With an address in Darlington, South Carolina, Bethea Baptist Healthcare Center is one of a mere three facilities in the city. Sporting an overall grade of A, this facility is one of the most impressive facilities we assessed. In fact, this nursing home has the distinction of being one of the top 50 nursing homes in South Carolina. This nursing home also received strong scores in each of the major categories we assessed. More information about these categories can be found below.
Bethea Baptist Healthcare Center
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
157 Home Avenue,
Darlington SC 29532
91.17% estimated occupancy 1
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Church related
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Aquatic Therapy
Best Nursing Home in Darlington, South Carolina Awards 2019
Best Nursing Home in Darlington, South Carolina Awards 2020
Top Nursing Home in South Carolina Awards 2021
Best Nursing Home in Darlington, South Carolina Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
Long-term Care Quality
In addition to receiving a great overall grade, this nursing home received an A+ in the area of long-term care. When nursing homes receive this type of grade in long-term care it is typically a good sign for resident care and suggests that the place is well-staffed with nurses and aids. One of the criteria we considered in addition to nursing hours was vaccines. This nursing home administered the pneumonia vaccine to 100 percent of its residents. This is a proven method to avoid unnecessary deaths for the aged 65 and up population. Lastly, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0.03 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
This nursing home has earned near flawless health inspections recently. We awarded them an A in this area. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in determining our inspection scores. One key factor is health deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of these deficiencies is arguably more meaningful than the number of deficiencies, as some can be relatively insignificant. Although this place had a few deficiencies on its report, none were severe based on CMS' deficiency scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
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Short-term Care Quality
The third area we assessed was short-term care. Adding to its elite profile, this nursing home also excelled in that category. In fact, we awarded it a of A in the area. Our short-term care ratings are meaningful for individuals in need of rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually mandates more skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing means a broad scope of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. It doesn't appear that this facility submitted information on registered nurse or physical therapist staffing. The final measure we assessed in this category is the percentage of residents that ultimately were able to return home from the facility. We found that 6.4 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home as opposed to remaining at the facility on a permanent basis.
Switching gears to the fourth category, this facility also performed admirably in our nursing category. In fact, we awarded it a B+ for that area. This topped off a very impressive report card. Our nursing rating weighs a variety of subcategories. The most heavily weighted variable is the amount of time nurses spend with residents. This nursing home provides 0.5 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 frequently be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as having a system of moving patients even once per day.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Bethea Baptist Healthcare Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Bethea Baptist Healthcare Center, 9.53% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of residents who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are routinely the result of patients not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing care can reduce the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Bethea Baptist Healthcare Center, 3.47% of Patients had Serious Falls
This metric gauges the percent of long-term patients that have had falls which caused major injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries may be an indication of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Bethea Baptist Healthcare Center, 3.18% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of residents who have had a urinary tract infection. These infections are linked to poorer hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Bethea Baptist Healthcare Center, 15.14% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. These drugs are sometimes used for a variety of medical conditions, such as dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Bethea Baptist Healthcare Center, 19.68% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric measures the percentage of long-term residents taking antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Bethea Baptist Healthcare Center, 2.85% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents demonstrating symptoms of depression. High levels of depression could indicate a less hospitable environment.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Bethea Baptist Healthcare Center, 88.92% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term care patients who were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Bethea Baptist Healthcare Center, 14.02% Percentage of Patients
This is the percent of residents that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Bethea Baptist Healthcare Center, 20.24% Percentage of Residents
This metric measures the percentage of long-term care patients who were able to retain mobility. Many argue that the ability to move around is critical to patients health.
In Bethea Baptist Healthcare Center, 1.69 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Bethea Baptist Healthcare Center, 20.24 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care. Staying out of the hospital during rehabilitation is key to restoring the physical well-being of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Bethea Baptist Healthcare Center, 12.31 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care. There is typically a correlation between fewer emergency room visits and the overall quality of care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Bethea Baptist Healthcare Center, 73.11% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint measures the percentage of short-term residents who experienced functional improvements.
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