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Garfield County Health Center

Updated Jan 10, 2019 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: A-plus
Oct 18: B+Nov 18: B+Dec 18: B+Jan 19: AFeb 19: AMay 19: A+Jun 19: A+Jul 19: A+Aug 19: A+Sep 19: A+
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332 Leavitt Ave,
Jordan MT 59337

(406) 557-2500

65% estimated occupancy 1

Note: Data for Garfield County Health Center has not been updated recently. This page shows historical performance which may not be representitive of current service levels.

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 inspection rating, which we will address in the next section.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • Government - County

Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

To pair with its favorable overall score, we gave this nursing home an A+ for inspections. These inspection grades take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these factors by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This nursing home was hit with 4 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none of the deficiencies were considered to be severe deficiencies. This means that CMS didn't consider any of these deficiencies to pose an immediate risk to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Nurse Quality

Grade: A

We also wanted to emphasize the fact that this facility received an impressive grade of A in our nursing category. Our nursing grade is largely associated with a nursing home's level of nurse staffing. This nursing home provided 3.9 hours of nursing care per patient on a daily basis. Approximately one quarter of this care was provided by registered nurses, which are highly skilled nurses. Both of these statistics easily exceed the national average. Finally, this nursing home also excelled in the quality measures we looked at. For example, it fared as well as any facility the state when it comes to avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. We view these areas as reliable measures of the caliber of nursing care being provided.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A

The third area we analyzed is long-term care. Adding to its impressive profile, this nursing home also excelled in that area. In fact, we gave it a grade of of A for the category. Facilities that excel in this category tend to be well-staffed and provide extensive hands on care to patients. Once we concluded our assessment of the quantity of nursing care, we then looked at the facility's vaccination record. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its patients against pneumonia, which is an impressive figure. Pneumonia sadly is often a dangerous health condition for nursing home residents so we strongly prefer when a facility does not take any chances. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. It had only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A-minus

Switching gears to the final area, this facility also performed well in the short-term care category. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A- in this category. This wrapped up truly elite report card. Our short-term care grades are critical for patients seeking rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually mandates more skilled nursing. Skilled nursing means a vast spectrum of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other types of therapy. One reason for this facility's strong score in this category is that it provides more care with registered nurses to its residents than the average nursing home. Lastly, we looked at the number of patients who ultimately were able to return home from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Garfield County Health Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A+

In Garfield County Health Center, 5.17% of Patients had Serious Falls

This indicates the percent of patients that have had a major fall. Falls leading to major injury are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a measure of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls leading to injury are often caused by poor nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A+

In Garfield County Health Center, 3.13% of Patients had UTIs

This tells you the percentage of residents who suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be an indicator of nursing care . UTI's are often linked to poor nursing care. Nevertheless, this statistic could also be skewed for some nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A-minus

In Garfield County Health Center, 16.56% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This statistic gauges the percent of long-term residents taking antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs serve an important medical purpose, it is important to make sure these medications are being used appropriately. In limited cases, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A-plus

In Garfield County Health Center, 15.24% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This tells you the percent of long-term care residents receiving antianxiety drugs.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A+

In Garfield County Health Center, 5.37% of Patients

This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients showing symptoms of depression. Some experts believe that this is a reasonable measure of resident quality of care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A

In Garfield County Health Center, 93.08% of Patients

This metric measures the percent of long-term stay residents who were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home residents, making these types of vaccines important for resident well-being.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A-plus

In Garfield County Health Center, 16.19% Percentage of Patients

Measures the percentage of long-term care residents who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and bathing. Many would argue this is a reasonable measure of a resident's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: F

In Garfield County Health Center, 20.41% Percentage of Residents

This tells you the percent of patients who remained mobile levels over time. Preserving mobility is often a good sign for residents' well-being.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A-plus

In Garfield County Health Center, 20.41 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

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.