Quyanna Care Center is a senior living facility in Nome, Alaska. The city has a total of 4,038 people. With an A- overall grade, we ranked this facility in the top 20 percent of all nursing homes in the United States. We also want to point out that this nursing home is located in a hospital. Typically, this means that more intensive medical services are available. This nursing home was also given impressive ratings in all four of the major categories. More information about these categories can be found below.
Quyanna Care Center
Updated May 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
1100 Greg Kruschek Avenue (p.o. Box 966),
Nome AK 99762
97.77% estimated occupancy 1
In addition to being a first rate facility overall, this facility also excelled in the category of nursing, where it received an A+. Few nursing homes fared better in this area. We analyzed the skill-level of nurses at the nursing home, in addition to the quantity of hours those nurses worked with residents, in calculating our grade in this area. This place provides an incredible 9.3 hours of nursing care per patient each day. Out of this total, many of those hours were provided by registered nurses, which is one of the most highly trained levels of nurses. On top of providing impressive levels of care, this nursing home also excelled in several of the quality measures we assessed. With less than five percent of its patients suffering from pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any nursing home the nation in this category. This is generally a good indicator that a nursing home has reliable quality controls in place. Many pressure ulcers can be avoided by offering better nursing care and having a protocol of moving residents more often.
Long-term Care Quality
This first-rate facility also dominated in the area of long-term care, where it received a grade of A+. Only a small group of nursing homes fared better in this area. When facilities receive this kind of score in long-term care it is usually a good sign for patient care and suggests that the place is well-staffed with nurses and aids. After considering the impressive nursing hours provided by this facility, we next considered the facility's vaccination statistics. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its residents for pneumonia, which is much higher than the average nursing home. This combination proved to be successful as this place was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
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Short-term Care Quality
Turning our next area, this nursing home was given first-rate short-term care score. In fact, we gave it a grade of A- in that category. In the category of short-term care, we attempt to evaluate measures of a facility's rehabilitation. We assess the nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses and various therapists. One of this nursing home's strengths is registered nurse hours. We found that it offers more care from registered nurses to its residents than most facilities. The last item we assessed in this category is the number of residents that eventually returned 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 permanently.
Turning to the last category we assessed, this facility earned a decent score in the area of inspections as well. We gave it a grade of B for that category. Inspection ratings weigh several factors, including deficiencies and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these factors by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. While this facility had some minor dings on its inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are labeled as categories G through L. This tells you that the inspectors didn't consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Quyanna Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Quyanna Care Center, 8.29% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This metric gauges the percent of long-term care patients that are suffering from pressure ulcers. We find that pressure ulcers are an indicator of nursing care quality.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Quyanna Care Center, 3.1% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of residents who sustained a fall resulting in severe injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Quyanna Care Center, 4.21% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint indicates the percent of long-term patients who experienced urinary tract infections. UTI's may be a sign of a facility with lower levels of hygiene. However, this metric may be misleading for certain nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Quyanna Care Center, 15.46% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents who were administered antipsychotic drugs. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior in scenarios where such medications aren't medically required. However, some facilities may need to rely more on these drugs due to having more residents with cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Quyanna Care Center, 16.65% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic measures the percent of long-term residents taking antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Quyanna Care Center, 9.25% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients exhibiting symptoms of depression. Many in the industry argue this is a reliable measure of resident quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Quyanna Care Center, 96.02% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care patients who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Quyanna Care Center, 11.19% Percentage of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term care patients that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and continence. Many in the industry argue that this is a measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Quyanna Care Center, 19.76% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percent of patients who were able to retain mobility over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a good sign for residents' health.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Quyanna Care Center, 19.76 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care.