With an address in Sitka, Alaska, Sitka Community Hospital-Ltc is the sole nursing home we were able to find in this city. With an A overall grade, we ranked this facility in the top ten percent of all nursing homes in the United States. You simply can not do much better than this place. Scroll down to see this place's category ratings, which also impressed us. You just can't do much better than a straight A report card.
Sitka Community Hospital-Ltc
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
209 Moller Avenue,
Sitka AK 99835
86.84% estimated occupancy 1
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Bariatric Care
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Best Nursing Home in Alaska Awards 2019
Best Nursing Home in Alaska Awards 2020
Best Nursing Home in Alaska Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
On top of earning a strong overall score, this facility excelled in our inspections category, which is based on the facility's recent inspection reports. We gave it an A in this category. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in determining these inspection scores. One of those factors is health deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of these deficiencies is usually more meaningful than the number of deficiencies, as some of these end up being quite insignificant. Although this place had some deficiencies on its government inspection report, none of them were major deficiencies based on CMS' scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Short-term Care Quality
Contributing to its strong resume, this nursing home also was awarded a superb short-term care grade, with a grade of A. In calculating our short-term care ratings, we analyze the nursing home's levels of highly skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists occupational therapists and other highly skilled individuals. This area is considered to be a meaningful assessment of the nursing home's rehabilitation. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not all facilities employs these types of nurses. However, based on the data they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Finally, we looked at the percentage of residents that ultimately were able to return home from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents were able to return home.
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Among its many impressive grades, this facility received an excellent nursing grade. In fact, we gave it a grade of A in that category. We scrutinized the licensure of nurses working for the nursing home, as well as the quantity of hours the nurses worked with residents, in computing our rating in this category. This nursing home averages 0.8 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This facility performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a nursing home 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
In our last category, we gave this facility a grade of A for our long-term care rating. This finished off an elite profile. Facilities that excel in this category tend to be well-staffed and offer extensive hands on care to residents. In addition to looking at the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home provided the vaccine to 100 percent of its residents, which is far higher than the average nursing home. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. It had only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Sitka Community Hospital-Ltc Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Sitka Community Hospital-Ltc, 13.01% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of residents who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are routinely the result of patients not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Sitka Community Hospital-Ltc, 3.56% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of patients that suffered from a fall resulting in serious injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Sitka Community Hospital-Ltc, 3.27% of Patients had UTIs
This figure gauges the percent of long-term care patients who had UTI's. Although a higher rate of these infections may reflect poorly on a facility's cleanliness, it is problematic to compare between facilities due to nursing homes having reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Sitka Community Hospital-Ltc, 14.54% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of residents who were given antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications may be vital to many residents, it is important to ensure these medications are being used appropriately. In some situations, increased usage of these drugs may indicate that a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Sitka Community Hospital-Ltc, 20.31% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of residents prescribed antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are given to residents suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Sitka Community Hospital-Ltc, 7.01% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients who are showing symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Sitka Community Hospital-Ltc, 97.41% of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Sitka Community Hospital-Ltc, 11.72% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as dressing and using the bathroom. Some experts argue that this is a reliable measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Sitka Community Hospital-Ltc, 16.38% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percent of patients that maintained mobility over time. Retaining mobility is often a great sign for residents' health.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Sitka Community Hospital-Ltc, 16.38 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care. Avoiding the hospital during rehabilitation is key to restoring the physical abilities of patients.
- Sitka Community HospitalCritical Access Hospitals 0 miles away209 Moller Drive Sitka Alaska 99835Government - Local(907) 747-3241
- Mt Edgecumbe HospitalCritical Access Hospitals 0.63 miles away222 Tongass Dr Sitka Alaska 99835Voluntary non-profit - Private(907) 966-2411