With an address in Milford, Delaware, Delaware Veterans Home is one of just three available nursing homes in the city. This facility appears to be ranked among the more impressive facilities we looked at. A grade of this caliber requires high-end marks across the board. In fact, we ranked this nursing home in the top third of all facilities in the country. If you look below, you will see this facility's category ratings, which are also impressive.
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Delaware Veterans Home
- Nursing Home
- For people with disabilities
- Memory Care
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
- 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
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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 nursing home excelled in our nursing rating. We awarded them an A+ in this area. In computing a facility's nursing rating, we weigh the number of hours nurses are caring for patients and the skill levels of the nurses. This nursing home averages 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality measures and this facility excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any place the state in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can many times be avoided by providing better nursing care, such as by having a policy of turning patients even once per day.
Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home also was given a very strong short-term care score. Indeed, this is its second most impressive category grade. In that area, we gave this facility a score of A-. Our short-term care grades are believed to be more important for those requiring a nursing home for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation generally utilizes more skilled nursing. This means not merely nursing, but also physical and speech therapy, as well as other forms of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this facility employs registered nurses. Not all nursing homes employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the data this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Lastly, we considered the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
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This facility also earned top notch government inspections in recent years. We gave them one of our better scores in that area, with an impressive grade of B+. Perhaps the most critical factor we look at in computing our inspection ratings is deficiencies. Deficiencies can be found on a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities with better scores in this category typically avoided the most severe deficiencies involving health risks or even death. While this place had a few minor dings on its government inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones labeled as categories G through L. This tells you CMS didn't consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. A couple minor dings are not necessarily something to panic about.
Long-term Care Quality
The next area we analyzed was this facility's worst category. However, even its worst category would actually be a highlight for most nursing homes. We awarded it a favorable grade of B in our long-term care category. When facilities receive this type of score in long-term care it is typically a good sign for patient care and indicates that the nursing home is well-staffed with nurses and aids. In addition to considering the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility gave the vaccine to 99.51923 percent of its residents, which is significantly higher than the average nursing home. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0.02 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Delaware Veterans Home Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Delaware Veterans Home, 5.88% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This statistic measures the percent of long-term care residents which suffered from new or worsened pressure ulcers . We bake this statistic into both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Delaware Veterans Home, 3.19% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of residents that suffered from a fall leading to serious injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Delaware Veterans Home, 2.01% of Patients had UTIs
This figure is an indication of the percent of long-term care patients who suffered from a UTI. UTI's may be an indication of lower quality nursing care. However, this statistic can be skewed for some nursing homes due to different reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Delaware Veterans Home, 10.65% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic is an indication of the percent of long-term stay residents which were given antipsychotic medication. Excessive reliance on these medications may suggest a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior in scenarios where such drugs are not medically indicated. However, some nursing homes need to rely on these medications due to an increased number of residents suffering from cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Delaware Veterans Home, 18.41% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents taking antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Delaware Veterans Home, 4.11% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients who are demonstrating symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Delaware Veterans Home, 92.35% of Patients
This is the percentage of patients who were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Delaware Veterans Home, 13.82% Percentage of Patients
This is the percent of residents who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Delaware Veterans Home, 17.81% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percentage of patients that remained mobile levels over time. Preserving mobility can be a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Delaware Veterans Home, 1.69 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of care. There is usually a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the overall quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Delaware Veterans Home, 17.81 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care.
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