Providence Extended Care - Alaska is an average-sized non-profit facility located in Anchorage, Alaska. This nursing home was given an overall grade of C, which is a good rating. At the end of the day, this facility would be a solid choice for most people. The best part of this facility's profile was is its short-term care grade. We discuss short-term care in the next paragraph.
Providence Extended Care - Alaska
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Best Nursing Home in Alaska Awards 2019
Best Nursing Home in Anchorage, Alaska Awards 2019
Best Nursing Home in Alaska Awards 2020
Registered Staff Hours
Short-term Care Quality
This facility received an elite short-term care score. We gave this nursing home an A- in this category, which really helped its overall score. In our short-term care category, we try to craft a fair barometer for rehabilitation services. In this process, we assess the facility's scope of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as occupational therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this facility employs registered nurses. Not every nursing home employs these types of nurses. However, according to the information they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The last measure we assessed in this category is the percentage of patients that ultimately returned home from the nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.
This facility also excelled in the area of nursing care, with an impressive grade of A- in this category. Nursing ratings are primarily based on the facility's nurse staffing. This facility provided 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality measures 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 Alaska in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can typically be avoided by offering better nursing care, such as having a policy of turning a patient more often.
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Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home's next best category turned out to be its long-term care score, where it was awarded a grade of C. Our long-term care grade assesses a facility's personal care rather than the highly skilled therapy and healthcare services that are critical to a rehabilitation facility. In addition to looking at the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility gave the vaccine to 97.765366 percent of its patients. Finally, this facility was also able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
The last category we looked at is inspections. Unfortunately, this facility didn't receive glowing inspections in recent years. As a result, we had to give it an F in this category. Since this information is collected by independent government inspectors, we tend to heavily weight negative feedback in this category. This really pulled down this facility's overall score. For places with poor inspection scores, you should really focus on any severe deficiencies found on their recent inspection reports. This nursing home was assessed one deficiency on its inspection report. Fortunately, it was not in a category that suggests that it caused a risk to patient health or safety. Finally, we would like to point out that this nursing home received large government fines recently of over $100,000. This often means that a facility's bad track record spanned several years.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Providence Extended Care - Alaska Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Providence Extended Care - Alaska, 8.38% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This metric indicates the percent of long-term patients who are suffering from pressure ulcers . We factor in this statistic in computing both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Providence Extended Care - Alaska, 3.61% of Patients had Serious Falls
This figure is a measure of the percent of long-term residents that experienced a fall which resulted in severe injury. This is one of the statistics we use in determining nursing grades.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Providence Extended Care - Alaska, 3.66% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of residents that suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a barometer of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are often the result of lower quality nursing care. Nevertheless, this datapoint can be misleading for certain facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Providence Extended Care - Alaska, 16.06% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of residents who were given antipsychotic medications. These medications are sometimes used for treating a variety of conditions, such as dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Providence Extended Care - Alaska, 14.83% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents that are given antianxiety medication. These medications are typically used to treat residents suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Providence Extended Care - Alaska, 8.01% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients demonstrating depressive symptoms. Higher rates of depression may indicate a less hospitable environment.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Providence Extended Care - Alaska, 96.22% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents who received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Providence Extended Care - Alaska, 11.64% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term patients who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as moving around and using the bathroom.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Providence Extended Care - Alaska, 18.51% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percent of residents that remained mobile levels over time. Preserving mobility can be a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Providence Extended Care - Alaska, 0.77 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Providence Extended Care - Alaska, 18.51 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care. Avoiding the hospital during rehabilitation is key to restoring the physical abilities of residents.
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