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Garfield County Health Center

  • Nursing Home

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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Garfield County Health Center's website

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 in Jordan, Montana, a city with a total of 812 people. We awarded this nursing home an A+ overall grade, ranking it in the top ten percent of all nursing homes in the nation. You really can not do any better than this nursing home. Headlining this place's exemplary report card is its inspection rating, which you can find in the next section.

Quick Details

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

Specialized Services

  • Laboratory
  • X-Ray

Awards

Best Nursing Home in Montana badge

Best Nursing Home in Montana Awards 2019

Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A+ for our inspections rating. Our inspection ratings account for a host of factors found on a nursing home's inspection reports. One key criteria we look at is the number and severity of deficiencies. Nursing homes with higher scores in this category tend to have few severe deficiencies. Fortunately, although this place had some minor dings on its government inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are found in categories G through L. This tells you that CMS did not consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Nurse Quality

Grade: A

This nursing home also received a very impressive nursing grade. In fact, this turned out to be its second best category grade. In that area, we awarded this facility a grade of A. Our nursing grade is mostly associated with a facility's level of nurse staffing. This nursing home averages 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality measures and this facility excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any place Montana in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can frequently be avoided by providing better nursing care, such as employing a system of moving patients even once per day.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A

We also would like to emphasize the fact that this facility was given an impressive score of A in our long-term care area. Nursing homes that excel in this category typically are well-staffed and offer extensive hands on care to residents. Once we looked at the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we then looked at the facility's vaccination record. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its patients against pneumonia. Vaccines are vital to keeping patients out of the hospital. Lastly, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A-minus

In the last category we analyzed, this nursing home received a very favorable grade of A- in our short-term care category. With this score, the facility finished off a straight A report card. Our short-term care ratings are based in part on the nursing home's quantity of skilled skilled healthcare professionals. This means a broad scope of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, in addition to other forms of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every nursing home employs these skilled professionals. However, based on the information they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final measure we considered in this category is the number of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We discovered that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Garfield County Health Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A+

In Garfield County Health Center, 5.25% of Patients had Serious Falls

This tells you the percentage of residents who sustained a major fall. Falls leading to serious injuries are considered to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls which result in injury are routinely the result of lower quality nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A+

In Garfield County Health Center, 3.32% of Patients had UTIs

This figure is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents that sustained urinary tract infections. Although a higher rate of these infections could reflect poorly on a facility's cleanliness, it is problematic to compare different facilities due to nursing homes having varying reporting standards.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A-minus

In Garfield County Health Center, 16.25% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This datapoint gauges the percent of long-term patients taking antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs serve an important medical purpose, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used appropriately. In limited situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A-plus

In Garfield County Health Center, 14.87% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This indicates the percentage of residents given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are administered to patients suffering from depression or anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A+

In Garfield County Health Center, 5.28% of Patients

This metric measures the percent of long-term stay residents who are exhibiting signs of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A

In Garfield County Health Center, 93.06% of Patients

This tells you the percentage of residents who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A-plus

In Garfield County Health Center, 15.55% Percentage of Patients

This is the percentage of patients who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living could indicate erosion of a resident's health.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: F

In Garfield County Health Center, 18.63% Percentage of Residents

This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents who were able to retain mobility.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A-plus

In Garfield County Health Center, 18.63 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care.