SITKA COMMUNITY HOSPITAL-LONG TERM CARE

The information listed below provides an in-depth look into the type and quality of care offered at Sitka Community Hospital-Long Term Care. It is important to note that when evaluating if a nursing home is right for you or a loved one, ratings should not be taken as the sole deciding factor, but as one of many aspects to be considered.

Address

SITKA COMMUNITY HOSPITAL-LONG TERM CARE
209 MOLLER AVENUE
SITKA, AK 99835
(907) 747-1701

Nursing Home Ratings

Health Inspections
Quality Measures
Nursing Staff
R.N. Staff Only
Overall Rating

Percent of Beds Occupied

87%

Number of Residents and Certified Beds

  • Residents: 13
  • Certified Beds: 15

This Facility Accepts

  • Medicare
  • Medicaid

Operational Details

  • Operated By Government - City
  • Offers Only Resident Counseling
  • Located Inside of a Hospital Facility
  • This Facility is Not Part of a Chain or Franchise

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Rating Details For Sitka Community Hospital-Long Term Care

Nursing Staff -

The nursing staff is the most important part of what determines the quality of care and comfort of a resident in a nursing home. Government regulations set expectations on time spent with each resident based on the services being provided. The breakdown below lists the nursing types (RN, LPN, LVN, CNA) and a comparison of the reported and expected hours per resident per day.

Nursing Hours Per Resident Per DayReportedExpected
Registered Nurse (RN) Hours1 Hour and 53 Minutes59 Minutes
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse (LPN/LVN) Hours25 Minutes40 Minutes
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Hours4 Hours and 44 Minutes2 Hours and 15 Minutes
Total Licensed Nurse Hours2 Hours and 18 Minutes1 Hour and 39 Minutes
Total Nurse Hours7 Hours and 1 Minutes3 Hours and 54 Minutes

Quality of Care -

Medicare determines quality of care ratings for nursing facilities by surveying several "quality measures", which are broken down into long-term and short-term stay residents, as well as if the action is preventive or if there is a deficiency in the quality of care. State averages for Alaska are also provided for comparison purposes. Note: Figures below are averaged over the past nine months.

This FacilityAlaska Average

Long-Term Stay Preventive Actions

Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Were Assessed and Given Pneumococcal Vaccination90-100%96%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Given Influenza Vaccination During the Flu Season90-100%95%

Long-Term Stay Deficiencies

Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Were Physically Restrained-2%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Spend Most of Their Time in Bed or in a Chair7%6%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Had a Urinary Tract Infection13%8%

Health Inspection Details -

All Medicare and/or Medicaid certified nursing home must undergo health inspections on average once a year, but may be more frequent if the facility is peforming poorly. These inspections cover most aspects of life in a nursing home, and are broken down into deficiencies types, which including: Pharmacy Service, Administration, Resident Rights, Nutrition and Dietary, Resident Assessment, Environmental, and Mistreatment. Below are the list of deficiencies found by inspectors in the past few years along with the degree of harm and how many residents may have been affected. Note: The most recent health survey was on 02/17/2011.

Degree of Harm

  • - Potential for Minimal Harm
  • - Minimal Harm or Potential for Harm
  • - Resident Harmed
  • - Immediate Jeopardy to Resident Health

Residents Affected

  • - Isolated
  • - Some Residents
  • - Many Residents
Deficiencies Found By InspectorsDegree of HarmResidents Affected

Environmental

Have a Program to Keep Infection from Spreading.
  • Inspection Date: 03/19/2010
  • Correction Date: 04/02/2010

Nutrition and Dietary

Store, Cook, and Give out Food in a Safe and Clean Way.
  • Inspection Date: 03/19/2010
  • Correction Date: 04/28/2010
Store, Cook, and Give out Food in a Safe and Clean Way.
  • Inspection Date: 02/17/2011
  • Correction Date: 03/11/2011

Pharmacy Service

At Least Once a Month, Have a Licensed Pharmacist Check the Drugs That Each Resident Takes.
  • Inspection Date: 03/28/2009
  • Correction Date: 04/17/2009
1) Make Sure That Residents Who Take Drugs Are Not Given Too Many Doses or for Too Long; 2) Make Sure That the Use of Drugs is Carefully Watched; or 3) Stop or Change Drugs That Cause Unwanted Effects.
  • Inspection Date: 03/19/2010
  • Correction Date: 04/02/2010

