Ketchikan Med Center New Horizons Transitional Care is a small hospital-based nursing home in Ketchikan, Alaska. This nursing home was awarded an A- overall, which is one of our best scores. Based on our assessment, you can't go wrong here. As you can find below, this place also performed just fine in our category grades. It's hard to poke holes in this nursing home's profile.
Ketchikan Med Center New Horizons Transitional Care
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
3100 Tongass Avenue,
Ketchikan AK 99901
61.72% estimated occupancy 1
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
Best Nursing Home in Alaska Awards 2019
Registered Staff Hours
Short-term Care Quality
To go along with its strong overall score, we awarded this nursing home an A for our short-term care rating. In the category of short-term care, we try to assess indicators of a nursing home's rehabilitation services. We assess a nursing home's skilled nursing services, including the ones performed by registered nurses and physical, occupational and other therapists. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every nursing home employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, according to the data this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Lastly, we looked at the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
This facility also excelled in the area of nursing, where it received a grade of A-. Few nursing homes performed better in this area. Our nursing score is largely tied to the facility's level of nurse staffing. This facility provided 1 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality-based metrics and this place excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any facility the country in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can many times be avoided by offering better nursing care, such as having a policy of turning residents more frequently.
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Long-term Care Quality
Turning to the next area, this facility also received a score of B+ for its long-term care rating. This is an above average score in this area. Facilities that do well in long-term care typically provide patients with more supervision and stay on top of routine healthcare services. On top of looking at the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home vaccinated 98.55072 percent of its residents. Vaccines are vital to keeping residents healthy. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
In the last category we assessed, this facility received a decent score in inspections as well. We gave it a B for that category. Perhaps the most significant factor we look at in determining our inspection ratings is deficiencies. These deficiencies can be found on a nursing home's inspection reports. Places with better scores in this area most likely avoided the more severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or death. This place was hit with 7 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none were considered severe. This indicates that CMS didn't deem any of these deficiencies to create an imminent risk 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.
Ketchikan Med Center New Horizons Transitional Care Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Ketchikan Med Center New Horizons Transitional Care, 13.01% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of residents who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage caused by remaining in the same position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Ketchikan Med Center New Horizons Transitional Care, 3.56% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of residents that have had a major fall. Falls leading to severe injuries are routinely caused by lower levels of patient supervision. Better nursing protocols reduces the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Ketchikan Med Center New Horizons Transitional Care, 3.27% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term residents that had UTI's. Although a higher rate of these infections could reflect poorly on a facility's nursing care, it can be difficult to compare between facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Ketchikan Med Center New Horizons Transitional Care, 14.54% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications may be vital to many residents, it is important to confirm these medications are being used only where medically required. In some cases, excessive reliance on these medications may mean a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Ketchikan Med Center New Horizons Transitional Care, 20.31% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric measures the percent of long-term stay patients that are prescribed antianxiety medication. These medications are used to treat residents experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Ketchikan Med Center New Horizons Transitional Care, 7.01% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term patients who are exhibiting signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Ketchikan Med Center New Horizons Transitional Care, 97.41% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term care residents who were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for nursing home patients, making these vaccines critical to patient well-being.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Ketchikan Med Center New Horizons Transitional Care, 11.72% Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and taking a bath.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Ketchikan Med Center New Horizons Transitional Care, 16.38% Percentage of Residents
This is the percent of residents that remained mobile levels over time. Preserving mobility is often a good sign for residents' health.
In Ketchikan Med Center New Horizons Transitional Care, 0.72 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint measures the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. Avoiding hospitalizations is critical to maintaining the physical well-being of nursing home patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Ketchikan Med Center New Horizons Transitional Care, 16.38 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term resident care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Ketchikan Med Center New Horizons Transitional Care, 14.74 Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to measure patient well-being during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Ketchikan Med Center New Horizons Transitional Care, 86.9% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percentage of short-term residents who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
- Ketchikan Medical CenterCritical Access Hospitals 0 miles away3100 Tongass Avenue Ketchikan Alaska 99901Voluntary non-profit - Church(907) 225-5171