Alaska Gardens Health and Rehabilitation is in Tacoma, Washington, which is one of the most densely populated metropolitan areas in the nation. This is a decent nursing home with a B- overall grade. This grade is right in line with the city grade in Tacoma. Based on our ratings, this nursing home has some redeeming qualities. We were also pleased to find that this facility received consistently decent grades in all four of the other areas we looked at. Additional information about its category grades is available below.
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Alaska Gardens Health and Rehabilitation
- Nursing Home
- Contracted Memory Care
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- 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
- 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
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Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home's best category grade came in the area of short-term care. In that area, we awarded this place a B+. Our short-term care scores are based in part on a facility's quantity of skilled highly skilled professionals. This includes a broad range of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not every nursing home employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the information this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Lastly, we assessed the number of patients who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 5.5 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.
This nursing home also excelled in our nursing category, where it earned an B. Few places performed better in this category. Our nursing score is mostly tied to the nursing home's nurse staffing. This particular nursing home provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This facility performed very well when it comes to avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
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Long-term Care Quality
The third area we looked at was long-term care. In that area, we awarded this facility a grade of B-. For long-term care residents, the primary objective is to keep patients as healthy and safe as possible. This is different than skilled nursing or short-term care where the goal is to rehabilitate patients. After considering the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we then analyzed the nursing home's vaccination records. We were disappointed to learn that this nursing home vaccinated just 89.58333 percent of its patients for pneumonia. Nevertheless, this facility keeps its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Lastly, we also found that this facility has earned favorable government inspections in recent years. In fact, we gave it a B- in this category. Our inspection grades are based on many data points found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Deficiencies are a key thing to look for on these inspections. Severe deficiencies indicate a risk to resident safety. This particular nursing home received 8 deficiencies on its inspection report. Overall, this is still a good inspection report, but we'd always recommend looking into any deficiencies you find troubling.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Alaska Gardens Health and Rehabilitation Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Alaska Gardens Health and Rehabilitation, 7.46% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This metric measures the percentage of long-term patients who suffered from new or worsened pressure ulcers . We bake this statistic into both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Alaska Gardens Health and Rehabilitation, 2.9% of Patients had Serious Falls
This metric gauges the percentage of long-term residents which have suffered a fall which resulted in severe injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries could be a sign of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Alaska Gardens Health and Rehabilitation, 2.29% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. Although a higher rate of these infections may reflect poorly on a facility's hygiene protocols, it is problematic to compare different nursing homes due to differing reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Alaska Gardens Health and Rehabilitation, 13.89% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of patients who were given antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications may be helpful for many patients, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used only where medically required. In limited situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Alaska Gardens Health and Rehabilitation, 12.61% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure tells you the percent of long-term patients who were administered antianxiety medication. These drugs are typically used to treat residents suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Alaska Gardens Health and Rehabilitation, 13.28% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents who are showing depressive symptoms. High levels of depression may be an indicator a less hospitable environment.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Alaska Gardens Health and Rehabilitation, 92.89% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents who received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Alaska Gardens Health and Rehabilitation, 14.67% Percentage of Patients
This is the percentage of residents who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living could be a sign of the deterioration of a resident's health.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Alaska Gardens Health and Rehabilitation, 18.81% Percentage of Residents
This is the percent of patients who maintained mobility over time. Optimizing mobility is often a good sign for residents' health.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Alaska Gardens Health and Rehabilitation, 18.81 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Staying out of the hospital during rehabilitation is key to restoring the physical well-being of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Alaska Gardens Health and Rehabilitation, 12.21 Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Alaska Gardens Health and Rehabilitation, 75.22% Percentage of Resident
This is the percentage of short-term residents who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Higher levels of performance with activities of daily living typically correlates with successful rehabilitation services.
Scores for Tacoma, WA
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B-minus
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