Hillside Health & Rehabilitation is in Missoula, Montana. This city has a total of 90,987 people. Featuring an overall grade of B+, this looks like a strong facility. We ranked this facility as one of the top 50 nursing homes in Montana. Scroll down to see this nursing home's category ratings, which are also quite good. It's hard to find any major flaws in this nursing home's profile.
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Hillside Health & Rehabilitation
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
4720 23rd Avenue,
Missoula MT 59803
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Partnership
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
Top Nursing Home in Montana Awards 2020
Top Nursing Home in Montana Awards 2021
Best Nursing Home in Missoula, Montana Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
To go along with its favorable overall score, we gave this facility an A+ for our inspection category. Perhaps the most critical factor we consider in calculating our inspection ratings is deficiencies. Deficiencies can be found on a facility's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes with higher scores in this area most likely avoided the most severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. This place received 5 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none were considered to be severe deficiencies. This tells you that the government inspectors did not deem any of the deficiencies an immediate 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
This nursing home was awarded an impressive long-term care score as well. We awarded it one of our better grades in that category with a score of B. When facilities receive a score in this range in long-term care it generally means it has plenty of staff and is a quality place to reside on a permanent basis. In addition to assessing the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home vaccinated 96.62162 percent of its residents. Vaccines are critical to keeping patients out of the hospital. Finally, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0.02 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
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Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home is also strong in the area of short-term care, where it was given a grade of B. It performed better than most facilities in this category. Our short-term care scores are thought to be more important for folks in need of rehabilitation services. Rehabilitation generally requires additional skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes not only nursing, but also physical and respiratory therapy, as well as other forms of therapy. We weren't able to find registered nurse or physical therapy staffing data for this facility. The final measure we considered in this category is the number of patients that ultimately returned home from the nursing home. We found that 5.3 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home as opposed to remaining at the facility on a permanent basis.
The final category we graded was nursing, in which this facility was given a grade of B. This facility did not turn out to have any real weak links. There are several subcategories included in this category. Most of these factors are tied to levels of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This place performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a facility has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can many times be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Hillside Health & Rehabilitation Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Hillside Health & Rehabilitation, 8.97% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of patients who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are routinely caused by patients staying in one position for too long. Better nursing care minimizes the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Hillside Health & Rehabilitation, 4.88% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of patients that sustained a fall which caused severe injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Hillside Health & Rehabilitation, 2.93% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of patients who have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered to be a measure of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are routinely caused by lower quality nursing care. However, this datapoint may also be skewed for certain nursing homes due to different reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Hillside Health & Rehabilitation, 16.56% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. These medications are used for a variety of conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Hillside Health & Rehabilitation, 14.4% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are administered to residents experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Hillside Health & Rehabilitation, 4.23% of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term patients who are showing depressive symptoms. Many in the industry argue this is a reasonable measure of patient quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Hillside Health & Rehabilitation, 92.91% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients who were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Hillside Health & Rehabilitation, 15.58% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living may be a sign of the deterioration of a resident's health.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Hillside Health & Rehabilitation, 15.72% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percent of residents who maintained mobility over time. Preserving mobility is usually a good sign for residents' health.
In Hillside Health & Rehabilitation, 1.26 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint measures the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Hillside Health & Rehabilitation, 15.72 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term resident care. Avoiding the hospital during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the health of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Hillside Health & Rehabilitation, 12.39 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Hillside Health & Rehabilitation, 77.87% Percentage of Resident
This is the percentage of short-term stay residents that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
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