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Valley View Estates Health & Rehabilitation

Updated May 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: B
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225 N 8th St,
Hamilton MT 59840

(406) 363-1144

35.2% estimated occupancy 1

Valley View Estates Health & Rehabilitation is one of only two available facilities located in Hamilton, Montana. Sporting an overall rating of B, this nursing home is a very good option. This place truly has plenty of good features. This place's impressive profile was highlighted by its inspection grade, which we will address in the next section.

Quick Details

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

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

To pair with its favorable overall performance, we awarded this facility a grade of A+ for our inspections rating. Inspection scores weigh a host of factors included in a facility's inspection report. One key criteria we weigh heavily is the number and severity of deficiencies. Facilities with higher grades in this area generally have very few of these severe deficiencies. Although this nursing home had a few deficiencies on its report, none were major deficiencies based on CMS' scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B

This facility also was awarded an impressive long-term care score. In fact, we gave it an above average grade of B in this area. When nursing homes receive a score in this range in long-term care it typically means it's well-staffed and is a quality place to live on a permanent basis. After considering the volume of nursing care, we then analyzed the nursing home's vaccination record. This facility vaccinated 98.51852 percent of its residents for pneumonia, which is very impressive. Pneumonia can be a deadly condition for nursing home residents so we prefer when a nursing home doesn't roll the dice on this issue. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0.7 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B

In addition, this facility also received favorable short-term care grades this year. In fact, we gave it one of our more favorable scores in that category, with a grade of B. In the area of short-term care, we strive to assess indicators of a facility's rehabilitation. We look at a nursing home's skilled nursing services, including the ones performed by registered nurses and physical, occupational and other therapists. We were pleased to find that this nursing home employs both registered nurses and physical therapists. The same can't be said for all nursing homes. The final metric we assessed in this area is the percentage of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We found that it was above average in this metric with 55.6 percent of its patients returning home.

Nurse Quality

Grade: D

The next category we assessed is nursing, which is this nursing home's least impressive category. We gave this nursing home a D in this category. Unfortunately, this category pulled down the facility's overall grade to a certain degree. Our nursing grade is largely associated with the facility's nurse staffing. This facility provided just 2.7 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a very low total compared to most nursing homes. Unfortunately, this nursing home also did not fare as well as we hoped in some of the quality-based metrics we assessed in this category.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Valley View Estates Health & Rehabilitation Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: D

In Valley View Estates Health & Rehabilitation, 7.73% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This tells you the percentage of patients who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are often the result of patients not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing protocols minimizes the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: F

In Valley View Estates Health & Rehabilitation, 5.17% of Patients had Serious Falls

This is the percentage of patients who have had a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injuries are considered to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls leading to injury are routinely the result of lower levels of patient supervision.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: D

In Valley View Estates Health & Rehabilitation, 3.13% of Patients had UTIs

This indicates the percent of patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many experts to be a barometer of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are routinely caused by lower quality nursing care. Nevertheless, this metric may also be misleading for certain nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for urinary tract infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: D

In Valley View Estates Health & Rehabilitation, 16.56% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This indicates the percentage of patients prescribed antipsychotic drugs. These drugs may be used for treating a variety of conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: D

In Valley View Estates Health & Rehabilitation, 15.24% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This statistic is an indication of the percentage of long-term patients who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. These drugs are used to treat patients experiencing depression or anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A+

In Valley View Estates Health & Rehabilitation, 5.37% of Patients

This metric measures the percentage of long-term patients demonstrating signs of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B

In Valley View Estates Health & Rehabilitation, 93.08% of Patients

This indicates the percentage of patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A-plus

In Valley View Estates Health & Rehabilitation, 16.19% Percentage of Patients

This tells you the percentage of patients who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B

In Valley View Estates Health & Rehabilitation, 20.41% Percentage of Residents

Measures the percent of long-term care patients who retained mobility levels.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A

In Valley View Estates Health & Rehabilitation, 1.07 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

Measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B

In Valley View Estates Health & Rehabilitation, 20.41 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is typically a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the quality of rehabilitation services.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: B-plus

In Valley View Estates Health & Rehabilitation, 74.93% Percentage of Resident

This is the percent of short-term patients who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.