Diversicare of Dover is a nursing home located in Dover, Tennessee, which has 7,081 people. This is a very respectable facility, with an overall grade of B. You can certainly do much worse than this facility. This nursing home's strong report card was highlighted by its inspection grade, which we will address in the next paragraph.
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Diversicare of Dover
- Nursing Home
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
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
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Registered Staff Hours
On top of being a strong nursing home overall, this place also excelled in the area of inspections, where it earned an A+. Few facilities performed better in this area. Inspection scores account for several factors included in a facility's inspection reports. One key criteria we weigh heavily is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Nursing homes with higher scores in this category usually have very few of these severe deficiencies. This nursing home was hit with 3 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none of the deficiencies were considered to be major deficiencies. This tells you that the inspectors didn't consider any of the deficiencies to pose an immediate threat to resident health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
Among this facility's other achievements is its superb long-term care score. It received one of our more favorable grades in that area, with a score of A-. Facilities that excel in this category typically are well-staffed and offer extensive hands on care to patients. One of the statistics we considered on top of nursing hours is vaccines. This facility administered the pneumonia vaccine to 94.270836 percent of its patients. Vaccination is a reliable method to minimize unnecessary hospitalizations for the nursing home population. Finally, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
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This nursing home also received a strong nursing score. In fact, we awarded it an above average grade of B in this area. Nursing grades are based in large part on nurse staffing levels. This facility provided 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality-based metrics 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 facility the country in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can often be prevented by providing better nursing care, such as having a system of turning a patient at least once a day.
Short-term Care Quality
The final category we rated is short-term care, which is this nursing home's worst category. We awarded this nursing home a grade of D in that area. Naturally, this category hurt the facility's overall profile a bit. Our short-term care scores are considered to be most meaningful for those requiring rehabilitation from their nursing home. Rehabilitation generally mandates more highly-skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes not only nursing services, but also physical and respiratory therapy, as well as other types of therapy. Unfortunately, this nursing home was below average in terms of its quantity of physical therapy and registered nurse hours provided to its residents based on the measures we assessed. Finally, we considered the percentage of patients who returned home from this nursing home. This facility 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, 4% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of patients who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage resulting from remaining in one position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Diversicare of Dover, 2.08% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint tells you the percentage of long-term care residents who sustained a fall which resulted in major injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries may be a sign of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Diversicare of Dover, 1.18% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of residents that sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are often caused by 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, 10.71% 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, 31.11% 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, 1.67% 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, 90.65% 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, 19.66% 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, 16.08% 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, 0.01 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, 16.08% 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, 17.74% 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, 60.76% 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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