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Nursing Homes in Delaware

  • 7th
    National Rank
  • 45
    Nursing Homes
  • 5.85%
    Patients with pressure ulcers
  • 3.42/5
    Average CMS Rating

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Delaware Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B-plus

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

Grade: B

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

Grade: B

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

Grade: B-plus

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

Grade: B

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

Grade: B-plus

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

Grade: B

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

Grade: B

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

Grade: B-plus

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.

Hospitalizations

Grade: B

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

Grade: B-minus

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

Grade: B

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

Grade: B

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.

Delaware cities

City . Ascending order# of Nursing Homes . No order set# of Dialysis within 10 miles . No order set# of Hospitals within 10 miles . No order setAverage Nursing Home Rating . No order set
Dover562
Grade: B-plus
Hockessin3174
Grade: B-plus
Lewes211
Grade: A-minus
Middletown110
Grade: A-minus
Milford310
Grade: B
Millsboro220
Grade: B-plus
New Castle1186
Grade: B-plus
Newark5125
Grade: A
Seaford331
Grade: A-minus
Smyrna250
Grade: B
Wilmington16165
Grade: B-plus