Hill Top Home of Comfort is a small non-profit facility located in Killdeer, North Dakota. Sporting an overall grade of A, this facility is one of the most elite nursing homes we looked at. We were impressed enough to rate this facility as one of the 50 best facilities in North Dakota. Headlining this place's exemplary profile is its inspection grade, which you can find in the next section.
Hill Top Home of Comfort
Updated May 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
95 Hill Top Dr,
Killdeer ND 58640
91.89% estimated occupancy 1
Registered Staff Hours
To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A for our inspections rating. Perhaps the most significant factor we look at in determining our inspection ratings is deficiencies. Deficiencies are found on a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes with higher scores in this area most likely dodged the more severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. This nursing home was hit with 3 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none of the deficiencies were considered to be major deficiencies. This tells you that the inspectors didn't consider any of these deficiencies to create an imminent risk to resident health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
Compounding its elite assessments in other areas, we gave this nursing home a score of A for its long-term care grade. Nursing homes that excel in long-term care tend to be well-staffed and provide extensive hands on care to patients. After assessing the significant amount of nursing care provided by this nursing home, we then analyzed the nursing home's vaccination record. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its patients against pneumonia, which is significantly higher than most nursing homes. This combination proved to be effective as this place also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had just 1.2 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a much lower hospitalization rate than most nursing homes.
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Adding to its strong resume, this facility also received an excellent nursing score, with a grade of A-. Nursing ratings are heavily correlated with quality and quantity of nursing care. This facility offers extremely high levels of nursing care, averaging 4.2 hours per resident on a daily basis. This is more nursing care than nearly any other facility offers. Finally, this nursing home also performed well in several of the quality-based metrics we assessed. For example, in terms of the percentage of its residents suffering from pressure ulcers, this nursing home performed better than the national average. This is usually a good indicator that a facility has reliable quality controls. Pressure ulcers can typically be prevented with better nursing care and having a policy of regularly turning residents to avoid bed sores.
Short-term Care Quality
Turning to the final category, this facility also excelled in the short-term care category. We gave it a B+ for that area. This rounded out a very impressive report card. Short-term care grades are generally employed to measure a nursing home's rehabilitation services. To offer quality rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally must provide higher levels of skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and other highly trained professionals. One of this nursing home's strengths is registered nurse hours. We found that it offers more care from registered nurses to its residents than most facilities. Lastly, we looked at the percentage of residents who returned home from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Hill Top Home of Comfort Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Hill Top Home of Comfort, 6.06% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of patients who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are routinely caused by residents staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Hill Top Home of Comfort, 4.83% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of patients who have had a fall which caused severe injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Hill Top Home of Comfort, 3.31% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of residents who have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are routinely linked to facilities with worst hygiene practices. Better hygiene protocols can limit the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. Keep in mind that this metric is affected by by the fact that nursing homes have different reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Hill Top Home of Comfort, 19.67% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic is a measure of the percent of long-term residents taking antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to make sure these medications are being used appropriately. In limited situations, increased usage of these drugs may mean that a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Hill Top Home of Comfort, 18.98% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint is an indication of the percentage of long-term stay patients that were administered antianxiety drugs. These drugs are given to patients experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Hill Top Home of Comfort, 6.1% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents demonstrating depressive symptoms. Higher rates of depression could be an indicator a lower level of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Hill Top Home of Comfort, 97.79% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term stay patients who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for nursing home residents, making these vaccines vital to patient safety.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Hill Top Home of Comfort, 15.75% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with ADL's could indicate decline of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Hill Top Home of Comfort, 18.98% Percentage of Residents
This metric tracks the percentage of long-term stay patients that were able to retain mobility.
In Hill Top Home of Comfort, 1.07 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Hill Top Home of Comfort, 18.98 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Hill Top Home of Comfort, 9.41 Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Hill Top Home of Comfort, 77.9% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percentage of short-term patients that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. High levels of independence with ADL's typically correlates with successful rehabilitation.