Sitka Community Hospital-Ltc is a very-small non-profit nursing home located in Sitka, Alaska. It looks like this nursing home is one of the highest-graded facilities we assessed. This nursing home received one of the most impressive scores that we offer. We were so impressed with this nursing home that we rated it as one of the top five facilities in Alaska. Finally, we wanted to point out that there was an ownership change at this facility in the last 12 months. We will need to make sure it maintains its high grades going forward.

Please note our records indicate that Sitka Community Hospital-Ltc has changed ownership recently and while our data on this page is up-to-date there is a chance that the quality of this facility may change under new management.

Additional Details:

Accepts Medicare 1 : TrueA checkmark indicating true.

Accepts Medicaid 1 : 15 Beds TrueA checkmark indicating true.

CCRC : FalseUsed to indicate false.

Non profit - Corporation

Resident Council: TrueA checkmark indicating true.

Family Council: FalseUsed to indicate false.

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)

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Nurse Quality

A
Oct 18: A+Nov 18: A+Dec 18: A+Jan 19: A+Feb 19: A+Mar 19: A+Apr 19: A+May 19: A+Jun 19: A+Jul 19: A-Aug 19: A-Sep 19: A-Jan 20: AMar 20: AApr 20: AMay 20: AJun 20: AJul 20: AAug 20: A
Historical

One of the reasons this turned out to be a great nursing home is that it received an impressive nursing score. In this category, we awarded this facility an A. Our nursing rating is largely associated with the facility's nurse staffing. This nursing home provided 7.6 hours of nursing care per patient each day. This was one of the highest totals we found. In addition, we found that a significant percentage of this care was provided by registered nurses, which are highly skilled nurses. These are both really impressive figures. On top of providing high levels of nursing care, this facility also performed well in several of the quality-based metrics we looked at. In terms of the percentage of its residents suffering falls resulting in serious injury, this facility performed as well as any facility Alaska.

Long-term Care Quality

A
Oct 18: BNov 18: BDec 18: A+Jan 19: A+Feb 19: A+Mar 19: A+Apr 19: A+May 19: A+Jun 19: A+Jul 19: A-Aug 19: A-Sep 19: A-Jan 20: A-Mar 20: A-Apr 20: AMay 20: AJun 20: AJul 20: AAug 20: A
Historical

This nursing home also was dominant in the area of long-term care, where we awarded it a score of A. Very few nursing homes performed better in this area. When facilities receive this type of score in this category it is a good sign for patient care and suggests that the nursing home is well-staffed with nurses aids. One of the datapoints we considered on top of this facility's quality nursing hours was vaccinations. This facility provided the pneumonia vaccine to 97.77778 percent of its residents. Vaccines are a great way to avoid unnecessary deaths and hospitalizations for seniors. Lastly, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.

Short-term Care Quality

A-
Oct 18: A-Nov 18: A-Dec 18: A-Jan 19: A-Feb 19: A-Mar 19: A-Apr 19: A-May 19: A-Jun 19: A-Jul 19: B+Aug 19: B+Sep 19: B+Jan 20: A-Mar 20: A-Apr 20: A-May 20: A-Jun 20: A-Jul 20: A-Aug 20: A-
Historical

Moving on our next category, this facility received an excellent short-term care score. In fact, it received a score of A- in this category. Our short-term care ratings are presumably more important for patients needing rehabilitation from their nursing home. Rehabilitation generally mandates additional skilled nursing services. This means not merely nursing, but also physical and speech therapy, as well as other types of therapy. One of this nursing home's strengths is registered nurse hours. We found that it provides more care from registered nurses than most facilities. The last metric we assessed in this category is the percentage of residents that 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 on a permanent basis.

Facility Inspections

A-
Oct 18: BNov 18: BDec 18: BJan 19: BFeb 19: BMar 19: BApr 19: B+May 19: B+Jun 19: B+Jul 19: B+Aug 19: B+Sep 19: B+Jan 20: B+Mar 20: B+Apr 20: A-May 20: A-Jun 20: A-Jul 20: A-Aug 20: A-
Historical

Turning to our inspection category, this facility excelled in that area, which is based on the nursing home's recent inspections. We awarded it a grade of A- for that category. This completed its straight A report card. Our inspection grades weigh a host of factors found on a facility's inspection reports. One of the most important criteria we weigh heavily is the number and severity of deficiencies. Facilities with higher scores in this area generally have few of these severe deficiencies. While this place had a few minor dings on its inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones found in categories G through L. This means CMS 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.

Overall Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

Aug 20
Provider:
A
State:
A-
National:
B
FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Nov 18Dec 18Jan 19Feb 19Mar 19Apr 19May 19Jun 19Jul 19Aug 19Sep 19Oct 19Dec 19Jan 20Mar 20Apr 20May 20Jun 20Jul 20Aug 20
Overall Rating
Nurse Rating
Long-Term Rating
Short-Term Rating
Inspection Rating

Sitka Community Hospital-Ltc Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This is the percentage of residents who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are routinely caused by residents not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing care can limit the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.

Provider
F
16.22%
State
B+
6.15%
National
B
7.33%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes Serious Falls

This indicates the percentage of residents that have had a fall which caused serious injury.

Provider
A+
0%
State
B+
3.6%
National
B
3.36%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

This is the percent of residents that have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered by many experts to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . UTI's are often linked to a facility with lower levels of hygiene. However, this datapoint could be misleading for some nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for infections.

Provider
A+
0%
State
B+
2.57%
National
B
2.65%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This metric is an indication of the percentage of long-term patients who are administered antipsychotic drugs. Increased usage of these drugs may suggest a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior in situations where such medications are not medically indicated. Nevertheless, some nursing homes need to rely on these drugs due to having more residents suffering from cognitive disorders.

Provider
A+
2.44%
State
B+
10.9%
National
B
14.17%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This indicates the percentage of patients who were given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are administered to patients experiencing anxiety or depression.

Provider
B
18.18%
State
A-
14.57%
National
B
19.68%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

This tells you the percentage of patients who are showing signs of depression. High levels of depression could reveal a less hospitable environment.

Provider
A+
0%
State
B-
8.02%
National
B+
5.09%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for seniors, making these vaccines vital to patient safety.

Provider
B+
98.89%
State
B
91.44%
National
B
92.04%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care patients that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and taking a bath.

Provider
B
14.29%
State
B+
13.73%
National
B
14.47%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

This indicates the percentage of patients that remained mobile levels over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a great sign for residents' health.

Provider
A
24.1%
State
B+
20.03%
National
B
17.11%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term resident care. Avoiding rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the health of residents.

Provider
D
24.1
State
B-
20.03
National
B
17.11

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

Nearby Hospitals

Sitka Community Hospital 0 mi
209 Moller Drive Sitka Alaska 99835
(907) 747-3241
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Government - Local
Mt Edgecumbe Hospital 0.63 mi
222 Tongass Dr Sitka Alaska 99835
(907) 966-2411
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Voluntary non-profit - Private