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Nursing Homes in Alaska

  • 4th
    National Rank
  • 18
    Nursing Homes
  • 8.29%
    Patients with pressure ulcers
  • 3.89/5
    Average CMS Rating

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Alaska Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B

In Alaska, 8.29% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This figure is an indication of the percent of long-term care residents who have new or worsened pressure ulcers or bed sores. We factor in this statistic in computing our nursing grades.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B-plus

In Alaska, 3.1% of Patients had Serious Falls

This gauges the percent of long-term patients who have suffered a fall resulting in serious injury. This is one of the statistics we use in determining our nursing scores.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B-minus

In Alaska, 4.21% of Patients had UTIs

This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay residents who had a urinary tract infection. UTI's could be an indication of poor nursing care. However, this statistic can be skewed for some nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for urinary tract infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B

In Alaska, 15.46% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This figure tells you the percent of long-term care patients receiving antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications serve an important medical purpose, it is important to confirm these medications are being used only where medically required. In some cases, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B-plus

In Alaska, 16.65% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is the percent of patients prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are prescribed to patients suffering from depression and anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B-minus

In Alaska, 9.25% of Patients

This is the percentage of patients who are showing symptoms of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-plus

In Alaska, 96.02% of Patients

This indicates the percent of residents who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B-plus

In Alaska, 11.19% Percentage of Patients

This tells you the percentage of patients who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living may be a sign of the erosion of a patient's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B

In Alaska, 19.76% Percentage of Residents

This indicates the percentage of patients that retained mobility levels over time. Optimizing mobility can be a great sign for residents' health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A

In Alaska, 0.74 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. Minimizing hospitalizations is important to preserving the physical well-being of nursing home patients.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B

In Alaska, 19.76 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: B

In Alaska, 10.38 Percentage of Patients

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

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: B

In Alaska, 74.18% Percentage of Resident

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

Alaska cities

City . Ascending order# of Nursing Homes . No order set# of Dialysis within 10 miles . No order set# of Hospitals within 10 miles . No order setAverage Nursing Home Rating . No order set
Anchorage355
Grade: B
Fairbanks112
Grade: A