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Delaware Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This datapoint tells you the percentage of long-term care residents which suffer from pressure ulcers. We have found that pressure ulcers are a solid measure of nursing care quality.

B+
6%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes Serious Falls

This is the percentage of residents that have had a fall leading to major injury.

B
3.16%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

This is the percent of residents who sustained a urinary tract infection. These infections could be linked to poor hygiene.

B
2.92%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is the percent of residents prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are prescribed to patients for many conditions, including dementia. Sadly, in limited situations, increased usage of these drugs may indicate a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.

B
12.73%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is the percentage of patients who were prescribed antianxiety medications. These drugs are commonly used to treat residents experiencing anxiety and depression.

B
20.01%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

This indicates the percent of residents demonstrating depressive symptoms. Higher rates of depression could be an indicator lower quality care.

B+
2.29%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

This is the percentage of residents that were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.

B+
93.32%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

This indicates the percent of patients that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.

B+
13.51%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients that were able to retain mobility. Many believe that mobility is vital to patients health.

B
18%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Hospitalizations

This metric measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital is key to the physical well-being of patients.

B
1.7

Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

This is the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is generally a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.

B
18

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: ER Visits

This is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care.

B
10.49

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

This tells you the percent of short-term care patients who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Higher levels of autonomy with activities of daily living typically correlates with higher quality rehabilitation services.

B
68.76%

Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better

Delaware's
Nursing Home Quality
B+
B
Long-Term Care
B+
Inspection Reports
A
Nurse Quality
A-
Short-Term Care
More information about Delaware
Number of Hospitals: 12
Number of Dialysis facilities: 33
Number of Medicaid beds: 4,920

Best Nurse Quality

  1. Governor Bacon Health Center
  2. Exceptional Care for Children
  3. Delaware Veterans Home
  4. Newark Manor Nursing Home
  5. Forwood Manor
Delaware is ranked as the 3rd best state in the nation for nurse quality.

Best Short Term Care

  1. Riddle Memorial Hosp Hb Snf
  2. Willowbrooke Court Skilled Center at Manor House
  3. Willowbrooke Court at Country House
  4. Heron Point of Chestertown
  5. Willowbrooke Court Skd Care Center at Lima Estates
Delaware is ranked as the 4th best state in the nation for short term care.

Best Long Term Care

  1. Governor Bacon Health Center
  2. Friends Village at Woodstown
  3. Newark Manor Nursing Home
  4. Exceptional Care for Children
  5. Crosslands
Delaware is ranked as the 25th best state in the nation for long term care.

Best Health Inspection Rating

  1. Riddle Memorial Hosp Hb Snf
  2. Little Flower Manor
  3. Holy Family Home
  4. Exceptional Care for Children
  5. Crosslands
Delaware is ranked as the 45th best state in the nation for inspection ratings.

Delaware cities

City # of Nursing Homes # of Dialysis within 10 miles # of Hospitals within 10 miles Average Nursing Home Rating
Dover5 6 2
A-
Hockessin3 17 4
A-
Lewes2 1 1
B-
Middletown1 1 0
A+
Milford3 1 0
B
Millsboro2 2 0
B
New Castle1 18 6
B-
Newark5 12 5
A+
Seaford3 3 1
B+
Smyrna2 5 0
B
Wilmington17 16 5
B+