GOVERNOR BACON HEALTH CENTER

The information listed below provides an in-depth look into the type and quality of care offered at Governor Bacon Health Center. It is important to note that when evaluating if a nursing home is right for you or a loved one, ratings should not be taken as the sole deciding factor, but as one of many aspects to be considered.

Address

GOVERNOR BACON HEALTH CENTER
P.O. BOX 559
DELAWARE CITY, DE 19706
(302) 836-2550

Nursing Home Ratings

Health Inspections
Quality Measures
Nursing Staff
R.N. Staff Only
Overall Rating

Percent of Beds Occupied

93%

Number of Residents and Certified Beds

  • Residents: 87
  • Certified Beds: 94

This Facility Accepts

  • Medicaid

Operational Details

  • Operated By Government - State
  • Offers Only Resident Counseling
  • This Facility is Not Part of a Chain or Franchise

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Rating Details For Governor Bacon Health Center

Nursing Staff -

The nursing staff is the most important part of what determines the quality of care and comfort of a resident in a nursing home. Government regulations set expectations on time spent with each resident based on the services being provided. The breakdown below lists the nursing types (RN, LPN, LVN, CNA) and a comparison of the reported and expected hours per resident per day.

Nursing Hours Per Resident Per DayReportedExpected
Registered Nurse (RN) Hours1 Hour and 4 Minutes53 Minutes
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse (LPN/LVN) Hours1 Hour and 5 Minutes36 Minutes
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Hours2 Hours and 38 Minutes2 Hours and 13 Minutes
Total Licensed Nurse Hours2 Hours and 8 Minutes1 Hour and 30 Minutes
Total Nurse Hours4 Hours and 47 Minutes3 Hours and 42 Minutes

Quality of Care -

Medicare determines quality of care ratings for nursing facilities by surveying several "quality measures", which are broken down into long-term and short-term stay residents, as well as if the action is preventive or if there is a deficiency in the quality of care. State averages for Delaware are also provided for comparison purposes. Note: Figures below are averaged over the past nine months.

This FacilityDelaware Average

Long-Term Stay Preventive Actions

Percent of Long-Stay Residents Given Influenza Vaccination During the Flu Season90-100%94%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Were Assessed and Given Pneumococcal Vaccination90-100%94%

Long-Term Stay Deficiencies

Percent of Low-Risk Long-Stay Residents Who Lose Control of Their Bowels or Bladder32%52%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Have Moderate to Severe Pain2%3%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Had a Urinary Tract Infection5%10%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Whose Ability to Move About in and Around Their Room Got Worse5%13%
Percent of Low-Risk Long-Stay Residents Who Have Pressure Sores-3%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Spend Most of Their Time in Bed or in a Chair-5%
Percent of High-Risk Long-Stay Residents Who Have Pressure Sores7%9%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Are More Depressed or Anxious6%12%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Lose Too Much Weight5%8%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Were Physically Restrained1%9%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Whose Need for Help with Daily Activities Has Increased7%16%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Have/Had a Catheter Inserted and Left in Their Bladder3%4%

Health Inspection Details -

All Medicare and/or Medicaid certified nursing home must undergo health inspections on average once a year, but may be more frequent if the facility is peforming poorly. These inspections cover most aspects of life in a nursing home, and are broken down into deficiencies types, which including: Pharmacy Service, Administration, Resident Rights, Nutrition and Dietary, Resident Assessment, Environmental, and Mistreatment. Below are the list of deficiencies found by inspectors in the past few years along with the degree of harm and how many residents may have been affected. Note: The most recent health survey was on 06/09/2010.

Degree of Harm

  • - Potential for Minimal Harm
  • - Minimal Harm or Potential for Harm
  • - Resident Harmed
  • - Immediate Jeopardy to Resident Health

Residents Affected

  • - Isolated
  • - Some Residents
  • - Many Residents
Deficiencies Found By InspectorsDegree of HarmResidents Affected

Administration

Get Services Outside the Nursing Home That Meet Professional Standards.
  • Inspection Date: 05/14/2009
  • Correction Date: 07/31/2009
Train All Employees on What to Do in an Emergency.
  • Inspection Date: 05/14/2009
  • Correction Date: 07/31/2009

