Cordova Community Med Ltc is a very-small hospital-based facility located in Cordova, Alaska. We gave this facility an A overall grade, ranking it in the top ten percentile of all nursing homes in the country. We could not find many bad things to say about this place. Its grades are as good as they get. As you will see below, this facility performed equally well in our category ratings. We give this place two thumbs up!
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Cordova Community Med Ltc
- Nursing Home
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
- Government - City
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Mental Health
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
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Top Nursing Home in Alaska Awards 2019
Best Nursing Home in Alaska Awards 2020
Best Nursing Home in Alaska Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
Long-term Care Quality
One of the many reasons this turned out to be a great nursing home is that it received an A+ long-term care grade. This is simply as good as it gets in this category. Facilities that receive this type of score in long-term care typically provide consistent around the clock care to ensure residents are kept in good health. One of the factors we considered in addition to nursing hours was vaccinations. This nursing home administered the pneumonia vaccine to 100 percent of its patients. Vaccination is a reliable method to avoid negative health outcomes for the elderly population. Finally, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
We also wanted to emphasize the fact that this facility excelled in our nursing rating. We awarded them an impressive grade of A+ in this category. Nursing ratings are primarily associated with a nursing home's nurse staffing. This facility provided 0.7 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality measures and this facility excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any facility Alaska in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can often be avoided by offering better nursing care, such as employing a system of turning residents even once per day.
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This facility also earned a nearly flawless government inspection report. As a result, it earned one of our best grades in that category with an A-. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in computing these inspection grades. One of those factors is deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of the deficiencies is arguably more meaningful than the number of deficiencies, as some are relatively insignificant. While this nursing home had a few minor dings on its report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are labeled as categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This tells you the inspectors did not deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Short-term Care Quality
In the last area, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A- for our short-term care grade. This completed a first-rate profile. Our short-term care grades are critical for individuals needing rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually mandates more skilled nursing services. This includes a vast scope of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, as well as other types of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. However, according to the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Lastly, we looked at the number of patients that who were able to eventually return home from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this facility's residents returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Cordova Community Med Ltc Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Cordova Community Med Ltc, 13.01% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This figure is an indication of the percent of long-term patients who suffered from pressure ulcers. Many experts believe that pressure ulcers are a great measure of the quality of nursing care a nursing home provides.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Cordova Community Med Ltc, 3.56% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of residents who sustained a fall which caused serious injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Cordova Community Med Ltc, 3.27% of Patients had UTIs
This statistic is an indication of the percent of long-term care patients that experienced urinary tract infections. While more infections may reflect poorly on a nursing home's nursing care, it can be difficult to compare between facilities due to facilities having reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Cordova Community Med Ltc, 14.54% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of residents given antipsychotic medications. These drugs are sometimes used for treating a variety of conditions, including dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Cordova Community Med Ltc, 20.31% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of long-term stay residents which are prescribed antianxiety drugs. These medications are given to patients suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Cordova Community Med Ltc, 7.01% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients showing symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Cordova Community Med Ltc, 97.41% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term care patients that have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home residents, making these types of vaccines indispensable.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Cordova Community Med Ltc, 11.72% Percentage of Patients
This is the percent of patients that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living may be a sign of erosion of a resident's health.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Cordova Community Med Ltc, 16.38% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay patients who maintained mobility.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Cordova Community Med Ltc, 16.38 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term resident care.