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Providence Transitional Care Center

  • Nursing Home

Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: B-plus
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Providence Transitional Care Center's website

910 Compassion Circle,
Anchorage AK 99504

(907) 212-9100

80.4% estimated occupancy 1

Providence Transitional Care Center is one of a mere three nursing homes in Anchorage, Alaska. With an overall grade of B+, this nursing home ended up being one of the 25 best facilities in Alaska. Based on all of the relevant data, you can do much worse than this facility. This place's strong profile was highlighted by its short-term care rating, which we will address in the next paragraph.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Corporation
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Speech Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Pharmacy
  • Recreational Therapy

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A-plus

On top of performing well in its overall grade, this nursing home received high marks in the area of short-term care as well. It received our highest grade in that category with a score of A+. In the category of short-term care, we attempt to evaluate measures of a nursing home's rehabilitation. We look at a nursing home's skilled nursing services, including the ones performed by registered nurses and physical, occupational and other therapists. Fortunately, this nursing home offers both physical therapists and registered nurses. Not all facilities offer both. The last datapoint we assessed in this category is the number of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We discovered that 7.4 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home.

Facility Inspections

Grade: A-minus

Adding to its impressive profile, this facility also performed at a high level in the area of inspections. In fact, it earned a nearly flawless inspection report this year. As a result, it received one of our best grades in that area with a score of A-. Inspection grades are tied to many items found on the a nursing home's recent inspections. Nursing homes that excel in this category tend to have few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these places should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. This place received 6 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none of the deficiencies were considered to be major deficiencies. This means that the government inspectors didn't consider any of the deficiencies to pose an imminent risk to patient safety or health. We should note that deficiency-free inspections are uncommon in this industry.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B-plus

In addition, this facility also received favorable nursing grades this year. In fact, we awarded them one of our better scores in that area, with a grade of B+. Nursing ratings are largely tied to a facility's level of nurse staffing. This particular nursing home provided 0.7 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This nursing home 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 many times be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: F

Switching gears to the last area, this facility did not fare very well. With a very poor grade of F in that category, this was obviously this nursing home's worst category grade. Nursing homes that don't score well in long-term care often don't provide as much nursing care and also may be lagging in some of the areas of routine medical care we assessed. After assessing the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we turned to the facility's vaccination record. We were disappointed to learn that this nursing home vaccinated a relatively low 73.809525 percent of its residents for pneumonia. Surprisingly, this place actually fared well at keeping its patients out of the hospital. It had only 0.02 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days. This was its best score in this category.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Sep 22

Providence Transitional Care Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: D

In Providence Transitional Care Center, 8.38% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term patients who are suffering from new or worsened pressure ulcers. We find that pressure ulcers are a solid barometer of the quality of nursing care a facility provides.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: D

In Providence Transitional Care Center, 3.61% of Patients had Serious Falls

This metric is an indication of the percent of long-term patients which have experienced a fall which resulted in major injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries could be an indicator of poor nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: C

In Providence Transitional Care Center, 3.66% of Patients had UTIs

This is the percent of patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are often caused by poor nursing care. Better hygiene protocols can minimize the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. We want to point out that this statistic is affected by by the fact that facilities have incongruent reporting standards for urinary tract infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A-minus

In Providence Transitional Care Center, 16.06% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This tells you the percentage of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications may be vital to many patients, it is important to ensure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In some situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A-plus

In Providence Transitional Care Center, 14.83% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This indicates the percentage of long-term care residents taking antianxiety drugs.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: D

In Providence Transitional Care Center, 8.01% of Patients

This is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents exhibiting symptoms of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: F

In Providence Transitional Care Center, 96.22% of Patients

This datapoint measures the percent of long-term patients who have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for nursing home patients, making these vaccines critical to patient health.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A-plus

In Providence Transitional Care Center, 11.64% Percentage of Patients

Measures the percentage of long-term stay patients that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and continence. Some experts would argue that this is a reasonable measure of a resident's well-being.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A-plus

In Providence Transitional Care Center, 0.77 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This metric tracks the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. Avoiding the hospital is key to maintaining the physical well-being of nursing home patients.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: A-minus

In Providence Transitional Care Center, 11.8 Percentage of Patients

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 care during rehabilitation.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: F

In Providence Transitional Care Center, 74.67% Percentage of Resident

This is a measure of the percent of short-term stay residents that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Some believe this is a reliable measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation services.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Alaska Regional HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 1.73 miles away2801 Debarr Road Anchorage Alaska 99508Proprietary(907) 276-1131
  • North Star HospitalPsychiatric 1.96 miles away2530 Debarr Rd Anchorage Alaska 99508Proprietary(907) 264-3526
  • Providence Alaska Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 2.15 miles away3200 Providence Drive Anchorage Alaska 99508Voluntary non-profit - Church(907) 562-2211
  • Alaska Native Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 2.35 miles away4315 Diplomacy Dr Anchorage Alaska 99508Government - Federal(907) 729-3971

Nearby Dialysis

  • Denali Dialysis Center0.69 miles away360 Boniface Pkwy Suite a11 Anchorage Alaska 99504CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 16 (907) 332-2400
  • Fmc Anchorage2.8 miles away3950 Laurel Street Anchorage Alaska 99508CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 35 (907) 563-3149
  • Tudor Dialysis2.86 miles away2735 E Tudor Rd Anchorage Alaska 99507Dialysis Stations: 7 (907) 562-1546
  • Liberty Dialysis - Alaska LLC5.66 miles away901 East Dimond Boulevard Suite G Anchorage Alaska 99515CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 18 (907) 522-9009
  • Fmc Cook Inlet7.66 miles away9085 Blackberry St Anchorage Alaska 99502Dialysis Stations: 12 (907) 868-1779