Wesley Rehabilitation & Care Center Long Term Care Community Needs Assessment (2001)
Denny DeGross, MA
Wesley Rehabilitation and Care Center (Wesley) contracted with the Alaska Center for Rural Health to perform an assessment and make recommendations for Wesley’s future. Specifically, the project would help the community determine:
Alaska is following the national trend to de-institutionalize services to the elderly and to provide them with increasing levels of support services within their home and community. Wesley is currently a 66 bed nursing home facility, with residents from all over the state. The facility has played, and continues to play, an important role in Alaska’s health care system. The organization has evolved over time according to the needs of the Alaskan people. The assessment provided by ACRH was intended to help Wesley’s Board of Trustees plan for Wesley’s next change.
ACRH employed focus groups and key informant interviews for this project. The report describes the assessment process, results, analysis, and recommendations.