WRANGELL MEDICAL CENTER LONG TERM CARE

The information listed below provides an in-depth look into the type and quality of care offered at Wrangell Medical Center 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

WRANGELL MEDICAL CENTER LONG TERM CARE
P.O. BOX 1081
WRANGELL, AK 99929
(907) 874-7000

Nursing Home Ratings

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

Percent of Beds Occupied

100%

Number of Residents and Certified Beds

  • Residents: 14
  • Certified Beds: 14

This Facility Accepts

  • Medicare
  • Medicaid

Operational Details

  • Operated By Government - City
  • This Facility Does Not Offer Any Resident or Family Counseling
  • Located Inside of a Hospital Facility
  • This Facility is Not Part of a Chain or Franchise

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Rating Details For Wrangell Medical Center 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) Hours2 Hours and 33 Minutes40 Minutes
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse (LPN/LVN) Hours15 Minutes31 Minutes
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Hours3 Hours and 18 Minutes2 Hours and 38 Minutes
Total Licensed Nurse Hours2 Hours and 48 Minutes1 Hour and 11 Minutes
Total Nurse Hours6 Hours and 7 Minutes3 Hours and 49 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 Have/Had a Catheter Inserted and Left in Their Bladder-7%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Lose Too Much Weight15%11%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Spend Most of Their Time in Bed or in a Chair-6%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Are More Depressed or Anxious21%16%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Whose Need for Help with Daily Activities Has Increased23%16%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Have Moderate to Severe Pain3%7%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Had a Urinary Tract Infection14%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 09/18/2010.

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

Administration

Post Nurse Staffing Information.
  • Inspection Date: 09/18/2010
  • Correction Date: 12/18/2010
Be Administered in a Way That Leads to the Highest Possible Level of Well Being for Each Resident.
  • Inspection Date: 09/18/2010
  • Correction Date: 12/18/2010
Keep Accurate and Appropriate Medical Records.
  • Inspection Date: 09/18/2010
  • Correction Date: 12/18/2010
Keep Clinical Information Safe, So That It Will Not Be Lost, Destroyed or Used by the Wrong Person.
  • Inspection Date: 09/18/2010
  • Correction Date: 12/18/2010
Set Up or Keep a Group of People to Review and Ensure Quality.
  • Inspection Date: 09/18/2010
  • Correction Date: 11/02/2010

Environmental

Make Sure That the Nursing Home Area is Free of Dangers That Cause Accidents.
  • Inspection Date: 11/06/2008
  • Correction Date: 12/08/2008
Make Sure That the Nursing Home Area is Free of Dangers That Cause Accidents.
  • Inspection Date: 08/28/2009
  • Correction Date: 09/24/2009
Have a Program to Keep Infection from Spreading.
  • Inspection Date: 08/28/2009
  • Correction Date: 09/24/2009
Make Sure That the Nursing Home Area is Free of Dangers That Cause Accidents.
  • Inspection Date: 09/18/2010
  • Correction Date: 12/18/2010
Have a Program to Keep Infection from Spreading.
  • Inspection Date: 09/18/2010
  • Correction Date: 12/18/2010
Be Designed, Built, Equipped, or Well Kept to Protect the Health and Safety of Residents, Workers, and the Public.
  • Inspection Date: 09/18/2010
  • Correction Date: 12/18/2010

Mistreatment

1) Hire Only People Who Have No Legal History of Abusing, Neglecting or Mistreating Residents; or 2) Report and Investigate Any Acts or Reports of Abuse, Neglect or Mistreatment of Residents.
  • Inspection Date: 09/18/2010
  • Correction Date: 11/02/2010
Write and Use Policies That Forbid Mistreatment, Neglect and Abuse of Residents and Theft of Residents' Property.
  • Inspection Date: 09/18/2010
  • Correction Date: 12/18/2010

Nutrition and Dietary

Store, Cook, and Give out Food in a Safe and Clean Way.
  • Inspection Date: 11/06/2008
  • Correction Date: 12/08/2008
Store, Cook, and Give out Food in a Safe and Clean Way.
  • Inspection Date: 08/28/2009
  • Correction Date: 09/24/2009
Prepare Food That is Nutritional, Appetizing, Tasty, Attractive, Well-Cooked, and at the Right Temperature.
  • Inspection Date: 09/18/2010
  • Correction Date: 11/02/2010
Store, Cook, and Give out Food in a Safe and Clean Way.
  • Inspection Date: 09/18/2010
  • Correction Date: 11/02/2010

Pharmacy Service

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: 08/28/2009
  • Correction Date: 09/24/2009
Keep the Rate of Medication Errors (Wrong Drug, Wrong Dose, Wrong Time) to Less Than 5%.
  • Inspection Date: 08/28/2009
  • Correction Date: 09/24/2009
Properly Mark Drugs and Other Similar Products.
  • Inspection Date: 09/18/2010
  • Correction Date: 11/02/2010

