Northern Montana Care Center is in Havre, Montana. This city has a total of 12,638 people. With an A overall grade, we ranked this nursing home in the top ten percent of all nursing homes in the nation. In addition, this is a hospital-based facility, which is a positive for prospective residents with medical conditions frequently requiring hospitalization. Keep reading to see this place's category ratings, which also impressed us. You just can't do any better than a straight A profile.
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Northern Montana Care Center
- Nursing Home
- Assisted Living
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
24 13th St,
Havre MT 59501
53.25% estimated occupancy 1
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Recreational Therapy
Top Nursing Home in Montana Awards 2019
Best Nursing Home in Montana Awards 2020
Top Nursing Home in Montana Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to being a great facility overall, it also received A+ health inspections recently. Its inspections are virtually perfect. Our inspection grades are tied to datapoints located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes that score well in this area have very few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these facilities should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. Fortunately, although this nursing home had some minor dings on its government inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are found in categories G through L. This means that the government inspectors didn't deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Short-term Care Quality
On the list of its many high-end grades, this facility received a strong short-term care grade. In fact, we gave it a grade of A in that area. Short-term care ratings are important for residents in need of rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually utilizes more highly-skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes a broad spectrum of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, as well as other forms of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this facility employs registered nurses. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. However, based on the data this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Finally, we assessed the number of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 5.9 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
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Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home also was awarded a high-end long-term care score. In fact, this turned out to be this nursing home's third strongest category grade. In that area, we gave this facility a grade of A. Nursing homes that do well in this category typically are well-staffed and provide extensive hands on care to residents. After we finished looking at the amount of nursing care, we then looked at the facility's vaccination record. This facility vaccinated 97.095436 percent of its patients for pneumonia, which is what we like to see. Pneumonia can be a life threatening illness for nursing home patients so we like it when a facility doesn't leave this to chance. Finally, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
The final category we rated is nursing, where this nursing home received a grade of A-. This completed a very impressive report card. Very few nursing homes earned an A- or better in each of our categories. Our nursing rating is based on the nursing home's nurse staffing levels. We look at both the levels of training of the nurses as well as the number of hours spent with residents. This nursing home provides 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This facility 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 often 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.
Northern Montana Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Northern Montana Care Center, 8.97% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of residents who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are routinely the result of patients not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Northern Montana Care Center, 4.88% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of residents that suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to severe injuries are routinely the result of poor nursing care. Additional nurse staffing can limit the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Northern Montana Care Center, 2.93% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of residents who have had a urinary tract infection. These infections are sometimes associated with inadequate hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Northern Montana Care Center, 16.56% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of residents prescribed antipsychotic medications. These drugs are sometimes used to treat a variety of medical conditions, including cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Northern Montana Care Center, 14.4% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of residents given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are given to patients experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Northern Montana Care Center, 4.23% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents showing signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Northern Montana Care Center, 92.91% of Patients
This is the percentage of patients who have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Northern Montana Care Center, 15.58% Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and eating. Some experts would argue that this is a reliable measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Northern Montana Care Center, 15.72% Percentage of Residents
This is the percent of patients that remained mobile levels over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a good sign for residents' health.
In Northern Montana Care Center, 1.26 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 Northern Montana Care Center, 15.72 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric tracks the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term resident care. Keeping residents out of the hospital during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the physical abilities of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Northern Montana Care Center, 12.39 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is a correlation between fewer emergency room visits and the overall quality of rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Northern Montana Care Center, 77.87% Percentage of Resident
This is a measure of the percent of short-term stay patients that saw functional improvements.
- Northern Montana HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 0.02 miles away30 13th St Havre Montana 59501Voluntary non-profit - Private(406) 265-2211
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