Skip to content

Bethea Baptist Healthcare Center

  • Nursing Home
  • Independent Living
  • Assisted Living

Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: A
Oct 18: ANov 18: ADec 18: AJan 19: AFeb 19: AMay 19: AJun 19: AJul 19: A-Aug 19: A-Sep 19: A-Jan 20: AMar 20: AApr 20: A-May 20: A-Jun 20: A-Jul 20: A-Aug 20: A-Sep 20: A-Oct 20: A-Jan 21: AFeb 21: AMar 21: AApr 21: AMay 21: AJun 21: AJul 21: AAug 21: ASep 21: AOct 21: ANov 21: AJan 22: AFeb 22: AMar 22: AApr 22: AMay 22: AJun 22: A
See Rating Overview
Bethea Baptist Healthcare Center's website

157 Home Avenue,
Darlington SC 29532

(843) 393-2867

88.08% estimated occupancy 1

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 100 nursing homes in South Carolina. This is an impressive feat in a state with a long list of high-end nursing homes. You also may want to review this facility's category grades below. We discuss long-term care in the next paragraph.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • Is CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • Non profit - Church related
  • Offers Hospice
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Speech Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Aquatic Therapy

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
Less:
More:
January
January 1, 2021January 2, 2021January 3, 2021January 4, 2021January 5, 2021January 6, 2021January 7, 2021January 8, 2021January 9, 2021January 10, 2021January 11, 2021January 12, 2021January 13, 2021January 14, 2021January 15, 2021January 16, 2021January 17, 2021January 18, 2021January 19, 2021January 20, 2021January 21, 2021January 22, 2021January 23, 2021January 24, 2021January 25, 2021January 26, 2021January 27, 2021January 28, 2021January 29, 2021January 30, 2021January 31, 2021
February
February 1, 2021February 2, 2021February 3, 2021February 4, 2021February 5, 2021February 6, 2021February 7, 2021February 8, 2021February 9, 2021February 10, 2021February 11, 2021February 12, 2021February 13, 2021February 14, 2021February 15, 2021February 16, 2021February 17, 2021February 18, 2021February 19, 2021February 20, 2021February 21, 2021February 22, 2021February 23, 2021February 24, 2021February 25, 2021February 26, 2021February 27, 2021February 28, 2021
March
March 1, 2021March 2, 2021March 3, 2021March 4, 2021March 5, 2021March 6, 2021March 7, 2021March 8, 2021March 9, 2021March 10, 2021March 11, 2021March 12, 2021March 13, 2021March 14, 2021March 15, 2021March 16, 2021March 17, 2021March 18, 2021March 19, 2021March 20, 2021March 21, 2021March 22, 2021March 23, 2021March 24, 2021March 25, 2021March 26, 2021March 27, 2021March 28, 2021March 29, 2021March 30, 2021March 31, 2021
April
April 1, 2021April 2, 2021April 3, 2021April 4, 2021April 5, 2021April 6, 2021April 7, 2021April 8, 2021April 9, 2021April 10, 2021April 11, 2021April 12, 2021April 13, 2021April 14, 2021April 15, 2021April 16, 2021April 17, 2021April 18, 2021April 19, 2021April 20, 2021April 21, 2021April 22, 2021April 23, 2021April 24, 2021April 25, 2021April 26, 2021April 27, 2021April 28, 2021April 29, 2021April 30, 2021
May
May 1, 2021May 2, 2021May 3, 2021May 4, 2021May 5, 2021May 6, 2021May 7, 2021May 8, 2021May 9, 2021May 10, 2021May 11, 2021May 12, 2021May 13, 2021May 14, 2021May 15, 2021May 16, 2021May 17, 2021May 18, 2021May 19, 2021May 20, 2021May 21, 2021May 22, 2021May 23, 2021May 24, 2021May 25, 2021May 26, 2021May 27, 2021May 28, 2021May 29, 2021May 30, 2021May 31, 2021
