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Glacier Care Center

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Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: A
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707 3rd St Se,
Cut Bank MT 59427

(406) 873-5600

58.78% estimated occupancy 1

Glacier Care Center is the lone option we found in Cut Bank, Montana. After receiving an overall grade of A, this nursing home is ranked among the highest-graded nursing homes we found. We were so impressed with this facility that we ranked it in the top fifth of all facilities in the nation. Finally, this appears to be a very consistent facility with consistently strong grades in each of the major categories we assessed. Additional information about its category grades can be found below.

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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 (2022)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

On top of being a great facility overall, it also earned A+ government inspections recently. Its inspections are nearly flawless. Our inspection grades are tied to pieces of information found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places that receive favorable grades in this category typically have few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these places generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. While this facility had some minor dings on its government inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are labeled as categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This means the inspectors did not consider 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

Grade: A

This nursing home also received a first-rate long-term care grade. This actually ended up being its second most impressive category grade. In that area, this facility received a score of A. Facilities that do well in this category typically are well-staffed and offer extensive hands on care to patients. After considering the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we next considered the nursing home's vaccination records. This nursing home vaccinated 98.93617 percent of its residents for pneumonia. Vaccines are vital to keeping residents out of the hospital. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.

Nurse Quality

Grade: A-minus

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. There are a number of datapoints included in this grade. Most of these criteria relate to the quantity and quality of nurse staffing. This nursing home averages 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality measures and this nursing home excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any nursing home the state in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can frequently be avoided by offering better nursing care, such as by employing a system of moving residents at least once a day.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A-minus

The final area we assessed was short-term care, where this nursing home was awarded a grade of A-. This rounded out a first-rate report card. Only a select few facilities received an A- or better in each of our categories. In calculating our short-term care scores, we size up a nursing home's levels of highly skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists respiratory therapists and other highly trained professionals. This rating is more often than not a solid assessment of the nursing home's rehabilitation. Fortunately, it appear that this facility employs registered nurses. Not every nursing home employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, based on the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The last statistic we considered in this area 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 facility's residents were able to return home.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18May 23

Glacier Care Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A

In Glacier Care Center, 8.97% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This is the percentage of residents who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are routinely the result of residents not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing protocols reduces the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: F

In Glacier Care Center, 4.88% of Patients had Serious Falls

This gauges the percent of long-term patients who have experienced falls which caused serious injury. We use this statistic in calculating our nursing grades.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B-plus

In Glacier Care Center, 2.93% of Patients had UTIs

This indicates the percent of patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered to be an indicator of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are routinely linked to a facility with worst hygiene practices. Nevertheless, this statistic may be skewed for certain facilities due to varying reporting standards for infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A

In Glacier Care Center, 16.56% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This tells you the percent of residents given antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs may be vital to many patients, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used only where medically required. In limited 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

Grade: A-plus

In Glacier Care Center, 14.4% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is the percentage of residents who were prescribed antianxiety medications. These medications are used to treat patients suffering from anxiety and depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B

In Glacier Care Center, 4.23% of Patients

This is the percent of patients who are demonstrating signs of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-minus

In Glacier Care Center, 92.91% of Patients

This tells you the percentage of residents who have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A

In Glacier Care Center, 15.58% Percentage of Patients

This indicates the percentage of patients that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B-minus

In Glacier Care Center, 15.72% Percentage of Residents

This is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents who maintained mobility. Many argue that the ability to move around is vital to residents' physical and mental health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: B-plus

In Glacier Care Center, 1.26 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This tells you the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B-plus

In Glacier Care Center, 15.72 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This metric tracks the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care.