Quality Care

Provide Activities to Meet the Needs of Each Resident.
  • Inspection Date: 03/19/2010
  • Correction Date: 04/19/2010

Resident Assessment

Make Sure That Doctors See a Resident's Plan of Care at Every Visit and Make Notes About Progress and Orders in Writing.
  • Inspection Date: 03/28/2009
  • Correction Date: 04/22/2009
Make Sure All Assessments Are Accurate, Coordinated by an Rn, Done by the Right Professional, and Are Signed by the Person Completing Them.
  • Inspection Date: 03/19/2010
  • Correction Date: 04/19/2010
Develop a Complete Care Plan That Meets All of a Resident's Needs, with Timetables and Actions That Can Be Measured.
  • Inspection Date: 03/19/2010
  • Correction Date: 04/10/2010

Resident Rights

Tell the Resident Completely About His or Her Health Status.
  • Inspection Date: 03/19/2010
  • Correction Date: 04/19/2010
Properly Hold, Secure and Manage Each Resident's Personal Money Which is Deposited with the Nursing Home.
  • Inspection Date: 02/17/2011
  • Correction Date: 03/11/2011

Fire Safety

Nursing homes certified by Medicare and/or Medicaid are required to have fire safety inspections to meet Life Safety Code (LSC) standards. Below is a list of deficiencies that Sitka Community Hospital-Long Term Care had in recent fire safety inspections. This information can be used to see if all standards were met, the degree of harm, the number of residents affected, and the date when deficiencies were corrected. Note: The most recent fire safety survey was on 02/23/2011.

Degree of Harm

  • - Potential for Minimal Harm
  • - Minimal Harm or Potential for Harm
  • - Resident Harmed
  • - Immediate Jeopardy to Resident Health

Residents Affected

  • - Isolated
  • - Some Residents
  • - Many Residents
Deficiencies Found By InspectorsDegree of HarmResidents Affected

Automatic Sprinkler Systems

Portable Fire Extinguishers.
  • Inspection Date: 02/23/2011
  • Correction Date: 02/24/2011

Building Service Equipment

Properly Constructed Linen or Trash Chutes.
  • Inspection Date: 03/27/2009
  • Correction Date: 04/14/2009

Corridor Walls and Doors

Corridor and Hallway Doors That Block Smoke.
  • Inspection Date: 03/27/2009
  • Correction Date: 04/15/2009
Corridor and Hallway Doors That Block Smoke.
  • Inspection Date: 03/16/2010
  • Correction Date: 05/01/2010

Electrical

Properly Installed Electrical Wiring and Equipment.
  • Inspection Date: 03/16/2010
  • Correction Date: 04/01/2010
Weekly Inspections and Monthly Testing of Generators.
  • Inspection Date: 02/23/2011
  • Correction Date: 03/23/2011

Emergency Plans and Fire Drills

Record of Quarterly Fire Drills for Each Shift Under Varying Conditions.
  • Inspection Date: 03/16/2010
  • Correction Date: 05/01/2010
Record of Quarterly Fire Drills for Each Shift Under Varying Conditions.
  • Inspection Date: 02/23/2011
  • Correction Date: 02/24/2011

Furnishings and Decorations

Exits That Are Free from Obstructions and Can Be Used at All Times.
  • Inspection Date: 03/27/2009
  • Correction Date: 04/17/2009
Restrictions on the Use of Highly Flammable Materials.
  • Inspection Date: 03/27/2009
  • Correction Date: 04/17/2009

Medical Gases and Anesthetizing Areas

Properly Constructed and Protected Anesthetizing Areas.
  • Inspection Date: 02/23/2011
  • Correction Date: 02/24/2011

Smoking Regulations

Posted "No-Smoking" Signs in Areas Where Smoking is Not Permitted or Did Not Provide Ashtrays Where Smoking Was Allowed.
  • Inspection Date: 03/27/2009
  • Correction Date: 05/12/2009
Source: Medicare Nursing Home Compare; DHSS of Alaska - DMA Health Facilities Licensing and Certification - Retrieved 2011