Alaska Gardens Health And Rehabilitation

6220 South Alaska Street
Tacoma, WA 98408
Pierce County
Phone: 253-476-5300
Provider Number: 505483
Last Inspection: 05/06/2014

About the Nursing Home About the Staff

Number of Beds
Number of
Beds
123
Number of Residents
Number of
Residents
115
Number of Beds Available
Beds Available
8
Percent Occupancy
Percent Occupancy
93%
Accepts Insurance
Insurance Accepted
Medicare & Medicaid
Types of Councils
Types of Councils
Resident
Type of Ownership
Type of Ownership
For profit - Corporation
Within a Hospital?
Within Hospital?
NO

State Inspection Deficiencies About State Inspection Deficiencies

Findings in these inspections do not present a complete picture of the quality of care provided. Information in this database should be interpreted carefully and used in conjunction with other sources, as well as a visit to the nursing home. We suggest you use our Nursing Home Checklist to help evaluate the nursing homes you plan to visit.


Deficiency Ratings what is a deficiency rating?
By Region


  • Facility
  • County
  • WA
  • USA
  • 29
  • 26
  • 22
  • 20
Lower Numbers are Better

Deficiency Ratings what is a deficiency rating?
By Year


  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 29
  • 44
  • 49
Lower Numbers are Better

Details by Inspection Date

 

5/6/2014 Inspection

 
Deficiency Description Scope : Level of Harm 1 -- Rating -- 7 Corrected
Failed To: Store, cook, and serve food in a safe and clean way. Isolated : Minimal 3 6/20/2014
Failed To: Ensure that each resident's 1) entire drug/medication regimen is free from unnecessary drugs; and 2) is managed and monitored to achieve highest level of well-being. Isolated : Minimal 3 6/20/2014
Failed To: Provide necessary care and services to maintain or improve the highest well being of each resident . Isolated : Minimal 3 6/20/2014
Failed To: Provide housekeeping and maintenance services. Pattern : Minimal 4 6/20/2014
Failed To: Have a program that investigates, controls and keeps infection from spreading. Isolated : Minimal 3 6/20/2014
Failed To: Allow residents the right to participate in the planning or revision of care and treatment. Isolated : Minimal 3 6/20/2014
Failed To: Prepare food that is nutritional, appetizing, tasty, attractive, well-cooked, and at the right temperature. Pattern : Minimal 4 6/20/2014
Failed To: Keep accurate, complete and organized clinical records on each resident that meet professional standards. Isolated : Minimal 3 6/20/2014
Failed To: Ensure that each resident who enters the nursing home without a catheter is not given a catheter, unless medically necessary, and that incontinent patients receive proper services to prevent urinary tract infections and restore normal bladder functions. Isolated : Minimal 3 6/20/2014
 

8/6/2013 Inspection

 
Deficiency Description Scope : Level of Harm 1 -- Rating -- 7 Corrected
Failed To: Ensure that each resident who enters the nursing home without a catheter is not given a catheter, unless medically necessary, and that incontinent patients receive proper services to prevent urinary tract infections and restore normal bladder functions. Isolated : Minimal 3 9/13/2013
Failed To: Develop a complete care plan that meets all the resident's needs, with timetables and actions that can be measured. Isolated : Minimal 3 9/13/2013
Failed To: Offer other nutritional food to each resident who will not eat the food served. Isolated : Minimal 3 9/13/2013
Failed To: Provide medically-related social services to help each resident achieve the highest possible quality of life. Isolated : Minimal 3 9/13/2013
Failed To: Allow residents the right to participate in the planning or revision of care and treatment. Isolated : Minimal 3 9/13/2013
Failed To: Provide at least one room set aside to use as a resident dining room and for activities, that is a good size, with good lighting, air flow and furniture. Pattern : Minimal 4 9/13/2013
Failed To: Provide care for residents in a way that maintains or improves their dignity and respect in full recognition of their individuality. Isolated : Minimal 3 9/13/2013
Failed To: Provide care by qualified persons according to each resident's written plan of care. Isolated : Minimal 3 9/13/2013
Failed To: Ensure services provided by the nursing facility meet professional standards of quality. Isolated : Minimal 3 9/13/2013
Failed To: Make sure that residents receive treatments/services to maintain or improve their ability to care for themselves. Isolated : Minimal 3 9/13/2013
Failed To: 1) Review the work of each nurse aide every year; and 2) give regular in-service training based upon these reviews. Pattern : Minimal 4 9/13/2013
Failed To: Provide necessary care and services to maintain or improve the highest well being of each resident . Isolated : Minimal 3 9/13/2013
Failed To: Ensure that each resident's 1) entire drug/medication regimen is free from unnecessary drugs; and 2) is managed and monitored to achieve highest level of well-being. Isolated : Minimal 3 9/13/2013
Failed To: Properly care for residents needing special services, including: injections, colostomy, ureostomy, ileostomy, tracheostomy care, tracheal suctioning, respiratory care, foot care, and prostheses. Isolated : Minimal 3 9/13/2013
 

