Powder River Manor is a small government-owned nursing home in Broadus, Montana. We gave this facility an A- overall grade, ranking it in the top 25 percent of all facilities in the country. We simply can't say enough good things about this place. The best part of this nursing home's impressive report card is its nursing grade. Nursing grades are discussed in the next section
Powder River Manor
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to a phenomenal overall grade, this facility also received A+ nursing grade. The nursing rating assesses many factors, but the paramount one is the quantity of nurse hours per patient per week. This nursing home provides 0.4 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 place has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can frequently be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Short-term Care Quality
We also would like to note the fact that this nursing home was awarded an elite score of A in our short-term care category. Short-term care scores are based in part on the facility's quantity of skilled skilled healthcare professionals. This means a broad spectrum of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, in addition to other types of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not every facility employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, according to the data they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Lastly, we assessed the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
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Another impressive feature of this facility is its inspection grade. In that area, we awarded this facility a grade of A-. Perhaps the most significant factor we consider in determining our inspection grades is deficiencies. Deficiencies are found on a facility's inspection reports. Facilities with better grades in this category typically dodged the most severe deficiencies involving health risks or even death. This nursing home was assessed 7 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none were considered severe. This indicates that the government inspectors did not consider any of these deficiencies to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. The fact that none of the deficiencies were severe made us feel better about this inspection report.
Long-term Care Quality
The last category we scored is long-term care. In this area, we gave this nursing home a decent grade of B-. This proved to be this nursing home's weakest area. In the area of long-term care, we assess the amount of care offered by a nursing home, as opposed to more healthcare-oriented services. Once we assessed the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we then analyzed the nursing home's vaccination data. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its patients for pneumonia, which is higher than the vast majority of nursing homes. Lastly, this place was also able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Powder River Manor Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Powder River Manor, 7.84% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This figure indicates the percent of long-term care residents who are suffering from pressure ulcers. We have found that pressure ulcers are a solid barometer of the quality of nursing care a facility provides.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Powder River Manor, 5.36% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint indicates the percent of long-term care patients who had falls resulting in serious injury. This is one of the statistics we use in calculating nursing grades.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Powder River Manor, 3.38% of Patients had UTIs
This figure measures the percent of long-term residents who have sustained UTI's. While a higher rate of these infections could reflect poorly on a facility's hygiene protocols, it is difficult to compare between nursing homes due to facilities having varying reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Powder River Manor, 15.75% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. These drugs are sometimes used for treating a variety of medical conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Powder River Manor, 15.28% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of patients who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. These medications are used to treat patients suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Powder River Manor, 5.4% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term care residents demonstrating signs of depression. Some experts believe this is a measure of patient quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Powder River Manor, 93.07% of Patients
This is the percent of patients that received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Powder River Manor, 15.83% Percentage of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term care residents who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as moving around and eating. Many in the industry argue this is a reliable measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Powder River Manor, 20.1% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percent of patients that retained mobility levels over time. Retaining mobility can be a great sign for residents' health.
In Powder River Manor, 1.08 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Powder River Manor, 20.1 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is usually a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and the quality of rehabilitation services.