Eagle Cliff Manor is one of a mere three facilities in Billings, Montana. This facility was given an overall grade of B-, which is a respectable score. This grade is right in line with the city grade in Billings. We were also pleased to discover that this facility received consistently decent grades in all of the major categories. Additional information about its category grades can be found below.
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Eagle Cliff Manor
- Nursing Home
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
- For profit - Limited Liability company
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
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Registered Staff Hours
The primary reason this ended up being a decent nursing home is that it earned an elite inspection grade. In fact, its inspection score was far better than its overall score. In our inspections category, we gave this facility a grade of A-. Our inspection grades account for a host of factors found on a facility's inspection report. One of the most important criteria we weigh heavily is the number and severity of deficiencies. Nursing homes with better scores in this category generally have few of these severe deficiencies. Although this facility had a few deficiencies on its inspection report, none of them were serious based on CMS' deficiency scale. Keep in mind that deficiency-free inspections are uncommon in this industry.
Short-term Care Quality
We also gave this facility a favorable score in short-term care. This facility earned a B in this category, which turns out to be one of our higher grades. Short-term care grades are often employed to assess a facility's rehabilitation services. In order to offer quality rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally need to feature better levels of highly skilled nursing. These types of services include registered nurses, physical therapists, speech therapists and other types of therapists. Unfortunately, it doesn't look like this facility provided information about its staffing of registered nurses or physical therapists. The final item we considered in this category is the number of residents who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We found that 6.2 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home.
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Long-term Care Quality
The third category we looked at is long-term care, where this facility was awarded a C in this area. In a long-term care environment, the nursing home's primary objective is to keep patients healthy and safe. This is different than skilled nursing or short-term care where the goal is to rehabilitate patients. In addition to assessing the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. As it turns out, this facility vaccinated a relatively low 67.08074 percent of its patients, which is quite a bit lower than we expected. Fortunately, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
Turning to our last category, this facility was given a C in nursing, which we consider to be a decent score. Nursing grades are heavily correlated with levels of nurse staffing. This place provides 0.2 hours of nursing care per patient on a daily basis. This is a lower figure than we are used to seeing. Finally, our nursing ratings also factor in quality-based metrics, such as avoiding major falls. Despite not having the highest total nursing hours per resident, this nursing home performed admirably in the area of preventing major falls. This is often an indicator that a place has quality controls in place. Many falls could be avoided if a nursing home provides enough nurses aids to assist its residents.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Eagle Cliff Manor Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Eagle Cliff Manor, 8.97% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of residents who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be an indicator of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are often the result of patients not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Eagle Cliff Manor, 4.88% of Patients had Serious Falls
This statistic measures the percentage of long-term care residents which suffered falls which caused serious injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls could be an indication of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Eagle Cliff Manor, 2.93% of Patients had UTIs
This figure is an indication of the percentage of long-term patients that have sustained a UTI. While a higher rate infections could reflect poorly on a nursing home's hygiene protocols, it can be problematic to compare different facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Eagle Cliff Manor, 16.56% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients that are given antipsychotic drugs. Excessive reliance on these medications may suggest a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior in scenarios where such medications aren't medically indicated. Nevertheless, some nursing homes may need to rely more on these drugs due to an increased number of residents with cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Eagle Cliff Manor, 14.4% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are administered to residents experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Eagle Cliff Manor, 4.23% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents who are showing depressive symptoms. Higher levels of depression could be a sign lower quality care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Eagle Cliff Manor, 92.91% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents that were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Eagle Cliff Manor, 15.58% Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and taking a bath.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Eagle Cliff Manor, 15.72% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents who were able to retain mobility.
In Eagle Cliff Manor, 1.26 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. There is typically a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and the overall quality of long-term care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Eagle Cliff Manor, 15.72 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: ER Visits
In Eagle Cliff Manor, 12.39 Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Eagle Cliff Manor, 77.87% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint measures the percentage of short-term care patients that experienced functional improvements.