Atlantic Shores Rehabilitation & Health Center is a large nursing home located in Millsboro, Delaware. It looks like this is a good nursing home. We awarded it an overall grade of B, which is a favorable score. Based on all of the relevant data, you could do much worse than this facility. This nursing home was better in some categories than others, but it did not have any weak links in any of our four major categories. More information about these categories can be found below.
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Atlantic Shores Rehabilitation & Health Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Individual
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
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Registered Staff Hours
On top of being a quality nursing home overall, this facility really excelled in nursing, where it received a grade of A. Few facilities performed better in this category. Our nursing grade analyzes the facility's nurse staffing levels. We weigh both the levels of training of the nurses and the quantity of hours spent with residents. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This facility performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a nursing home has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can many times be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Building on its quality profile, this facility also received favorable inspections in recent years. We awarded them one of our better scores in that category, with a B. These inspection scores take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these items by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This particular nursing home received 4 deficiencies on its inspection report. Overall, this is still a good inspection report, but we'd always recommend looking into any deficiencies you find troubling.
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Short-term Care Quality
This facility is also above average in the category of short-term care, where it was awarded a score of B. It outperformed most facilities in this category. With our short-term care category, we endeavor to craft a valuable barometer for rehabilitation services. In doing so, we look at a facility's levels of skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as respiratory therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not all facilities employs these types of nurses. However, according to the data they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final item we considered in this category is the number of patients who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We discovered that 5 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home.
Long-term Care Quality
Moving on to our next category, this facility was given a grade of B- in long-term care, which we consider to be an acceptable grade. In our long-term care assessment, we analyze the quantity of services provided by a facility, as well as some quality data points. On top of considering the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility vaccinated a relatively low 77.02702 percent of its residents, which is several points lower than we expected. Fortunately, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had only 0.02 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Atlantic Shores Rehabilitation & Health Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Atlantic Shores Rehabilitation & Health Center, 5.88% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of residents that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are routinely caused by residents not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Atlantic Shores Rehabilitation & Health Center, 3.19% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of long-term care patients which suffered falls which caused major injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries may be an indication of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Atlantic Shores Rehabilitation & Health Center, 2.01% of Patients had UTIs
This figure tells you the percent of long-term patients that experienced a urinary tract infection. While more infections may reflect poorly on a facility's nursing care, it is difficult to compare between facilities due to nursing homes having differing reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Atlantic Shores Rehabilitation & Health Center, 10.65% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of patients given antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs may be helpful for many residents, it is important to ensure these medications are being used only where medically required. In limited cases, increased usage of these drugs may suggest a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Atlantic Shores Rehabilitation & Health Center, 18.41% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of residents given antianxiety medications. These medications are commonly given to residents experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Atlantic Shores Rehabilitation & Health Center, 4.11% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who are showing signs of depression. Some would argue that this is a measure of resident quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Atlantic Shores Rehabilitation & Health Center, 92.35% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents who were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Atlantic Shores Rehabilitation & Health Center, 13.82% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay patients that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and bathing. Some argue that this is a measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Atlantic Shores Rehabilitation & Health Center, 17.81% Percentage of Residents
Measures the percent of long-term stay residents who were able to retain mobility. Many in the industry argue that mobility is critical to residents' mental and physical well-being.
In Atlantic Shores Rehabilitation & Health Center, 1.69 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of care. There is usually a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the overall quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Atlantic Shores Rehabilitation & Health Center, 17.81 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Atlantic Shores Rehabilitation & Health Center, 13.58 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is usually a correlation between having fewer emergency room visits and the quality of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Atlantic Shores Rehabilitation & Health Center, 77.07% Percentage of Resident
This is the percentage of short-term stay residents who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
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