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Hi-Line Retirement Center

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Updated Jun 1, 2023 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: F
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801 S 3rd St E,
Malta MT 59538

2.49% estimated occupancy 1

Note: Hi-Line Retirement Center has been flagged for abuse in the past 12 months. We have capped this facility's overall grade accordingly.

Hi-Line Retirement Center is in Malta, Montana. With an overall grade of F, we consider this to be a lower end facility. This nursing home is really as bad as it gets. We would not blame you if you are ready to stop reading and find another nursing home. However, if you want to learn more about this place's category grades, long-term care grades are discussed in the next paragraph.

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Quick Details

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

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2022)
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Long-term Care Quality

Grade: D

Neither this place's overall grade nor its category grades gave us much to write home about. Its best category was long-term care, but even there it received a grade of just D. This is still a well below average score. Facilities that do not fare well in this category often don't provide as much nursing care and also may be lagging in a few of the areas of routine healthcare services we assessed. In addition to looking at the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. We found that this nursing home vaccinated just 81.94444 percent of its residents, which is quite a bit lower than we expected. Surprisingly, this nursing home actually fared well at keeping its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had just 0.03 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days. This is its best score in this category.

Nurse Quality

Grade: D

One of the other reasons we graded this facility so highly is that it received a very impressive nursing rating. This proved to be its second best category grade. In that area, we gave this nursing home a grade of D. Our nursing score is based on the facility's level of nurse staffing. We factor in both the levels of training of the nurses and the quantity of hours spent with residents. This facility averaged a meager 0.1 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a very low total compared to most nursing homes. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in computing our nursing grades. This place fared well in terms of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: F

The next area we assessed is short-term care. This nursing home's received an abysmal short-term care grade where it was given a lowly F. In computing our short-term care scores, we scrutinize a facility's levels of skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists occupational therapists and other highly trained professionals. This rating is more often than not a useful assessment of the nursing home's ability to rehabilitate patients. As you might expect, we found that this place offers far less physical therapist and registered nurse hours per patient than the typical facility. The final item we looked at in this area is the number of residents that who were able to eventually return home from the facility. This facility struggled quite a bit in this area as well, with just 0 percent of its residents returning home.

Facility Inspections

Grade: F

The final category we assessed was inspections. This facility did not receive positive government inspections in recent years. As a result, we gave it an F here. With facilities that received this poor of an inspection rating, we would scrutinize any severe deficiencies on its inspection report. This particular facility was hit with 4 deficiencies by government inspectors. The only favorable thing we can say is that none of these deficiencies were in the categories that indicate they posed a risk to resident safety or health. Lastly, this nursing home was cited by CMS for possible abuse or neglect. This is generally a really bad sign. We would never recommend this facility.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Hi-Line Retirement Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A+

In Hi-Line Retirement Center, 0% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This indicates the percentage of patients who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are routinely the result of residents staying in one position for too long. Better nursing care reduces the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B-minus

In Hi-Line Retirement Center, 4.17% of Patients had Serious Falls

This figure measures the percent of long-term care patients which experienced a fall resulting in serious injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls could be a sign of lower quality nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B

In Hi-Line Retirement Center, 1.43% of Patients had UTIs

This tells you the percentage of residents that suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are routinely linked to facilities with worst hygiene practices. Additional nurse staffing can minimize the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. Note that this datapoint is sometimes skewed by the fact that facilities have incongruent reporting standards for infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A

In Hi-Line Retirement Center, 7.25% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This indicates the percent of residents prescribed antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications may be helpful for many residents, it is important to ensure these drugs are being used appropriately. In some situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B

In Hi-Line Retirement Center, 19.44% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This statistic tells you the percentage of long-term residents taking antianxiety medications.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B-minus

In Hi-Line Retirement Center, 5.63% of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients who are showing symptoms of depression. Many argue this is a reasonable measure of resident quality of life.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: D

In Hi-Line Retirement Center, 87.64% of Patients

This is the percentage of patients that have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: D

In Hi-Line Retirement Center, 23.33% of Patients

This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay residents who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as dressing and eating.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: D

In Hi-Line Retirement Center, 7.76% of Residents

This metric tracks the percentage of long-term care residents who maintained mobility. Some would argue that the ability to move around is critical to patients health.


Grade: C

In Hi-Line Retirement Center, 0.03 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A

In Hi-Line Retirement Center, 7.76% of Residents Rehospitalized

Measures the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Phillips County Medical CenterCritical Access Hospitals 0.02 miles away311 S 8th Ave E Malta Montana 59538Voluntary non-profit - Private(406) 654-1100