Diversicare of Dover is an average-sized nursing home located in Dover, Tennessee. This is a decent facility, with an overall grade of B-. You can certainly do worse than this place. The best part of this facility's profile was its remarkable inspection reports. Inspection grades are discussed in the next section.
Diversicare of Dover
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
The main reason this ended up being a decent nursing home is that it earned an excellent inspection grade. Its inspection grade was far better than its overall score. In the inspections category, we gave this facility an A+. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in calculating these inspection ratings. One key factor is health deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of the deficiencies is usually more important than the quantity of deficiencies, as some end up being quite minor. This facility was assessed 3 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none of the deficiencies were considered to be major deficiencies. This means that the government inspectors did not deem any of the deficiencies to cause an imminent risk to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
Additionally, we gave this nursing home a grade of B+ in our long-term care category. This happens to be one of our more impressive grades. Long-term care scores in this range generally require both 24/7 care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine medical care. On top of assessing the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility gave the vaccine to 86.979164 percent of its patients. This is somewhat less than we expected but still a respectable percentage. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
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This nursing home's next best category was nursing. We awarded it a grade of B- in this category. This is basically a middle of the road grade in this category. There are a variety of criteria included in this category. Many of these datapoints relate to the quantity of nurse staffing. This nursing home averages just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a very low figure. Finally, although this place got docked a bit for nursing hours, it actually excelled in a few of our quality-based measures. With fewer than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it fared very well in this statistic.
Short-term Care Quality
The next area we assessed was short-term care, which ended up being this facility's weakest area. Sadly, it received an abysmal F in this area, which is certainly a major disappointment. Short-term care ratings are based in part on the nursing home's quantity of highly-skilled nursing services. This means a vast spectrum of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, in addition to other variations of therapy. Unfortunately, we discovered that this nursing home provided fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than most other nursing homes. Lastly, we assessed the number of residents that who were able to eventually return home from this facility. This nursing home didn't fare well here either. In fact, we found that just 4.6 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Diversicare of Dover Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Diversicare of Dover, 8.8% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is a measure of the percent of long-term patients that are suffering from new or worsened pressure ulcers . We use this statistic in calculating our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Diversicare of Dover, 3.44% of Patients had Serious Falls
This measures the percentage of long-term residents who have had a fall which resulted in severe injury. This is one of the statistics we use in determining our nursing grades.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Diversicare of Dover, 3.08% of Patients had UTIs
This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay patients which had a urinary tract infection. UTI's may be a sign of a facility with lower levels of hygiene. However, this statistic may be misleading for some nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Diversicare of Dover, 15.67% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This metric gauges the percentage of long-term patients who are given antipsychotic medication. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean that a facility is using these medications to subdue residents in scenarios where such medications are not medically indicated. Nevertheless, some nursing homes may need to rely on these drugs due to an increased number of patients suffering from dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Diversicare of Dover, 29.51% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of patients given antianxiety medications. These medications are typically used to treat patients experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Diversicare of Dover, 9.05% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents exhibiting signs of depression. Increased levels of depression could imply lower quality care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Diversicare of Dover, 89.05% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients that were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Diversicare of Dover, 16.44% Percentage of Patients
This is the percentage of residents that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's may be a sign of the decline of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Diversicare of Dover, 24.2% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term residents that remained mobile levels. Some believe that mobility is critical to patients mental and physical well-being.
In Diversicare of Dover, 1.27 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric tracks the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital is key to maintaining the physical health of nursing home patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Diversicare of Dover, 24.2 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric tracks the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care. Keeping residents out of the hospital during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the physical well-being of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Diversicare of Dover, 11.03 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Diversicare of Dover, 73.13% Percentage of Resident
This is the percent of short-term residents that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
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