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Providence Valdez Medical Center

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  • Independent Living
  • Assisted Living
  • Memory Care

Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: A
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Providence Valdez Medical Center's website

911 Meals Avenue,
Valdez AK 99686

(907) 834-1825

94% estimated occupancy 1

Providence Valdez Medical Center is a very-small hospital-based nursing home located in Valdez, Alaska. We gave this nursing home an A overall grade, ranking it in the top ten percentile of all facilities in the United States. We could not find many negative things to say about this facility. Its scores are impeccable. As you will see below, this nursing home performed equally well in our category ratings. In fact, we gave it straight A's!

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • Has Family Council
  • Government - City
  • Secure Memory Care 
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab
  • Offers Outpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • Stroke Recovery
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Palliative Care
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Mental Health
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Pharmacy
  • Laboratory
  • X-Ray
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Lymphedema Care
  • Aquatic Therapy


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Best Nursing Home in Alaska Awards 2019

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Best Nursing Home in Alaska Awards 2021

Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

In addition to being a great facility overall, it also earned A+ inspections in recent years. Its inspections are virtually perfect. Inspection grades are based on pieces of information found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities that excel in this area typically have very few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these places should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. Fortunately, although this nursing home had a few minor dings on its report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those labeled as categories G through L. This tells you that the government inspectors did not deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Nurse Quality

Grade: A

Among its many impressive grades, this facility received an excellent nursing grade. In fact, we gave it a grade of A in that category. Nursing ratings are mostly associated with a nursing home's level of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.9 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This place performed very well in the area of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A

The next category we assessed was long-term care. Adding to its first-rate profile, this nursing home also performed well in this category. In fact, we awarded it a of A for that category. Nursing homes that excel in this category typically provide patients with better supervision and stay on top of routine healthcare services. In addition to assessing the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility administered the vaccine to 100 percent of its patients, which is far higher than most nursing homes. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A-minus

In the final category, we gave this nursing home an A+ for its short-term care score. This completed an elite report card. With our short-term care assessment, we endeavor to forge a valuable barometer for rehabilitation. In doing so, we assess a facility's scope of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as respiratory therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, according to the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Finally, we considered the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients returned home.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Providence Valdez Medical Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: D

In Providence Valdez Medical Center, 8.38% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This indicates the percentage of patients that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are often the result of patients not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing protocols can reduce the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A+

In Providence Valdez Medical Center, 3.61% of Patients had Serious Falls

This indicates the percent of patients that sustained a major fall. Falls leading to severe injury are routinely associated with poor nursing care. More supervision can limit the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A+

In Providence Valdez Medical Center, 3.66% of Patients had UTIs

This metric gauges the percent of long-term patients that experienced urinary tract infections. UTI's could be a sign of a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this datapoint may also be misleading for certain nursing homes due to different reporting standards for these infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A+

In Providence Valdez Medical Center, 16.06% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This metric tells you the percentage of long-term care residents receiving antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used only where medically required. In limited cases, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest that a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A-minus

In Providence Valdez Medical Center, 14.83% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is the percentage of patients who were prescribed antianxiety medications. These drugs are prescribed to patients experiencing anxiety and depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: D

In Providence Valdez Medical Center, 8.01% of Patients

This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents demonstrating signs of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A

In Providence Valdez Medical Center, 96.22% of Patients

This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients who were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A-plus

In Providence Valdez Medical Center, 11.64% Percentage of Patients

This indicates the percent of residents that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with ADL's may be a sign of the decline of a patient's health.