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Governor Bacon Health Center

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Updated Sep 1, 2020 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: A-plus
Oct 18: A+Nov 18: A+Dec 18: A+Jan 19: A+Feb 19: A+Mar 19: A+Apr 19: A+May 19: A+Jun 19: A+Jul 19: A+Aug 19: A+Sep 19: A+Jan 20: A+Mar 20: A+Apr 20: AMay 20: AJun 20: A+Jul 20: A+Aug 20: A+Sep 20: A+
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2546 Colter Road,
Delaware City DE 19706

(302) 836-2550

48.46% estimated occupancy 1

Note: Data for Governor Bacon Health Center has not been updated recently. This page shows historical performance which may not be representitive of current service levels.

Governor Bacon Health Center is an average-sized government-owned facility located in Delaware City, Delaware. This nursing home turns out to be an A+ rated facility, which is the highest score that we offer. We were so impressed with this nursing home that we ranked it as one of the top three facilities in Delaware. One of the best aspects of this nursing home's exemplary report card is its nursing rating. We discuss nursing in the next paragraph.

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Quick Details

  • No Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • Government - State

Specialized Services

  • Physical Therapy
  • Pharmacy


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Nurse Quality

Grade: A-plus

In addition to receiving a great overall grade, this nursing home received an A+ for nursing. Our nursing grade is mostly tied to the nursing home's nurse staffing. This particular nursing home provided 0.9 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This facility 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 often be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A-plus

This nursing home also was awarded an A+ long-term care grade, rendering it one of the few nursing homes to receive more than one A+ category scores. Long-term care scores of this caliber generally require both around the clock care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine healthcare services. One of the datapoints we considered after nursing hours was vaccinations. This nursing home provided the pneumonia vaccine to 100 percent of its patients. This is a great way to avoid unnecessary deaths and hospitalizations for the nursing home population. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0.02 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.

Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

This facility also received a nearly flawless inspection report. As a result, it received one of our highest grades in that category with a score of A+. Inspection ratings account for a host of factors included in a facility's inspection reports. One of the most important criteria we look at is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Places with better grades in this area tend to have very few of these severe deficiencies. While this place had some minor dings on its report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those labeled as categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This means that CMS did not consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A

Switching gears to the next category, this facility was awarded a strong short-term care rating. In fact, we gave it a grade of A in that area, resulting in this facility receiving straight A's. In forming our short-term care grades, we analyze the nursing home's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, speech therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. The objective is to formulate a barometer for sizing up the rehabilitation services of different nursing homes. Fortunately, it looks like this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not every nursing home employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, according to the data they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The last measure we looked at in this area is the number of residents that eventually 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 facility on a permanent basis.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Dec 23

Governor Bacon Health Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A

In Governor Bacon Health Center, 2.94% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This datapoint is an indication of the percent of long-term care residents that suffered from new or worsened pressure ulcers. We've found that pressure ulcers are a reliable measure of nursing care quality.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B-plus

In Governor Bacon Health Center, 2.26% of Patients had Serious Falls

This is the percent of patients who suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in major injuries are considered to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care . Falls are routinely caused by lower quality nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: C

In Governor Bacon Health Center, 2.82% of Patients had UTIs

This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's may be an indication of a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. However, this datapoint can be skewed for certain facilities due to different reporting standards for these infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: C

In Governor Bacon Health Center, 19.84% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This statistic is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents taking antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs serve an important medical purpose, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used only where medically required. In limited cases, increased usage of these drugs may mean a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: F

In Governor Bacon Health Center, 36.48% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This statistic measures the percent of long-term patients that were prescribed antianxiety medication. These medications are generally given to residents experiencing depression and anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A+

In Governor Bacon Health Center, 0% of Patients

Measures the percent of long-term stay residents demonstrating depressive symptoms. Some experts believe this is a reliable measure of patient quality of care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A

In Governor Bacon Health Center, 100% of Patients

Measures the percentage of long-term care patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for seniors, making these vaccines vital to patient care.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A-plus

In Governor Bacon Health Center, 3.88% of Patients

This tells you the percent of patients who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: D

In Governor Bacon Health Center, 8.12% of Residents

This metric tracks the percent of long-term care patients that remained mobile levels.


Grade: D

In Governor Bacon Health Center, 0.02 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This datapoint measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A

In Governor Bacon Health Center, 8.12% of Residents Rehospitalized

This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is typically a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Salem Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 7.53 miles away310 Woodstown Road Salem New Jersey 08079Voluntary non-profit - Private(856) 935-1000
  • Christiana Care Health Services, Inc.Acute Care Hospitals 9.39 miles away4755 Ogletown-Stanton Road Newark Delaware 19718Voluntary non-profit - Private(302) 733-1000
  • Rockford CenterPsychiatric 9.42 miles away100 Rockford Drive Newark Delaware 19713Proprietary(302) 996-5480
  • Alfred I Dupont Hospital for ChildrenChildrens 14.81 miles away1600 Rockland Rd PO Box 269 Wilmington Delaware 19899Voluntary non-profit - Private(302) 651-4000

Nearby Dialysis

  • American Universal LLC6.18 miles away1415 Pulaski Highway, Suite B Newark Delaware 19702Dialysis Stations: 17 (302) 836-9790
  • Fmc Salem Dialysis6.29 miles away#5 Route 45 Salem New Jersey 08079CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 19 (856) 935-0949
  • Fresenius Kidney Care - First State6.63 miles away608 Ferry Cut-Off New Castle Delaware 19720CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 24 (302) 328-9044
  • Fresenius Kidney Care - Fox Run7.17 miles away2520 Wrangle Hill Road, Suite 100 Bear Delaware 19701Dialysis Stations: 15 (302) 836-6093
  • Fresenius Kidney Care - Christiana9.23 miles awayUniversity Plaza Shopping Center 63 University Plaza Newark Delaware 19702CMS Rating: 1 stars Dialysis Stations: 20 (302) 453-8834
  • Fresenius Kidney Care - Brandywine Home Therapies9.57 miles away4923 Ogletown-Stanton Road, Suite 210 Newark Delaware 19713Dialysis Stations: 3 (302) 998-7568
  • Christiana Care Health System9.69 miles awayHemodialysis Unit, Christiana Hospital 4755 Ogletown-Stanton Road, p.o. Box 6001 Newark Delaware 19718Dialysis Stations: 21 (302) 733-1020
  • Fresenius Kidney Care - Newport Pike10.07 miles away605 W. Newport Pike Wilmington Delaware 19804Dialysis Stations: 16 (302) 633-6228