Even though the State of Alaska has some work to do with what the information and resources they provide to the public in terms of Assisted Living Facility information, reports and support, they do have a number of different ways you can file a complaint against an Assisted Living Facility or other Health Care Facilities in Alaska.
In reference to Alaska having some ‘work to do’ their Division of HealthCare Services site has been a work-in-progress for some time – with pages still under construction, and really only basic facility information offered as compared to many other states.
The DHS Department has an all-in-one ‘Centralized Reporting‘ page that will guide you through the process of filing a complaint against an Assisted Living Facility in Alaska. At this time the Centralized Reporting page looks like this:
Alaska’s Safest Facilities
You will notice that you can report on the following types of subjects or incidents:
- Self-neglect (or harm)
Of course, implied in all of this is that anything having to do with Health or Safety in an Assisted Living Facility is also fair game for reporting.
How To File A Complaint – Alaska
- Go to the “File Your Report Here” button on the site which will take you to an online form to enter your complaint information. At this time the intake form looks like this:
The form is several sections longer than this but you get an idea of how detailed it is.
2) You can file a report Anonymously if you wish. This is important, as a resident may fear reporting an incident due to retaliation or further harm, neglect or abuse. To file a report anonymously call: 1-800-478-9996
Helpful Information For Reporting Your Complaint
- You can get a full list of all of Alaska’s Assisted Living Facilities through this Excel Spreadsheet here. This sheet is up-to-date as of early 2020.
- You can view and download the Rules and Regulations for Assisted Living in Alaska here.