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Delaware Veterans Home

  • Nursing Home
  • Independent Living
  • Assisted Living
  • Memory Care

Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: B-plus
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Delaware Veterans Home's website

100 Delaware Veteran's Drive,
Milford DE 19963

(302) 424-6000

36.31% estimated occupancy 1

With an address in Milford, Delaware, Delaware Veterans Home is one of just three available nursing homes in the city. It looks like this is a quality nursing home. We awarded this it an overall grade of B+, which is very favorable rating. We rated this nursing home in the 50 best nursing homes in Delaware. The best aspect of this nursing home's strong profile was its nursing grade. We discuss nursing in the next paragraph

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • Is CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • Government - State
  • Secure Memory Care 
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Speech Therapy
  • Stroke Recovery
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Palliative Care
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Cardiac Therapy
  • Diabetes Management
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy

Awards

Top Nursing Home in Delaware badge

Top Nursing Home in Delaware Awards 2019

Top Nursing Home in Delaware badge

Top Nursing Home in Delaware Awards 2020

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Nurse Quality

Grade: A-plus

We also wanted to emphasize the fact that this facility excelled in our nursing rating. We awarded them an impressive grade of A+ in this category. Our nursing category weighs quite a few datapoints, many of which are tied to nursing hours. This particular nursing home provided 0.6 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This place performed very well in terms of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A

This nursing home really excelled in the area of short-term care, where it received a grade of A. Only a select group of nursing homes performed more favorably in this category. In crafting these short-term care grades, we analyze the facility's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, respiratory therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. The purpose is to devise a tool for sizing up the rehabilitation services of nursing homes. Fortunately, it appear that this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The last statistic we looked at in this category is the number of patients that returned home from the facility. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.

Facility Inspections

Grade: B

This facility earned a very good inspection report this year as well. For this reason, it earned one of our higher grades in that category with a B. Arguably the most significant factor we look at in calculating our inspection ratings is deficiencies. These deficiencies can be found on a facility's inspection reports. Facilities with better grades in this area typically avoided the more severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or death. Fortunately, although this place had some minor dings on its report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones found in categories G through L. This means the government inspectors didn't deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. Remember that deficiency-free inspection reports are uncommon in the industry.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: D

This nursing home's worst area is long-term care, which is the last area we looked at. For this category, we gave this nursing home an D. We want to to draw your attention to this potential weak link, but you shouldn't dwell on one bad category either. For patients seeking a permanent place to live as opposed to rehabilitation, long-term care grades are very important. In addition to considering the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility gave the vaccine to 97.5 percent of its residents. To our surprise, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. With just 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, this facility has fewer hospitalizations than most nursing homes. Unfortunately, a few of its other scores in the category weren't as favorable as these.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Sep 22

Delaware Veterans Home Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A-plus

In Delaware Veterans Home, 5.85% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This statistic is a measure of the percent of long-term patients who developed pressure ulcers . We use this statistic in calculating our nursing grades.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A

In Delaware Veterans Home, 3.56% of Patients had Serious Falls

This indicates the percent of patients that sustained a fall resulting in major injury.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A+

In Delaware Veterans Home, 1.83% of Patients had UTIs

This statistic indicates the percent of long-term patients which experienced UTI's. Although more of these infections could reflect poorly on a nursing home's hygiene protocols, it can be problematic to compare between nursing homes due to facilities having reporting standards.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: C

In Delaware Veterans Home, 11.38% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This statistic is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients taking antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to ensure these drugs are being used appropriately. In some situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: F

In Delaware Veterans Home, 19.25% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This metric tells you the percentage of long-term patients receiving antianxiety medications.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B-minus

In Delaware Veterans Home, 3.54% of Patients

This is the percent of residents who are exhibiting signs of depression. High rates of depression could be an indicator lower quality care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-minus

In Delaware Veterans Home, 94.07% of Patients

This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients that have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for seniors, making these types of vaccines critical to patient well-being.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B-minus

In Delaware Veterans Home, 14.59% Percentage of Patients

This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care patients that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and using the bathroom.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B-plus

In Delaware Veterans Home, 20.95% Percentage of Residents

This tells you the percent of patients who retained mobility levels over time. Optimizing mobility is often a good sign for residents' health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A-plus

In Delaware Veterans Home, 1.41 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This tells you the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of care. There is usually a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and the overall quality of nursing home care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B-minus

In Delaware Veterans Home, 20.95 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This is the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Bayhealth Hospital, Kent CampusAcute Care Hospitals 15.32 miles away640 S State Street Dover Delaware 19901Voluntary non-profit - Private(302) 744-7001
  • Beebe Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 19.98 miles away424 Savannah Rd Lewes Delaware 19958Voluntary non-profit - Private(302) 645-3300

Nearby Dialysis

  • Fresenius Kidney Care - Milford2.07 miles away656d North Dupont Highway Milford Delaware 19963CMS Rating: 2 stars Dialysis Stations: 25 (302) 424-0552
  • Fresenius Medical Care Southern Delaware, LLC14.53 miles away1198 South Governors Avenue Building B, Suite 201 Dover Delaware 19904Dialysis Stations: 4 (302) 736-1340
  • Bayhealth Medical Center15.38 miles away640 S State Street Dover Delaware 19901Dialysis Stations: 9 (302) 744-7322
  • Fresenius Kidney Care - Greentree15.82 miles away97 Commerce Way, Suite 104 Dover Delaware 19904Dialysis Stations: 16 (302) 674-1919
  • Fresenius Kidney Care - Central Delaware15.85 miles awayBlue Hen Corporate Center 655 South Bay Road, Suite 4m Dover Delaware 19901CMS Rating: 2 stars Dialysis Stations: 25 (302) 678-5718
  • Fresenius Medical Care Southern Delaware, LLC15.9 miles away9115 Antique Alley Bridgeville Delaware 19933Dialysis Stations: 11 (302) 337-8789
  • Dover Universal LLC16.73 miles away107 Mont Blanc Blvd., Suite 100 Dover Delaware 19904Dialysis Stations: 12 (302) 674-2074
  • Fresenius Kidney Care - Mid Sussex County18.04 miles away34 Georgetown Plaza Georgetown Delaware 19947CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 21 (302) 854-0230