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Quyanna Care Center

  • Nursing Home

Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: A-minus
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Quyanna Care Center's website

1100 Greg Kruschek Avenue (p.o. Box 966),
Nome AK 99762

(907) 443-3311

97.77% estimated occupancy 1

Located in Nome, Alaska, Quyanna Care Center is the sole option we were able to find in the area. We awarded this facility an A- overall grade, ranking it in the top quarter of all facilities in the United States. In addition, this nursing home is located in a hospital, which can often mean the nursing home offers more extensive medical services. The best aspect of this nursing home's strong profile was its long-term care rating. Long-term care grades are discussed in the next paragraph

Quick Details

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

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A-plus

To pair with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A+ for its nursing grade. When nursing homes receive this type of grade in this category it is a good sign for patient care and indicates that the nursing home is well-staffed with nurses and aids. In addition to considering the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home provided the vaccine to 100 percent of its patients, which is much higher than the average nursing home. Clearly, this nursing home 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 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.

Facility Inspections

Grade: A-minus

Adding to its impressive category grades, this nursing home also excelled in the area of inspections, where it received an A-. Few nursing homes performed as well in this area. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in calculating our inspection scores. One key factor is deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of the deficiencies is arguably more important than the quantity of deficiencies, as some of these end up being quite minor. This facility was hit with 4 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none of the deficiencies were considered to be severe deficiencies. This tells you that CMS did not deem any of the deficiencies to be an immediate risk to resident safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Nurse Quality

Grade: A-minus

To complement its strong performance in other areas, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A- for our inspections rating. Our nursing score analyzes the facility's level of nurse staffing. We look at both the levels of licensure of those nurses as well as the number of hours spent with patients. This nursing home averages 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This place performed very well when it comes to minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-plus

In the last category, this nursing home also was awarded a first-rate short-term care rating, with a B+. This rounded out a first-rate report card. Our short-term care grades are thought to be most meaningful for patients needing rehabilitation from their nursing home. Rehabilitation usually requires more highly-skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes not merely nursing services, but also physical and occupational therapy, as well as other types of therapy. Unfortunately, we weren't able to find registered nurse or physical therapy staffing data for this facility. Finally, we assessed the number of patients that ultimately returned home from this nursing home. 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 18May 23

Quyanna Care Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A+

In Quyanna Care Center, 13.01% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This indicates the percentage of patients who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are often caused by residents not being moved frequently enough.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: F

In Quyanna Care Center, 3.56% of Patients had Serious Falls

This is the percent of residents who suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to serious injury are often linked to lower quality nursing care. Better nursing protocols reduces the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B

In Quyanna Care Center, 3.27% of Patients had UTIs

This figure gauges the percent of long-term patients that have had a UTI. UTI's may be a sign of lower quality nursing care. Nevertheless, this statistic could also be misleading for certain nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B

In Quyanna Care Center, 14.54% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This tells you the percentage of patients who were given antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs may be vital to many residents, it is important to make sure 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: B

In Quyanna Care Center, 20.31% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This gauges the percent of long-term patients taking antianxiety drugs.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A+

In Quyanna Care Center, 7.01% of Patients

Measures the percent of long-term stay residents demonstrating signs of depression. Many would argue that this is a reliable measure of patient quality of care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A

In Quyanna Care Center, 97.41% of Patients

This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A

In Quyanna Care Center, 11.72% Percentage of Patients

This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term residents who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and bathing.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: D

In Quyanna Care Center, 16.38% Percentage of Residents

This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients that were able to retain mobility.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A

In Quyanna Care Center, 16.38 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.