Faith Lutheran Home is a small non-profit facility in Wolf Point, Montana. We gave this facility an A overall grade, ranking it in the top 20 percent of all nursing homes in the United States. We couldn't find many bad things to say about this nursing home. Its grades are as good as they get. We also gave this facility impressive ratings in all four of the major categories we assessed. More information about these categories can be found below.
Faith Lutheran Home
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
Best Nursing Home in Montana Awards 2019
Best Nursing Home in Montana Awards 2020
Top Nursing Home in Montana Awards 2021
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On top of performing well overall, this facility earned a nearly flawless inspection report. Consequently, we gave it one of our best scores in this category with an A. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in determining these inspection grades. One of those factors is deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of deficiencies is arguably more meaningful than the quantity of deficiencies, as some deficiencies are quite minor. Fortunately, although this nursing home had some minor dings on its government inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are labeled as categories G through L. This tells you the inspectors didn't consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. Keep in mind that deficiency-free inspections are uncommon in this industry.
Adding to its impressive resume, this nursing home also excelled in our nursing category. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A for that category. Our nursing rating is mostly tied to a facility's level of nurse staffing. This facility provided 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This place 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 typically be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
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Short-term Care Quality
This facility also received a top-shelf short-term care score. In fact, this turned out to be this nursing home's third best category grade. In that category, we gave this facility a grade of A. In determining our short-term care scores, we analyze the facility's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, respiratory therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. Our objective is to create a barometer for sizing up the rehabilitation services of different nursing homes. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. However, based on the information they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The last metric we considered in this category is the number of patients that who were able to eventually return home from the nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.
Long-term Care Quality
Moving on to our final area, this nursing home was awarded a strong long-term care rating. Although this was not as dominant as some of its other category grades, this remains one of our stronger scores we offer. When facilities receive this type of score in this category it is a good sign for resident care and suggests that the place is well-staffed with nurses aids. Once we assessed the volume of care provided by nurses, we then looked at the nursing home's vaccination data. This facility vaccinated 99.38271 percent of its patients for pneumonia, which is very impressive. Pneumonia tragically can be a deadly health condition for nursing home patients so we strongly prefer when a facility does not roll the dice on this issue. Finally, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Faith Lutheran Home Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Faith Lutheran Home, 8.33% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of patients who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are routinely caused by patients staying in one position for too long. Better nursing care minimizes the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Faith Lutheran Home, 5.25% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of patients who have had a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injuries are considered to be an indicator of nursing care . Falls leading to injury are often the result of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Faith Lutheran Home, 3.32% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of residents that sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are often the result of nursing homes with worse hygiene protocols. More frequent bathing reduces the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. Keep in mind that this datapoint is sometimes skewed by the fact that facilities have incongruent reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Faith Lutheran Home, 16.25% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients receiving antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to make sure these medications are being used only where medically required. In some cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest that a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Faith Lutheran Home, 14.87% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of patients given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are prescribed to residents experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Faith Lutheran Home, 5.28% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents showing symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Faith Lutheran Home, 93.06% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care residents that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Faith Lutheran Home, 15.55% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Faith Lutheran Home, 18.63% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term patients who retained mobility levels.
In Faith Lutheran Home, 1.15 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Faith Lutheran Home, 18.63 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.
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