PROVIDENCE SEWARD MEDICAL & CARE CENTER LONG TERM CARE

The information listed below provides an in-depth look into the type and quality of care offered at Providence Seward Medical & Care 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

PROVIDENCE SEWARD MEDICAL & CARE CENTER LONG TERM CARE
2203 OAK STREET (P.O. BOX 430)
SEWARD, AK 99664
(907) 224-5241

Nursing Home Ratings

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

Percent of Beds Occupied

85%

Number of Residents and Certified Beds

  • Residents: 34
  • Certified Beds: 40

This Facility Accepts

  • Medicare
  • Medicaid

Operational Details

  • Operated By Government - City/County
  • 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 Providence Seward Medical & Care 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) Hours45 Minutes
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse (LPN/LVN) Hours35 Minutes
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Hours2 Hours and 6 Minutes
Total Licensed Nurse Hours1 Hour and 20 Minutes
Total Nurse Hours3 Hours and 26 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 Given Influenza Vaccination During the Flu Season90-100%95%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Were Assessed and Given Pneumococcal Vaccination90-100%96%

Long-Term Stay Deficiencies

Percent of Long-Stay Residents Whose Need for Help with Daily Activities Has Increased3%16%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Were Physically Restrained-2%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Are More Depressed or Anxious30%16%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Whose Ability to Move About in and Around Their Room Got Worse1%15%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Had a Urinary Tract Infection6%8%
Percent of High-Risk Long-Stay Residents Who Have Pressure Sores11%8%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Have/Had a Catheter Inserted and Left in Their Bladder4%7%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Have Moderate to Severe Pain15%7%
Percent of Low-Risk Long-Stay Residents Who Have Pressure Sores-5%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Lose Too Much Weight12%11%
Percent of Low-Risk Long-Stay Residents Who Lose Control of Their Bowels or Bladder35%56%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Spend Most of Their Time in Bed or in a Chair-6%

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 05/29/2011.

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

Administration

Post Nurse Staffing Information.
  • Inspection Date: 07/22/2010
  • Correction Date: 09/05/2010
Keep Clinical Information Safe, So That It Will Not Be Lost, Destroyed or Used by the Wrong Person.
  • Inspection Date: 07/22/2010
  • Correction Date: 09/05/2010
Be Administered in a Way That Leads to the Highest Possible Level of Well Being for Each Resident.
  • Inspection Date: 05/29/2011
  • Correction Date: 07/13/2011
Keep Clinical Information Safe, So That It Will Not Be Lost, Destroyed or Used by the Wrong Person.
  • Inspection Date: 05/29/2011
  • Correction Date: 07/13/2011
Set Up or Keep a Group of People to Review and Ensure Quality.
  • Inspection Date: 05/29/2011
  • Correction Date: 07/13/2011

Environmental

Have a Program to Keep Infection from Spreading.
  • Inspection Date: 07/22/2010
  • Correction Date: 09/29/2010
Make Sure That the Nursing Home Area is Free of Dangers That Cause Accidents.
  • Inspection Date: 05/29/2011
  • Correction Date: 07/08/2011
Have a Program to Keep Infection from Spreading.
  • Inspection Date: 05/29/2011
  • Correction Date: 07/08/2011

Nutrition and Dietary

Store, Cook, and Give out Food in a Safe and Clean Way.
  • Inspection Date: 07/22/2010
  • Correction Date: 09/05/2010

Pharmacy Service

At Least Once a Month, Have a Licensed Pharmacist Check the Drugs That Each Resident Takes.
  • Inspection Date: 09/25/2009
  • Correction Date: 11/05/2009
Properly Mark Drugs and Other Similar Products.
  • Inspection Date: 09/25/2009
  • Correction Date: 11/05/2009
Have Drugs and Other Similar Products Available, Which Are Needed Every Day and in Emergencies, and Give Them out Properly.
  • Inspection Date: 07/22/2010
  • Correction Date: 09/05/2010
Properly Mark Drugs and Other Similar Products.
  • Inspection Date: 07/22/2010
  • Correction Date: 09/05/2010
At Least Once a Month, Have a Licensed Pharmacist Check the Drugs That Each Resident Takes.
  • Inspection Date: 05/29/2011
  • Correction Date: 07/08/2011

Quality Care

Provide Activities to Meet the Needs of Each Resident.
  • Inspection Date: 07/22/2010
  • Correction Date: 09/05/2010
Provide Activities to Meet the Needs of Each Resident.
  • Inspection Date: 05/29/2011
  • Correction Date: 07/08/2011
Provide Social Services for Related Medical Problems to Help Each Resident Achieve the Highest Possible Quality of Life.
  • Inspection Date: 05/29/2011
  • Correction Date: 07/08/2011
Give Professional Services That Meet a Professional Standard of Quality.
  • Inspection Date: 05/29/2011
  • Correction Date: 07/08/2011
Give Each Resident Care and Services to Get or Keep the Highest Quality of Life Possible.
  • Inspection Date: 05/29/2011
  • Correction Date: 07/08/2011