5/14/2012 Inspection

 
Deficiency Description Scope : Level of Harm 1 -- Rating -- 7 Corrected
Failed To: Ensure that each resident's 1) entire drug/medication regimen is free from unnecessary drugs; and 2) is managed and monitored to achieve highest level of well-being. Isolated : Minimal 3 6/13/2012
Failed To: Provide necessary care and services to maintain or improve the highest well being of each resident . Isolated : Minimal 3 6/13/2012
Failed To: Develop and implement policies for 1) screening and training employees; and the 2) prevention, identification, investigation, and reporting of any abuse, neglect, mistreatment and misappropriation of property. Isolated : Minimal 3 6/13/2012
Failed To: Ensure residents maintain acceptable nutritional status. Isolated : Minimal 3 6/13/2012
Failed To: Immediately tell the resident, the resident's doctor, and a family member of situations (injury/decline/room, etc.) that affect the resident. Isolated : Minimal 3 6/13/2012
Failed To: Provide housekeeping and maintenance services. Isolated : Minimal 3 6/13/2012
Failed To: Give notice to the resident before a room or roommate change. Isolated : Minimal 3 6/13/2012
Failed To: Have a program that investigates, controls and keeps infection from spreading. Isolated : Minimal 3 6/13/2012
Failed To: Provide care by qualified persons according to each resident's written plan of care. Isolated : Minimal 3 6/13/2012
Failed To: Give residents proper treatment to prevent new bed (pressure) sores or heal existing bed sores. Isolated : Minimal 3 6/13/2012
Failed To: Ensure that residents are fully informed and understand their health status, care and treatments. Isolated : Minimal 3 6/13/2012
Failed To: Keep accurate, complete and organized clinical records on each resident that meet professional standards. Isolated : Minimal 3 6/13/2012
Failed To: Provide or obtain dental services for each resident. Isolated : Minimal 3 6/13/2012
Failed To: Develop a complete care plan that meets all the resident's needs, with timetables and actions that can be measured. Isolated : Minimal 3 6/13/2012
Failed To: Ensure that a nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provide adequate supervision to prevent avoidable accidents. Isolated : Minimal 3 6/13/2012
Failed To: Conduct initial and periodic assessments of each resident's functional capacity. Pattern : Minimal 4 6/13/2012


 

Complaint Investigation Deficiencies

These deficiencies resulted from complaints investigated by the state inspectors and substantiated.

