- Alaska was 2014’s second biggest nursing home quality loser, dropping 15 spots from last year’s top ranking.
- Alaska lost substantial ground in all but two nursing home quality measures.
- Alaska had the highest percentage of facilities with deficiencies at 100 percent, the worst when compared to other states.
- Alaska nursing homes had three times as many severe deficiencies compared to last year.
- The percentage of facilities with above average scores in professional nurse services and frontline caregivers dropped nearly 20 percent in each respective category.
- Despite Alaska’s free-fall, the state still managed to rank first overall in professional nurse hours and direct care staffing hours.
- Alaska nursing home care ranked second overall in the Pacific Alaska region.
|Direct Care Staffing Above Average||82.35%||B||12||1||A||100.00%|
|Direct Care Staffing Hours per Resident||4.05||A||1||1||A||3.56|
|Facilities With Deficiencies||100.00%||F||51||31||D||93.75%|
|Facilities With Severe Deficiencies||29.41%||F||45||5||A||6.25%|
|Health Inspections Above Average||41.18%||D||34||4||A||37.50%|
|Professional Nurse Staffing Above Average||82.35%||B||16||1||A||100.00%|
|Professional Nursing Hours per Resident||2.78||A||1||1||A||1.38|
|Verified Ombudsman Complaints||69.64%||B||17||11||B||57.65%|