Laurel Health & Rehabilitation Center is an average-sized nursing home located in Laurel, Montana. This nursing home received an overall grade of D, which is a relatively poor grade. This was not the worse nursing home we looked at, but we would still be very reluctant to recommend it. We would not blame you if you're ready to stop reading and find another nursing home. However, if you want to learn more about this place's category grades, short-term care grades are discussed in the next paragraph.
Laurel Health & Rehabilitation Center
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Limited Liability company
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
Short-term Care Quality
While we didn't give this nursing home a good overall grade, we actually gave it a strong grade for short-term care, where it received a grade of B. This is better than many facilities in this category. To some extent, this propped up an otherwise abysmal profile. In our short-term care category, we strive to forge a sound gauge for rehabilitation. In this process, we analyze a facility's levels of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as respiratory therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not every nursing home employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, according to the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The last measure we considered in this category is the number of residents that returned home from the nursing home. We found that 5.1 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home as opposed to remaining at the facility on a permanent basis.
We also want to point out that this facility received a decent grade in our nursing category. We awarded it a grade of B- in the area. We looked at the licensure of nurses working for the facility, as well as the quantity of time the nurses worked with patients, in determining our score in this area. This facility provided just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a relatively low total compared to most other facilities. Finally, while this nursing home got dinged a bit for its nursing hours per resident, it excelled in a few of our quality measures. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed remarkably well in this area.
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This nursing home received a grade of just D in the area of inspections. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in determining our inspection ratings. One key factor is health deficiencies. We would scrutinize the severity of the deficiencies. This particular nursing home was assessed one category G through L deficiency, which are among the more serious deficiencies. This generally indicates that the deficiencies identified by inspectors had potential to cause actual harm to patients. Finally, we need to point out that this nursing home was assessed significant government fines totaling over $100,000. This usually means that a nursing home's bad track record spanned several years.
Long-term Care Quality
The last area we looked at is long-term care. We gave it an abysmal F for this area, which is a bottom of the barrel score. Facilities that receive this type of grade in this category likely don't provide the kind of consistent 24/7 care that some other nursing homes offer. Once we looked at the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we turned to the facility's vaccination data. We were a bit worried that this facility vaccinated 69.411766 percent of its patients against pneumonia, which is quite a bit below what we expected. Surprisingly, this place actually fared well at keeping its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had just 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days. This is its best score in this category.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Laurel Health & Rehabilitation Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Laurel Health & Rehabilitation Center, 7.84% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This metric is an indication of the percent of long-term patients which suffer from new or worsened pressure ulcers . We use this statistic in calculating both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Laurel Health & Rehabilitation Center, 5.36% of Patients had Serious Falls
This gauges the percent of long-term stay patients which experienced a fall resulting in serious injury. We use this statistic in determining our nursing grades.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Laurel Health & Rehabilitation Center, 3.38% of Patients had UTIs
This statistic tells you the percentage of long-term stay residents who experienced a UTI. UTI's may be an indicator of poor nursing care. However, this datapoint could also be misleading for certain facilities due to different reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Laurel Health & Rehabilitation Center, 15.75% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents prescribed antipsychotic drugs. These medications are used to treat several conditions, including dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Laurel Health & Rehabilitation Center, 15.28% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint indicates the percentage of long-term care patients receiving antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Laurel Health & Rehabilitation Center, 5.4% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients who are showing depressive symptoms. Many believe this is a measure of resident quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Laurel Health & Rehabilitation Center, 93.07% of Patients
This is the percentage of patients who were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Laurel Health & Rehabilitation Center, 15.83% Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as dressing and using the bathroom. Some believe that this is a reasonable measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Laurel Health & Rehabilitation Center, 20.1% Percentage of Residents
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents that were able to retain mobility.
In Laurel Health & Rehabilitation Center, 1.08 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
In Laurel Health & Rehabilitation Center, 20.1 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Laurel Health & Rehabilitation Center, 12.52 Percentage of Patients
This metric tracks the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Laurel Health & Rehabilitation Center, 73.8% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percent of short-term care residents that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Higher levels of performance with ADL's often correlates with better rehabilitation services.