Resident Assessment

Make a Complete Assessment That Covers All Questions for Areas That Are Listed in Official Regulations.
  • Inspection Date: 09/25/2009
  • Correction Date: 11/05/2009
Make a Complete Assessment That Covers All Questions for Areas That Are Listed in Official Regulations.
  • Inspection Date: 07/22/2010
  • Correction Date: 09/05/2010
Develop a Complete Care Plan That Meets All of a Resident's Needs, with Timetables and Actions That Can Be Measured.
  • Inspection Date: 07/22/2010
  • Correction Date: 09/05/2010
1) Develop a Complete Care Plan Within 7 Days of Each Resident's Admission; 2) Prepare a Care Plan with the Care Team, Including the Primary Nurse, Doctor, Resident or Resident's Family or Representative; or 3) Check and Update the Care Plan.
  • Inspection Date: 07/22/2010
  • Correction Date: 09/05/2010
Develop a Complete Care Plan That Meets All of a Resident's Needs, with Timetables and Actions That Can Be Measured.
  • Inspection Date: 05/29/2011
  • Correction Date: 07/13/2011
1) Develop a Complete Care Plan Within 7 Days of Each Resident's Admission; 2) Prepare a Care Plan with the Care Team, Including the Primary Nurse, Doctor, Resident or Resident's Family or Representative; or 3) Check and Update the Care Plan.
  • Inspection Date: 05/29/2011
  • Correction Date: 07/01/2011

Resident Rights

Tell the Resident Completely About His or Her Health Status.
  • Inspection Date: 09/25/2009
  • Correction Date: 11/05/2009
Tell the Resident Completely About His or Her Health Status.
  • Inspection Date: 07/22/2010
  • Correction Date: 09/05/2010
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: 07/22/2010
  • Correction Date: 09/05/2010
Tell the Resident Completely About His or Her Health Status.
  • Inspection Date: 05/29/2011
  • Correction Date: 07/08/2011

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)05/07/2009$975
Civil Money Penalty (CMP)01/13/2010$975
Civil Money Penalty (CMP)07/22/2010$2,600
Civil Money Penalty (CMP)10/02/2008$3,250
Civil Money Penalty (CMP)07/22/2010$7,800
Denial of Payment for New Admission (DPNA)01/13/2010-

Deficiencies from Complaints and Incidents

The table below lists incident reports by the nursing staff or administration for Providence Seward Medical & Care Center Long Term Care, as well as complaints by residents or their family in the previous three years.

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
Formal ComplaintsDegree of HarmResidents Affected

Environmental

Make Sure That the Nursing Home Area is Free of Dangers That Cause Accidents.
  • Complaint Filed: 05/07/2009
  • Correction Date: 06/22/2009
Make Sure That the Nursing Home Area is Free of Dangers That Cause Accidents.
  • Complaint Filed: 01/13/2010
  • Correction Date: 02/27/2010

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.
  • Complaint Filed: 01/13/2010
  • Correction Date: 02/27/2010
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.
  • Complaint Filed: 03/09/2011
  • Correction Date: 04/11/2011
Write and Use Policies That Forbid Mistreatment, Neglect and Abuse of Residents and Theft of Residents' Property.
  • Complaint Filed: 03/09/2011
  • Correction Date: 04/11/2011

Quality Care

Give Each Resident Care and Services to Get or Keep the Highest Quality of Life Possible.
  • Complaint Filed: 11/17/2008
  • Correction Date: 11/12/2008

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 Providence Seward Medical & Care 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 05/24/2011.

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

Automatic Sprinkler Systems That Have Been Maintained in Working Order.
  • Inspection Date: 10/07/2009
  • Correction Date: 10/29/2009
Portable Fire Extinguishers.
  • Inspection Date: 10/07/2009
  • Correction Date: 10/29/2009
Automatic Sprinkler Systems That Have Been Maintained in Working Order.
  • Inspection Date: 07/20/2010
  • Correction Date: 09/15/2010

Corridor Walls and Doors

Corridor and Hallway Doors That Block Smoke.
  • Inspection Date: 07/20/2010
  • Correction Date: 08/13/2010

Electrical

Properly Installed Electrical Wiring and Equipment.
  • Inspection Date: 07/20/2010
  • Correction Date: 09/10/2010
Properly Installed Electrical Wiring and Equipment.
  • Inspection Date: 05/24/2011
  • Correction Date: 07/01/2011

Exits and Egress

Exits That Are Accessible at All Times.
  • Inspection Date: 10/07/2009
  • Correction Date: 10/29/2009

Furnishings and Decorations

Exits That Are Free from Obstructions and Can Be Used at All Times.
  • Inspection Date: 05/24/2011
  • Correction Date: 07/01/2011

Smoke Compartmentation and Control

Smoke Barrier Doors That Can Resist Smoke for at Least 20 Minutes.
  • Inspection Date: 07/20/2010
  • Correction Date: 08/13/2010

Vertical Openings

Proper Stairway Enclosures and Vertical Shafts.
  • Inspection Date: 07/20/2010
  • Correction Date: 08/13/2010
Source: Medicare Nursing Home Compare; DHSS of Alaska - DMA Health Facilities Licensing and Certification - Retrieved 2011