DAHL MEMORIAL NURSING HOME

The information listed below provides an in-depth look into the type and quality of care offered at Dahl Memorial Nursing Home. It is important to note that when evaluating if a nursing home is right for you or a loved one, ratings should not be taken as the sole deciding factor, but as one of many aspects to be considered.

Address

DAHL MEMORIAL NURSING HOME
215 SANDY ST
EKALAKA, MT 59324
(406) 775-8730

Nursing Home Ratings

Health Inspections
Quality Measures
Nursing Staff
R.N. Staff Only
Overall Rating

Percent of Beds Occupied

48%

Number of Residents and Certified Beds

  • Residents: 11
  • Certified Beds: 23

This Facility Accepts

  • Medicare
  • Medicaid

Operational Details

  • Operated By Non Profit - Corporation
  • Offers Both Resident and Family Counseling Services
  • Located Inside of a Hospital Facility
  • This Facility is Not Part of a Chain or Franchise

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Baker | Broadus | Miles City

Rating Details For Dahl Memorial Nursing Home

Nursing Staff -

The nursing staff is the most important part of what determines the quality of care and comfort of a resident in a nursing home. Government regulations set expectations on time spent with each resident based on the services being provided. The breakdown below lists the nursing types (RN, LPN, LVN, CNA) and a comparison of the reported and expected hours per resident per day.

Nursing Hours Per Resident Per DayReportedExpected
Registered Nurse (RN) Hours3 Hours and 3 Minutes56 Minutes
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse (LPN/LVN) Hours43 Minutes40 Minutes
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Hours3 Hours and 18 Minutes2 Hours and 18 Minutes
Total Licensed Nurse Hours3 Hours and 47 Minutes1 Hour and 36 Minutes
Total Nurse Hours7 Hours and 5 Minutes3 Hours and 54 Minutes

Quality of Care -

Medicare determines quality of care ratings for nursing facilities by surveying several "quality measures", which are broken down into long-term and short-term stay residents, as well as if the action is preventive or if there is a deficiency in the quality of care. State averages for Montana are also provided for comparison purposes. Note: Figures below are averaged over the past nine months.

This FacilityMontana Average

Long-Term Stay Preventive Actions

Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Were Assessed and Given Pneumococcal Vaccination90-100%89%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Given Influenza Vaccination During the Flu Season90-100%92%

Long-Term Stay Deficiencies

Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Spend Most of Their Time in Bed or in a Chair-4%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Have Moderate to Severe Pain1%5%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Had a Urinary Tract Infection-8%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Are More Depressed or Anxious40%18%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Have/Had a Catheter Inserted and Left in Their Bladder-7%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Were Physically Restrained-4%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Lose Too Much Weight7%8%

Health Inspection Details -

All Medicare and/or Medicaid certified nursing home must undergo health inspections on average once a year, but may be more frequent if the facility is peforming poorly. These inspections cover most aspects of life in a nursing home, and are broken down into deficiencies types, which including: Pharmacy Service, Administration, Resident Rights, Nutrition and Dietary, Resident Assessment, Environmental, and Mistreatment. Below are the list of deficiencies found by inspectors in the past few years along with the degree of harm and how many residents may have been affected. Note: The most recent health survey was on 11/10/2010.

Degree of Harm

  • - Potential for Minimal Harm
  • - Minimal Harm or Potential for Harm
  • - Resident Harmed
  • - Immediate Jeopardy to Resident Health

Residents Affected

  • - Isolated
  • - Some Residents
  • - Many Residents
Deficiencies Found By InspectorsDegree of HarmResidents Affected

Administration

Keep Accurate and Appropriate Medical Records.
  • Inspection Date: 10/30/2008
  • Correction Date: 12/08/2008

Nutrition and Dietary

Store, Cook, and Give out Food in a Safe and Clean Way.
  • Inspection Date: 10/30/2008
  • Correction Date: 12/31/2008

Pharmacy Service

Keep the Rate of Medication Errors (Wrong Drug, Wrong Dose, Wrong Time) to Less Than 5%.
  • Inspection Date: 10/30/2008
  • Correction Date: 12/08/2008
Have Drugs and Other Similar Products Available, Which Are Needed Every Day and in Emergencies, and Give Them out Properly.
  • Inspection Date: 10/30/2008
  • Correction Date: 12/08/2008
At Least Once a Month, Have a Licensed Pharmacist Check the Drugs That Each Resident Takes.
  • Inspection Date: 10/30/2008
  • Correction Date: 12/08/2008

