Discovery Care Centre is a small non-profit nursing home in Hamilton, Montana. Featuring an overall rating of C, this is a middle of the pack nursing home. This nursing home seems to have a few things working in its favor. You also may want to review this nursing home's category grades below. We discuss short-term care in the next section.
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Discovery Care Centre
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Other
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
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Short-term Care Quality
This facility received a short-term care grade which is stronger than its overall score. We gave this facility a B in this area. This helped its overall profile quite a bit. In computing these short-term care scores, we assess the nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, speech therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. Our objective is to devise a scale for sizing up the rehabilitation services of different facilities. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not every nursing home employs these types of nurses. However, based on the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The last metric we assessed in this area is the number of patients that ultimately returned home from the facility. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home as opposed to remaining at the facility on a permanent basis.
Long-term Care Quality
Another one of this nursing home's more impressive category scores was in the area of long-term care. In that category, we gave this facility a B. It actually fared better than most nursing homes in this area. When nursing homes receive this type of score in this category it is typically a good sign for patient care and suggests that the place is well-staffed with nurses and aids. In addition to assessing the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility administered the vaccine to 97.278915 percent of its residents, which is an impressive figure. Pneumonia is too frequently a dangerous condition for nursing home residents so we strongly prefer when a facility does not take any chances. Finally, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
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Turning to our inspection category, it appears this facility has earned respectable inspections in recent years as well. We gave it a B- in this category. We would argue that one of the most important factors in assessing an inspection report is deficiencies. In this regard, we especially focus on the severity of the deficiencies. This particular nursing home received 5 deficiencies on its inspection report. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is always a good sign.
The last area we graded is nursing, which turned out to be this facility's least impressive area. We awarded this facility a grade of D in this category. When determining our nursing grades, we weigh both the number of hours nurses spend with residents and the training levels of those nurses. This particular place provided just 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient per day. This figure is far below average. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This facility performed well in terms of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Discovery Care Centre Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Discovery Care Centre, 8.97% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of patients that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a barometer of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are often the result of patients not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Discovery Care Centre, 4.88% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of patients who have had a major fall. Falls leading to major injuries are considered to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . Falls leading to injury are routinely caused by lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Discovery Care Centre, 2.93% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of residents that suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care . UTI's are often linked to worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this datapoint can also be skewed for certain nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Discovery Care Centre, 16.56% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients given antipsychotic medications. These drugs are sometimes used for a variety of medical conditions, including cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Discovery Care Centre, 14.4% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of patients who were given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are prescribed to patients suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Discovery Care Centre, 4.23% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents who are showing signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Discovery Care Centre, 92.91% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents who were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Discovery Care Centre, 15.58% Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term residents that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and taking a bath.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Discovery Care Centre, 15.72% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care residents who were able to retain mobility. Many would argue that the ability to move around is important for residents' mental and physical well-being.
In Discovery Care Centre, 1.26 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of care. There is typically a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the overall quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Discovery Care Centre, 15.72 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care.
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