 

8/25/2014 Investigation

 
Deficiency Description Scope : Level of Harm 1 -- Rating -- 7 Corrected
Failed To: Provide necessary care and services to maintain or improve the highest well being of each resident . Isolated : Minimal 3 9/25/2014
Failed To: Keep accurate, complete and organized clinical records on each resident that meet professional standards. Pattern : Minimal 4 9/25/2014
 

10/17/2013 Investigation

 
Deficiency Description Scope : Level of Harm 1 -- Rating -- 7 Corrected
Failed To: Provide care by qualified persons according to each resident's written plan of care. Isolated : Minimal 3 11/2/2013
 

5/6/2013 Investigation

 
Deficiency Description Scope : Level of Harm 1 -- Rating -- 7 Corrected
Failed To: Let residents refuse treatment, refuse to take part in an experiment, or formulate advance directives. Isolated : Minimal 3 6/5/2013
Failed To: Provide care by qualified persons according to each resident's written plan of care. Isolated : Minimal 3 6/5/2013
 

4/26/2013 Investigation

 
Deficiency Description Scope : Level of Harm 1 -- Rating -- 7 Corrected
Failed To: Ensure that each resident's 1) entire drug/medication regimen is free from unnecessary drugs; and 2) is managed and monitored to achieve highest level of well-being. Isolated : Minimal 3 5/21/2013
 

4/10/2013 Investigation

 
Deficiency Description Scope : Level of Harm 1 -- Rating -- 7 Corrected
Failed To: Ensure that a nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provide adequate supervision to prevent avoidable accidents. Isolated : Minimal 3 4/26/2013
 

9/6/2012 Investigation

 
Deficiency Description Scope : Level of Harm 1 -- Rating -- 7 Corrected
Failed To: Give residents proper treatment to prevent new bed (pressure) sores or heal existing bed sores. Isolated : Actual 4 10/10/2012
 

2/15/2012 Investigation

 
Deficiency Description Scope : Level of Harm 1 -- Rating -- 7 Corrected
Failed To: 1) Hire only people with 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. Isolated : Minimal 3 3/14/2012
Failed To: Provide necessary care and services to maintain or improve the highest well being of each resident . Isolated : Minimal 3 3/14/2012
Failed To: Properly care for residents needing special services, including: injections, colostomy, ureostomy, ileostomy, tracheostomy care, tracheal suctioning, respiratory care, foot care, and prostheses. Isolated : Minimal 3 3/14/2012

 

About The Staff About the Staff

(Higher Numbers Are Better)

Staffing Hours Per Day Per Resident... This Facility County Avg WA State Avg
Number of Residents 115 93.75 77.10
Registered Nurses 0.60 0.86 1.16
Licensed Practical / Vocational Nurses 1.03 0.85 0.60
Certified Nursing Assistants 2.09 2.39 2.60
Total Staff Hours 3.72 4.09 4.37

About the Residents About the Staff

(Lower Numbers Are Better)

Percent of Residents... This Facility% County Avg% WA State Avg%
High Risk Long Stay Residents With Pressure Ulcers 9 5 5
Long Stay Residents Experiencing One or More Falls with Major Injury 1 2 2
Long Stay Residents Who Have Depressive Symptoms 0 9 11
Long Stay Residents Who Lose Too Much Weight 2 5 6
Long Stay Residents Who Received an Antipsychotic Medication 12 21 17
Long Stay Residents Who Self Report Moderate to Severe Pain 9 10 9
Long Stay Residents Who Were NOT Assessed and Appropriately Given the Pneumococcal Vaccine 3 8 4
Long Stay Residents Who Were NOT Assessed and Appropriately Given the Seasonal Influenza Vaccine 3 6 5
Long Stay Residents Who Were Physically Restrained 0 0 0
Long Stay Residents Whose Need for Help with ADLs has Increased 21 14 13
Long Stay Residents with a Catheter Inserted and Left in Their Bladder 3 3 3
Long Stay Residents With a Urinary Tract Infection 16 6 6
Low Risk Long Stay Residents Who Lose Control of Their Bowel or Bladder 45 50 51
Short Stay Residents Who Newly Received an Antipsychotic Medication 1 2 1
Short Stay Residents Who Self Report Moderate to Severe Pain 20 26 21
Short Stay Residents Who Were NOT Assessed and Appropriately Given the Pneumococcal Vaccine 11 15 12
Short Stay Residents Who Were NOT Assessed and Appropriately Given the Seasonal Influenza Vaccine 14 15 12
Short Stay Residents With Pressure Ulcers That Are New or Worsened 1 0 0