Located in Homer, Alaska, South Peninsula Hospital Ltc is the sole nursing home we identified in the city. This nursing home was given an A- overall, which is one of the most impressive grades we offer. A grade of this caliber requires first-rate scores across the board. We also want to point out that this facility is located in a hospital. Typically, this indicates that more intensive healthcare services are available. The best part of this facility's strong profile was its nursing score. Nursing grades are discussed in the next paragraph

Additional Details:

Accepts Medicare 1 : TrueA checkmark indicating true.

Accepts Medicaid 1 : 28 Beds TrueA checkmark indicating true.

CCRC : FalseUsed to indicate false.

Government - City/county

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: AFeb 19: AMar 19: AApr 19: AMay 19: AJun 19: AJul 19: A+Aug 19: A+Sep 19: A+Jan 20: A+Mar 20: A+Apr 20: A+May 20: A+Jun 20: A+Jul 20: A+Aug 20: A+
Historical

We also wanted to emphasize the fact that this facility excelled in our nursing rating. We awarded them an impressive grade of A+ in this category. The nursing rating includes a host of subcategories. The most important one is the quantity of hours nurses spend with residents. This facility provided 7.8 hours of nursing care per patient each day, which is among the higher figures in the country. A significant percentage of those hours were provided by registered nurses, which are one of the more skilled levels of nurses. We are very impressed by these figures. On top of offering high levels of nursing care, this nursing home also excelled in the quality-based metrics we looked at. It performed as well as any facility in Alaska in the area of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers.

Short-term Care Quality

A
Oct 18: B+Nov 18: B+Dec 18: B+Jan 19: B+Feb 19: B+Mar 19: B+Apr 19: B+May 19: B+Jun 19: B+Jul 19: AAug 19: ASep 19: AJan 20: A-Mar 20: A-Apr 20: AMay 20: AJun 20: AJul 20: AAug 20: A
Historical

This facility also performed well in the category of short-term care, where it received a score of A. Only a select group of facilities received a better grade in this area. Short-term care grades are often used to measure a facility's performance with rehabilitation. In order to provide highly graded rehabilitation services, facilities generally must offer better levels of highly skilled nursing services. These types of services include registered nurses, physical therapists, speech therapists and other licensed professionals. When we assessed this facility's nursing hours, we found it offered substantially more care from registered nurses than most nursing homes. The last item we assessed in this category is the percentage of patients who were able to leave the facility and return home. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home.

Long-term Care Quality

B
Oct 18: A-Nov 18: B-Dec 18: B-Jan 19: BFeb 19: BMar 19: BApr 19: B-May 19: B-Jun 19: B-Jul 19: BAug 19: BSep 19: BJan 20: BMar 20: BApr 20: B+May 20: B+Jun 20: B+Jul 20: BAug 20: B
Historical

This facility is also above average in the area of long-term care, where it was awarded a grade of B. It outperformed most nursing homes in this area. Long-term care ratings in this range generally require both around the clock care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine medical care. In addition to really impressive nursing hour statistics, this nursing home's vaccination data was first-rate also. Indeed, this facility vaccinated 100 percent of its patients for pneumonia. Finally, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. With only 1.58 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this nursing home has fewer hospitalizations than most nursing homes.

Facility Inspections

B
Oct 18: A-Nov 18: A-Dec 18: A-Jan 19: A-Feb 19: A-Mar 19: A-Apr 19: BMay 19: BJun 19: BJul 19: BAug 19: BSep 19: BJan 20: BMar 20: BApr 20: BMay 20: BJun 20: BJul 20: BAug 20: B
Historical

Moving on to inspections, it appears this facility has earned quality inspections in recent years as well. We gave it a B in this category. Inspection scores weigh a host of factors found on a nursing home's inspection reports. One key criteria we look at is the number and severity of deficiencies. Places with higher scores in this area typically have few severe deficiencies. Fortunately, although this place had some minor dings on its inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are found in categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This tells you the government inspectors didn't consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. The fact that the deficiencies were relatively minor made us feel better about this inspection report.

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

South Peninsula Hospital Ltc Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This is the percentage of patients that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are often caused by patients not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing care limits the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.

Provider
A-
4.23%
State
B+
6.15%
National
B
7.33%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes Serious Falls

This figure tells you the percentage of long-term patients who have suffered falls resulting in serious injury. This is one of the statistics we use in calculating our nursing scores.

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 percentage of residents who have had a urinary tract infection. These infections are sometimes associated with poorer hygiene.

Provider
D
4.65%
State
B+
2.57%
National
B
2.65%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is the percent of residents given antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic medications are prescribed to residents for a variety of medical conditions, such as cognitive disorders. Tragically, in some cases, increased usage of these drugs may suggest that a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.

Provider
B
12.94%
State
B+
10.9%
National
B
14.18%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This indicates the percentage of long-term stay patients taking antianxiety drugs.

Provider
D
28.99%
State
A-
14.57%
National
B
19.67%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

This datapoint measures the percent of long-term patients demonstrating depressive symptoms.

Provider
D
11.11%
State
B-
8.02%
National
B+
5.09%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Measures the percent of long-term stay residents who have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for seniors, making these vaccines vital to patient safety.

Provider
A
100%
State
B
91.44%
National
B
92.04%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

This indicates the percent of residents who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's may be a sign of erosion of a resident's health.

Provider
D
22.03%
State
B+
13.73%
National
B
14.47%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who remained mobile levels.

Provider
A
23.83%
State
B+
20.03%
National
B
17.09%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Hospitalizations

This metric tracks the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. Avoiding hospitalizations is critical to preserving the physical health of nursing home residents.

Provider
B
1.59
State
A
0.87
National
B
1.70

Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

This metric tracks the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care. Avoiding rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is important to restoring the physical abilities of residents.

Provider
D
23.83
State
B-
20.03
National
B
17.09

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

Nearby Hospitals

South Peninsula Hospital 0 mi
4300 Bartlett St Homer Alaska 99603
(907) 235-8101
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