Nursing Homes in Delaware- Monthly Analysis & Key Metrics

Data as of February 11, 2024

Reviewed by Richard Saunders

The State Level Skilled Nursing Home Analysis Report

Recently, the Biden administration announced a goal of improving nursing home care, as highlighted in several important announcements (see the initial announcement and a subsequent announcement). While this is a commendable goal, it is not entirely clear what the best approach is for achieving it. Proposing minimum staffing levels for all nursing homes simplifies a complicated issue. Nursing Homes address a wide range of resident needs, from short-term rehabilitation to long-term care to dementia and memory issues, that require different levels of care. It also fails to address a national staffing shortage that will likely only worsen.

At NursingHomeDatabase.com, we believe that one critical element of any improvement effort is to have access to good, clear data and analysis that can help everyone understand the current state of affairs, identify trends, and track progress over time. To this end, we have built this series of reports that will try to illuminate the key metrics of nursing home performance for each state. Our reports are designed to provide valuable insights and inform policymakers, healthcare providers, and families who are interested in nursing home care.

The analysis for the state level report cards of nursing home care is primarily derived from data that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid ("CMS") provides. CMS publishes weekly data about nursing home occupancy and COVID-19 infections and publishes monthly reports with ratings, staffing levels, and deficiencies.

Summary Analysis of Nursing Homes in Delaware- The 10,000 foot view

Updated on February 11, 2024

According to the latest data compiled by NursingHomeDatabase.com, Delaware has a total of 44 active skilled nursing facilities and 4,801 beds. Based on the US Census estimates for the population of 1,018,396, the current total bed count represents one bed for every 212.12 persons in Delaware. There were 3,888 residents as February 11, 2024 for a state wide occupancy level of 80.98 percent. (Note that the home count is based on monthly data provided by CMS and the number of beds and the occupancy numbers are based on weekly data. There is a minor number of homes that do not report their data weekly.)

According to the monthly data, Delaware has added 46 new beds and lost 0 existing beds over the past year.

The Biden Administration has announced that it wants to regulate minimum nursing home staffing levels. They have proposed minimums of .55 hours of care per resident per day from registered nurses (RNs) and 2.45 hours of care per resident per day certified nursing aids (CNAs). These are the current level amount of hours per resident per day of care for Delaware and a comparison to national averages.

Staffing Levels State National
Registered Nurse (RN) 1.05 0.65
Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA) 2.34 2.26
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) 0.93 0.88
All Staff 4.32 3.79

Detailed analysis pages for the largest cities in Delaware:

COVID-19 Infections in Delaware Nursing Homes

While COVID-19 infections and deaths are down significantly from late 2020 and 2021, the number of infections and deaths continues to be monitored. For nursing homes in Delaware there were a total of 48 new cases and 48 new deaths among residents for the week ending February 11, 2024. The chart below shows COVID-19 activity for the past year.

New and Lost Nursing Homes in Delaware

Delaware added 1 new skilled nursing facilities and 46 beds over the past year. Below is list of the new facilities:

Facility Number of Beds
Foulk Living 46

No homes were removed by CMS over the past twelve months.

Occupancy Percentages for Delaware Nursing Homes

The chart below shows the overall occupancy for nursing home beds in Delaware. Occupancies levels for individual facilities will differ and can be found on the detail page for the specific nursing home.

Best and Worst Nursing Homes in Delaware

The list below shows the best skilled nursing facilities in Delaware based on their most recent weighted average inspection score. Some nursing homes may have higher overall 5-star ratings than the homes on this list. We feel that the health inspection score is the best indicator of current operations. It changes quicker than the overall rating.

Facility Rating
Exceptional Care For Children
11 INDEPENDENCE WAY
NEWARK, DE
1.33
Willowbrooke Court at Cokesbury Village
726 LOVEVILLE ROAD
HOCKESSIN, DE
8.00
Stonegates
4031 KENNETT PIKE
GREENVILLE, DE
12.67
Courtland Manor
889 SOUTH LITTLE CREEK ROAD
DOVER, DE
16.00
The Moorings at Lewes
17028 CADBURY CIRCLE
LEWES, DE
28.67
Parkview Nursing
2801 W. 6TH STREET
WILMINGTON, DE
30.67
Jeanne Jugan Residence
185 SALEM CHURCH ROAD
NEWARK, DE
32.00
Center at Eden Hill, LLC
300 BANNING STREET
DOVER, DE
34.67
Willowbrooke Court Skilled Center at Manor House
1001 MIDDLEFORD ROAD
SEAFORD, DE
34.67
Lofland Park Center
715 E. KING STREET
SEAFORD, DE
40.67

The list below shows the worst skilled nursing facilities in Delaware based on their most recent weighted average inspection score.

