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Alaska Gardens Health and Rehabilitation

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  • Contracted Memory Care

Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: D
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Alaska Gardens Health and Rehabilitation's website

6220 South Alaska Street,
Tacoma WA 98408

(253) 476-5300

59.59% estimated occupancy 1

Please note our records indicate that Alaska Gardens Health and Rehabilitation has changed ownership recently and while our data on this page is up-to-date there is a chance that the quality of this facility may change under new management.

Alaska Gardens Health and Rehabilitation is in Tacoma, Washington, which is one of the most densely populated metropolitan areas in the nation. Featuring an overall score of D, this is a lower end nursing home. Based on our assessment, this facility may not be a great fit for most people. Lastly, this nursing home's ownership changed in the last year, so we will need to monitor it to confirm it is able to raise its standard of care going forward.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Limited Liability company
  • Offers Hospice
  • Offers Post-Acute Care 
  • Offers Respite Care
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Speech Therapy
  • Stroke Recovery
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Diabetes Management
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Pain Management
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B

Even though this facility's overall score wasn't a highlight, it actually earned a very good score in the area of short-term care. In fact, we gave it a B for that area, which is a solid score. This was a rare highlight in an otherwise lacking profile. In calculating our short-term care scores, we look at the facility's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. The purpose is to devise a measure for sizing up the rehabilitation services of various nursing homes. It doesn't appear that this nursing home submitted registered nurse or physical therapist staffing data. The final item we considered in this area is the number of residents who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We found that 6.4 percent of this facility's residents returned home.

Facility Inspections

Grade: B-minus

We actually gave this nursing home a very solid grade in the area of inspections as well. We awarded it a B- in this category. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in computing these inspection grades. One of those factors is health deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of the deficiencies is usually more important than the quantity of deficiencies, as some deficiencies can be relatively insignificant. This particular nursing home received 8 deficiencies on its inspection report. Overall, this is still a solid inspection report, but we'd always recommend looking into any deficiencies you find troubling.

Nurse Quality

Grade: C

We awarded this facility a respectable grade in the area of nursing as well, with a grade of C. We assessed the licensure of nurses employed by the nursing home, in addition to the quantity of time the nurses were with residents, in calculating our score in this area. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a much lower figure than we are used to seeing. Finally, our nursing scores also factor in quality-based metrics, such as preventing major falls. Despite not having the highest total nursing hours, this place actually performed admirably in the metric of preventing major falls. This is generally a good indicator that a place has quality controls in place. Some falls can be avoided if a facility provides enough nurses to assist its residents.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: C

The last category we assessed is long-term care. We gave this nursing home a grade of C in that category. In calculating these long-term care ratings, we assess the facility's ability to maintain its permanent residents' health and quality of life. On top of looking at the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility provided the vaccine to 90.41096 percent of its residents. This is quite a bit lower than average. Nevertheless, this place was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Jul 22

Alaska Gardens Health and Rehabilitation Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B-plus

In Alaska Gardens Health and Rehabilitation, 6.98% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This indicates the percent of patients that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are often the result of patients staying in one position for too long. Better nursing protocols limits the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B-minus

In Alaska Gardens Health and Rehabilitation, 3.03% of Patients had Serious Falls

This tells you the percentage of residents that suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to major injuries are routinely associated with poor nursing care. Better nursing care minimizes the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: C

In Alaska Gardens Health and Rehabilitation, 2.22% of Patients had UTIs

This figure is a measure of the percent of long-term patients which suffered from a UTI. UTI's may be an indicator of a facility with worst hygiene practices. Nevertheless, this statistic may be misleading for some nursing homes due to different reporting standards for these infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B

In Alaska Gardens Health and Rehabilitation, 13.94% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients receiving antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs serve an important medical purpose, it is important to ensure these drugs are being used appropriately. In some situations, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest that a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A

In Alaska Gardens Health and Rehabilitation, 12.35% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is the percentage of residents given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are prescribed to residents suffering from depression and anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A-minus

In Alaska Gardens Health and Rehabilitation, 13.68% of Patients

This indicates the percentage of residents who are exhibiting depressive symptoms. Higher rates of depression may be an indicator worse patient care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: C

In Alaska Gardens Health and Rehabilitation, 93.98% of Patients

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

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: C

In Alaska Gardens Health and Rehabilitation, 13.82% Percentage of Patients

This is the percentage of patients who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A

In Alaska Gardens Health and Rehabilitation, 23.27% Percentage of Residents

This tells you the percentage of residents that were able to retain mobility over time. Optimizing mobility can be a good sign for residents' well-being.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: D

In Alaska Gardens Health and Rehabilitation, 23.27 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is generally a correlation between staying out of the hospital and the quality of rehabilitation services.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: A-minus

In Alaska Gardens Health and Rehabilitation, 11.24 Percentage of Patients

Measures the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care. Avoiding emergency medical situations is one way to assess short-term care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: C

In Alaska Gardens Health and Rehabilitation, 74.06% Percentage of Resident

This metric is a measure of the percentage of short-term residents that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Some experts argue that this is a reasonable measure of rehabilitation services.

Scores for Tacoma, WA

  • Overall Rating has a grade of B-minus
  • Nurse Rating has a grade of B-plus
  • Long-term Care Rating has a grade of C
  • Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B
  • Inspection Rating has a grade of B-minus

Looking for more options? Tacoma, Washington has 9 other nursing homes

Nearby Hospitals

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  • Multicare Good Samaritan HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 8.06 miles away401 15th Avenue Se Puyallup Washington 98372Voluntary non-profit - Private(253) 697-2102
  • St Francis Community HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 9.07 miles away34515 9th Avenue South Federal Way Washington 98003Voluntary non-profit - Church(253) 944-8100
  • Multicare Auburn Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 13.15 miles away202 North Division Street Plaza One Auburn Washington 98001Voluntary non-profit - Private(253) 833-7711
  • St Anthony HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 13.64 miles away11567 Canterwood Boulevard Nw Gig Harbor Washington 98332Voluntary non-profit - Church(253) 530-2050
  • Highline Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 18.79 miles away16251 Sylvester Road Sw Seattle Washington 98166Voluntary non-profit - Private(206) 244-9970

Nearby Dialysis

  • Renal Care Group Northwest, Inc.0.33 miles away5825 Tacoma Mall Blvd Ste 103 Tacoma Washington 98409CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 22 (253) 671-9937
  • Renal Care Group Northwest, Inc.2.37 miles away1415 E 72nd St Tacoma Washington 98404CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 14 (253) 474-2310
  • Parkland Dialysis Center3.1 miles away311 140th St S Tacoma Washington 98444CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 21 (253) 536-5961
  • Tacoma Dialysis Center3.22 miles away3401 S 19th St Tacoma Washington 98405CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 13 (253) 573-1600
  • Renal Care Group Northwest, Inc.3.36 miles away1717 South J Street Tacoma Washington 98405Dialysis Stations: 20 (253) 627-1995
  • Lakewood Community Dialysis Center3.43 miles away5919 Lakewood Towne Center Blvd Sw #A Lakewood Washington 98499CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 25 (253) 512-2400
  • Rainier View Dialysis Center4.02 miles away1822 112th St East Suite A Tacoma Washington 98445CMS Rating: 5 stars Dialysis Stations: 10 (253) 539-5659
  • Nkc Fife Kidney Center6.16 miles away6021 12th Street E, Suite 110 Tacoma Washington 98424Dialysis Stations: 10 (253) 943-6335