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Denali Center

  • Nursing Home
  • Assisted Living
  • Contracted Memory Care

Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: A
Oct 18: A+Nov 18: A+Dec 18: A+Jan 19: A+Feb 19: A+Mar 19: A+Apr 19: A+May 19: A-Jun 19: A-Jul 19: A-Aug 19: A-Sep 19: A-Jan 20: A-Mar 20: A-Apr 20: A-May 20: A-Jun 20: A-Jul 20: A-Aug 20: A-Sep 20: A-Oct 20: A-Jan 21: A-Feb 21: A-Mar 21: A-Apr 21: A-May 21: A-Jun 21: A-Jul 21: A-Aug 21: A+Sep 21: A+Oct 21: A+Nov 21: A+Jan 22: AFeb 22: AMar 22: AApr 22: AMay 22: AJun 22: A
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Denali Center's website

1510 19th Avenue,
Fairbanks AK 99701

(907) 458-5100

81.11% estimated occupancy 1

Denali Center is the sole option located in Fairbanks, Alaska. This turns out to be a grade A facility, which is a superb score. We were so impressed with this nursing home that we ranked it in the top ten percentile of all facilities in the nation. If you look further down this page, you can see this place's category scores, which appear to be equally impressive as its overall score.

Quick Details

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

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Palliative Care
  • Physical Therapy
  • Recreational Therapy

Registered Staff Hours

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

Grade: A-plus

To pair with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A+ for its nursing grade. In computing these short-term care ratings, we quantify the nursing home's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, speech therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. The purpose is to devise a measure for comparing the rehabilitation services of various nursing homes. Fortunately, it appear that this facility employs registered nurses. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. However, based on the information they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Lastly, we assessed the percentage of residents who ultimately returned home from this nursing home. We found that 7.2 percent of this nursing home's patients were able to return home.

Nurse Quality

Grade: A

We also wanted to emphasize the fact that this facility received an impressive grade of A in our nursing category. Nursing ratings are mostly tied to a nursing home's nurse staffing. This nursing home averages 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 facility has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can typically be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A-minus

The next area we assessed is long-term care. Adding to its dominant resume, this facility also performed well in this category. In fact, we awarded it a grade of of A- for the area. Nursing homes that excel in this category tend to provide patients with more supervision and stay on top of routine healthcare services. In addition to assessing the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility gave the vaccine to 96.456696 percent of its residents, which is an impressive figure. Pneumonia tragically can be a life threatening health condition for nursing home patients so we prefer when a nursing home does not leave its residents vulnerable. Lastly, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.

Facility Inspections

Grade: A-minus

Adding to its impressive category grades, this nursing home also excelled in inspections, where it earned an impressive grade of A-. This wrapped up a straight A report card for this nursing home. Our inspection scores account for several factors included in a facility's inspection reports. One of the most important criteria we look at is the number and severity of deficiencies. Facilities with better grades in this category tend to have few of these severe deficiencies. Fortunately, although this place had some minor dings on its report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those found in categories G through L. This tells you that CMS 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.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Denali Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B

In Denali Center, 7.85% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This metric indicates the percent of long-term residents which have pressure ulcers. We have found that pressure ulcers are a reliable measure of quality of care.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: C

In Denali Center, 3.4% of Patients had Serious Falls

This tells you the percent of residents who have had a major fall. Falls leading to major injuries are considered to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls resulting in injury are routinely caused by poor nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B-plus

In Denali Center, 4.14% of Patients had UTIs

This statistic gauges the percent of long-term patients which experienced a UTI. While more infections may reflect poorly on a nursing home's hygiene protocols, it can be difficult to compare between nursing homes due to facilities having reporting standards.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A-minus

In Denali Center, 16.58% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This tells you the percent of patients who were given antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are given to residents for many conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias. Unfortunately, in some cases, increased usage of these drugs may indicate that a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A

In Denali Center, 15.93% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This gauges the percentage of long-term care residents who were given antianxiety drugs. These drugs are given to residents suffering from depression or anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B-minus

In Denali Center, 8.76% of Patients

This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients who are demonstrating symptoms of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-minus

In Denali Center, 96.23% of Patients

This tells you the percent of residents who received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A-plus

In Denali Center, 11.7% Percentage of Patients

This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and bathing. Many would argue this is a measure of a resident's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: F

In Denali Center, 19.9% Percentage of Residents

Measures the percent of long-term residents who retained mobility levels. Some experts would argue that mobility is important for patients mental and physical health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A-plus

In Denali Center, 0.74 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This tells you the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of care. There is typically a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and the overall quality of care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A-plus

In Denali Center, 19.9 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: A-plus

In Denali Center, 10.38 Percentage of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to measure patient well-being during rehabilitation.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: B

In Denali Center, 74.18% Percentage of Resident

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of short-term stay patients who experienced functional improvements.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Fairbanks Memorial HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 0.18 miles away1650 Cowles Street Fairbanks Alaska 99701Voluntary non-profit - Private(907) 452-8181
  • Bassett Ach (Ft Wainwright)Acute Care - Department of Defense 2.19 miles away4076 Neely Road Fort Wainwright Alaska 99703Department of Defense(907) 361-4000

Nearby Dialysis

  • Fmc Fairbanks0.59 miles away1863 Airport Way Fairbanks Alaska 99701Dialysis Stations: 17 (907) 452-2900