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
Delaware Veterans Home
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Government - State
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- 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
Top Nursing Home in Delaware Awards 2019
Top Nursing Home in Delaware Awards 2020
Registered Staff Hours
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
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.
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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
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.
Delaware Veterans Home Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
In Delaware Veterans Home, 20.95 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care.
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