Governor Bacon Health Center is an average-sized government-owned nursing home in Delaware City, Delaware. It looks like this nursing home is ranked among the most impressive nursing homes we found. Receiving an A+ in our grading system requires first-rate performance across the board. We really can't say enough good things about this place. Keep reading to find this facility's category grades, which are equally impressive. You just can't do much better than a straight A report card.

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Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)

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Nurse Quality

A+
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Historical

We also wanted to emphasize the fact that this nursing home excelled in our nursing score. We awarded them an A+ in this area. Our nursing grade analyzes the nursing home's nurse staffing levels. We weigh both the levels of training of those nurses and the quantity of hours spent with patients. This place boasts a really impressive 9.4 hours of nursing care per resident daily, of which a significant percentage was provided by registered nurses. This is one of the more highly skilled levels of nurses. This is one of the better totals of nursing hours we found. On top of offering impressive levels of care, this nursing home also excelled in the quality measures we looked at. It performed as well as any nursing home in the country in the area of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls.

Long-term Care Quality

A+
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: A+May 20: A+Jun 20: A+Jul 20: A+Aug 20: A+
Historical

We also gave this nursing home a grade of A+ for its long-term care grade. Nursing homes that receive this type of grade in this category typically provide consistent around the clock care to ensure residents are kept in good health. On top of providing very impressive levels of nursing care and other staffing, this facility administered the pneumonia vaccine to 100 percent of its patients. This percentage is also much higher than the vast majority of nursing homes. Lastly, we looked at the nursing home's number of hospitalizations. We found that this place had 2.37 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days.

Facility Inspections

A+
Oct 18: ANov 18: ADec 18: AJan 19: AFeb 19: AMar 19: AApr 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: A+May 20: A+Jun 20: A+Jul 20: A+Aug 20: A+
Historical

The next category we looked at was inspections, where this facility also received an A+ grade. This is simply as good as it gets in this critical category. Our inspection scores account for several factors included in a facility's inspection report. One of the most important criteria we rely on is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Facilities with better grades in this area tend to have few severe deficiencies. Although this nursing home had some deficiencies on its report, none of them were severe based on CMS' deficiency scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Short-term Care Quality

A
Oct 18: ANov 18: ADec 18: AJan 19: AFeb 19: AMar 19: AApr 19: AMay 19: AJun 19: AJul 19: AAug 19: ASep 19: AJan 20: AMar 20: AApr 20: B+May 20: B+Jun 20: AJul 20: AAug 20: A
Historical

In our last area, we awarded this facility a grade of A+ for our short-term care rating. This wrapped up a very favorable profile. Short-term care grades are commonly employed to assess a facility's rehabilitation services. To have highly rated rehabilitation services, facilities generally must offer higher levels of skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, speech therapists and other highly trained professionals. This facility provides more services with physical therapists and registered nurses than most nursing homes we looked at. This is certainly an excellent sign. Lastly, we looked at the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this facility's residents returned home.

Overall Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

Aug 20
Provider:
A+
State:
B+
National:
B
FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Nov 18Dec 18Jan 19Feb 19Mar 19Apr 19May 19Jun 19Jul 19Aug 19Sep 19Oct 19Dec 19Jan 20Mar 20Apr 20May 20Jun 20Jul 20Aug 20
Overall Rating
Nurse Rating
Long-Term Rating
Short-Term Rating
Inspection Rating

Governor Bacon Health Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This statistic gauges the percentage of long-term stay residents which suffered from new or worsened pressure ulcers. We find that pressure ulcers are a reliable barometer of the quality of nursing care a facility provides.

Provider
A
2.94%
State
B+
6%
National
B
7.34%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes Serious Falls

This tells you the percent of residents who have had a fall which caused serious injury.

Provider
B+
2.26%
State
B
3.16%
National
B
3.36%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

This tells you the percentage of long-term care residents that suffered from urinary tract infections. Although a higher rate infections could reflect poorly on a facility's cleanliness, it can be problematic to compare between facilities due to reporting standards.

Provider
B-
2.82%
State
B
2.92%
National
B
2.66%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This tells you the percentage of patients given antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications may be vital to many residents, it is important to ensure these medications are being used appropriately. In limited situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.

Provider
C
19.84%
State
B
12.73%
National
B
14.15%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This metric is an indication of the percent of long-term residents who were given antianxiety medication. These medications are typically given to patients experiencing anxiety or depression.

Provider
F
36.48%
State
B
20.01%
National
B
19.69%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents exhibiting symptoms of depression. Some argue that this is a reliable measure of quality of life.

Provider
A+
0%
State
B+
2.29%
National
B+
5.11%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

This tells you the percentage of residents who were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.

Provider
A
100%
State
B+
93.32%
National
B
92.01%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

This tells you the percentage of residents that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's may indicate erosion of a patient's health.

Provider
A+
3.88%
State
B+
13.51%
National
B
14.47%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

This is the percent of residents who were able to retain mobility over time. Preserving mobility can be a great sign for residents' health.

Provider
F
8.12%
State
B
18%
National
B
17.10%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Hospitalizations

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

Provider
F
2.89
State
B
1.7
National
B
1.70

Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

This metric measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care. Keeping residents out of the hospital during rehabilitation is important to restoring the physical well-being of patients.

Provider
A+
8.12
State
B
18
National
B
17.10

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

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