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Francis N Sanders Nursing Home

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  • Independent Living
  • Assisted Living

Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: A
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7385 Walker Ave,
Gloucester VA 23061

(804) 693-2000

91.45% estimated occupancy 1

Francis N Sanders Nursing Home is a senior living facility in Gloucester, Virginia, which has a population of 21,208 people. This facility is one of the most impressive nursing homes we assessed. It was given one of the best grades that we offer. We were so impressed with this facility that we rated it as one of the top 25 facilities in Virginia. One of the best aspects of this nursing home's exemplary profile is its nursing score. Nursing grades are discussed in the next paragraph.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • No Medicaid 1
  • Is CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • Non profit - Corporation
  • Offers Respite Care
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Medical Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Podiatry
  • Mental Health
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Pharmacy

Awards

Best Nursing Home in Virginia badge

Best Nursing Home in Virginia Awards 2019

Top Nursing Home in Virginia badge

Top Nursing Home in Virginia Awards 2020

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Nurse Quality

Grade: A-plus

We also wanted to note that this nursing home excelled in our nursing rating. We gave them an A+ in this area. Our nursing rating consists of a handful of components, however, the most important one is the level of nurse hours per patient per week. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality-based metrics and this place 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 typically be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as employing a protocol of turning a resident more frequently.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A

On the list of its many dominant scores, this nursing home was given an excellent short-term care grade. In fact, we gave it a grade of A in that area. In our short-term care category, we seek to forge a valuable barometer for rehabilitation. In this process, we look at the facility's offerings of skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as respiratory therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not every facility employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, based on the information this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The final measure we assessed in this area is the percentage of patients who were able to leave the nursing home and return home. We discovered that 6.2 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A

This facility also was awarded a strong long-term care grade. In fact, this turned out to be this facility's third best category grade. In that category, we awarded this facility a score of A. Long-term care ratings in this range generally require both 24/7 care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine medical care. After we finished assessing the quantity of nursing care, we then looked at the facility's vaccination statistics. This facility vaccinated 96.72131 percent of its residents for pneumonia, which is very impressive. Pneumonia sadly is often a life threatening illness for nursing home patients so we like it when a facility does not leave its residents vulnerable. 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 only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.

Facility Inspections

Grade: A-minus

Another impressive feature for this place is its inspection grade. In that category, we awarded this facility an A-, wrapping up its straight A performance. These inspection scores take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these items by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This place was hit with 2 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none were considered severe. This tells you that the government inspectors didn't deem any of these deficiencies to be an immediate threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Sep 22

Francis N Sanders Nursing Home Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A+

In Francis N Sanders Nursing Home, 8.72% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This is the percent of residents who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a barometer of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are often the result of residents not being moved frequently enough.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A-minus

In Francis N Sanders Nursing Home, 3.64% of Patients had Serious Falls

This datapoint gauges the percentage of long-term stay residents who had a fall which resulted in severe injury. This is one of the statistics we use in calculating our nursing scores.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A+

In Francis N Sanders Nursing Home, 2.55% of Patients had UTIs

This metric tells you the percentage of long-term patients which have experienced UTI's. While more infections could reflect poorly on a facility's hygiene protocols, it is difficult to compare between nursing homes due to nursing homes having reporting standards.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B

In Francis N Sanders Nursing Home, 13.56% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This tells you the percentage of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic drugs are given to patients for a variety of conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias. Tragically, in limited cases, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate that a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A

In Francis N Sanders Nursing Home, 20.28% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This indicates the percent of patients who were given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are prescribed to patients suffering from anxiety or depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B-minus

In Francis N Sanders Nursing Home, 3.63% of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term patients who are exhibiting depressive symptoms.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-plus

In Francis N Sanders Nursing Home, 91.12% of Patients

This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home patients, making these vaccines indispensable.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B

In Francis N Sanders Nursing Home, 16.48% Percentage of Patients

Measures the percentage of long-term stay residents that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and taking a bath.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: D

In Francis N Sanders Nursing Home, 21.22% Percentage of Residents

This indicates the percent of residents who retained mobility levels over time. Retaining mobility is usually a good sign for residents' health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A

In Francis N Sanders Nursing Home, 1.29 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This tells you the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care. There is generally a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and the quality of long-term care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A

In Francis N Sanders Nursing Home, 21.22 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: F

In Francis N Sanders Nursing Home, 11.62 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

Grade: A-minus

In Francis N Sanders Nursing Home, 75.54% Percentage of Resident

This is the percent of short-term stay residents that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Riverside Walter Reed HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 0.94 miles away7519 Hospital Road Gloucester Virginia 23061Voluntary non-profit - Private(804) 693-8800
  • Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 13.15 miles away100 Sentara Circle Williamsburg Virginia 23188Voluntary non-profit - Private(757) 984-6000
  • Riverside Doctors' Hospital of WilliamsburgAcute Care Hospitals 13.89 miles away1500 Commonwealth Avenue Williamsburg Virginia 23185Voluntary non-profit - Private(757) 345-3000
  • Mary Immaculate HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 18.95 miles away2 Bernardine Drive Newport News Virginia 23602Voluntary non-profit - Private(757) 886-6000

Nearby Dialysis

  • Rai - Medical Drive-Gloucester0.35 miles away6740 Main Street Gloucester Virginia 23061Dialysis Stations: 21 (804) 695-2904
  • Rai - John Tyler Hwy-Williamsburg12.78 miles away6726 Mooretown Road Williamsburg Virginia 23188CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 21 (757) 259-7429
  • Davita Merrimac Trail Dialysis12.98 miles away469 Merrimac Trail Williamsburg Virginia 23185Dialysis Stations: 17 (757) 258-3601
  • Williamsburg Dialysis13.14 miles away500 Sentara Cir Ste 103 Williamsburg Virginia 23188CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 16 (757) 206-1408
  • Davita-Two Rivers17.82 miles away100 Winters St Ste 12b West Point Virginia 23181Dialysis Stations: 13 (804) 843-2516
  • Peninsula Dialysis Center18.85 miles away716 Denbigh Blvd Stes d1 & d2 Newport News Virginia 23608Dialysis Stations: 16 (757) 875-1125
  • Fmc - Denbigh19.33 miles away555 Denbigh Blvd Newport News Virginia 23608Dialysis Stations: 16 (757) 898-9391
  • Port Warwick Dialysis19.76 miles away445 Oriana Road Ste 18 Newport News Virginia 23608Dialysis Stations: 17 (757) 898-9212