Environmental

Keep Safe, Clean and Homelike Surroundings.
  • Inspection Date: 07/29/2008
  • Correction Date: 09/12/2008
Provide Needed Housekeeping and Maintenance.
  • Inspection Date: 07/29/2008
  • Correction Date: 09/12/2008
Provide at Least One Room to Use As a Dining Room and for Activities, That is a Good Size, with Good Lighting, Airflow and Furniture.
  • Inspection Date: 07/29/2008
  • Correction Date: 09/12/2008
Make Sure There is a Program to Prevent/Deal with Mice, Insects, or Other Pests.
  • Inspection Date: 07/29/2008
  • Correction Date: 09/12/2008
Keep Safe, Clean and Homelike Surroundings.
  • Inspection Date: 05/14/2009
  • Correction Date: 07/31/2009
Provide Needed Housekeeping and Maintenance.
  • Inspection Date: 05/14/2009
  • Correction Date: 07/31/2009
Make Sure That the Nursing Home Area is Free of Dangers That Cause Accidents.
  • Inspection Date: 05/14/2009
  • Correction Date: 07/31/2009
Get Rid of Garbage Properly.
  • Inspection Date: 05/14/2009
  • Correction Date: 07/31/2009
Have a Program to Keep Infection from Spreading.
  • Inspection Date: 05/14/2009
  • Correction Date: 07/31/2009
Make Sure That the Nursing Home Area is Safe, Easy to Use, Clean and Comfortable.
  • Inspection Date: 05/14/2009
  • Correction Date: 07/31/2009
Have Enough Outside Airflow.
  • Inspection Date: 05/14/2009
  • Correction Date: 07/31/2009

Nutrition and Dietary

Prepare Food That is Nutritional, Appetizing, Tasty, Attractive, Well-Cooked, and at the Right Temperature.
  • Inspection Date: 07/29/2008
  • Correction Date: 09/12/2008
Store, Cook, and Give out Food in a Safe and Clean Way.
  • Inspection Date: 05/14/2009
  • Correction Date: 07/31/2009

Pharmacy Service

Keep the Rate of Medication Errors (Wrong Drug, Wrong Dose, Wrong Time) to Less Than 5%.
  • Inspection Date: 05/14/2009
  • Correction Date: 07/31/2009

Quality Care

Provide Activities to Meet the Needs of Each Resident.
  • Inspection Date: 07/29/2008
  • Correction Date: 09/12/2008
Give Each Resident Care and Services to Get or Keep the Highest Quality of Life Possible.
  • Inspection Date: 07/29/2008
  • Correction Date: 09/12/2008
Provide Activities to Meet the Needs of Each Resident.
  • Inspection Date: 05/14/2009
  • Correction Date: 07/31/2009
Make Sure That Each Resident's Nutritional Needs Were Met.
  • Inspection Date: 05/14/2009
  • Correction Date: 07/31/2009
Develop/Implement Required Procedures for the Administration of Immunizations.
  • Inspection Date: 05/14/2009
  • Correction Date: 07/31/2009

Resident Assessment

Develop a Complete Care Plan That Meets All of a Resident's Needs, with Timetables and Actions That Can Be Measured.
  • Inspection Date: 05/14/2009
  • Correction Date: 07/31/2009

Resident Rights

Provide Care in a Way That Keeps or Builds Each Resident's Dignity and Self Respect.
  • Inspection Date: 07/29/2008
  • Correction Date: 09/12/2008

Deficiencies from Complaints and Incidents

The table below lists incident reports by the nursing staff or administration for Governor Bacon Health Center, as well as complaints by residents or their family in the previous three years.

Degree of Harm

  • - Potential for Minimal Harm
  • - Minimal Harm or Potential for Harm
  • - Resident Harmed
  • - Immediate Jeopardy to Resident Health

Residents Affected

  • - Isolated
  • - Some Residents
  • - Many Residents
Formal ComplaintsDegree of HarmResidents Affected

Environmental

Make Sure That the Nursing Home Area is Free of Dangers That Cause Accidents.
  • Complaint Filed: 07/29/2008
  • Correction Date: 09/12/2008
Make Sure That the Nursing Home Area is Free of Dangers That Cause Accidents.
  • Complaint Filed: 06/09/2010
  • Correction Date: 09/03/2010

Mistreatment

Keep Each Resident Free from Drugs That Restrain Them, Unless Needed for Medical Treatment.
  • Complaint Filed: 07/29/2008
  • Correction Date: 09/12/2008
1) Hire Only People Who Have No Legal History of Abusing, Neglecting or Mistreating Residents; or 2) Report and Investigate Any Acts or Reports of Abuse, Neglect or Mistreatment of Residents.
  • Complaint Filed: 07/29/2008
  • Correction Date: 09/12/2008

