Francis N Sanders Nursing Home

Updated May 1, 2022 by Sara Levinsohn

Historical Rating
Grade: A
Oct 18: A+Nov 18: A+Dec 18: A+Jan 19: A+Feb 19: A+May 19: A+Jun 19: A+Jul 19: A+Aug 19: A+Sep 19: A+Jan 20: AMar 20: AApr 20: AMay 20: DJun 20: DJul 20: DAug 20: DSep 20: DOct 20: DJan 21: DFeb 21: DMar 21: DApr 21: DMay 21: DJun 21: DJul 21: DAug 21: DSep 21: DOct 21: DNov 21: DJan 22: DFeb 22: DMar 22: DApr 22: DMay 22: A
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7385 Walker Ave,
Gloucester VA 23061

(804) 693-2000

89.63% estimated occupancy 1

With an address in Gloucester, Virginia, Francis N Sanders Nursing Home is the only option we identified in the area. After receiving an A overall grade, this nursing home has the prestigious distinction of being one of the top 50 nursing homes in Virginia. We couldn't find many bad things to say about this place. Its ratings are just impeccable. As you can see below, this place performed just as well in our category scores. We gave it a straight A report card!

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • No Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • Non profit - Corporation

Registered Staff Hours

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Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A

In addition to performing well in its overall score, this nursing home received an excellent long-term care grade. We gave it an A in that category. Facilities that do well in long-term care tend to be well-staffed and offer extensive hands on care to residents. Once we assessed the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we next considered the facility's vaccination record. This nursing home vaccinated 96.74797 percent of its residents against pneumonia. Vaccines are vital to keeping patients out of the hospital. Lastly, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. With just 1.26 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, this facility had less hospitalizations than many nursing homes.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A

We also wanted to note the fact that this facility received a top-shelf grade of A in our short-term care area. Our short-term care ratings are arguably most meaningful for people in need of rehabilitation from their nursing home. Rehabilitation typically requires additional skilled nursing. Skilled nursing means not just nursing services, but also physical and respiratory therapy, as well as other types of therapy. It doesn't appear that this nursing home provided registered nurse or physical therapist staffing data. Finally, we looked at the number of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home, which as an area this facility performed much more favorably. This place outperformed the vast majority of nursing homes in this area with 66.4 percent of its residents returning home. This is a significantly higher rate than most facilities.

Nurse Quality

Grade: A-minus

Adding to its impressive resume, this nursing home also excelled in our nursing category. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A- for that category. When determining our nursing grades, we analyze both the number of hours nurses spend with residents and the training levels of the nurses. This nursing home averages 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 better than average in this area. This is often a good indicator that a nursing home has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can generally be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.

Facility Inspections

Grade: A-minus

Turning to our inspection category, this facility excelled in that area, which is based on the facility's recent inspection reports. We gave it an A- for that category. This finished off this place's straight A report card. Inspection scores are tied to several items located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes that excel in this area typically have very few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these nursing homes generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. Although this facility had some deficiencies on its government inspection report, none of them were severe based on CMS' scale. 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 18Jun 22

Francis N Sanders Nursing Home Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A-plus

In Francis N Sanders Nursing Home, 8.83% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This figure gauges the percent of long-term care residents who are suffering from pressure ulcers or bed sores. We bake this statistic into both nursing and long-term care grades.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B

In Francis N Sanders Nursing Home, 3.6% of Patients had Serious Falls

This is the percentage of residents that sustained a fall resulting in severe injury.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A+

In Francis N Sanders Nursing Home, 2.65% of Patients had UTIs

This is the percent of patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many experts to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are often linked to poor nursing care. Nevertheless, this statistic could be skewed for certain facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for UTI's.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: C

In Francis N Sanders Nursing Home, 13.5% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This tells you the percent of residents prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are given to patients for a variety of medical conditions, including cognitive disorders. Sadly, in some situations, increased usage of these drugs may suggest a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A-plus

In Francis N Sanders Nursing Home, 21.24% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This tells you the percentage of patients who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are given to patients experiencing depression and anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B-minus

In Francis N Sanders Nursing Home, 4.13% of Patients

This is the percentage of residents who are showing symptoms of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-plus

In Francis N Sanders Nursing Home, 91.75% of Patients

This indicates the percentage of residents that received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B-plus

In Francis N Sanders Nursing Home, 16.97% Percentage of Patients

This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term residents who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and taking a bath. Many argue this is a reasonable measure of a resident's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: F

In Francis N Sanders Nursing Home, 23.72% Percentage of Residents

This is the percent of patients who remained mobile levels over time. Retaining mobility is usually a good sign for residents' well-being.

Hospitalizations

Grade: B

In Francis N Sanders Nursing Home, 1.22 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A-plus

In Francis N Sanders Nursing Home, 23.72 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Minimizing rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is important to restoring the health of patients.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: F

In Francis N Sanders Nursing Home, 11.68 Percentage of Patients

This is the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is usually a correlation between staying out of the emergency room and the quality of nursing home care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: A

In Francis N Sanders Nursing Home, 75.36% Percentage of Resident

This indicates the percent of short-term residents who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. High levels of performance with ADL's often correlates with better rehabilitation.

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

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