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Rocky Mountain Care - Evanston

Updated May 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: A
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475 Yellow Creek Road,
Evanston WY 82930

(307) 789-0726

68.66% estimated occupancy 1

Rocky Mountain Care - Evanston is a nursing home in Evanston, Wyoming, which has a total of 14,614 people. This nursing home turns out to be a grade A facility, which is a very elite grade. We were so impressed with this facility that we ranked it in the top fifth of all nursing homes in the country. This nursing home also received phenomenal ratings in all four of the major categories. More information about these categories can be found below.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • Non profit - Corporation

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Facility Inspections

Grade: A

On top of receiving a strong overall grade, this nursing home also received excellent inspections in recent years. We awarded it one of our best grades in that category, with an A. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in calculating our inspection grades. One critical factor is health deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of these deficiencies is usually more important than the quantity of deficiencies, as some end up being relatively insignificant. Although this facility had a few deficiencies on its report, none of them were severe based on CMS' scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Nurse Quality

Grade: A

Adding to its strong resume, this facility also received an excellent nursing score, with a grade of A. Nursing grades are largely tied to a nursing home's level of nurse staffing. This nursing home averages 3.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This place 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 many times be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A-minus

This nursing home also was elite in the area of long-term care, where we awarded it a grade of A-. Not many nursing homes performed better in this area. Long-term care ratings of this caliber generally require both around the clock care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine medical care. In addition to assessing the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility gave the vaccine to 76 percent of its residents. This is a few points lower than we expected but still a decent figure. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-plus

The fourth category we graded is short-term care, where this nursing home received a grade of B+. This finished off a first-rate report card. Not many facilities earned a B+ or higher in all four categories. Our short-term care grade is often used to judge a nursing home's rehabilitation services. In order to offer quality rehabilitation services, facilities generally must have higher levels of highly skilled nursing. These types of services include registered nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and other licensed professionals. This nursing home elevated its grade in this category by offering more care from registered nurses to its residents than the average facility. Lastly, we assessed the number of residents who returned home from this nursing home. This place outperformed the overwhelming majority of facilities in the country in this area with 57.8 percent of its residents returning home. This is a significantly higher rate than most nursing homes.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Jun 22

Rocky Mountain Care - Evanston Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A+

In Rocky Mountain Care - Evanston, 6.07% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This indicates the percent of patients who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many experts to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are often the result of patients not being moved frequently enough.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A-minus

In Rocky Mountain Care - Evanston, 4.84% of Patients had Serious Falls

This indicates the percentage of long-term residents which experienced a fall which caused major injury. This is one of the statistics we use in calculating our nursing grades.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: D

In Rocky Mountain Care - Evanston, 3.68% of Patients had UTIs

This statistic is an indication of the percentage of long-term residents who suffered from urinary tract infections. While more infections may reflect poorly on a facility's hygiene protocols, it is problematic to compare different facilities due to varying reporting standards.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B-minus

In Rocky Mountain Care - Evanston, 18.95% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This tells you the percentage of residents who were given antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs may be helpful for many patients, it is important to confirm these medications are being used only where medically required. In limited cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest that a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A-minus

In Rocky Mountain Care - Evanston, 14.81% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This indicates the percentage of residents who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are given to residents experiencing anxiety and depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B-plus

In Rocky Mountain Care - Evanston, 5.34% of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents who are demonstrating symptoms of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: D

In Rocky Mountain Care - Evanston, 95.12% of Patients

This metric measures the percent of long-term residents that were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for nursing home patients, making these vaccines vital to patient safety.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A-minus

In Rocky Mountain Care - Evanston, 15.53% Percentage of Patients

This is the percentage of patients that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: D

In Rocky Mountain Care - Evanston, 18.85% Percentage of Residents

This tells you the percentage of patients who maintained mobility over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a good sign for residents' well-being.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A-plus

In Rocky Mountain Care - Evanston, 1.07 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This indicates the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A

In Rocky Mountain Care - Evanston, 18.85 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This datapoint is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term resident care. Avoiding rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is key to restoring the physical well-being of residents.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: A+

In Rocky Mountain Care - Evanston, 10.57 Percentage of Patients

This is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: C

In Rocky Mountain Care - Evanston, 76.64% Percentage of Resident

This indicates the percentage of short-term patients that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Evanston Regional HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 0.74 miles away190 Arrowhead Dr Evanston Wyoming 82930Proprietary(307) 789-3636

Nearby Dialysis

  • Evanston Regional Hospital/Dialysis0.74 miles away112 Yellowcreek Rd Evanston Wyoming 82930Dialysis Stations: 6 (307) 444-8231

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