Facility Rating
Regal Heights Healthcare and Rehab Center
6525 LANCASTER PIKE
HOCKESSIN, DE
307.33
Milford Center
700 MARVEL ROAD
MILFORD, DE
215.00
Seaford Center
1100 NORMAN ESKRIDGE HIGHWAY
SEAFORD, DE
212.00
Kentmere Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center
1900 LOVERING AVENUE
WILMINGTON, DE
157.50
Regency Healthcare and Rehab Center
801 N. BROOM STREET
WILMINGTON, DE
156.00
Rating Not Available
Cadia Rehabilitation Pike Creek
3540 THREE LITTLE BAKERS BLVD
WILMINGTON, DE
126.17
Complete Care at Silver Lake LLC
1080 SILVER LAKE BLVD
DOVER, DE
101.33
Pike Creek Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
5651 LIMESTONE ROAD
WILMINGTON, DE
96.00
Complete Care at Brackenville LLC
100 ST. CLAIRE DRIVE
HOCKESSIN, DE
95.33
Atlantic Shores Rehabilitation and Health Center
231 SOUTH WASHINGTON STREET
MILLSBORO, DE
92.67

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Skilled Nursing Homes in Delaware Compared to Nationwide

We have compared Delaware nursing homes to the nationwide average on several metrics. Delaware performed better than the national average on several metrics and worse on other metrics.

Cycle 1 Total Number Of Health Deficiencies 9.40 Higher
Cycle 1 Total Number Of Fire Safety Deficiencies 1.00 Lower
Cycle 2 Total Number Of Health Deficiencies 12.90 Higher
Cycle 2 Total Number Of Fire Safety Deficiencies 1.00 Lower
Cycle 3 Total Number Of Health Deficiencies 14.50 Higher
Cycle 3 Total Number Of Fire Safety Deficiencies 1.20 Lower
Average Number Of Residents Per Day 86.60 Higher
Reported Nurse Aide Staffing Hours Per Resident Per Day 2.34 Higher
Reported Lpn Staffing Hours Per Resident Per Day 0.93 Higher
Reported Rn Staffing Hours Per Resident Per Day 1.05 Higher
Reported Licensed Staffing Hours Per Resident Per Day 1.98 Higher
Reported Total Nurse Staffing Hours Per Resident Per Day 4.32 Higher
Total Number Of Nurse Staff Hours Per Resident Per Day On The Weekend 3.82 Higher
Registered Nurse Hours Per Resident Per Day On The Weekend 0.77 Higher
Reported Physical Therapist Staffing Hours Per Resident Per Day 0.11 Higher
Total Nursing Staff Turnover 49.60 Lower
Registered Nurse Turnover 44.50 Lower
Number Of Administrators Who Have Left The Nursing Home 0.70 Lower
Case-mix Rn Staffing Hours Per Resident Per Day 0.34 Lower
Case-mix Total Nurse Staffing Hours Per Resident Per Day 3.04 Lower
Number Of Fines 1.40 Lower
Fine Amount In Dollars 32,460.00 Lower
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Whose Need For Help With Daily Activities Has Increased 13.90 Lower
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Who Lose Too Much Weight 5.82 Lower
Percentage Of Low Risk Long Stay Residents Who Lose Control Of Their Bowels Or Bladder 54.77 Higher
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents With A Catheter Inserted And Left In Their Bladder 0.60 Lower
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents With A Urinary Tract Infection 2.11 Lower
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Who Have Depressive Symptoms 4.15 Lower
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Who Were Physically Restrained 0.26 Higher
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Experiencing One Or More Falls With Major Injury 3.38 Higher
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Assessed And Appropriately Given The Pneumococcal Vaccine 94.25 Higher
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Who Received An Antipsychotic Medication 9.77 Lower
Percentage Of Short Stay Residents Assessed And Appropriately Given The Pneumococcal Vaccine 80.34 Higher
Percentage Of Short Stay Residents Who Newly Received An Antipsychotic Medication 1.02 Lower
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Whose Ability To Move Independently Worsened 17.94 Higher
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Who Received An Antianxiety Or Hypnotic Medication 17.34 Lower
Percentage Of High Risk Long Stay Residents With Pressure Ulcers 5.71 Lower
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Assessed And Appropriately Given The Seasonal Influenza Vaccine 97.45 Higher
Percentage Of Short Stay Residents Who Made Improvements In Function 80.22 Higher
Percentage Of Short Stay Residents Who Were Assessed And Appropriately Given The Seasonal Influenza Vaccine 82.42 Higher
Percentage Of Short Stay Residents Who Were Rehospitalized After A Nursing Home Admission 21.49 Lower
Percentage Of Short Stay Residents Who Had An Outpatient Emergency Department Visit 11.26 Lower
Number Of Hospitalizations Per 1000 Long-stay Resident Days 1.91 Higher
Number Of Outpatient Emergency Department Visits Per 1000 Long-stay Resident Days 1.00 Lower