Nursing Home Injury Laws: Delaware

Nursing Home Injury Laws: DelawareNumber of nursing homes in Delaware  : 48

Patients living in Delaware nursing homes: 4,245

Occupancy rates of Delaware nursing homes: 84.6%

Average number of deficiencies at each Delaware nursing home: 16.9

Percent of Delaware nursing homes with serious deficiencies for actual harm to patient: 39.6%

Most common deficiencies at Delaware nursing homes: Quality of Care, Comprehensive Care Plans, Accident Environment

Distribution of ownership of Delaware nursing homes:  52% for profit,  38% non profit,  10% government

Most populated cities in Delaware: Wilmington, Dover, Newark, Pike Creek, Bear

Staffing levels at Delaware nursing homes (daily hours): Above average, 4.2 total staff,  1.8 licensed nurse

**Data based upon 2009 CMS data, U.S. Department of Health and Human Service

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Jonathan did a great job helping my family navigate through a lengthy lawsuit involving my grandmother's death in a nursing home. Through every step of the case, Jonathan kept my family informed of the progression of the case. Although our case eventually settled at a mediation, I really was impressed at how well prepared Jonathan was to take the case to trial. Lisa
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After I read Jonathan’s Nursing Home Blog, I decided to hire him to look into my wife’s treatment at a local nursing home. Jonathan did a great job explaining the process and the laws that apply to nursing homes. I immediately felt at ease and was glad to have him on my side. Though the lawsuit process was at times frustrating, Jonathan reassured me, particularly at my deposition. I really felt like Jonathan cared about my wife’s best interests, and I think that came across to the lawyers for the nursing home. Eric