Nursing Homes in Delaware
- 7thNational Rank
- 45Nursing Homes
- 5.85%Patients with pressure ulcers
- 3.42/5Average CMS Rating
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Delaware Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Delaware, 5.85% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This figure tells you the percentage of long-term stay patients who suffered from new or worsened pressure ulcers . We bake this statistic into both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Delaware, 3.56% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of patients who sustained a major fall. Falls leading to severe injuries are routinely associated with poor nursing care. Better nursing protocols can limit the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Delaware, 1.83% of Patients had UTIs
This figure gauges the percentage of long-term stay residents who suffered from a UTI. UTI's could be an indication of worse hygiene protocols. However, this metric could also be misleading for some nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Delaware, 11.38% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs may be vital to many patients, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In limited cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest that a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Delaware, 19.25% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are given to residents experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Delaware, 3.54% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients who are exhibiting depressive symptoms. Increased rates of depression could reveal a less hospitable environment.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Delaware, 94.07% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents who have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Delaware, 14.59% Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and taking a bath. Many in the industry argue this is a reasonable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Delaware, 20.95% Percentage of Residents
This is the percentage of patients who retained mobility levels over time. Retaining mobility can be a good sign for residents' health.
In Delaware, 1.41 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. There is generally a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Delaware, 20.95 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Delaware, 10.28 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Delaware, 75.7% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percentage of short-term stay residents that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. High levels of performance with ADL's usually correlates with better rehabilitation services.
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