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 were pleased to learn that this matched the average grade of nursing homes in Milford, which is one of the better cities in Delaware to find a nursing home. The best aspect of this nursing home's impressive report card is its nursing score. We discuss nursing in the next section
Delaware Veterans Home
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
- Memory Care
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- 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
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to a phenomenal overall grade, this facility also received A+ nursing grade. We looked at the levels of nurses at the nursing home, in addition to the quantity of time those nurses were with patients, in computing our score in this category. This nursing home averages 0.6 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This nursing home performed very well in the area of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Short-term Care Quality
This facility received strong scores in the category of short-term care as well. As a result, it received one of our strongest scores in that category with a area of A-. Our short-term care ratings are considered to be more important for folks requiring rehabilitation services. Rehabilitation generally utilizes higher levels of highly-skilled nursing. This includes not merely nursing, but also physical and occupational therapy, as well as other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not every nursing home employs these types of nurses. However, according to the information this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The final statistic we looked at in this category is the number of residents that were able to return home from the facility. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.
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In addition, this nursing home received a very good inspection report this year as well. It earned one of our better grades in that area with a B. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in determining these inspection scores. One key factor is health deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of deficiencies is usually more important than the quantity of deficiencies, as some deficiencies end up being relatively insignificant. Fortunately, although this facility had some minor dings on its report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones found in categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This means the government inspectors did not consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. Remember that deficiency-free inspection reports are uncommon in this industry.
Long-term Care Quality
The next area we assessed was long-term care, which turned out to be a weak link for this facility. We gave this nursing home a grade of D in long-term care, rendering this the facility's worst category grade. We would nevertheless recommend that you consider all of a nursing home's grades. If you are seeking services other than short-term rehabilitation, you should take a close look at each facility's long-term care grades. One of the statistics we considered after nurse's aid hours was vaccinations. Thankfully, this nursing home administered the pneumonia vaccination to 97.60766 percent of its residents. To our surprise, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. With just 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, this nursing home has less hospitalizations than the majority of nursing homes. Unfortunately, a few of its other scores in this category were not 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, 5.95% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of residents who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are often caused by patients not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing care reduces the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Delaware Veterans Home, 3.42% of Patients had Serious Falls
This metric tells you the percentage of long-term stay patients which suffered falls leading to serious injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries could be an indicator of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Delaware Veterans Home, 1.82% 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, 11.48% 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, 19.9% 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, 3.38% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients who are demonstrating symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Delaware Veterans Home, 94.32% 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, 15.2% 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, 21.99% 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, 1.37 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, 21.99 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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