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Governor Bacon Health Center

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Updated Sep 1, 2020 by Nick Lata

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 long-term care rating. We discuss long-term care 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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Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A-plus

In addition to receiving a great overall grade, this nursing home received an A+ in the area of long-term care. Nursing homes that do well in this category tend to be well-staffed and provide extensive hands on care to patients. On top of looking at the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home provided the vaccine to 100 percent of its residents, which is significantly higher than the majority of nursing homes. Finally, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0.02 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.

Nurse Quality

Grade: A-plus

This first-rate facility also excelled in the area of nursing, where it received a grade of A+. Few nursing homes performed better in this area. Our nursing grade is mostly based on a facility's level of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 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 nursing home performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a place has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can typically be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.

Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

Continuing with its amazing performance, this facility also received an A+ inspection grade. This is based on the facility's recent inspection reports. Perhaps the most significant factor we consider in determining our inspection scores is deficiencies. Deficiencies are found on a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places with better scores in this category most likely dodged the most severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. Although this place had some deficiencies on its report, none were severe based on CMS' scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A

In the final area, this nursing home also received a first-rate short-term care score, with a grade of A. This rounded out a first-rate profile. In the area of short-term care, we seek to assess measures of a nursing home's rehabilitation services. We assess the facility's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses and physical therapists. Fortunately, it looks like this facility employs registered nurses. Not every facility employs these types of nurses. However, according to the data they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Lastly, we assessed the percentage of patients that ultimately returned home from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Governor Bacon Health Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A

In Governor Bacon Health Center, 5.88% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This gauges the percentage of long-term stay patients who suffer from pressure ulcers or bed sores. We factor in this statistic in computing both nursing and long-term care grades.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B-plus

In Governor Bacon Health Center, 3.19% of Patients had Serious Falls

This is the percentage of patients who sustained a major fall. Falls leading to severe injury are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a measure of nursing care . Major falls resulting in injury are often caused by lower levels of patient supervision.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: C

In Governor Bacon Health Center, 2.01% of Patients had UTIs

This tells you the percentage of residents that suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be an indicator of nursing care . UTI's are routinely associated with a facility with lower levels of hygiene. However, this statistic could also be misleading for some nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for these infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: C

In Governor Bacon Health Center, 10.65% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is the percentage of patients who were given antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications may be vital to many patients, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In limited situations, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest that a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: F

In Governor Bacon Health Center, 18.41% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term residents that are administered antianxiety medication. These drugs are prescribed to residents experiencing depression or anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A+

In Governor Bacon Health Center, 4.11% of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents who are demonstrating symptoms of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A

In Governor Bacon Health Center, 92.35% of Patients

This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients who were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A-plus

In Governor Bacon Health Center, 13.82% Percentage of Patients

This tells you the percentage of patients that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: D

In Governor Bacon Health Center, 17.81% Percentage of Residents

This tells you the percentage of patients that remained mobile levels over time. Optimizing mobility is often a great sign for residents' well-being.


Grade: F

In Governor Bacon Health Center, 1.69 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

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

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A

In Governor Bacon Health Center, 17.81 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

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

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