Skip to content

Glacier Care Center

  • Nursing Home

Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: B
Oct 18: A+Nov 18: A+Dec 18: A+Jan 19: AFeb 19: A+May 19: A+Jun 19: A+Jul 19: A+Aug 19: A+Sep 19: A+Jan 20: BMar 20: BApr 20: CMay 20: B-Jun 20: B-Jul 20: BAug 20: BSep 20: B+Oct 20: BJan 21: CFeb 21: CMar 21: CApr 21: B-May 21: B-Jun 21: BJul 21: BAug 21: BSep 21: BOct 21: B-Nov 21: B-Jan 22: B-Feb 22: B-Mar 22: B-Apr 22: B-May 22: B-Jun 22: B-Aug 22: BSep 22: B
See Rating Overview
Glacier Care Center's website

707 3rd St Se,
Cut Bank MT 59427

(406) 873-5600

59.75% estimated occupancy 1

Glacier Care Center is the lone option we found in Cut Bank, Montana. Sporting an overall grade of B, this nursing home is a quality choice. This facility definitely has plenty working in its favor. This place's impressive profile was highlighted by its inspection rating, which we will address in the next paragraph.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • Non profit - Corporation

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • Dentistry
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Podiatry
  • Physical Therapy
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Audiology

Awards

Best Nursing Home in Montana badge

Best Nursing Home in Montana Awards 2019

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
Less:
More:
April
April 1, 2021April 2, 2021April 3, 2021April 4, 2021April 5, 2021April 6, 2021April 7, 2021April 8, 2021April 9, 2021April 10, 2021April 11, 2021April 12, 2021April 13, 2021April 14, 2021April 15, 2021April 16, 2021April 17, 2021April 18, 2021April 19, 2021April 20, 2021April 21, 2021April 22, 2021April 23, 2021April 24, 2021April 25, 2021April 26, 2021April 27, 2021April 28, 2021April 29, 2021April 30, 2021
May
May 1, 2021May 2, 2021May 3, 2021May 4, 2021May 5, 2021May 6, 2021May 7, 2021May 8, 2021May 9, 2021May 10, 2021May 11, 2021May 12, 2021May 13, 2021May 14, 2021May 15, 2021May 16, 2021May 17, 2021May 18, 2021May 19, 2021May 20, 2021May 21, 2021May 22, 2021May 23, 2021May 24, 2021May 25, 2021May 26, 2021May 27, 2021May 28, 2021May 29, 2021May 30, 2021May 31, 2021
June
June 1, 2021June 2, 2021June 3, 2021June 4, 2021June 5, 2021June 6, 2021June 7, 2021June 8, 2021June 9, 2021June 10, 2021June 11, 2021June 12, 2021June 13, 2021June 14, 2021June 15, 2021June 16, 2021June 17, 2021June 18, 2021June 19, 2021June 20, 2021June 21, 2021June 22, 2021June 23, 2021June 24, 2021June 25, 2021June 26, 2021June 27, 2021June 28, 2021June 29, 2021June 30, 2021
July
July 1, 2021July 2, 2021July 3, 2021July 4, 2021July 5, 2021July 6, 2021July 7, 2021July 8, 2021July 9, 2021July 10, 2021July 11, 2021July 12, 2021July 13, 2021July 14, 2021July 15, 2021July 16, 2021July 17, 2021July 18, 2021July 19, 2021July 20, 2021July 21, 2021July 22, 2021July 23, 2021July 24, 2021July 25, 2021July 26, 2021July 27, 2021July 28, 2021July 29, 2021July 30, 2021July 31, 2021
August
August 1, 2021August 2, 2021August 3, 2021August 4, 2021August 5, 2021August 6, 2021August 7, 2021August 8, 2021August 9, 2021August 10, 2021August 11, 2021August 12, 2021August 13, 2021August 14, 2021August 15, 2021August 16, 2021August 17, 2021August 18, 2021August 19, 2021August 20, 2021August 21, 2021August 22, 2021August 23, 2021August 24, 2021August 25, 2021August 26, 2021August 27, 2021August 28, 2021August 29, 2021August 30, 2021August 31, 2021
September
September 1, 2021September 2, 2021September 3, 2021September 4, 2021September 5, 2021September 6, 2021September 7, 2021September 8, 2021September 9, 2021September 10, 2021September 11, 2021September 12, 2021September 13, 2021September 14, 2021September 15, 2021September 16, 2021September 17, 2021September 18, 2021September 19, 2021September 20, 2021September 21, 2021September 22, 2021September 23, 2021September 24, 2021September 25, 2021September 26, 2021September 27, 2021September 28, 2021September 29, 2021September 30, 2021
October
October 1, 2021October 2, 2021October 3, 2021October 4, 2021October 5, 2021October 6, 2021October 7, 2021October 8, 2021October 9, 2021October 10, 2021October 11, 2021October 12, 2021October 13, 2021October 14, 2021October 15, 2021October 16, 2021October 17, 2021October 18, 2021October 19, 2021October 20, 2021October 21, 2021October 22, 2021October 23, 2021October 24, 2021October 25, 2021October 26, 2021October 27, 2021October 28, 2021October 29, 2021October 30, 2021October 31, 2021
November
November 1, 2021November 2, 2021November 3, 2021November 4, 2021November 5, 2021November 6, 2021November 7, 2021November 8, 2021November 9, 2021November 10, 2021November 11, 2021November 12, 2021November 13, 2021November 14, 2021November 15, 2021November 16, 2021November 17, 2021November 18, 2021November 19, 2021November 20, 2021November 21, 2021November 22, 2021November 23, 2021November 24, 2021November 25, 2021November 26, 2021November 27, 2021November 28, 2021November 29, 2021November 30, 2021
December
December 1, 2021December 2, 2021December 3, 2021December 4, 2021December 5, 2021December 6, 2021December 7, 2021December 8, 2021December 9, 2021December 10, 2021December 11, 2021December 12, 2021December 13, 2021December 14, 2021December 15, 2021December 16, 2021December 17, 2021December 18, 2021December 19, 2021December 20, 2021December 21, 2021December 22, 2021December 23, 2021December 24, 2021December 25, 2021December 26, 2021December 27, 2021December 28, 2021December 29, 2021December 30, 2021December 31, 2021
January
January 1, 2022January 2, 2022January 3, 2022January 4, 2022January 5, 2022January 6, 2022January 7, 2022January 8, 2022January 9, 2022January 10, 2022January 11, 2022January 12, 2022January 13, 2022January 14, 2022January 15, 2022January 16, 2022January 17, 2022January 18, 2022January 19, 2022January 20, 2022January 21, 2022January 22, 2022January 23, 2022January 24, 2022January 25, 2022January 26, 2022January 27, 2022January 28, 2022January 29, 2022January 30, 2022January 31, 2022
February
February 1, 2022February 2, 2022February 3, 2022February 4, 2022February 5, 2022February 6, 2022February 7, 2022February 8, 2022February 9, 2022February 10, 2022February 11, 2022February 12, 2022February 13, 2022February 14, 2022February 15, 2022February 16, 2022February 17, 2022February 18, 2022February 19, 2022February 20, 2022February 21, 2022February 22, 2022February 23, 2022February 24, 2022February 25, 2022February 26, 2022February 27, 2022February 28, 2022
March
March 1, 2022March 2, 2022March 3, 2022March 4, 2022March 5, 2022March 6, 2022March 7, 2022March 8, 2022March 9, 2022March 10, 2022March 11, 2022March 12, 2022March 13, 2022March 14, 2022March 15, 2022March 16, 2022March 17, 2022March 18, 2022March 19, 2022March 20, 2022March 21, 2022March 22, 2022March 23, 2022March 24, 2022March 25, 2022March 26, 2022March 27, 2022March 28, 2022March 29, 2022March 30, 2022March 31, 2022

