Montana

Key Findings

  • Montana’s overall nursing home ranking did not improve nor did it worsen over the last year, making it one of only seven states with no change.
  • Montana’s nursing home residents may have had a tougher time finding a caregiver as the state’s direct care staffing hours plummeted 11 minutes per resident daily.
  • Severe deficiency citations swelled nearly 5 percent over the past year.
  • Nine out of every 10 Montana nursing homes were a cited a deficiency.
  • Montana’s nursing homes had a better ombudsman record this year, but still had a relatively high percentage verified ombudsman complaints, indicating widespread concerns from residents about their quality of care.
  • Montana nursing home care ranks third out of the Rocky Mountain region’s seven states.
Criteria2014
Data
2014
Grade
2014
Rank
2013
Rank
2013
Grade
2013
Data
Direct Care Staffing Above Average85.37%A8 17B70.37%
Direct Care Staffing Hours per Resident2.56C21 9A2.67
Facilities With Deficiencies90.24%B19 32D93.98%
Facilities With Severe Deficiencies14.63%B16 12B10.84%
Health Inspections Above Average37.80%F49 49F30.12%
Professional Nurse Staffing Above Average89.02%A7 6A85.19%
Professional Nursing Hours per Resident1.51D39 11B0.97
Verified Ombudsman Complaints75.83%C25 50F100.00%