Sweet Memorial Nursing Home is a facility in Chinook, Montana, a city with 2,287 people. With an overall score of D, this is a subpar facility. In our view, we would be very reluctant to recommend this nursing home. We would not blame you if you're ready to stop reading and find another facility. However, if you want to learn more about this facility's category grades, inspection grades are discussed in the next section.
Sweet Memorial Nursing Home
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
Note: Sweet Memorial Nursing Home has been flagged for abuse in the past 12 months. We have capped this facility's overall grade accordingly.
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- No Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Physical Therapy
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
While we did not rate this nursing home well overall, we wanted to note its decent inspection reports in recent years. We awarded it a somewhat respectable score of B- in this category. We would argue that one of the most important factors in evaluating an inspection report is deficiencies. We especially look at the severity of the deficiencies. This particular nursing home received 6 deficiencies on its inspection report. We are also concerned by the fact that this facility was flagged by CMS for possible abuse or neglect. We prefer to avoid facilities with this designation. Please do your best to find an alternative nursing home.
This nursing home actually received a decent grade in the area of nursing as well. We awarded it a grade of B- for that category, which is not a bad score. Our nursing rating focuses on the nursing home's level of nurse staffing. We look at both the levels of training of the nurses and the quantity of hours spent with patients. This facility provided just 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a relatively low total compared to most other facilities. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this place fared better in some of the quality-based metrics we looked at. In fact, it scored well when it comes to avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers.
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Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home's third most favorable area ended up being short-term care. In that area, we awarded this nursing home a grade of B-. In the area of short-term care, we endeavor to qualify indicators of a facility's rehabilitation. We look at a nursing home's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses and physical therapists. We were surprised to find that this nursing home was below average in the two key staffing areas we looked at. The facility offered fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than most other nursing homes. It is important to determine whether this is adversely impacting the quality of care. Lastly, we looked at the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this facility's residents returned home. At most facilities, closer to half of their patients are able to return home so this figure is below average.
Long-term Care Quality
The next area we assessed is long-term care. This nursing home was awarded a B- in this category. If you are seeking services other than rehabilitation, you should take a close look at each nursing home's long-term care scores. In addition to assessing the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home vaccinated 97.4359 percent of its residents. This nursing home also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Sweet Memorial Nursing Home Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Sweet Memorial Nursing Home, 7.84% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of patients that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a measure of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are often caused by patients staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Sweet Memorial Nursing Home, 5.36% of Patients had Serious Falls
This statistic tells you the percentage of long-term stay residents that sustained falls resulting in severe injury. We use this statistic in calculating nursing ratings.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Sweet Memorial Nursing Home, 3.38% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections are associated with insufficient hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Sweet Memorial Nursing Home, 15.75% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This metric measures the percent of long-term stay residents who were administered antipsychotic medication. Excessive reliance on these medications may suggest a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior in situations where such medications aren't medically indicated. However, some facilities may need to rely more on these medications due to having more patients suffering from cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Sweet Memorial Nursing Home, 15.28% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic tells you the percent of long-term patients taking antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Sweet Memorial Nursing Home, 5.4% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients exhibiting signs of depression. High rates of depression may reveal a lower level of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Sweet Memorial Nursing Home, 93.07% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Sweet Memorial Nursing Home, 15.83% Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term patients who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and taking a bath. Some experts would argue this is a reasonable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Sweet Memorial Nursing Home, 20.1% Percentage of Residents
This is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents that retained mobility levels. Some experts would argue that mobility is vital to residents' physical and mental health.
In Sweet Memorial Nursing Home, 1.08 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Sweet Memorial Nursing Home, 20.1 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care. There is usually a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.