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.
Glacier Care Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Recreational Therapy
Best Nursing Home in Montana Awards 2019
Registered Staff Hours
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
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.
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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
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.
Glacier Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
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
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
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
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
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
In Glacier Care Center, 5.28% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term residents demonstrating depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
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
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
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.
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
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.
- Northern Rockies Medical CenterCritical Access Hospitals 0.11 miles away802 2nd St Se Cut Bank Montana 59427Voluntary non-profit - Private(406) 873-2251