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18
6.15%
3.5stars
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Alaska Quality Metrics

Minimizes 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.

B+
6.15%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes 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.

B+
3.6%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

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.

B+
2.57%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses 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.

B+
10.9%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

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

A-
14.57%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

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

B-
8.02%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

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

B+
96.52%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

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.

B+
13.73%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

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

B-
20.03%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Hospitalizations

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.

A-
1

Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

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.

B-
20.03

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: ER Visits

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.

B
10.76

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

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

B
71.15%

Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better

Alaska's
Nursing Home Quality
A-
B+
Long-Term Care
B+
Inspection Reports
A
Nurse Quality
A-
Short-Term Care
More information about Alaska
Number of Hospitals: 26
Number of Dialysis facilities: 9
Number of Medicaid beds: 693

Best Nurse Quality

  1. South Peninsula Hospital Ltc
  2. Denali Center
  3. Heritage Place
  4. Ketchikan Med Center New Horizons Transitional Care
  5. Petersburg Medical Center
Alaska is ranked as the 2nd best state in the nation for nurse quality.

Best Short Term Care

  1. Denali Center
  2. Providence Transitional Care Center
  3. Wildflower Court
  4. Prestige Care & Rehab Center of Anchorage
  5. Ketchikan Med Center New Horizons Transitional Care
Alaska is ranked as the 6th best state in the nation for short term care.

Best Long Term Care

  1. Petersburg Medical Center
  2. Utuqqanaat Inaat
  3. Cordova Community Med Ltc
  4. Heritage Place
  5. Sitka Community Hospital-Ltc
Alaska is ranked as the 12th best state in the nation for long term care.

Best Health Inspection Rating

  1. Maple Springs of Wasilla
  2. Providence Valdez Medical Center
  3. Petersburg Medical Center
  4. Heritage Place
  5. Providence Transitional Care Center
Alaska is ranked as the 47th best state in the nation for inspection ratings.

Alaska cities

City # of Nursing Homes # of Dialysis within 10 miles # of Hospitals within 10 miles Average Nursing Home Rating
Anchorage355
A-
Fairbanks112
A-
Petersburg200
A+
Wasilla100
B