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Anchor Post-Acute

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Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: B-plus
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Anchor Post-Acute's website

550 East Gate Drive,
Aiken SC 29803

(803) 643-3694

84% estimated occupancy 1

Located in Aiken, South Carolina, Anchor Post-Acute is one of four available facilities in the city. With an overall grade of B+, this is a very good nursing home. In fact, we ranked this facility in the top third of all facilities in the country. We were also pleased to find that this facility did not have any poor grades in any of the major categories discussed below. More information about its category grades is available below.

Quick Details

  • 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

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Medical Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • Stroke Recovery
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Palliative Care
  • Dentistry
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Cardiac Therapy
  • Tracheotomy Care
  • Podiatry
  • Mental Health
  • Diabetes Management
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Pharmacy
  • Laboratory
  • X-Ray
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Pain Management
  • Optometry
  • Audiology
  • Colostomy Care
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation
  • Catheter Care

Awards

Best Nursing Home in Aiken, South Carolina badge

Best Nursing Home in Aiken, South Carolina Awards 2019

Best Nursing Home in Aiken, South Carolina badge

Best Nursing Home in Aiken, South Carolina Awards 2020

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

One of the many reasons this turned out to be a quality nursing home is that it received an A+ inspection grade. This is simply as good as it gets in this critical category. Inspection grades weigh several factors, including deficiencies and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these issues by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. 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

Grade: A-minus

This nursing home was awarded strong grades in the area of long-term care as well. Consequently, we gave it one of our most favorable scores in that area with a area of A-. When nursing homes receive a grade in this range in this category it generally means it has plenty of staff and is a quality place to live on a permanent basis. One of the criteria we considered after nurse's aid hours was vaccines. This facility administered the pneumonia vaccination to 95.68627 percent of its patients. This is a reliable method to avoid unnecessary hospitalizations for the aged 65 and up population. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B

This facility received a very good nursing grade this year as well. It received one of our better scores in that category with a grade of B. The nursing grade considers a host of subcategories. The most heavily weighted variable is the quantity of hours nurses spend with patients. This facility provided 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality-based metrics and this facility excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any facility the country in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can many times be prevented by providing better nursing care, such as by having a policy of turning a resident more often.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-minus

Moving on to our final area, this nursing home received a decent short-term care grade. While this isn't quite as good as some of its other grades, this is still not a bad grade. In crafting these short-term care grades, we analyze the facility's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, respiratory therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. Our objective is to create a scale for comparing the rehabilitation services of different nursing homes. Unfortunately, we were not able to locate information on registered nurse or physical therapy staffing for this nursing home. The last statistic we considered in this area is the number of residents who were able to leave the facility and return home. We discovered that just 5 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home, which is below average.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Sep 22

Anchor Post-Acute Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: C

In Anchor Post-Acute, 9.53% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This indicates the percent of residents who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage resulting from staying in the same position for too long.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A-minus

In Anchor Post-Acute, 3.47% of Patients had Serious Falls

This indicates the percent of patients who have had a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injury are often linked to lower quality nursing care. More supervision can reduce the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: D

In Anchor Post-Acute, 3.18% of Patients had UTIs

This figure is a measure of the percent of long-term residents who experienced a UTI. While a higher rate infections may reflect poorly on a facility's cleanliness, it can be difficult to compare different facilities due to facilities having varying reporting standards.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B-minus

In Anchor Post-Acute, 15.14% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This statistic measures the percentage of long-term stay patients who are prescribed antipsychotic medication. Excessive reliance on these medications may mean that a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior in scenarios where such drugs aren't medically indicated. Nevertheless, some nursing homes may need to rely more on these drugs due to an increased number of residents with Alzheimer's or other dementias.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B-minus

In Anchor Post-Acute, 19.68% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This indicates the percentage of long-term care residents who were given antianxiety medication. These drugs are used to treat residents suffering from depression and anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A+

In Anchor Post-Acute, 2.85% of Patients

This indicates the percentage of residents exhibiting symptoms of depression. Increased rates of depression may be a sign a less hospitable environment.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: C

In Anchor Post-Acute, 88.92% of Patients

Measures the percentage of long-term patients who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home residents, making these vaccines vital to patient safety.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B-plus

In Anchor Post-Acute, 14.02% Percentage of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and taking a bath. Many argue this is a reasonable measure of a patient's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B-plus

In Anchor Post-Acute, 20.24% Percentage of Residents

This is the percentage of residents that retained mobility levels over time. Preserving mobility is often a great sign for residents' well-being.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A

In Anchor Post-Acute, 1.69 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This indicates the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care. There is generally a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and the quality of long-term care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B-minus

In Anchor Post-Acute, 20.24 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This is the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: C

In Anchor Post-Acute, 12.31 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

Grade: B-plus

In Anchor Post-Acute, 73.11% 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.

Scores for Aiken, SC

  • Overall Rating has a grade of C
  • Nurse Rating has a grade of B-minus
  • Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B
  • Short-term Care Rating has a grade of C
  • Inspection Rating has a grade of B

Looking for more options? Aiken, South Carolina has 3 other nursing homes

Nearby Hospitals

  • Aiken Regional Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 5 miles away302 University Parkway Aiken South Carolina 29801Proprietary(803) 641-5900
  • University HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 15.43 miles away1350 Walton Way Augusta Georgia 30901Government - Hospital District or Authority(706) 722-9011
  • Au Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 16.03 miles away1120 15th Street Augusta Georgia 30912Voluntary non-profit - Other(706) 721-6569

Nearby Dialysis

  • Usrc South Aiken, LLC1.07 miles away169 Crepe Myrtle Dr Aiken South Carolina 29803CMS Rating: 2 stars Dialysis Stations: 18 (803) 644-8484
  • Aiken Dialysis5.12 miles away775 Medical Park Drive Aiken South Carolina 29801Dialysis Stations: 22 (803) 641-4222
  • Fresenius Medical Care Aiken5.16 miles away690 Medical Park Dr Suite 150 Aiken South Carolina 29801Dialysis Stations: 11 (803) 502-4333
  • Usrc North Aiken, LLC5.47 miles away208 University Parkway Suite 208 Aiken South Carolina 29801Dialysis Stations: 13 (803) 642-2670
  • Davita Northridge Dialysis12.84 miles away139 Market Place Dr North Augusta South Carolina 29860Dialysis Stations: 15 (803) 279-2628
  • North Augusta Dialysis Center, LLC13.52 miles away10263 Atomic Road North Augusta South Carolina 29841Dialysis Stations: 21 (803) 279-3722
  • Ara Augusta LLC14.91 miles away1000 Telfair St Augusta Georgia 30901CMS Rating: 2 stars Dialysis Stations: 30 (706) 774-0130
  • Fmc New Bailie16.21 miles away1717 Walton Way Augusta Georgia 30904Dialysis Stations: 29 (706) 481-6920