Silver Lake Center is a nursing home in Dover, Delaware, which has 69,187 people. This is a very respectable nursing home. We gave it an overall grade of B, which is a very solid rating. The facilities in Dover received high scores across the board with a B+ city grade, making this one of the better places in Delaware to find a nursing home. Finally, we wanted to point out that there was an ownership change at this facility in the last 12 months. We will need to make sure it maintains its high grades going forward.
Silver Lake Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
Please note our records indicate that Silver Lake Center has changed ownership recently and while our data on this page is up-to-date there is a chance that the quality of this facility may change under new management.
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Amputee Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Colostomy Care
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
Short-term Care Quality
To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A- for our short-term care grade. Short-term care grades are based on the facility's quantity of highly-skilled nursing services. This means a broad scope of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not all facilities employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, according to the data they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last datapoint we assessed in this area is the number of patients that who were able to eventually return home from the facility. We found that 5.9 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.
This facility received a very good nursing grade this year as well. It received one of our better scores in that category with a grade of B+. Nursing scores are primarily tied to the nursing home's level of nurse staffing. This nursing home averages 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This facility 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 generally be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
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Adding to its strong resume, this facility earned a grade of B for its inspections rating. This is a well above average score in this category. Our inspection grades are tied to many items found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places that excel in this category typically have few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these facilities should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. This place received 11 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none of the deficiencies were considered severe. This tells you that the inspectors didn't deem any of the deficiencies an immediate risk to resident safety or health. We should note that deficiency-free inspection reports are uncommon in this industry.
Long-term Care Quality
The final area we assessed was long-term care. We gave this nursing home a C in this area. Our long-term care grade is typically used to score a facility's performance as a traditional nursing home, as opposed to focusing more on the skilled nursing services provided by a skilled nursing facility. In addition to assessing the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility administered the vaccine to 97.126434 percent of its patients. This facility also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Silver Lake Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Silver Lake Center, 5.95% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of patients that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin caused by staying in the same position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Silver Lake Center, 3.42% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of patients that sustained a major fall. Falls leading to major injury are considered to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls which result in injury are often caused by lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Silver Lake Center, 1.82% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of residents that sustained a urinary tract infection. These infections may be associated with insufficient hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Silver Lake Center, 11.48% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of residents given antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications may be vital to many residents, it is important to ensure these drugs are being used appropriately. In limited situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest that a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Silver Lake Center, 19.9% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients who were prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are given to residents experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Silver Lake Center, 3.38% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who are demonstrating symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Silver Lake Center, 94.32% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents that were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Silver Lake Center, 15.2% Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and taking a bath.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Silver Lake Center, 21.99% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percent of residents who remained mobile levels over time. Optimizing mobility is often a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Silver Lake Center, 1.37 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Silver Lake Center, 21.99 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Silver Lake Center, 10.41 Percentage of Patients
This metric tracks the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Silver Lake Center, 76.04% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint measures the percentage of short-term residents who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Some experts argue this is a reasonable measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation performance.
Scores for Dover, DE
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of A-minus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of A-minus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A-minus
Looking for more options? Dover, Delaware has 4 other nursing homes
- Bayhealth Hospital, Kent CampusAcute Care Hospitals 2.09 miles away640 S State Street Dover Delaware 19901Voluntary non-profit - Private(302) 744-7001
- Dover Universal LLC0.92 miles away107 Mont Blanc Blvd., Suite 100 Dover Delaware 19904Dialysis Stations: 12 (302) 674-2074
- Fresenius Kidney Care - Central Delaware1.57 miles awayBlue Hen Corporate Center 655 South Bay Road, Suite 4m Dover Delaware 19901CMS Rating: 2 stars Dialysis Stations: 25 (302) 678-5718
- Fresenius Kidney Care - Greentree1.84 miles away97 Commerce Way, Suite 104 Dover Delaware 19904Dialysis Stations: 16 (302) 674-1919
- Bayhealth Medical Center2.03 miles away640 S State Street Dover Delaware 19901Dialysis Stations: 9 (302) 744-7322
- Fresenius Medical Care Southern Delaware, LLC2.72 miles away80 Salt Creek Drive Dover Delaware 19901Dialysis Stations: 12 (302) 678-2181
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- Fresenius Kidney Care - Smyrna9.1 miles awayGateway North Shopping Center 210 Stadium Street, Rt. 13 Smyrna Delaware 19977Dialysis Stations: 16 (302) 659-5220
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