Delmar Nursing & Rehabilitation Center is an average-sized nursing home located in Delmar, Delaware. This facility was given an A- overall, which is very good rating. You really can not do much better than this place. Keep reading to see this nursing home's category grades, which are also quite good. It's hard to poke holes in this place's profile.
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Delmar Nursing & Rehabilitation 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 - Limited Liability company
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Medication Management
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Pain Management
- Bariatric Care
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Top Nursing Home in Delaware Awards 2020
Top Nursing Home in Delaware Awards 2021
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Long-term Care Quality
In addition to receiving a great overall grade, this nursing home excelled in our shot-term care category. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A for that category. Facilities that receive this type of score in this category typically provide consistent around the clock care to ensure patients are kept in good health. In addition to assessing the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home administered the vaccine to 99.21568 percent of its residents, which is far higher than the majority of nursing homes. Lastly, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had only 0.02 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
Short-term Care Quality
Additionally, this nursing home also received favorable short-term care grades in our assessment. Indeed, we awarded it one of our stronger grades in that category, with a grade of B+. In the area of short-term care, we strive to qualify measures of a nursing home's rehabilitation services. We analyze a nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses and physical therapists. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not every nursing home employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the information they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final item we considered in this category is the percentage of patients that ultimately were able to return home from the nursing home. We found that 5.2 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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In addition, this facility also excelled in the area of inspections, where it received a grade of B+. Few nursing homes performed better in this area. Inspection ratings account for several factors found on a facility's inspection reports. One key criteria we consider is the number and severity of deficiencies. Facilities with better scores in this area tend to have few of these severe deficiencies. While this nursing home had a few deficiencies on its inspection report, none of them were major deficiencies based on CMS' scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Moving on to the next area, this nursing home was given a strong nursing score. We awarded it a B+ in this area, topping off one of our finer profiles. When calculating our nursing grades, we factor in both the number of hours nurses spend with residents and the training levels of the nurses. This nursing home averages 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality-based metrics 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 facility the state in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can often be avoided by providing better nursing care, such as employing a protocol of turning a resident more frequently.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Delmar Nursing & Rehabilitation Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Delmar Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 5.88% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of patients who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be an indicator of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are routinely caused by residents staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Delmar Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 3.19% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of patients who have had a major fall. Falls leading to major injuries are considered by many experts to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care . Major falls are routinely the result of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Delmar Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 2.01% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of patients who have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are routinely linked to poor nursing care. Additional nurse staffing limits the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. Keep in mind that this metric is sometimes skewed by the fact that nursing homes have incongruent reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Delmar Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 10.65% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This metric gauges the percentage of long-term residents receiving antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications serve an important medical purpose, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used appropriately. In some cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest that a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Delmar Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 18.41% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents who are administered antianxiety medication. These drugs are used to treat patients suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Delmar Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 4.11% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term stay patients showing signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Delmar Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 92.35% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents who have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Delmar Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 13.82% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care residents who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and taking a bath. Many believe this is a reasonable measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Delmar Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 17.81% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percentage of patients that remained mobile levels over time. Optimizing mobility can be a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Delmar Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 1.69 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Delmar Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 17.81 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care. Keeping residents out of the hospital during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the health of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Delmar Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 13.58 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Delmar Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 77.07% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percent of short-term care patients who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
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