Delaware Court Health Care Center is a facility located in Delaware, Ohio, a city with a population of 48,107 people. With an overall grade of B-, this appears to be a decent nursing home. In our view, this nursing home would be a solid choice for most people. One of the best aspects of this nursing home's profile is its stellar inspection score, which is addressed in the next section.
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Delaware Court Health Care Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
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Registered Staff Hours
In addition to being a respectable facility overall, this facility really excelled in the area of inspections, where it earned an A+. Few nursing homes performed better in this area. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in determining our inspection scores. One key factor is health deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of the deficiencies is usually more important than the quantity of deficiencies, as some deficiencies can be relatively insignificant. This particular nursing home had just a single deficiency on its inspection report and it was not one deemed to pose a threat to patient health or safety. Even some of the best nursing homes receive an occasional ding on their inspection report.
Long-term Care Quality
We also gave this facility a middle of the road score in the area of long-term care, with a B-. For long-term care residents, the facility's primary objective is to maintain patients' quality of life and keep them safe. In addition to assessing the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility gave the vaccine to 99.42197 percent of its patients, which is more than the average nursing home. This nursing home keeps its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
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This facility's next best category was its nursing grade, where it received a grade of C. Nursing scores are based in large part on quantity of nursing care available. This facility provides only 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient each day. This is a somewhat alarming figure which is well below the national average. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this facility actually fared better in some of the quality-based metrics we looked at. In fact, it performed well when it comes to minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers.
Short-term Care Quality
Moving on to our next category, we awarded this nursing home a D for the area of short-term care. This is the nursing home's weakest category grade. Naturally, this score pulled down the nursing home's overall grade a bit. Our short-term care ratings are based on the facility's quantity of highly-skilled nursing services. This means a vast scope of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, not to mention other variations of therapy. In this nursing home's case, we found that it provides less physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than the average facility. Finally, we considered the percentage of residents that returned home from this nursing home. This nursing home didn't fare well here either. In fact, we found that just 0 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Delaware Court Health Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Delaware Court Health Care Center, 4.44% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care residents which suffered from pressure ulcers . We bake this statistic into both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Delaware Court Health Care Center, 1.16% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of patients that suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in major injury are often caused by poor nursing care. Better nursing protocols limits the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Delaware Court Health Care Center, 2.34% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint is an indication of the percent of long-term stay patients who have had urinary tract infections. UTI's could be a sign of poor nursing care. Nevertheless, this metric can be misleading for some facilities due to varying reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Delaware Court Health Care Center, 23.64% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of patients given antipsychotic drugs. These drugs are used to treat several conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Delaware Court Health Care Center, 18.06% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This gauges the percent of long-term stay patients which were given antianxiety medication. These medications are given to patients experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Delaware Court Health Care Center, 10% of Patients
This is the percent of patients who are showing symptoms of depression. Higher levels of depression may imply a less hospitable environment.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Delaware Court Health Care Center, 98.62% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term residents who were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for seniors, making these vaccines critical to patient safety.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Delaware Court Health Care Center, 19.42% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and using the bathroom. Some experts argue this is a reliable measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Delaware Court Health Care Center, 21.42% of Residents
This tells you the percentage of residents that remained mobile levels over time. Retaining mobility is often a great sign for residents' health.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Delaware Court Health Care Center, 21.42% of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Delaware Court Health Care Center, 47.87% of Resident
This tells you the percentage of short-term residents who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Higher levels of autonomy with activities of daily living usually correlates with better rehabilitation services.
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