Facility Inspections

Grade: A

In addition to performing well in its overall grade, this facility performed at an even higher level in the area of inspections. In fact, it received a nearly flawless inspection report this year. As a result, it received one of our highest grades in that category with a score of A. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in determining our inspection grades. One critical factor is deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of the deficiencies is usually more important than the quantity of deficiencies, as some deficiencies end up being quite minor. While this place had a few deficiencies on its report, none of them were serious based on CMS' scale. We should note that deficiency-free inspections are uncommon in this industry.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-plus

This facility is also above average in the area of short-term care, where it received a score of B+. It performed better than most facilities in this area. Our short-term care scores are presumably more meaningful for people requiring a nursing home for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically mandates higher levels of skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes not merely nursing services, but also physical and speech therapy, as well as other types of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all nursing homes employs these skilled professionals. However, according to the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Lastly, we considered the number of residents who who were able to eventually return home from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B

In addition, this facility also received favorable nursing grades this year. In fact, we awarded them one of our better scores in that area, with a grade of B. We weighed the levels of nurses employed by the nursing home, in addition to the number of hours the nurses were with residents, in computing our score in this area. This facility provided 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This place performed very well in terms of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: F

This facility's worst area was long-term care, which is the last category we analyzed. It received a lowly F for this category. Even with a few strong scores in other categories, this grade is still somewhat disappointing so we felt obligated to make sure you are aware. In a long-term care environment, the primary objective is to maintain residents' quality of life and keep them safe. One of the factors we considered in addition to nurse's aid hours is vaccines. Thankfully, this nursing home administered the pneumonia vaccine to 94.18605 percent of its residents. Surprisingly, this place also keeps its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had just 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days. Unfortunately, some of its other scores in the category weren't as favorable as these.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Glacier Care Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B-minus

In Glacier Care Center, 8.33% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This is the percentage of patients that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin caused by remaining in the same position for an excessive period of time.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: C

In Glacier Care Center, 5.25% of Patients had Serious Falls

This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care patients who suffered a fall which resulted in major injury. This is one of the statistics we use in calculating our nursing grades.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: D

In Glacier Care Center, 3.32% of Patients had UTIs

This is the percentage of patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are routinely linked to lower quality nursing care. More frequent bathing limits the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. We want to point out that this statistic is sometimes skewed by the fact that facilities have varying reporting standards for these infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A

In Glacier Care Center, 16.25% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This statistic indicates the percent of long-term stay residents receiving antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to confirm these medications are being used only where medically required. In limited cases, increased usage of these drugs may mean a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A

In Glacier Care Center, 14.87% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is the percent of patients given antianxiety drugs. These drugs are used to treat patients experiencing anxiety or depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B

In Glacier Care Center, 5.28% of Patients

This metric measures the percent of long-term residents demonstrating depressive symptoms.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-minus

In Glacier Care Center, 93.06% of Patients

This metric measures the percentage of long-term care patients that were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for seniors, making these types of vaccines vital to patient care.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B

In Glacier Care Center, 15.55% Percentage of Patients

This indicates the percent of residents that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B-minus

In Glacier Care Center, 18.63% Percentage of Residents

This is the percent of patients who were able to retain mobility over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a great sign for residents' health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A

In Glacier Care Center, 1.15 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This metric measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. Minimizing hospitalizations is important to the physical health of patients.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B-plus

In Glacier Care Center, 18.63 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This is the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.