Harbor Healthcare & Rehab Center is the only facility we were able to find in Lewes, Delaware. With an overall grade of B+, this nursing home should work for most prospective patients. Based on our ratings, this nursing home has quite a bit going for it. The best part of this facility's impressive profile was its short-term care rating. We discuss short-term care in the next section
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Harbor Healthcare & Rehab Center
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Amputee Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Mental Health
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Colostomy Care
- Total Parenteral Nutrition
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Short-term Care Quality
In addition to being a quality nursing home overall, this facility excelled in the area of short-term care, where it received an A-. Few facilities fared better in this area. In calculating our short-term care scores, we analyze a facility's levels of highly skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists occupational therapists and other highly skilled individuals. This area is frequently a reliable assessment of a nursing home's rehabilitation. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not all nursing homes employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, based on the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final measure we considered in this category is the number of patients who eventually returned home from the nursing home. We found that 5.7 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.
We also awarded this nursing home a grade of A- for our nursing grade. Nursing grades are largely based on the nursing home's level of nurse staffing. This nursing home averages 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This facility performed very well in terms of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
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This facility also performed at a high level in the category of inspections. In fact, it received a nearly flawless government inspection report this year. As a result, it received one of our best grades in that category with a grade of A-. Our inspection grades account for a host of factors found on a facility's inspection report. One key criteria we consider is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Nursing homes with higher scores in this area typically have few severe deficiencies. This place was hit with 2 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none were considered to be major deficiencies. This tells you that the government inspectors did not consider any of the deficiencies an imminent threat to resident health or safety. Keep in mind that deficiency-free inspection reports are uncommon in this industry.
Long-term Care Quality
The last category we scored is long-term care. We awarded this facility a solid grade in this category, with a grade of B-. Even though this isn't as strong as several of this facility's other grades, it is still nothing to be ashamed of. Our long-term care ratings are based in part on the nursing home's amount of care. This means a broad range of personal care services, ranging from help with activities of daily living to routine healthcare services. On top of looking at the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. Thankfully, this facility vaccinated 98.45758 percent of its residents, which is a very solid datapoint. Finally, this facility was also able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Harbor Healthcare & Rehab Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Harbor Healthcare & Rehab Center, 5.88% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of residents who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin due to remaining in the same position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Harbor Healthcare & Rehab Center, 3.19% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of residents that suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in major injuries are considered to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls which result in injury are routinely caused by poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Harbor Healthcare & Rehab Center, 2.01% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint is an indication of the percentage of long-term stay patients who had urinary tract infections. UTI's could be an indicator of poor nursing care. However, this datapoint could also be skewed for certain nursing homes due to different reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Harbor Healthcare & Rehab Center, 10.65% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents prescribed antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications may be helpful for many patients, it is important to ensure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In some cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Harbor Healthcare & Rehab Center, 18.41% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic gauges the percent of long-term stay residents taking antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Harbor Healthcare & Rehab Center, 4.11% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents showing depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Harbor Healthcare & Rehab Center, 92.35% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients that were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for nursing home patients, making these types of vaccines critical to patient care.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Harbor Healthcare & Rehab Center, 13.82% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Harbor Healthcare & Rehab Center, 17.81% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percent of residents who were able to retain mobility over time. Retaining mobility can be a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Harbor Healthcare & Rehab Center, 1.69 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. Staying out of the hospital is critical to the physical health of patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Harbor Healthcare & Rehab Center, 17.81 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint measures the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term resident care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Harbor Healthcare & Rehab Center, 13.58 Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care. Avoiding emergency medical situations is one way to measure patient care during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Harbor Healthcare & Rehab Center, 77.07% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint measures the percent of short-term stay residents that saw functional improvements.
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