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.
Bethea Baptist Healthcare Center
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- 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
Registered Staff Hours
Long-term Care Quality
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.
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.
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Short-term Care Quality
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.
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.
Bethea Baptist Healthcare Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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