Providence Seward Med & Care Center Ltc is the only facility we were able to find in Seward, Alaska. With an overall grade of B-, this is a solid facility. In addition, this facility is based in a hospital, which can often mean the nursing home offers more extensive medical services. We were also pleased to discover that this nursing home received consistently decent grades in each of the other areas we looked at. More information about these categories is available below.

Additional Details:

Accepts Medicare 1 :

Accepts Medicaid 1 : 40 Beds

CCRC :

Government - City

Resident Council:

Family Council:

Short-term Care Quality

B+
Oct 18: BNov 18: BDec 18: BJan 19: AFeb 19: AMar 19: AApr 19: BMay 19: BJun 19: BJul 19: BAug 19: BSep 19: BJan 20: BMar 20: BApr 20: B+May 20: B+Jun 20: B+Jul 20: B+Aug 20: B+
Historical

This nursing home received a favorable short-term care rating this year. We awarded them a strong score in that area, with a B+. In the category of short-term care, we strive to assess measures of a nursing home's rehabilitation services. We look at the nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as the ones performed by registered nurses and physical, occupational and other therapists. Unfortunately, it doesn't look like this facility submitted information on registered nurse or physical therapist staffing. Lastly, we considered the percentage of patients who who were able to eventually return home from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients returned home.

Nurse Quality

B+
Oct 18: BNov 18: BDec 18: BJan 19: AFeb 19: AMar 19: AApr 19: BMay 19: BJun 19: BJul 19: BAug 19: BSep 19: BJan 20: BMar 20: BApr 20: B+May 20: B+Jun 20: B+Jul 20: B+Aug 20: B+
Historical

This nursing home also received a strong grade in our nursing category. We awarded this nursing home an above average grade of B+ in this area. Our nursing rating is largely associated with the facility's level of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also looked at certain nursing quality measures in computing our nursing grades. These include minimizing residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We view these statistics as good measures of the caliber of nursing care provided, since better care tends to reduce these problems.

Facility Inspections

B
Oct 18: ANov 18: ADec 18: AJan 19: AFeb 19: AMar 19: AApr 19: BMay 19: BJun 19: BJul 19: BAug 19: BSep 19: BJan 20: BMar 20: BApr 20: BMay 20: BJun 20: BJul 20: BAug 20: B
Historical

This nursing home also received a very favorable inspection grade. In that area, we gave this facility a grade of B. Inspection grades weigh several factors, including deficiencies and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these items by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This nursing home was assessed 4 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none of the deficiencies were considered severe. This tells you that CMS didn't deem any of these deficiencies to be an imminent risk to resident safety or health. A couple relatively minor deficiencies are not necessarily the end of the world.

Long-term Care Quality

C
Oct 18: CNov 18: CDec 18: CJan 19: B-Feb 19: B-Mar 19: B-Apr 19: DMay 19: DJun 19: DJul 19: B+Aug 19: B+Sep 19: B+Jan 20: B+Mar 20: CApr 20: CMay 20: CJun 20: CJul 20: CAug 20: C
Historical

The last category we assessed is long-term care. We gave this facility a grade of C in this area. Our long-term care ratings are more critical for those needing more traditional assistance related to personal care. After looking at the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we then looked at the facility's vaccination records. We were optimistic to discover that this nursing home vaccinated 96.37681 percent of its patients for pneumonia. Lastly, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. With just 1.41 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this facility had fewer hospitalizations than many nursing homes.

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

Providence Seward Med & Care Center Ltc Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This tells you the percent of patients who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage due to remaining in the same position for an excessive period of time.

Provider
F
18.69%
State
B+
6.15%
National
B
7.32%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes Serious Falls

This tells you the percent of residents who suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injuries are considered to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . Major falls are often the result of lower quality nursing care.

Provider
A+
0%
State
B+
3.6%
National
B
3.36%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

This figure is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients that sustained UTI's. UTI's may be a sign of lower quality nursing care. Nevertheless, this datapoint may be misleading for some facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for infections.

Provider
A
0.72%
State
B+
2.57%
National
B
2.65%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This tells you the percentage of patients who were given antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic medications are given to residents for many conditions, including dementia. Tragically, in some cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest that a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.

Provider
B-
16.79%
State
B+
10.9%
National
B
14.18%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This statistic is an indication of the percentage of long-term care residents which are administered antianxiety medication. These drugs are given to residents suffering from anxiety and depression.

Provider
B+
16.3%
State
A-
14.57%
National
B
19.68%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

This is the percent of patients who are exhibiting symptoms of depression.

Provider
F
21.8%
State
B-
8.02%
National
B+
5.07%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

This is a measure of the percent of long-term patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.

Provider
B
98.19%
State
B
91.44%
National
B
92.05%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

This tells you the percentage of patients who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.

Provider
D
24.51%
State
B+
13.73%
National
B
14.45%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

This indicates the percentage of residents that remained mobile levels over time. Retaining mobility can be a great sign for residents' well-being.

Provider
A
25.87%
State
B+
20.03%
National
B
17.08%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Hospitalizations

This datapoint is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.

Provider
B
1.41
State
A
0.87
National
B
1.70

Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care. There is usually a correlation between staying out of the hospital and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.

Provider
D
25.87
State
B-
20.03
National
B
17.08

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

Nearby Hospitals

Providence Seward Hospital 1.97 mi
417 First Avenue, PO Box 365 Seward Alaska 99664
(907) 224-5205
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