Quality Care

Make Sure That Residents Who Cannot Care for Themselves Receive Help with Eating/Drinking, Grooming and Hygiene.
  • Inspection Date: 10/30/2008
  • Correction Date: 12/08/2008

Resident Assessment

Make Sure That Doctors See a Resident's Plan of Care at Every Visit and Make Notes About Progress and Orders in Writing.
  • Inspection Date: 10/30/2008
  • Correction Date: 12/31/2008
Make a Complete Assessment That Covers All Questions for Areas That Are Listed in Official Regulations.
  • Inspection Date: 11/10/2010
  • Correction Date: 01/27/2011

Resident Rights

Let Residents Give Themselves Their Drugs if They Are Able.
  • Inspection Date: 10/30/2008
  • Correction Date: 12/31/2008

Fire Safety

Nursing homes certified by Medicare and/or Medicaid are required to have fire safety inspections to meet Life Safety Code (LSC) standards. Below is a list of deficiencies that Dahl Memorial Nursing Home had in recent fire safety inspections. This information can be used to see if all standards were met, the degree of harm, the number of residents affected, and the date when deficiencies were corrected. Note: The most recent fire safety survey was on 11/10/2010.

Degree of Harm

  • - Potential for Minimal Harm
  • - Minimal Harm or Potential for Harm
  • - Resident Harmed
  • - Immediate Jeopardy to Resident Health

Residents Affected

  • - Isolated
  • - Some Residents
  • - Many Residents
Deficiencies Found By InspectorsDegree of HarmResidents Affected

Automatic Sprinkler Systems

Automatic Sprinkler Systems That Have Been Maintained in Working Order.
  • Inspection Date: 10/08/2008
  • Correction Date: 12/05/2008
Automatic Sprinkler Systems That Have Been Maintained in Working Order.
  • Inspection Date: 10/26/2009
  • Correction Date: 12/23/2009
Automatic Sprinkler Systems That Have Been Maintained in Working Order.
  • Inspection Date: 11/10/2010
  • Correction Date: 01/07/2011
Portable Fire Extinguishers.
  • Inspection Date: 11/10/2010
  • Correction Date: 01/07/2011

Building Service Equipment

Properly Protected Cooking Facilities.
  • Inspection Date: 11/10/2010
  • Correction Date: 01/07/2011

Electrical

Properly Installed Electrical Wiring and Equipment.
  • Inspection Date: 10/08/2008
  • Correction Date: 12/05/2008
Properly Installed Electrical Wiring and Equipment.
  • Inspection Date: 10/26/2009
  • Correction Date: 12/23/2009
Weekly Inspections and Monthly Testing of Generators.
  • Inspection Date: 11/10/2010
  • Correction Date: 01/07/2011
Properly Installed Electrical Wiring and Equipment.
  • Inspection Date: 11/10/2010
  • Correction Date: 01/07/2011

Emergency Plans and Fire Drills

Record of Quarterly Fire Drills for Each Shift Under Varying Conditions.
  • Inspection Date: 10/26/2009
  • Correction Date: 12/23/2009

Illumination and Emergency Power

Emergency Lighting That Can Last at Least 1 1/2 Hours.
  • Inspection Date: 11/10/2010
  • Correction Date: 01/07/2011

Medical Gases and Anesthetizing Areas

No-Smoking Signs Where Oxygen is Used.
  • Inspection Date: 10/08/2008
  • Correction Date: 12/05/2008
Proper Medical Gas Storage and Administration Areas.
  • Inspection Date: 11/10/2010
  • Correction Date: 01/07/2011
No-Smoking Signs Where Oxygen is Used.
  • Inspection Date: 11/10/2010
  • Correction Date: 01/07/2011

Miscellaneous

Fire Safety Features Required by Current Fire Safety Codes.
  • Inspection Date: 10/08/2008
  • Correction Date: 12/05/2008
Fire Safety Features Required by Current Fire Safety Codes.
  • Inspection Date: 10/26/2009
  • Correction Date: 12/23/2009

Vertical Openings

Exit Doors That Are Held Open by Devices That Will Automatically Close on the Activation of a Fire Alarm or Smoke Detectors.
  • Inspection Date: 10/08/2008
  • Correction Date: 12/05/2008
Source: Medicare Nursing Home Compare; Department of Health and Human Services of Montana - Quality Assurance, Certification Bureau - Retrieved 2011