Anchor Post-Acute is an average-sized facility located in Aiken, South Carolina. Sporting an overall grade of B+, this is a very good facility. Based on our assessment, this nursing home ought to meet the needs of most people. Fortunately, this nursing home didn't have any poor grades in any of the major categories discussed below. More information about its category grades can be found below.
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Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Limited Liability company
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Mental Health
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Colostomy Care
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Catheter Care
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Best Nursing Home in Aiken, South Carolina Awards 2019
Best Nursing Home in Aiken, South Carolina Awards 2020
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On top of being a great facility overall, it also received A+ inspections recently. Its inspections are nearly flawless. Inspection ratings are based on many datapoints located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places that score well in this category have very few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these facilities generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. This particular nursing home had just a single deficiency on its inspection report and it was not one deemed to pose a threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
This facility also received an impressive long-term care grade. In fact, we gave it an above average score of B+ in this category. Facilities that receive this kind of score in long-term care typically provide consistent 24/7 care to make sure patients are kept in good health. On top of considering the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home gave the vaccine to 92.015205 percent of its residents. This is a bit below what we expected but still a reasonably acceptable figure. Lastly, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
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Another one of this facility's impressive category grades came in the area of nursing care. We awarded them one of our better scores in that area, with a grade of B. Our nursing grade is based on the facility's level of nurse staffing. We look at both the levels of training of the nurses and the amount of time spent with residents. This nursing home averages 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality measures and this nursing home excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any place the nation in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can many times be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as by having a protocol of moving residents more frequently.
Short-term Care Quality
The final area we analyzed was this nursing home's poorest area. Nevertheless, even in its worst category we still awarded it a respectable grade of B- for short-term care. In our short-term care category, we try to craft a fair barometer for rehabilitation. In doing so, we analyze a facility's offerings of skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as occupational therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every nursing home employs these skilled professionals. However, according to the information they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Lastly, we considered the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 5 percent of this facility's residents returned home. At most facilities, closer to half of their patients are able to return home so this figure is below average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Anchor Post-Acute Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Anchor Post-Acute, 9.93% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are routinely the result of residents not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing care reduces the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Anchor Post-Acute, 3.01% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of residents who have had a major fall. Falls leading to serious injury are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a measure of nursing care . Major falls resulting in injury are routinely caused by lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Anchor Post-Acute, 2.75% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of residents that suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care . UTI's are routinely linked to poor nursing care. However, this datapoint may be skewed for certain nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Anchor Post-Acute, 14.27% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic drugs are administered to residents for a variety of medical conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias. Unfortunately, in limited situations, increased usage of these drugs may mean that a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Anchor Post-Acute, 20.84% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic gauges the percent of long-term patients receiving antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Anchor Post-Acute, 2.84% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients who are showing depressive symptoms. Increased rates of depression may be a sign a less hospitable environment.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Anchor Post-Acute, 88.7% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term stay residents that were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home patients, making these types of vaccines critical to patient well-being.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Anchor Post-Acute, 13.84% Percentage of Patients
This is the percent of residents who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living may indicate deterioration of a patient's health.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Anchor Post-Acute, 16.35% Percentage of Residents
This metric tracks the percent of long-term residents who were able to retain mobility.
In Anchor Post-Acute, 1.87 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric tracks the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Anchor Post-Acute, 16.35 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Anchor Post-Acute, 12.8 Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Anchor Post-Acute, 73.59% Percentage of Resident
This is the percentage of short-term stay patients that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Higher levels of autonomy with ADL's generally correlates with better rehabilitation.
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