Foulk Living is a small nursing home located in Wilmington, Delaware. Sporting an overall rating of A, this is without a doubt a first-rate nursing home. We were so impressed with this facility that we ranked it as one of the 25 best facilities in Delaware. As you will find below, this facility also performed just fine in our category ratings. It would be hard to poke holes in this place's profile.
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- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
1212 Foulk Road,
Wilmington DE 19803
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
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On top of performing well overall, this facility also earned a nearly flawless inspection report. Consequently, it received one of our best grades in that category with an A+. Our inspection grades are tied to pieces of information found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places that receive favorable grades in this category have very few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these nursing homes should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. We were not able to find information about this nursing home's deficiencies. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
One of the other reasons we graded this facility so highly is that it earned a very impressive nursing grade. Nursing turned out to be its second best category grade. In that area, we awarded this facility a grade of A. Our nursing rating is primarily associated with a nursing home's nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This nursing home performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a nursing home has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can frequently be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
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Long-term Care Quality
Turning the page to our next area, this nursing home received a strong long-term care grade. In fact, it received a grade of A- in this area. Nursing homes that excel in this category tend to provide residents with better supervision and stay on top of routine medical care. Once we assessed the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we next considered the nursing home's vaccination statistics. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its patients for pneumonia. Vaccines are critical to keeping patients out of the hospital. Finally, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
Short-term Care Quality
In the final category we rated, this nursing home was awarded an impressive grade grade of B+ in our short-term care category. With this grade, the nursing home finished off a very impressive profile. Short-term care ratings are based in part on a facility's quantity of highly-skilled skilled healthcare professionals. This means a wide spectrum of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other forms of therapy. It does not appear that this facility submitted data regarding its registered nurse or physical therapy staffing. The last metric we looked at in this area is the number of residents who ultimately returned home from the nursing home. 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.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Foulk Living Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Foulk Living, 5.88% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of patients that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are often caused by residents staying in one position for too long. Better nursing protocols limits the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Foulk Living, 3.19% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint is an indication of the percent of long-term patients which sustained a fall which caused major injury. We use this statistic in computing our nursing grades.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Foulk Living, 2.01% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of patients that sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered to be an indicator of nursing care . UTI's are routinely the result of a facility with lower levels of hygiene. However, this statistic can also be skewed for some nursing homes due to different reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Foulk Living, 10.65% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents prescribed antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic medications are administered to patients for many medical conditions, including cognitive disorders. Unfortunately, in limited cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Foulk Living, 18.41% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint tells you the percent of long-term care residents receiving antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Foulk Living, 4.11% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents showing depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Foulk Living, 92.35% of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents that were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Foulk Living, 13.82% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living may be a sign of deterioration of a patient's medical condition.
Scores for Wilmington, DE
- Overall Rating has a grade of A-minus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of A
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of A-minus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A-minus
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