June
June 1, 2021June 2, 2021June 3, 2021June 4, 2021June 5, 2021June 6, 2021June 7, 2021June 8, 2021June 9, 2021June 10, 2021June 11, 2021June 12, 2021June 13, 2021June 14, 2021June 15, 2021June 16, 2021June 17, 2021June 18, 2021June 19, 2021June 20, 2021June 21, 2021June 22, 2021June 23, 2021June 24, 2021June 25, 2021June 26, 2021June 27, 2021June 28, 2021June 29, 2021June 30, 2021
July
July 1, 2021July 2, 2021July 3, 2021July 4, 2021July 5, 2021July 6, 2021July 7, 2021July 8, 2021July 9, 2021July 10, 2021July 11, 2021July 12, 2021July 13, 2021July 14, 2021July 15, 2021July 16, 2021July 17, 2021July 18, 2021July 19, 2021July 20, 2021July 21, 2021July 22, 2021July 23, 2021July 24, 2021July 25, 2021July 26, 2021July 27, 2021July 28, 2021July 29, 2021July 30, 2021July 31, 2021
August
August 1, 2021August 2, 2021August 3, 2021August 4, 2021August 5, 2021August 6, 2021August 7, 2021August 8, 2021August 9, 2021August 10, 2021August 11, 2021August 12, 2021August 13, 2021August 14, 2021August 15, 2021August 16, 2021August 17, 2021August 18, 2021August 19, 2021August 20, 2021August 21, 2021August 22, 2021August 23, 2021August 24, 2021August 25, 2021August 26, 2021August 27, 2021August 28, 2021August 29, 2021August 30, 2021August 31, 2021
September
September 1, 2021September 2, 2021September 3, 2021September 4, 2021September 5, 2021September 6, 2021September 7, 2021September 8, 2021September 9, 2021September 10, 2021September 11, 2021September 12, 2021September 13, 2021September 14, 2021September 15, 2021September 16, 2021September 17, 2021September 18, 2021September 19, 2021September 20, 2021September 21, 2021September 22, 2021September 23, 2021September 24, 2021September 25, 2021September 26, 2021September 27, 2021September 28, 2021September 29, 2021September 30, 2021
October
October 1, 2021October 2, 2021October 3, 2021October 4, 2021October 5, 2021October 6, 2021October 7, 2021October 8, 2021October 9, 2021October 10, 2021October 11, 2021October 12, 2021October 13, 2021October 14, 2021October 15, 2021October 16, 2021October 17, 2021October 18, 2021October 19, 2021October 20, 2021October 21, 2021October 22, 2021October 23, 2021October 24, 2021October 25, 2021October 26, 2021October 27, 2021October 28, 2021October 29, 2021October 30, 2021October 31, 2021
November
November 1, 2021November 2, 2021November 3, 2021November 4, 2021November 5, 2021November 6, 2021November 7, 2021November 8, 2021November 9, 2021November 10, 2021November 11, 2021November 12, 2021November 13, 2021November 14, 2021November 15, 2021November 16, 2021November 17, 2021November 18, 2021November 19, 2021November 20, 2021November 21, 2021November 22, 2021November 23, 2021November 24, 2021November 25, 2021November 26, 2021November 27, 2021November 28, 2021November 29, 2021November 30, 2021
December
December 1, 2021December 2, 2021December 3, 2021December 4, 2021December 5, 2021December 6, 2021December 7, 2021December 8, 2021December 9, 2021December 10, 2021December 11, 2021December 12, 2021December 13, 2021December 14, 2021December 15, 2021December 16, 2021December 17, 2021December 18, 2021December 19, 2021December 20, 2021December 21, 2021December 22, 2021December 23, 2021December 24, 2021December 25, 2021December 26, 2021December 27, 2021December 28, 2021December 29, 2021December 30, 2021December 31, 2021