Nutrition and Dietary

Store, Cook, and Give out Food in a Safe and Clean Way.
  • Complaint Filed: 07/29/2008
  • Correction Date: 09/12/2008
Prepare Food That is Nutritional, Appetizing, Tasty, Attractive, Well-Cooked, and at the Right Temperature.
  • Complaint Filed: 06/09/2010
  • Correction Date: 09/03/2010

Pharmacy Service

Have Drugs and Other Similar Products Available, Which Are Needed Every Day and in Emergencies, and Give Them out Properly.
  • Complaint Filed: 07/29/2008
  • Correction Date: 09/12/2008
1) Make Sure That Residents Who Take Drugs Are Not Given Too Many Doses or for Too Long; 2) Make Sure That the Use of Drugs is Carefully Watched; or 3) Stop or Change Drugs That Cause Unwanted Effects.
  • Complaint Filed: 07/29/2008
  • Correction Date: 09/12/2008
1) Make Sure That Residents Who Take Drugs Are Not Given Too Many Doses or for Too Long; 2) Make Sure That the Use of Drugs is Carefully Watched; or 3) Stop or Change Drugs That Cause Unwanted Effects.
  • Complaint Filed: 06/09/2010
  • Correction Date: 09/03/2010
At Least Once a Month, Have a Licensed Pharmacist Check the Drugs That Each Resident Takes.
  • Complaint Filed: 06/09/2010
  • Correction Date: 09/03/2010

Resident Assessment

Develop a Complete Care Plan That Meets All of a Resident's Needs, with Timetables and Actions That Can Be Measured.
  • Complaint Filed: 06/09/2010
  • Correction Date: 09/03/2010

Fire Safety

Nursing homes certified by Medicare and/or Medicaid are required to have fire safety inspections to meet Life Safety Code (LSC) standards. Below is a list of deficiencies that Governor Bacon Health Center had in recent fire safety inspections. This information can be used to see if all standards were met, the degree of harm, the number of residents affected, and the date when deficiencies were corrected. Note: The most recent fire safety survey was on 06/10/2010.

Degree of Harm

  • - Potential for Minimal Harm
  • - Minimal Harm or Potential for Harm
  • - Resident Harmed
  • - Immediate Jeopardy to Resident Health

Residents Affected

  • - Isolated
  • - Some Residents
  • - Many Residents
Deficiencies Found By InspectorsDegree of HarmResidents Affected

Automatic Sprinkler Systems

An Approved Automatic Sprinkler System Connected to the Fire Alarm System.
  • Inspection Date: 08/06/2008
  • Correction Date: 12/31/2008
Automatic Sprinkler Systems That Have Been Maintained in Working Order.
  • Inspection Date: 08/06/2008
  • Correction Date: 09/15/2008
Portable Fire Extinguishers.
  • Inspection Date: 08/06/2008
  • Correction Date: 09/15/2008

Building Service Equipment

Heating and Ventilation Systems That Have Been Properly Installed According to the Manufacturer's Instructions.
  • Inspection Date: 08/06/2008
  • Correction Date: 09/15/2008
Properly Protected Cooking Facilities.
  • Inspection Date: 08/06/2008
  • Correction Date: 09/15/2008

Electrical

Properly Installed Electrical Wiring and Equipment.
  • Inspection Date: 08/06/2008
  • Correction Date: 09/15/2008
Properly Installed Electrical Wiring and Equipment.
  • Inspection Date: 06/10/2010
  • Correction Date: 07/05/2010

Emergency Plans and Fire Drills

Record of Quarterly Fire Drills for Each Shift Under Varying Conditions.
  • Inspection Date: 06/10/2010
  • Correction Date: 07/05/2010

Fire Alarm Systems

A Fire Alarm System That Can Be Heard Throughout the Facility.
  • Inspection Date: 08/06/2008
  • Correction Date: 09/15/2008
An Approved Installation, Maintenance and Testing Program for Fire Alarm Systems.
  • Inspection Date: 08/06/2008
  • Correction Date: 09/15/2008

Hazardous Area

Construction That Can Resist Fire for One Hour or an Approved Fire Extinguishing System.
  • Inspection Date: 08/06/2008
  • Correction Date: 09/15/2008

Illumination and Emergency Power

Emergency Lighting That Can Last at Least 1 1/2 Hours.
  • Inspection Date: 08/06/2008
  • Correction Date: 09/15/2008

Vertical Openings

Exit Doors That Are Held Open by Devices That Will Automatically Close on the Activation of a Fire Alarm or Smoke Detectors.
  • Inspection Date: 08/06/2008
  • Correction Date: 09/15/2008
Source: Medicare Nursing Home Compare; Health and Social Services of Delaware - Division of Long Term Care and Resident Protection - Retrieved 2011