL's often correlates with better rehabilitation.