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Cordova Community Med Ltc

  • Nursing Home

Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: A
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Cordova Community Med Ltc's website

p.o. Box 160,
Cordova AK 99574

(907) 424-8000

100% estimated occupancy 1

With an address in Cordova, Alaska, Cordova Community Med Ltc is the lone facility we identified there. We awarded this nursing home an A overall grade, ranking it in the top ten percent of all facilities in the nation. We could not find many bad things to say about this nursing home. Its ratings are impeccable. As you will see below, this place performed equally well in our category ratings. We give this place two thumbs up!

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • Non profit - Corporation
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab
  • Offers Outpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Cardiac Therapy
  • Mental Health
  • Diabetes Management
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Laboratory
  • X-Ray
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Pain Management
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation

Awards

Top Nursing Home in Alaska badge

Top Nursing Home in Alaska Awards 2019

Best Nursing Home in Alaska badge

Best Nursing Home in Alaska Awards 2020

Best Nursing Home in Alaska badge

Best Nursing Home in Alaska Awards 2021

Registered Staff Hours

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

Grade: A-plus

In addition to receiving a great overall grade, this facility also received an A+ long-term care grade. Facilities that receive this kind of grade in long-term care tend to provide consistent 24/7 care to make sure patients are kept in good health. On top of looking at the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its residents. Vaccines are critical to keeping patients healthy. Lastly, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.

Nurse Quality

Grade: A

To complement its strong performance in other areas, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A- for our inspections rating. Nursing scores are largely associated with a nursing home's nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.7 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This facility performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a place has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can often be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.

Facility Inspections

Grade: A-minus

Turning to our inspection category, this nursing home excelled in that area, which is based on the nursing home's recent inspection reports. In fact, we awarded it an impressive grade of A- for that category. Inspection scores are tied to many items located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities that score well in this category tend to have few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these nursing homes generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. This facility received 3 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none of the deficiencies were considered to be severe deficiencies. This indicates that the government inspectors didn't consider any of the deficiencies to cause an immediate risk to patient safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A-minus

In our final area, this nursing home also was given a very strong short-term care grade, with a grade of A-. This rounded out a very favorable profile. In computing our short-term care ratings, we analyze the facility's levels of highly skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists respiratory therapists and other highly trained professionals. This area is often a solid assessment of the facility's rehabilitation. Fortunately, it looks like this facility employs registered nurses. Not all nursing homes employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the data they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last item we looked at in this category is the percentage of patients who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients returned home.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Cordova Community Med Ltc Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A

In Cordova Community Med Ltc, 8.38% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This tells you the percent of patients who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a measure of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are often caused by residents not being moved frequently enough.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: D

In Cordova Community Med Ltc, 3.61% of Patients had Serious Falls

This is the percent of residents that suffered from a fall leading to serious injury.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: D

In Cordova Community Med Ltc, 3.66% of Patients had UTIs

This datapoint tells you the percentage of long-term residents which sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's may be an indicator of a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. However, this metric can also be skewed for some facilities due to different reporting standards for UTI's.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A+

In Cordova Community Med Ltc, 16.06% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This indicates the percent of patients prescribed antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs may be helpful for many patients, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used appropriately. In limited situations, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest that a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A-plus

In Cordova Community Med Ltc, 14.83% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is the percent of patients prescribed antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are administered to patients experiencing depression or anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B-minus

In Cordova Community Med Ltc, 8.01% of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients showing symptoms of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A

In Cordova Community Med Ltc, 96.22% 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

Grade: B

In Cordova Community Med Ltc, 11.64% 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

Grade: F

In Cordova Community Med Ltc, 18.51% Percentage of Residents

This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay patients who maintained mobility.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A-plus

In Cordova Community Med Ltc, 18.51 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This datapoint measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term resident care.