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Utuqqanaat Inaat

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Updated Nov 1, 2023 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: A
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436 Mission Street,
Kotzebue AK 99752

(907) 442-3321

95.55% estimated occupancy 1

Utuqqanaat Inaat is a facility in Kotzebue, Alaska, which has a total of 3,553 people. This facility is ranked among the highest-rated facilities we found. It was given one of the top scores that we offer. In fact, we ranked this nursing home in the top 20 percent of all facilities in the nation. This nursing home also received consistently good grades in all of the major categories we assessed. Additional information about its category grades can be found below.

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Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • Is CCRC
  • No Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Corporation


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Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2022)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

One of the many reasons this turned out to be a quality nursing home is that it received an A+ inspection grade. This is simply as good as it gets in this critical category. Our inspection scores account for several factors included in a nursing home's inspection reports. One key criteria we rely on is the number and severity of deficiencies. Places with higher grades in this category tend to have very few severe deficiencies. This nursing home received 2 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none were considered severe. This tells you that the government inspectors didn't consider any of these deficiencies to pose an imminent risk to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A-plus

This nursing home also was awarded an A+ long-term care grade, rendering it one of the few facilities to receive several A+ category scores. Nursing homes that receive this kind of grade in this category tend to provide consistent 24/7 care to make sure patients are well cared for. On top of assessing the volume of care provided by nurses 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 residents, which is significantly higher than most nursing homes. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.

Nurse Quality

Grade: A-minus

This nursing home also received a very impressive nursing grade. In that area, we awarded this facility a grade of A-. There are several criteria within this category. Many of these criteria are tied to the quantity of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality-based metrics and this facility excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any facility the nation in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can typically be prevented by providing better nursing care, such as employing a policy of turning residents at least once a day.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-plus

Switching gears to the last category, this nursing home also performed well in our short-term care category. We awarded it a B+ for that area. This rounded out a very strong report card. Our short-term care grade is commonly used to score a nursing home's rehabilitation services. In order to provide highly rated rehabilitation services, facilities generally need to offer better levels of highly skilled nursing. These types of services include registered nurses, physical therapists, speech therapists and other types of therapists. It doesn't appear that this facility submitted information on registered nurse or physical therapist staffing. Finally, we considered the number of residents that ultimately were able to return home from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients were able to return home.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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Utuqqanaat Inaat Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A+

In Utuqqanaat Inaat, 0% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This is the percentage of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage resulting from staying in one position for too long.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: D

In Utuqqanaat Inaat, 5.8% of Patients had Serious Falls

This is the percentage of patients who sustained a fall which resulted in serious injury.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A+

In Utuqqanaat Inaat, 0% of Patients had UTIs

This metric indicates the percent of long-term care residents which had a UTI. UTI's may be a sign of worse hygiene protocols. However, this metric could also be skewed for some facilities due to different reporting standards for UTI's.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: D

In Utuqqanaat Inaat, 30.43% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is the percentage of patients prescribed antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic medications are administered to patients for many conditions, such as dementia. Tragically, in some cases, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A+

In Utuqqanaat Inaat, 0% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is the percentage of patients prescribed antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are given to patients suffering from depression or anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A+

In Utuqqanaat Inaat, 0% of Patients

This indicates the percentage of residents who are exhibiting symptoms of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A

In Utuqqanaat Inaat, 100% of Patients

This indicates the percent of residents who were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: D

In Utuqqanaat Inaat, 24.64% of Patients

This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as dressing and taking a bath.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A-minus

In Utuqqanaat Inaat, 22.96% of Residents

This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay patients that maintained mobility.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: C

In Utuqqanaat Inaat, 22.96% of Residents Rehospitalized

This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care.