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A-plus

One of the many reasons this turned out to be a great nursing home is that it received an A+ long-term care grade. This is simply as good as it gets in this category. Nursing homes that receive this kind of score in this category tend to provide consistent 24/7 care to ensure residents are well cared for. Once we looked at the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we then analyzed the nursing home's vaccination records. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its patients for pneumonia, which is far higher than the average nursing home. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0.03 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.

Facility Inspections

Grade: A

This facility has received near flawless health inspections in recent years. We awarded them an impressive grade of A in this category. Inspection grades weigh several factors, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can find more information about each of these items by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. While this facility had some deficiencies on its report, none of them were major deficiencies based on CMS' scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A

This facility also performed well in the category of short-term care, where it received a grade of A. Few nursing homes performed better in this area. In computing our short-term care grades, we size up the facility's levels of skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists occupational therapists and other licensed professionals. This category is considered to be a useful assessment of a nursing home's ability to rehabilitate patients. It doesn't look like this facility provided information about its staffing of registered nurses or physical therapists. The last metric we assessed in this category is the number of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We found that 7.4 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B-minus

The final category we rated was nursing, in which this nursing home was given a grade of B-. This turned out to be this facility's weakest area. This is nevertheless not a poor grade. When computing a facility's nursing grade, we consider the amount of time nurses spend with residents and the level of skill of those nurses. This particular facility provided just 0.5 hours of nursing care per patient on a daily basis. This figure is significantly below average. Lastly, we also looked at several nursing quality-based metrics. Although this place got dinged a bit for its nursing hours per resident, it actually excelled in some of these quality-based measures. With fewer than five percent of its residents experiencing pressure ulcers, it did very well in this metric. This is generally an indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can typically be prevented by providing better nursing care, such as by employing a system of moving patients even once per day.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Bethea Baptist Healthcare Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: D

In Bethea Baptist Healthcare Center, 9.68% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This indicates the percentage of patients that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are routinely the result of residents staying in one position for too long.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: D

In Bethea Baptist Healthcare Center, 3.49% of Patients had Serious Falls

This tells you the percent of residents who have had a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injury are considered to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls are routinely caused by poor nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: D

In Bethea Baptist Healthcare Center, 3.26% of Patients had UTIs

This tells you the percentage of residents who suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections are associated with poorer hygiene.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: C

In Bethea Baptist Healthcare Center, 14.92% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This measures the percentage of long-term residents who were administered antipsychotic medication. Excessive reliance on these medications may suggest that a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior in situations where such medications aren't medically required. Nevertheless, some nursing homes need to rely on these drugs due to an increased number of residents with cognitive disorders.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B

In Bethea Baptist Healthcare Center, 19.83% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This metric measures the percentage of long-term care residents taking antianxiety medications.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A+

In Bethea Baptist Healthcare Center, 2.74% of Patients

This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents who are demonstrating depressive symptoms.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A

In Bethea Baptist Healthcare Center, 88.77% of Patients

This is the percentage of patients who were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: D

In Bethea Baptist Healthcare Center, 14.72% Percentage of Patients

This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as dressing and bathing.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B-minus

In Bethea Baptist Healthcare Center, 22.47% Percentage of Residents

This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents that maintained mobility.

Hospitalizations

Grade: D

In Bethea Baptist Healthcare Center, 1.55 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of care. There is typically a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the overall quality of care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B-plus

In Bethea Baptist Healthcare Center, 22.47 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This datapoint measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the health of residents.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: C

In Bethea Baptist Healthcare Center, 12.88 Percentage of Patients

This indicates the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is generally a correlation between keeping patients out of the emergency room and the quality of nursing home care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: A

In Bethea Baptist Healthcare Center, 72.67% Percentage of Resident

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of short-term care patients who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Some believe this is a measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation performance.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Mcleod Regional Medical Center-Pee DeeAcute Care Hospitals 6.26 miles away555 E Cheves St Box 8700 Florence South Carolina 29506Voluntary non-profit - Other(843) 777-2900
  • Musc Health Florence Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 8.32 miles away805 Pamplico Hwy Box 100550 Florence South Carolina 29505Proprietary(843) 674-2500
  • Carolina Pines Regional Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 16.18 miles away1304 W Bobo Newsom Hwy Hartsville South Carolina 29550Proprietary(864) 339-2100

Nearby Dialysis

  • Darlington Dialysis Center Inc2.06 miles away1018 South Governor Williams Highway Darlington South Carolina 29532CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 20 (843) 398-5263
  • Davita Sally Hill Dialysis3.52 miles away1471 N. Cashua Drive Florence South Carolina 29501Dialysis Stations: 12 (843) 664-9067
  • Florence Dialysis Center4.37 miles away435 North Cashua Dr Florence South Carolina 29501CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 31 (843) 669-0825
  • Fresenius Kidney Care Florence Medical Mile5.94 miles away181 E. Evans Street Suite B Florence South Carolina 29506Dialysis Stations: 20 (843) 679-0550
  • Total Renal Care, Inc.6.12 miles away1520 Flag Drive Florence South Carolina 29505Dialysis Stations: 20 (843) 413-0857
  • Fresenius Medical Care Church Street6.37 miles away406 South Church Street Florence South Carolina 29501CMS Rating: 2 stars Dialysis Stations: 21 (843) 679-5945
  • Freedom Dialysis Center8.11 miles away1520 Freedom Boulevard Florence South Carolina 29505CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 28 (843) 667-0654
  • Bio-Medical Applications of South Carolina, Inc.8.82 miles away1465 Pamplico Highway Florence South Carolina 29505Dialysis Stations: 1 (843) 413-9613