Nursing Homes in Alaska
- 4thNational Rank
- 18Nursing Homes
- 8.29%Patients with pressure ulcers
- 3.89/5Average CMS Rating
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Alaska Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
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
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
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
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
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
In Alaska, 9.25% of Patients
This is the percentage of patients who are showing symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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.