Ketchikan Med Center New Horizons Transitional Care is a small hospital-based nursing home located in Ketchikan, Alaska. Featuring an overall rating of B+, this facility should work for most prospective residents. You could definitely do much worse than this facility. This place's impressive profile was highlighted by its nursing score, which is addressed in the next paragraph.

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Non profit - Church related

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Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)

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Nurse Quality

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: B+Mar 20: B+Apr 20: A+May 20: A+Jun 20: A+Jul 20: A+Aug 20: A+
Historical

We also would like to point out that this facility excelled in our nursing category. We gave them an impressive grade of A+ in this category. When calculating our nursing grades, we assess both the number of hours nurses spend with residents and the skill levels of those nurses. This place provided 5.8 hours of nursing care per patient on a daily basis, which is among the better figures in the country. A significant percentage of those hours were provided by registered nurses, which are one of the most skilled levels of nurses. We are really impressed by both of these statistics. In addition to providing impressive levels of care, this place was also above average in several of the major quality measures we looked at in this category. For example, it performed well in terms of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. These are generally reliable indicators of the quality of nursing care a nursing home provides.

Short-term Care Quality

A+
Oct 18: ANov 18: ADec 18: AJan 19: AFeb 19: AMar 19: AApr 19: AMay 19: AJun 19: AJul 19: AAug 19: ASep 19: AJan 20: AMar 20: AApr 20: A+May 20: A+Jun 20: A+Jul 20: A+Aug 20: A+
Historical

This nursing home also was given an A+ short-term care grade, rendering it one of the few nursing homes to receive several A+ category scores. Short-term care grades are typically used to judge a nursing home's rehabilitation services. In order to have highly graded rehabilitation services, facilities generally need to provide better levels of skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, speech therapists and other types of therapists. One reason for this place's strong grade in this category is it provides more care from registered nurses to its patients than the typical facility. The last datapoint we assessed in this area is the number of patients that were able to return home from the facility. It fared better than most nursing homes in this area with 54.8 percent of its residents returning home.

Facility Inspections

B-
Oct 18: ANov 18: ADec 18: AJan 19: AFeb 19: AMar 19: AApr 19: A-May 19: A-Jun 19: A-Jul 19: A-Aug 19: A-Sep 19: A-Jan 20: B-Mar 20: B-Apr 20: B-May 20: B-Jun 20: B-Jul 20: B-Aug 20: B-
Historical

This nursing home earned a solid inspection report this year as well, with few dings from the applicable government inspectors. As a result, it received one of our better grades in that category with a score of B-. Inspection ratings are tied to datapoints found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Deficiencies are an important thing to look for on these reports. Severe deficiencies indicate a risk to the well being of residents. This nursing home was assessed 7 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none of the deficiencies were considered to be severe deficiencies. This tells you that the inspectors did not deem any of the deficiencies an immediate risk to resident safety or health. Remember that deficiency-free inspection reports are rare in this industry.

Long-term Care Quality

D
Oct 18: ANov 18: ADec 18: AJan 19: AFeb 19: AMar 19: AApr 19: AMay 19: AJun 19: AJul 19: AAug 19: ASep 19: AJan 20: FMar 20: FApr 20: DMay 20: DJun 20: DJul 20: DAug 20: D
Historical

The final category we looked at was nursing, proved to be this facility's worst category. We gave this facility a D in this category. This really was one of just a couple of weak points of a very solid report card. For patients looking for a permanent place to live as opposed to rehabilitation, long-term care is an important category. After assessing nursing hours and other staffing provided by this nursing home, we next considered the facility's vaccination records. Based on its grade in this category, it is surprising to discover that this nursing home received respectable marks in both statistics. In fact, this facility vaccinated 98.611115 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which appears to be higher than the average nursing home. To our surprise, this place also fared well at keeping its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had just 0.67 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days. Sadly, some of its other scores in the category were not as favorable as these.

Overall Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

Aug 20
Provider:
B+
State:
A-
National:
B
FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Nov 18Dec 18Jan 19Feb 19Mar 19Apr 19May 19Jun 19Jul 19Aug 19Sep 19Oct 19Dec 19Jan 20Mar 20Apr 20May 20Jun 20Jul 20Aug 20
Overall Rating
Nurse Rating
Long-Term Rating
Short-Term Rating
Inspection Rating

Ketchikan Med Center New Horizons Transitional Care Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This datapoint is an indication of the percent of long-term patients which have pressure ulcers or bed sores. We factor in this statistic in computing our nursing grades.

Provider
B+
5.88%
State
B+
6.15%
National
B
7.34%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes Serious Falls

This tells you the percent of long-term care residents which have suffered a fall which caused serious injury. We use this statistic in calculating our nursing grades.

Provider
B+
2.78%
State
B+
3.6%
National
B
3.36%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

This tells you the percent of patients that have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered by many experts to be a barometer of nursing care . UTI's are often the result of poor nursing care. However, this metric could be misleading for some facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for urinary tract infections.

Provider
B-
2.82%
State
B+
2.57%
National
B
2.66%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This indicates the percent of patients prescribed antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic medications are given to patients for many medical conditions, such as dementia. Unfortunately, in some situations, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate that a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.

Provider
A
5.88%
State
B+
10.9%
National
B
14.15%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This metric tells you the percentage of long-term residents who are given antianxiety medication. These drugs are commonly given to residents suffering from depression and anxiety.

Provider
A-
13.89%
State
A-
14.57%
National
B
19.69%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

This is the percentage of residents who are demonstrating signs of depression.

Provider
B
1.49%
State
B-
8.02%
National
B+
5.11%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

This tells you the percentage of patients who have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.

Provider
A-
99.31%
State
B
91.44%
National
B
92.01%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

This indicates the percentage of residents who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with ADL's could indicate decline of a resident's well-being.

Provider
C
19.7%
State
B+
13.73%
National
B
14.47%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

This metric tracks the percentage of long-term stay patients that were able to retain mobility.

Provider
A+
37.12%
State
B+
20.03%
National
B
17.10%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Hospitalizations

This metric measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.

Provider
A+
0.44
State
A
0.87
National
B
1.70

Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Provider
F
37.12
State
B-
20.03
National
B
17.10

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: ER Visits

This metric is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Provider
B+
8.54
State
B
10.37
National
B
10.26

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

This tells you the percentage of short-term patients that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. High levels of independence with ADL's typically correlates with successful rehabilitation.

Provider
D
58.67%
State
B
71.15%
National
B
68.02%

Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better

Nearby Hospitals

Ketchikan Medical Center 0 mi
3100 Tongass Avenue Ketchikan Alaska 99901
(907) 225-5171
Critical Access Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Church