Located in Seward, Alaska, Seward Mountain Haven is the lone option we found in the area. With an overall grade of B, this nursing home ended up being one of the 25 best nursing homes in Alaska. You could certainly do much worse than this place. The best part of this facility's impressive profile is its nursing score. Nursing grades are discussed in the next paragraph
Seward Mountain Haven
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Government - City
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Lymphedema Care
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to receiving a great overall score, this facility also received an elite nursing score. We awarded them one of our better scores in that area, with an A. There are several datapoints included in this category. Many of the subcategories relate to staffing levels. 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 place performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a place 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
Adding to its profile, this nursing home also received a grade of B+ for its short-term care rating. This is a well above average score in this category. In determining our short-term care ratings, we quantify the facility's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. The purpose is to devise a scale for sizing up the rehabilitation services of various nursing homes. Fortunately, it looks like this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not every nursing home employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the data they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The last statistic we considered in this area is the percentage of patients that who were able to eventually return home from the facility. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.
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In addition, this facility also received first-rate inspections in recent years. We gave them one of our better scores in that area, with an impressive grade of B+. Perhaps the most significant factor we consider in computing our inspection scores is deficiencies. Deficiencies can be found on a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities with better grades in this area typically avoided the most severe deficiencies involving health risks or even death. While this facility had a few deficiencies on its inspection report, none were major deficiencies based on CMS' scale. Keep in mind that deficiency-free inspection reports are uncommon in this industry.
Long-term Care Quality
The next area we graded is long-term care. We awarded this facility a grade of D in long-term care, leaving this as its least impressive category grade. Facilities that do not fare well in long-term care often do not provide as much nursing care and also may be lagging in a few of the areas of routine personal care we assessed. In addition to considering the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. We found that this nursing home vaccinated only 69.78417 percent of its residents, which is several points lower than we expected. To our surprise, this facility actually fared well at keeping its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days. This is its best score in this category.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Seward Mountain Haven Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Seward Mountain Haven, 7.85% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of patients that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are routinely caused by residents not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing protocols minimizes the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Seward Mountain Haven, 3.4% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of patients that have had a major fall. Falls leading to serious injury are considered to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . Major falls are routinely caused by lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Seward Mountain Haven, 4.14% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of residents who suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered to be a measure of nursing care . UTI's are routinely the result of a facility with lower levels of hygiene. Nevertheless, this datapoint could also be misleading for some facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Seward Mountain Haven, 16.58% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is an indication of the percent of long-term stay patients receiving antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to confirm these medications are being used appropriately. In limited cases, excessive reliance on these medications may mean that a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Seward Mountain Haven, 15.93% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents receiving antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Seward Mountain Haven, 8.76% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term stay residents exhibiting depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Seward Mountain Haven, 96.23% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Seward Mountain Haven, 11.7% Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term residents that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as moving around and eating.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Seward Mountain Haven, 19.9% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percent of residents that were able to retain mobility over time. Retaining mobility can be a great sign for residents' health.
In Seward Mountain Haven, 0.74 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Seward Mountain Haven, 19.9 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Measures the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care.
- Providence Seward HospitalCritical Access Hospitals 1.97 miles away417 First Avenue, PO Box 365 Seward Alaska 99664Government - Local(907) 224-5205