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Southwest Montana Veterans Home

Updated May 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

65 Veterans Circle,
Butte MT 59701

(406) 792-3100

41.16% estimated occupancy 1

Southwest Montana Veterans Home is a small nursing home located in Butte, Montana. This nursing home proved to be a grade A facility, which is a phenomenal rating. In fact, this facility has the distinction of being one of the top 25 facilities in Montana. One of the major highlights of this nursing home's remarkable profile is its inspection rating. Inspection reports are discussed in the next paragraph.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Limited Liability company

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A+

One of the reasons this ended up being a quality nursing home is it received an A+ inspection grade. This is as good as it gets in this category. Our inspection ratings are tied to many pieces of information located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places that excel in this area have very few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these places should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. Unfortunately, it doesn't appear that we have deficiency counts for this nursing home. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A-minus

Contributing to its high-end resume, this facility also excelled in our long-term care area. In fact, we awarded it a score of A- for the area. Facilities that excel in this category tend to provide patients with more supervision and stay on top of routine medical care. After looking at the very impressive nursing hours provided by this nursing home, we turned to the nursing home's vaccination data. This nursing home vaccinated 97.05882 percent of its residents for pneumonia, which is far higher than most nursing homes. Finally, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-plus

This nursing home is also above average in the category of short-term care, where it received a grade of B+. It outpaced most nursing homes in this area. In computing our short-term care grades, we size up a nursing home's levels of highly skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists respiratory therapists and other types of therapists. This score is generally a fair measure of the facility's rehabilitation. This place is the gold standard when it comes to skilled nursing staffing. The facility offered about 1.5 times as many physical therapist and registered nurse hours per patient than a typical nursing home. This is what we look for when grading a nursing home in this category. Lastly, we looked at the number of residents who eventually returned home from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B-plus

In the last category we graded, this nursing home received a very favorable grade of B+ in our nursing category. With this grade, the nursing home finished off a very strong profile. Nursing scores are tied to quality and quantity of nursing care. This place boasts a really impressive 6.4 hours of nursing care per resident daily, of which a significant percentage of those hours were provided by registered nurses. This is one of the most highly highly trained levels of nurses. On top of offering high levels of nursing care, this nursing home was also above average in several of the major quality-based metrics we looked at in this category. It performed well when it comes to minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Southwest Montana Veterans Home Quality Metrics

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B

In Southwest Montana Veterans Home, 5.17% of Patients had Serious Falls

This tells you the percentage of patients who have had a major fall. Falls resulting in major injury are considered by many experts to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . Falls resulting in injury are routinely the result of poor nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A+

In Southwest Montana Veterans Home, 3.13% of Patients had UTIs

This metric indicates the percentage of long-term care patients who sustained UTI's. UTI's may be an indicator of lower quality nursing care. Nevertheless, this metric can also be skewed for certain nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for urinary tract infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A

In Southwest Montana Veterans Home, 16.56% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is a measure of the percent of long-term residents that are given antipsychotic medication. Increased usage of these drugs may mean that a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents in situations where such drugs are not medically required. However, some nursing homes may need to rely on these medications due to an increased number of residents with cognitive disorders.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A-plus

In Southwest Montana Veterans Home, 15.24% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This figure tells you the percent of long-term care patients who were administered antianxiety drugs. These medications are generally given to patients experiencing anxiety or depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: C

In Southwest Montana Veterans Home, 5.37% of Patients

This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay patients who are exhibiting signs of depression. Many would argue this is a reliable measure of patient quality of care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: F

In Southwest Montana Veterans Home, 93.08% of Patients

This metric measures the percentage of long-term patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: F

In Southwest Montana Veterans Home, 16.19% Percentage of Patients

This tells you the percent of patients that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B-plus

In Southwest Montana Veterans Home, 20.41% Percentage of Residents

This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents who remained mobile levels. Some experts believe that the ability to move around is critical to residents' mental and physical health.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B-minus

In Southwest Montana Veterans Home, 20.41 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This metric measures the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Avoiding the hospital during rehabilitation is key to restoring the physical abilities of patients.