Delmar Nursing & Rehabilitation Center is an average-sized nursing home located in Delmar, Delaware. This facility was given an overall grade of B+, which is very good rating. You can certainly do much worse than this nursing home. Scroll down to find this facility's category grades, which are also strong. It would be hard to poke holes in this facility's profile.
Delmar Nursing & Rehabilitation Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
101 E. Delaware Avenue,
Delmar DE 19940
65.85% estimated occupancy 1
- 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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Long-term Care Quality
To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A- for our long-term care grade. Facilities that excel in this category typically are well-staffed and provide extensive hands on care to patients. After looking at the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we then analyzed the nursing home's vaccination statistics. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its patients for pneumonia. Vaccines are critical to keeping residents healthy. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
Short-term Care Quality
Contributing to this nursing home's list of accomplishments, it also received a top-shelf short-term care grade. We awarded them a dominant strong of A- in this category. Our short-term care ratings are likely most important for people requiring rehabilitation services. Rehabilitation usually utilizes higher levels of skilled nursing services. This includes not merely nursing services, but also physical and occupational therapy, as well as other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not all facilities employs these types of nurses. However, according to the data they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last measure we assessed in this category is the number of patients that were able to return home from the facility. We found that 5.2 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 facility also excelled in the area of inspections, where it received a grade of B+. Few nursing homes performed better in this area. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in computing these inspection grades. One critical factor is health deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of the deficiencies is arguably more meaningful than the quantity of deficiencies, as some end up being quite insignificant. Fortunately, although this facility had some minor dings on its inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those labeled as categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This means that CMS did not deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Turning to our last area, this nursing home was given a high-end nursing score. This facility didn't prove to have any identifiable weaknesses. Our nursing grade focuses on the nursing home's level of nurse staffing. We weigh both the levels of training of the nurses as well as the quantity of hours spent with patients. This facility provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality measures and this nursing home 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 often be avoided by offering better nursing care, such as by employing a policy of moving a patient even once per day.
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, 5.85% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of patients who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a barometer of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are routinely caused by patients staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Delmar Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 3.56% of Patients had Serious Falls
This statistic measures the percentage of long-term care residents who sustained falls which caused serious injury. This is one of the statistics we use in calculating nursing grades.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Delmar Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 1.83% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of residents that have had a urinary tract infection. These infections may be linked to inadequate hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Delmar Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 11.38% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of patients who were given antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications may be vital to many residents, it is important to confirm these medications are being used only where medically required. In limited situations, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Delmar Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 19.25% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric gauges the percent of long-term patients who were administered antianxiety medication. These drugs are typically prescribed to patients experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Delmar Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 3.54% of Patients
This is the percent of residents showing symptoms of depression. Higher levels of depression may reveal a less hospitable environment.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Delmar Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 94.07% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients that were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Delmar Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 14.59% Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and using the bathroom.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Delmar Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 20.95% Percentage of Residents
Measures the percentage of long-term care patients that remained mobile levels. Some argue that mobility is important for patients health.
In Delmar Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 1.41 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. There is typically a correlation between staying out of the hospital and the quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Delmar Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 20.95 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is generally a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Delmar Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 10.28 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Delmar Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 75.7% Percentage of Resident
This is a measure of the percentage of short-term residents that experienced functional improvements.
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