Garfield County Health Center is a very-small government-owned nursing home in Jordan, Montana. We awarded this nursing home an A+ overall grade, ranking it in the top ten percent of all nursing homes in the nation. This is just about as good of a place as you're going to find. Headlining this place's remarkable profile is its nursing rating, which we will address in the next section.

Additional Details:

Accepts Medicare 1 :

Accepts Medicaid 1 : 24 Beds

CCRC :

Government - County

Resident Council:

Family Council:

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)

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Nurse Quality

A+
Oct 18: BNov 18: BDec 18: BJan 19: AFeb 19: AMay 19: AJun 19: AJul 19: A+Aug 19: A+Sep 19: A+
Historical

To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A+ for its nursing grade. When computing our nursing scores, we look at both staffing levels and the skill levels of those nurses. This facility boasts a really impressive 4.2 hours of nursing care per resident each day, of which a significant percentage was provided by registered nurses. This is one of the more highly skilled levels of nurses. This is one of the higher totals of nursing hours we were able to find. In addition to providing impressive levels of nursing care, this nursing home also excelled in the quality-based metrics we looked at. By way of illustration, it performed as well as any nursing home in Montana in the area of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. We look at these metrics as predictive indicators of the caliber of nursing care offered.

Facility Inspections

A+
Oct 18: A+Nov 18: A+Dec 18: A+Jan 19: A+Feb 19: A+May 19: A+Jun 19: A+Jul 19: A+Aug 19: A+Sep 19: A+
Historical

The next category we looked at was inspections, where this facility also received an A+ grade. This is simply as good as it gets in this critical category. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in determining these inspection ratings. One of those factors is health deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of these deficiencies is usually more important than the number of deficiencies, as some deficiencies can be quite insignificant. While this place had a few minor dings on its inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those labeled as categories G through L. This means the government inspectors didn't deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Long-term Care Quality

A+
Oct 18: BNov 18: BDec 18: BJan 19: AFeb 19: AMay 19: AJun 19: AJul 19: A+Aug 19: A+Sep 19: A+
Historical

The next area we assessed was long-term care. This facility also received an A+ long-term care grade, making it one of the few facilities to be given several A+ category scores. Long-term care grades in this range generally require both around the clock care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine healthcare services. On top of offering well above average levels of nurse staffing, this facility provided the pneumonia vaccine to 100 percent of its patients. Vaccines are critical to keeping patients out of the hospital. Finally, this nursing home 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

A-
Oct 18: B+Nov 18: B+Dec 18: B+Jan 19: A-Feb 19: A-May 19: A-Jun 19: A-Jul 19: A-Aug 19: A-Sep 19: A-
Historical

In the last category, this facility also was given an excellent short-term care rating, with an A-. This rounded out a first-rate profile. In computing our short-term care ratings, we look at a facility's levels of skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists occupational therapists and other types of therapists. This score is generally a reliable assessment of a facility's rehabilitation. One of this nursing home's strengths is it provides more than seven hours of care per week from registered nurses to each resident. This is the gold standard for this area, as it's roughly 50% higher than the average place's level of registered nurse staffing. The last datapoint we assessed in this area is the number of patients who were able to 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 facility permanently.

Overall Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

Aug 20
Provider:
NA
State:
B
National:
B
FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Nov 18Dec 18Jan 19Feb 19Mar 19Apr 19May 19Jun 19Jul 19Aug 19Sep 19Oct 19Dec 19Jan 20Mar 20Apr 20May 20Jun 20Jul 20Aug 20
Overall Rating
Nurse Rating
Long-Term Rating
Short-Term Rating
Inspection Rating

Garfield County Health Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Serious Falls

This tells you the percentage of long-term residents that had a fall which caused major injury. This is one of the statistics we use in calculating our nursing scores.

Provider
A+
0%
State
B-
4.82%
National
B
3.36%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

This datapoint indicates the percent of long-term stay patients that have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's could be an indicator of lower quality nursing care. Nevertheless, this statistic could also be misleading for some nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for UTI's.

Provider
A+
0%
State
B
3.34%
National
B
2.65%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This indicates the percent of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications may be vital to many residents, it is important to ensure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In limited cases, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.

Provider
A-
8.16%
State
B+
12.58%
National
B
14.18%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This metric tells you the percentage of long-term patients taking antianxiety medications.

Provider
A+
6.12%
State
B+
15.09%
National
B
19.68%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

This is the percentage of patients who are demonstrating signs of depression. High rates of depression could imply worse patient care.

Provider
A+
0%
State
B-
5.1%
National
B+
5.07%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay residents who were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for seniors, making these vaccines important for resident well-being.

Provider
A
100%
State
B
94.12%
National
B
92.05%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

This is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and bathing. Some experts would argue that this is a reliable measure of a resident's well-being.

Provider
A+
2.5%
State
B
16.08%
National
B
14.45%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients that retained mobility levels. Some experts would argue that mobility is vital to residents' mental and physical well-being.

Provider
A+
3.4%
State
B
16.55%
National
B
17.08%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term resident care. Keeping residents out of the hospital during rehabilitation is key to restoring the physical well-being of residents.

Provider
A+
3.4
State
B
16.55
National
B
17.08

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

Nearby Hospitals

Garfield County Health Center 0.03 mi
332 Leavitt Ave Jordan Montana 59337
(406) 557-2500
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