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Nursing Homes in Alaska

  • 1st
    National Rank
  • 19
    Nursing Homes
  • 9.14%
    Patients with pressure ulcers
  • 3.53/5
    Average CMS Rating

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Alaska Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B

In Alaska, 9.14% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This tells you the percent of patients that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are often caused by patients not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing protocols can reduce the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B-plus

In Alaska, 3.66% of Patients had Serious Falls

This tells you the percent of patients who have had a fall leading to major injury.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B

In Alaska, 2.93% of Patients had UTIs

This is an indication of the percent of long-term patients who sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's could be an indicator of a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this statistic could also be skewed for some nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for urinary tract infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B

In Alaska, 15.84% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This statistic indicates the percent of long-term residents receiving antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs serve an important medical purpose, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In some cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A-minus

In Alaska, 12.87% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This figure is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who are prescribed antianxiety drugs. These drugs are given to patients experiencing depression and anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B

In Alaska, 7.03% of Patients

This indicates the percentage of residents exhibiting depressive symptoms.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-plus

In Alaska, 95.37% of Patients

Measures the percent of long-term care residents who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B-plus

In Alaska, 13.26% of Patients

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

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B

In Alaska, 17.22% of Residents

This tells you the percent of patients who maintained mobility over time. Optimizing mobility is often a good sign for residents' health.


Grade: A-minus

In Alaska, 1.13 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This tells you the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. There is generally a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the quality of nursing home care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B

In Alaska, 17.22% of Residents Rehospitalized

This datapoint is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: B

In Alaska, 12.69% of Patients

This indicates the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care. There is generally a correlation between staying out of the emergency room and the quality of short-term care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: B

In Alaska, 79.85% of Resident

This is a measure of the percent of short-term patients who saw functional improvements.

Alaska cities

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Grade: B-plus
Grade: A-plus