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. With no A rated facilities in the city, this proved to be the number one rated facility in Aiken. Fortunately, this facility did not have any poor grades in any of the major categories discussed below. Additional information about these categories is available below.
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- 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
Registered Staff Hours
One of the reasons this place is a strong nursing home is that it earned a very impressive inspection rating. Inspections turned out to be its best category grade. In that area, we gave this facility an A. Inspection grades are based on many items located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities that receive favorable grades in this area typically 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
Contributing to this facility's list of achievements, it also was awarded a superb long-term care grade. We gave them a dominant strong of A- in this area. When facilities receive a score in this range in long-term care it typically means it has plenty of staff and is a quality place to reside on a permanent basis. In addition to looking at the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home administered the vaccine to 96.86275 percent of its patients, which is higher than the average nursing home. Lastly, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
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Short-term Care Quality
The next category we analyzed was short-term care. This nursing home received an impressive short-term care score, with a B+ in this area. Short-term care grades are generally used to gauge a facility's rehabilitation services In order to offer quality rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally need to have better levels of skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, speech therapists and other highly trained professionals. It doesn't appear that this facility provided information about its staffing of registered nurses or physical therapists. Lastly, we looked at the percentage of residents who returned home from this nursing home. We found that 5.8 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
The final area we looked at was nursing, in which this nursing home received a grade of C. This actually proved to be this facility's least impressive area. This is still not the end of the world. There are a number of subcategories included in this area. Many of these factors reflect the quantity and quality of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a much lower figure than we are used to seeing. Lastly, our nursing ratings also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. Despite not having the highest total nursing hours per resident, this facility actually performed admirably in the metric of preventing major falls. This is typically a reliable indicator that a facility has quality controls in place. Some falls could be avoided if a facility provides enough nurses aids to assist its patients.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Anchor Post-Acute Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Anchor Post-Acute, 9.68% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This statistic indicates the percent of long-term residents which suffered from new or worsened pressure ulcers . We use this statistic in calculating both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Anchor Post-Acute, 3.49% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of patients who have had a major fall. Falls leading to serious injury are often linked to poor nursing care. Better nursing care can minimize the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Anchor Post-Acute, 3.26% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of residents who have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many experts to be an indicator of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are routinely caused by worse hygiene protocols. However, this datapoint could also be misleading for certain nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Anchor Post-Acute, 14.92% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This datapoint tells you the percentage of long-term patients who are prescribed antipsychotic medication. Excessive reliance on these medications may indicate that a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior in situations where such drugs aren't medically required. However, some nursing homes need to rely more on these medications due to having more patients with Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Anchor Post-Acute, 19.83% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint gauges the percentage of long-term care residents receiving antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Anchor Post-Acute, 2.74% of Patients
This is the percentage of patients who are showing signs of depression. Higher levels of depression may imply a less hospitable environment.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Anchor Post-Acute, 88.77% of Patients
This is the percentage of patients that were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Anchor Post-Acute, 14.72% Percentage of Patients
This is the percent of patients who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Anchor Post-Acute, 22.47% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percent of residents who maintained mobility over time. Optimizing mobility can be a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Anchor Post-Acute, 1.55 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Anchor Post-Acute, 22.47 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term resident care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Anchor Post-Acute, 12.88 Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care. Avoiding emergency medical situations is one way to gauge patient well-being during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Anchor Post-Acute, 72.67% Percentage of Resident
This metric is a measure of the percentage of short-term residents that saw functional improvements.
Scores for Aiken, SC
- Overall Rating has a grade of C
- Nurse Rating has a grade of C
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B
Looking for more options? Aiken, South Carolina has 3 other nursing homes
- 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
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- Usrc North Aiken, LLC5.47 miles away208 University Parkway Suite 208 Aiken South Carolina 29801Dialysis Stations: 13 (803) 642-2670
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