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Discovery Care Centre

  • Nursing Home
  • Memory Care

Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: B-plus
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Discovery Care Centre's website

601 N 10th St,
Hamilton MT 59840

(406) 363-2273

42.41% estimated occupancy 1

Discovery Care Centre is a small nursing home in Hamilton, Montana. With an overall grade of B+, this nursing home is one of the top 50 facilities in Montana. This nursing home truly has plenty working in its favor. This nursing home was stronger in some categories than others, but it didn't have any bad scores in any of our major categories. More information about these categories can be found below.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Corporation
  • Offers Post-Acute Care 
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Recreational Therapy

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Nurse Quality

Grade: A-minus

One of the reasons this turned out to be a great nursing home is that it received a very impressive nursing grade. In fact, nursing ended up being its best category. In that area, we gave this nursing home a grade of A-. Our nursing rating weighs a handful of datapoints, many of which are tied to nursing hours. This facility provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This facility performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a facility has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can frequently be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B-plus

Adding to its profile, this nursing home also earned a score of B+ for its long-term care rating. This is a well above average grade in this category. Long-term care grades in this range generally require both 24/7 care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine healthcare services. One of the statistics we considered on top of nurse's aid hours is vaccinations. This facility provided the pneumonia vaccine to 92.72727 percent of its patients. Lastly, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-plus

Turning to an additional strength for this nursing home, we awarded them one of our more favorable grades in our short-term care category as well, with a grade of B+. In calculating our short-term care grades, we scrutinize a nursing home's levels of highly skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists occupational therapists and other highly skilled individuals. This rating is more often than not a useful measure of the nursing home's rehabilitation services. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not every nursing home employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, based on the data they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Lastly, we considered the number of patients who eventually returned home from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients returned home.

Facility Inspections

Grade: B-minus

Turning to the final category we assessed, this nursing home received a decent score in inspections as well. In fact, we awarded it a B- for that category. This facility didn't have any major weaknesses. Inspection scores take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these factors by obtaining 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 an excellent sign.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Discovery Care Centre Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: F

In Discovery Care Centre, 8.33% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This metric measures the percent of long-term stay residents that suffered from pressure ulcers or bed sores. We bake this statistic into both nursing and long-term care grades.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A-minus

In Discovery Care Centre, 5.25% of Patients had Serious Falls

This metric tells you the percentage of long-term residents which have sustained falls resulting in major injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls may be a sign of lower quality nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: F

In Discovery Care Centre, 3.32% of Patients had UTIs

This statistic indicates the percent of long-term residents which have had a UTI. UTI's could be an indication of poor nursing care. Nevertheless, this statistic may be misleading for some facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B

In Discovery Care Centre, 16.25% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This indicates the percent of residents given antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are given to patients for a variety of conditions, such as dementia. Unfortunately, in some cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B-minus

In Discovery Care Centre, 14.87% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This tells you the percentage of patients given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are prescribed to residents experiencing anxiety or depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: C

In Discovery Care Centre, 5.28% of Patients

This indicates the percent of patients who are demonstrating symptoms of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-minus

In Discovery Care Centre, 93.06% of Patients

This tells you the percentage of residents who were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A-plus

In Discovery Care Centre, 15.55% Percentage of Patients

This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay patients who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and taking a bath.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: C

In Discovery Care Centre, 18.63% Percentage of Residents

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients who remained mobile levels. Many in the industry argue that the ability to move around is vital to patients physical and mental health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: B

In Discovery Care Centre, 1.15 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This datapoint is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A-minus

In Discovery Care Centre, 18.63 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This metric is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term resident care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: A-minus

In Discovery Care Centre, 74.36% Percentage of Resident

This metric measures the percentage of short-term residents who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Many argue this is a reliable measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation services.