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Denali Center

  • Nursing Home
  • Assisted Living
  • Contracted Memory Care

Updated Nov 1, 2023 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: A-plus
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1510 19th Avenue,
Fairbanks AK 99701

82.66% estimated occupancy 1

Denali Center is the sole option located in Fairbanks, Alaska. This turns out to be an A+ rated facility, which is the very best score. We were so impressed with this facility 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 just as strong as its overall score.

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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

Awards

Best Nursing Home in Alaska badge

Best Nursing Home in Alaska Awards 2019

Best Nursing Home in Fairbanks, Alaska badge

Best Nursing Home in Fairbanks, Alaska Awards 2019

Best Nursing Home in Alaska badge

Best Nursing Home in Alaska Awards 2021

Best Nursing Home in Fairbanks, Alaska badge

Best Nursing Home in Fairbanks, Alaska Awards 2021

Registered Staff Hours

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Nurse Quality

Grade: A-plus

We also would like to note that this nursing home excelled in our nursing grade. We gave them an A+ in this area. Our nursing rating analyzes a handful of datapoints, however, the paramount consideration is the number of nurse hours spent with patients. This nursing home provides 0.6 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This nursing home 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 generally be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A

Adding to its first-rate resume, this nursing home also excelled in our short-term care category. In fact, we awarded it a score of A in the area. Short-term care scores are vital for people needing rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically mandates more highly-skilled nursing. This means a vast range of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this facility employs registered nurses. Not all nursing homes employs these skilled professionals. However, based on the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The last item we considered in this category is the number of patients who ultimately were able to return home from the nursing home. We found that 5.6 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home as opposed to remaining at the facility on a permanent basis.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A

This nursing home also was superb in the area of long-term care, where we gave it a grade of A. Only a select group of facilities fared better in this area. Nursing homes that do well in long-term care typically provide patients with better supervision and stay on top of routine medical care. One of the statistics we considered in addition to nursing hours was vaccines. This facility provided the pneumonia vaccine to 98.77551 percent of its patients. This is a proven method to avoid unnecessary hospitalizations for the senior population. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.

Facility Inspections

Grade: A-minus

Finally, this nursing home has received near flawless government inspections in recent years. We gave them an A- in this category. This is one of the few facilities in the state to receive an A- or better in all four categories. Inspection ratings account for a host of factors found on a facility's inspection reports. One of the most important criteria we weigh heavily is the number and severity of deficiencies. Nursing homes with better scores in this area usually have very few of these severe deficiencies. Fortunately, although this facility had some minor dings on its report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones labeled as categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This means the government inspectors did not deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. 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 18Dec 23

Denali Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A

In Denali Center, 4.06% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This indicates the percent of patients who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a measure of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are routinely the result of residents not being moved frequently enough.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A+

In Denali Center, 0% of Patients had Serious Falls

This tells you the percent of patients that suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to major injury are considered by many experts to be a measure of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls leading to injury are often caused by poor nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A

In Denali Center, 0.41% of Patients had UTIs

This tells you the percent of residents that sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are often caused by lower quality nursing care. Additional nurse staffing limits the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. Note that this statistic is affected by by the fact that nursing homes have varying reporting standards for UTI's.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B

In Denali Center, 13.68% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This indicates the percentage of residents prescribed antipsychotic medications. These drugs are used for treating several medical conditions, including cognitive disorders.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A

In Denali Center, 11.25% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This indicates the percentage of residents who were prescribed antianxiety medications. These drugs are generally given to residents experiencing anxiety and depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B

In Denali Center, 3.8% of Patients

This tells you the percent of residents who are exhibiting signs of depression. Higher levels of depression could be a sign worse patient care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-plus

In Denali Center, 98.25% of Patients

This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A-plus

In Denali Center, 1.86% of Patients

This datapoint measures the percent of long-term residents who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and using the bathroom. Some believe that this is a reliable measure of a resident's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: F

In Denali Center, 5.25% of Residents

This tells you the percentage of patients that remained mobile levels over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a good sign for residents' well-being.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A-plus

In Denali Center, 0.01 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This datapoint is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A-plus

In Denali Center, 5.25% of Residents Rehospitalized

This is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care. Avoiding rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is important to restoring the physical well-being of patients.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: A-plus

In Denali Center, 4.9% of Patients

Measures the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: B-plus

In Denali Center, 82.25% of Resident

This is a measure of the percent of short-term care patients that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Many believe this is a measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation services.

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