Montana Veterans Home Nursing Home is an average-sized government-owned nursing home located in Columbia Falls, Montana. This facility has the distinction of being one of the three best facilities in Montana. In our view, this place is a no brainer for most people. Scroll down to see this place's category ratings, which are equally impressive. You really can't do much better than a straight A report card.
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Montana Veterans Home Nursing Home
- Nursing Home
- For people with disabilities
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
400 Veterans Dr,
Columbia Falls MT 59912
52.38% estimated occupancy 1
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- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
Top Nursing Home in Montana Awards 2019
Best Nursing Home in Montana Awards 2020
Best Nursing Home in Montana Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
We also would like to note that this nursing home excelled in our nursing rating. We awarded them an A+ in this category. Our nursing score includes a handful of subcategories, however, the main consideration is the level of nurse hours spent with patients. This particular nursing home provided 0.7 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This nursing home performed very well when it comes to avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
This nursing home also received an A+ inspection grade, making it one of the few places to receive multiple A+'s in our category grades. This is based on the place's government inspections. An A+ in this area is one of the biggest complements we can pay to a facility. These inspection scores take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these items by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. Although this place had some deficiencies on its report, none of them were major deficiencies based on CMS' scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
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Long-term Care Quality
We also gave this nursing home a of A+ for its long-term care grade. Facilities that excel in long-term care typically provide residents with more supervision and stay on top of routine healthcare services. On top of looking at the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home gave the vaccine to 100 percent of its residents. Vaccines are vital to keeping patients healthy. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. It had only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
Short-term Care Quality
Turning to the next area, this facility received a strong short-term care score. In fact, we gave it an A in that category, resulting in this facility receiving straight A's. In calculating our short-term care scores, we look at the nursing home's levels of skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists occupational therapists and other highly skilled individuals. This score is frequently a useful assessment of a nursing home's rehabilitation services. Fortunately, it appear that this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all nursing homes employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the data they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Finally, we considered the number of patients who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Montana Veterans Home Nursing Home Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Montana Veterans Home Nursing Home, 8.97% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This figure tells you the percent of long-term stay residents that suffered from new or worsened pressure ulcers or bed sores. We bake this statistic into both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Montana Veterans Home Nursing Home, 4.88% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of patients who have had a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injury are often caused by poor nursing care. Closer supervision minimizes the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Montana Veterans Home Nursing Home, 2.93% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of patients who have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are often the result of nursing homes with worse hygiene protocols. Better hygiene protocols limits the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. Note that this metric is affected by by the fact that facilities have different reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Montana Veterans Home Nursing Home, 16.56% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This gauges the percentage of long-term stay patients who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Increased usage of these drugs may indicate a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior in situations where such medications aren't medically required. Nevertheless, some facilities need to rely more on these drugs due to having more patients with Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Montana Veterans Home Nursing Home, 14.4% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic tells you the percentage of long-term residents taking antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Montana Veterans Home Nursing Home, 4.23% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients who are showing depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Montana Veterans Home Nursing Home, 92.91% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients who have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Montana Veterans Home Nursing Home, 15.58% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Montana Veterans Home Nursing Home, 15.72% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care residents who remained mobile levels.
In Montana Veterans Home Nursing Home, 1.26 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. There is usually a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the quality of long-term care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Montana Veterans Home Nursing Home, 15.72 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint measures the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Staying out of the hospital during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the physical abilities of patients.
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