Hampshire Memorial Hospital is a senior living facility in Romney, West Virginia, which has 6,464 people. This facility was given an overall grade of B+, which is very favorable grade. In addition, this is a hospital-based facility, which may add peace of mind for prospective patients with significant health conditions. This place's strong profile was highlighted by its inspection reports, which is addressed in the next paragraph.
Hampshire Memorial Hospital
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Nutritional Counseling
Registered Staff Hours
To go along with its favorable overall performance, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A for our inspections rating. Our inspection scores account for a host of factors included in a nursing home's inspection reports. One key criteria we weigh heavily is the number and severity of deficiencies. Facilities with better grades in this area usually have very few severe deficiencies. This particular nursing home had just a single deficiency on its inspection report and it was not one deemed to pose a threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
This facility also was given a favorable long-term care grade. In fact, we awarded it an above average score of B+ in this area. Facilities that do well in long-term care typically are well-staffed and offer extensive hands on care to patients. Once we assessed the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we next considered the facility's vaccination data. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its patients for pneumonia. Vaccines are vital to keeping residents healthy. Finally, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
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Adding to its profile, this facility also earned a grade of B for its nursing rating. This is a well above average score in this category. The nursing rating features several datapoints. The most important variable is the number of hours nurses spend with patients. This particular nursing home provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This nursing home performed very well in the area of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Short-term Care Quality
The next area we analyzed is short-term care, where this nursing home was given a B-. Even though this turned out to be its poorest category rating, this is nevertheless not the end of the world. In the category of short-term care, we attempt to assess measures of a nursing home's rehabilitation services. We look at the nursing home's skilled nursing services, including the ones performed by registered nurses and physical therapists. Fortunately, it appear that this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Lastly, we assessed the percentage of patients who ultimately were able to return home from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home. This figure was quite a bit below the national average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Hampshire Memorial Hospital Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Hampshire Memorial Hospital, 8.86% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This figure is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents that suffered from pressure ulcers . We bake this statistic into both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Hampshire Memorial Hospital, 4.41% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of residents who suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in major injuries are often associated with lower quality nursing care. Additional nurse staffing can minimize the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Hampshire Memorial Hospital, 3.85% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections may be associated with poor hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Hampshire Memorial Hospital, 16.31% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This metric indicates the percentage of long-term stay residents receiving antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to confirm these medications 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 control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Hampshire Memorial Hospital, 23.57% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are prescribed to patients suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Hampshire Memorial Hospital, 4.5% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents showing symptoms of depression. Some experts believe that this is a reliable measure of resident quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Hampshire Memorial Hospital, 92.52% of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for nursing home patients, making these types of vaccines critical to patient safety.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Hampshire Memorial Hospital, 16.82% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Hampshire Memorial Hospital, 25.29% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percentage of residents that retained mobility levels over time. Optimizing mobility can be a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Hampshire Memorial Hospital, 1.32 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Hampshire Memorial Hospital, 25.29 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric tracks the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
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