Quality Care

Develop/Implement Required Procedures for the Administration of Immunizations.
  • Inspection Date: 11/06/2008
  • Correction Date: 12/08/2008
Give Professional Services That Meet a Professional Standard of Quality.
  • Inspection Date: 08/28/2009
  • Correction Date: 09/24/2009
Give Professional Services That Meet a Professional Standard of Quality.
  • Inspection Date: 09/18/2010
  • Correction Date: 12/18/2010
Give Professional Services That Follow Each Resident's Written Care Plan.
  • Inspection Date: 09/18/2010
  • Correction Date: 12/18/2010
Give Each Resident Care and Services to Get or Keep the Highest Quality of Life Possible.
  • Inspection Date: 09/18/2010
  • Correction Date: 12/18/2010
Make Sure That Each Resident Gets Help to Keep Vision and Hearing.
  • Inspection Date: 09/18/2010
  • Correction Date: 12/18/2010
Make Sure That Residents with Reduced Range of Motion Get Proper Treatment and Services to Increase Range of Motion.
  • Inspection Date: 09/18/2010
  • Correction Date: 11/02/2010
Have Enough Nurses to Care for Every Resident in a Way That Maximizes the Resident's Well Being.
  • Inspection Date: 09/18/2010
  • Correction Date: 12/18/2010
Use a Registered Nurse at Least 8 Hours a Day, 7 Days a Week.
  • Inspection Date: 09/18/2010
  • Correction Date: 11/02/2010

Resident Assessment

Make a Complete Assessment That Covers All Questions for Areas That Are Listed in Official Regulations.
  • Inspection Date: 09/18/2010
  • Correction Date: 11/02/2010

Resident Rights

Immediately Tell the Resident, Doctor, and a Family Member If: the Resident is Injured, There is a Major Change in Resident's Physical/Mental Health, There is a Need to Alter Treatment Significantly, or the Resident Must Be Transferred or Discharged.
  • Inspection Date: 11/06/2008
  • Correction Date: 12/08/2008
Provide Care in a Way That Keeps or Builds Each Resident's Dignity and Self Respect.
  • Inspection Date: 11/06/2008
  • Correction Date: 11/23/2008
Tell Each Resident Who Can Get Medicaid Benefits About 1) Which Items and Services Medicaid Covers and Which the Resident Must Pay For; or 2) How to Apply for Medicaid, Along with the Names and Addresses of State Groups That Can Help.
  • Inspection Date: 09/18/2010
  • Correction Date: 11/02/2010
Provide Care in a Way That Keeps or Builds Each Resident's Dignity and Self Respect.
  • Inspection Date: 09/18/2010
  • Correction Date: 12/18/2010

Enforcement

Below is a list of any civil penalities or denials of payment for new admissions (DPNA) that this facility received in the previous three years. Note: Monetary figures are not available for DPNAs.

Action TakenDateAmount
Civil Money Penalty (CMP)09/18/2010$2,550

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 Wrangell Medical Center 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 09/22/2010.

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

Corridor Walls and Doors

Corridor and Hallway Doors That Block Smoke.
  • Inspection Date: 09/22/2010
  • Correction Date: 09/24/2010

Electrical

Properly Installed Electrical Wiring and Equipment.
  • Inspection Date: 09/08/2009
  • Correction Date: 09/09/2009

Emergency Plans and Fire Drills

Did Not Have a Written Emergency Evacuation Plan.
  • Inspection Date: 09/08/2009
  • Correction Date: 10/16/2009

Fire Alarm Systems

A Fire Alarm System That Can Be Heard Throughout the Facility.
  • Inspection Date: 09/08/2009
  • Correction Date: 10/15/2009
Properly Maintained Smoke Detectors.
  • Inspection Date: 09/08/2009
  • Correction Date: 10/15/2009

Hazardous Area

Construction That Can Resist Fire for One Hour or an Approved Fire Extinguishing System.
  • Inspection Date: 09/22/2010
  • Correction Date: 09/22/2010

Illumination and Emergency Power

Emergency Lighting That Can Last at Least 1 1/2 Hours.
  • Inspection Date: 11/05/2008
  • Correction Date: 11/14/2008

Medical Gases and Anesthetizing Areas

Properly Constructed Piped-In Oxygen Systems.
  • Inspection Date: 09/22/2010
  • Correction Date: 10/31/2010

Smoke Compartmentation and Control

Smoke Barrier Doors That Can Resist Smoke for at Least 20 Minutes.
  • Inspection Date: 11/05/2008
  • Correction Date: 11/19/2008

Smoking Regulations

Posted "No-Smoking" Signs in Areas Where Smoking is Not Permitted or Did Not Provide Ashtrays Where Smoking Was Allowed.
  • Inspection Date: 09/08/2009
  • Correction Date: 09/28/2009
Posted "No-Smoking" Signs in Areas Where Smoking is Not Permitted or Did Not Provide Ashtrays Where Smoking Was Allowed.
  • Inspection Date: 09/22/2010
  • Correction Date: 10/15/2010
Source: Medicare Nursing Home Compare; DHSS of Alaska - DMA Health Facilities Licensing and Certification - Retrieved 2011