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Discovery Care Centre

Updated May 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: C
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601 N 10th St,
Hamilton MT 59840

(406) 363-2273

40.34% estimated occupancy 1

Discovery Care Centre is a small facility located in Hamilton, Montana. With an overall score of C, this is likely a middle of the road facility. Based on our analysis, this facility ought to meet the needs of many people. We were also pleased to discover that this facility was consistent in all of the major categories. More information about its category grades is available below.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Corporation

Registered Staff Hours

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

Grade: A-minus

This facility really excelled in the area of long-term care, where it earned an A-. For long-term care residents, the facility's primary objective is to keep patients as healthy and safe as possible. This is different than skilled nursing or short-term care where the goal is to rehabilitate residents. One of the datapoints we considered after nursing hours is vaccinations. This facility administered the pneumonia vaccination to 92.92036 percent of its residents. The last datapoint we assessed was its hospitalization rate. Here we found that this nursing home had 1.84 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is close to average in this area.

Facility Inspections

Grade: B-minus

This nursing home actually earned a solid government inspection report this year as well, with few major dings from the applicable government inspectors. As a result, it received one of our better scores in that category with a B-. These inspection grades weigh several factors, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these items by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. 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.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: C

This nursing home was given its next highest category grade in the category of short-term care. We awarded this nursing home a grade of C in this category, which is a reasonably acceptable grade. Our short-term care ratings are based on a nursing home's quantity of highly-skilled skilled healthcare professionals. This means a vast range of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, not to mention other forms of therapy. We found that this nursing home was below average in the two key staffing areas we looked at. The facility provided fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than most other facilities. It is important to determine whether this also correlates to a lower quality of care. The last measure we considered in this category is the number of patients who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. It performed more favorably in this metric. In fact, we found it was above average in this metric with 50 percent of its residents returning home.

Nurse Quality

Grade: C

Our last category is nursing, in which we gave this nursing home a grade of C in this category. Our nursing grade is based on numerous data points. The most heavily weighted one is the quantity of hours nurses spend with residents. This particular nursing home provided 3.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, this nursing home was relatively weak in some of the data points we focus on, with below average scores for minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Discovery Care Centre Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: D

In Discovery Care Centre, 7.73% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This figure indicates the percentage of long-term patients who developed pressure ulcers or bed sores. We use this statistic in calculating both nursing and long-term care grades.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B-minus

In Discovery Care Centre, 5.17% of Patients had Serious Falls

This datapoint gauges the percent of long-term stay residents who had falls which resulted in serious injury. This is one of the statistics we use in calculating our nursing grades.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: F

In Discovery Care Centre, 3.13% of Patients had UTIs

This tells you the percent of patients that sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are often caused by facilities with worst hygiene practices. Better hygiene protocols minimizes the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. Keep in mind that this statistic is sometimes skewed by the fact that nursing homes have incongruent reporting standards for these infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B

In Discovery Care Centre, 16.56% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This indicates the percent of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic medications are given to residents for a variety of conditions, including dementia. Tragically, in some cases, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate that a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B-minus

In Discovery Care Centre, 15.24% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This indicates the percentage of patients given antianxiety medications. These drugs are generally prescribed to residents experiencing depression and anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: C

In Discovery Care Centre, 5.37% of Patients

This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term residents demonstrating symptoms of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-minus

In Discovery Care Centre, 93.08% of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term patients that were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A-plus

In Discovery Care Centre, 16.19% Percentage of Patients

This is the percentage of patients that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's may indicate the decline of a patient's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: C

In Discovery Care Centre, 20.41% Percentage of Residents

Measures the percent of long-term patients that remained mobile levels. Many in the industry argue that mobility is vital to patients well-being.

Hospitalizations

Grade: C

In Discovery Care Centre, 1.07 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This is the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A-minus

In Discovery Care Centre, 20.41 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is usually a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: A-minus

In Discovery Care Centre, 74.93% Percentage of Resident

This indicates the percent of short-term stay patients who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.