Alpha Health & Rehab of Greer is a facility located in Greer, South Carolina. This city has a population of 75,476 people. This facility was awarded an overall grade of C, which is a middle of the road score. In our view, this nursing home looks like a solid choice for quite a few people. You also may want to review this facility's category grades below. We discuss long-term care in the next section.
Alpha Health & Rehab of Greer
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Limited Liability company
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Bariatric Care
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home really fared well in the category of long-term care, where it received an A-. Facilities that excel in this category tend to be well-staffed and provide extensive hands on care to patients. On top of assessing the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility vaccinated 96.58793 percent of its residents, which is an impressive figure. Pneumonia is too frequently a deadly health condition for nursing home residents so we like it when a nursing home doesn't leave this to chance. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Inspections is another category where this nursing home excelled. We awarded this nursing home an B+ for our inspections category. This score is far more impressive than its overall score. Perhaps the most critical factor we consider in computing our inspection ratings is deficiencies. These deficiencies are found on a facility's recent inspection reports. Places with better grades in this category typically avoided the most severe deficiencies involving health risks or even death. While this place had some minor dings on its government inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones found in categories G through L. This means that the inspectors didn't deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is always a good sign.
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The next highest grade we gave this nursing home in any area came in the category of nursing, where we gave it a grade of C. The nursing score features a number of subcategories. The most heavily weighted variable is the amount of time nurses spend with patients. This nursing home averages just 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a very low figure. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this place excelled in some of the quality-based metrics we looked at. It performed well in the area of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. Many consider these areas to be indicators of the quality of nursing care. In some cases, the quality of nursing care is just as important as the number of hours of care provided.
Short-term Care Quality
The final area we scored was short-term care. Unfortunately, we gave it a lowly F in this area, which is a bottom of the barrel score. This is clearly a major concern. In crafting our short-term care grades, we quantify the nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. The goal is to devise a barometer for comparing the rehabilitation services of different facilities. With a score of this caliber in this category, we weren't stunned to discover this facility was well below average in two of the key staffing areas we looked at. The nursing home provided substantially fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per patient than most facilities. Finally, we looked at the number of residents that ultimately returned home from this nursing home. This nursing home didn't fare well here either. In fact, we found that just 3.9 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home. This figure was quite a bit off the national average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Alpha Health & Rehab of Greer Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Alpha Health & Rehab of Greer, 9.53% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This metric gauges the percent of long-term care patients that have pressure ulcers. We've found that pressure ulcers are a reliable indicator of a facility's nursing care quality.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Alpha Health & Rehab of Greer, 3.47% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of patients who suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to serious injuries are often linked to poor nursing care. Additional nurse staffing limits the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Alpha Health & Rehab of Greer, 3.18% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of patients that have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are routinely associated with worse hygiene protocols. More frequent bathing can reduce the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. Keep in mind that this statistic is sometimes skewed by the fact that nursing homes have varying reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Alpha Health & Rehab of Greer, 15.14% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic medications are prescribed to residents for many conditions, including dementia. Unfortunately, in limited situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Alpha Health & Rehab of Greer, 19.68% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of residents who were given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are prescribed to residents suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Alpha Health & Rehab of Greer, 2.85% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents who are exhibiting depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Alpha Health & Rehab of Greer, 88.92% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents that have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Alpha Health & Rehab of Greer, 14.02% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with ADL's could be a sign of decline of a resident's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Alpha Health & Rehab of Greer, 20.24% Percentage of Residents
This metric measures the percentage of long-term patients who maintained mobility. Some experts argue that the ability to move around is important for residents' mental and physical health.
In Alpha Health & Rehab of Greer, 1.69 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. There is usually a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the overall quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Alpha Health & Rehab of Greer, 20.24 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care. Keeping residents out of the hospital during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the health of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Alpha Health & Rehab of Greer, 12.31 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care. There is generally a correlation between keeping patients out of the emergency room and the quality of care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Alpha Health & Rehab of Greer, 73.11% Percentage of Resident
This metric measures the percent of short-term patients that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Some argue that this is a measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation performance.
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