With an address in Milford, Delaware, Milford Center is one of only three available nursing homes in this area. With a terrible overall grade of F, this facility didn't fare well in our assessment. Milford received a more impressive city grade of B, so there are far better options in the city worth looking at. More information on this nursing home's category grades is available below. Its best category is nursing, which is discussed in the next paragraph.
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
Note: Milford Center has been flagged for abuse in the past 12 months. We have capped this facility's overall grade accordingly.
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- For profit - Limited Liability company
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Amputee Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Colostomy Care
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Total Parenteral Nutrition
Registered Staff Hours
While we gave this facility an abysmal overall grade, we gave it a grade of B- for our nursing rating. Our nursing score is mostly associated with the facility's nurse staffing. This facility averages 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident on a daily basis, which is well below average. Finally, while this nursing home got dinged a bit for its nursing hours per resident, it excelled in a few of our quality-based measures. With less than five percent of its residents experiencing pressure ulcers, it performed well in this metric.
Short-term Care Quality
We were also pleasantly surprised to learn that this facility received a solid short-term care score this year. We gave it a grade of B- in this category. In computing our short-term care ratings, we analyze a facility's levels of highly skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists speech therapists and other types of therapists. This score is frequently a useful measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation. Unfortunately, this place was below average in terms of its number of registered nurse and physical therapy hours provided to its patients based on the metrics we assessed. The final item we looked at in this area is the number of residents that ultimately returned home from the nursing home. We found that just 5.8 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
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Long-term Care Quality
We awarded this facility just a D for our long-term care score. This is not an impressive grade. Nursing homes that do not fare well in this category often do not provide as much nursing care and also may be struggling in some of the areas of routine healthcare services we looked at. On top of looking at the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility administered the vaccine to 91.01124 percent of its patients. This is somewhat less than we anticipated but still a reasonably acceptable percentage. To our surprise, this place was actually able to limit hospitalizations. With just 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, this nursing home had fewer hospitalizations than the majority of nursing homes. This is its best score in this category.
In the last category of inspections, this nursing home fared very poorly. Sadly, it received an F in our inspection rating. With places that received this poor of an inspection grade, we would scrutinize any severe deficiencies on its inspection report. This particular facility had 5 deficiencies on its inspection report. The only favorable thing we can say is that none of the deficiencies were in the categories that suggest that they posed a threat to resident safety or health. Lastly, this nursing home was cited by CMS for possible abuse or neglect. This is generally a really bad sign. We would never recommend this facility.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Milford Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Milford Center, 5.85% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of patients that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are routinely the result of patients not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing protocols reduces the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Milford Center, 3.56% of Patients had Serious Falls
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents which experienced a fall leading to major injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls could be a sign of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Milford Center, 1.83% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of long-term stay patients who have experienced a UTI. UTI's may be an indication of worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this statistic can be skewed for some facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Milford Center, 11.38% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This metric tells you the percentage of long-term patients taking antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs serve an important medical purpose, it is important to confirm these medications are being used only where medically required. In limited cases, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest that a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Milford Center, 19.25% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents who were prescribed antianxiety medications. These medications are prescribed to patients experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Milford Center, 3.54% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents who are demonstrating symptoms of depression. Some believe that this is a measure of quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Milford Center, 94.07% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents who were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Milford Center, 14.59% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term residents that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and taking a bath. Some argue this is a measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Milford Center, 20.95% Percentage of Residents
Measures the percent of long-term care patients that maintained mobility.
In Milford Center, 1.41 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Milford Center, 20.95 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term resident care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Milford Center, 10.28 Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to measure short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Milford Center, 75.7% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint measures the percentage of short-term stay patients who saw functional improvements.
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