Bethea Baptist Healthcare Center is a small non-profit facility in Darlington, South Carolina. With an overall score of A-, this nursing home is ranked among the more impressive nursing homes we looked at. In fact, we were so impressed with this facility that we ranked it as the number one facility in Darlington. As you can find below, this nursing home also performed just fine in our category scores. It would be hard to poke holes in this facility's profile.

Additional Details:

Accepts Medicare 1 : TrueA checkmark indicating true.

Accepts Medicaid 1 : 68 Beds TrueA checkmark indicating true.

CCRC : FalseUsed to indicate false.

Non profit - Church related

Resident Council: TrueA checkmark indicating true.

Family Council: FalseUsed to indicate false.

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)

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Long-term Care Quality

A+
Oct 18: A+Nov 18: A+Dec 18: A+Jan 19: A+Feb 19: A+May 19: A+Jun 19: A+Jul 19: A+Aug 19: A+Sep 19: A+Jan 20: A+Mar 20: A+Apr 20: A+May 20: A+Jun 20: A+Jul 20: A+Aug 20: A+
Historical

We also found that this nursing home excelled in our long-term care rating. We gave them a grade of A+ in this area. When nursing homes receive a score in this range in long-term care it generally means it has plenty of staff and is a quality place to live on a permanent basis. In addition to considering the well above average volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff at this facility, we also were impressed by the facility's vaccination record. By way of example, this facility provided the pneumonia vaccine to 99.53052 percent of its patients, which is an impressive figure. Finally, we looked at its number of hospitalizations. We found that this nursing home had 3.31 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days. While this admittedly wasn't as impressive as most of its other scores in this category, this figure can be skewed for some facilities based on the medical complexity of residents.

Short-term Care Quality

A
Oct 18: A-Nov 18: A-Dec 18: A-Jan 19: AFeb 19: AMay 19: AJun 19: AJul 19: AAug 19: ASep 19: AJan 20: AMar 20: AApr 20: AMay 20: AJun 20: AJul 20: AAug 20: A
Historical

On the list of its many elite scores, this nursing home was awarded an excellent short-term care grade. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A in this area. In the area of short-term care, we strive to assess measures of a nursing home's rehabilitation. We analyze the facility's skilled nursing services, including the ones performed by registered nurses and physical and occupational therapists. Fortunately, this nursing home offers both physical therapists and registered nurses. Not all facilities offer both. This facility fared much better in the final datapoint we assessed in this area, which was the percentage of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. It fared as well as just about any nursing home in South Carolina in this metric with 81.3 percent of its patients returning home.

Facility Inspections

A-
Oct 18: A+Nov 18: A+Dec 18: A+Jan 19: A+Feb 19: A+May 19: A-Jun 19: A-Jul 19: A-Aug 19: A-Sep 19: A-Jan 20: A-Mar 20: A-Apr 20: A-May 20: A-Jun 20: A-Jul 20: A-Aug 20: A-
Historical

Adding to this facility's impressive resume, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A- for our inspections rating. These inspection ratings weigh several factors, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these factors by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. While this place had a few deficiencies on its report, none were serious based on CMS' deficiency scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Nurse Quality

B
Oct 18: BNov 18: BDec 18: BJan 19: BFeb 19: BMay 19: B+Jun 19: B+Jul 19: BAug 19: BSep 19: BJan 20: B+Mar 20: B+Apr 20: BMay 20: BJun 20: BJul 20: BAug 20: B
Historical

The next area we assessed is nursing. In this category, we gave this facility a strong grade of B. Our nursing score assesses the nursing home's level of nurse staffing. We weigh both the levels of licensure of the nurses as well as the number of hours spent with patients. This particular nursing home provided 4.8 hours of nursing care per resident per day, which was among the highest totals we found. Finally, we also looked at nursing quality measures in determining our nursing ratings. These include minimizing residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We look at these statistics as good indicators of the caliber of nursing care provided, since better care tends to reduce these problems.

Overall Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

Aug 20
Provider:
A-
State:
B+
National:
B
FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Nov 18Dec 18Jan 19Feb 19Mar 19Apr 19May 19Jun 19Jul 19Aug 19Sep 19Oct 19Dec 19Jan 20Mar 20Apr 20May 20Jun 20Jul 20Aug 20
Overall Rating
Nurse Rating
Long-Term Rating
Short-Term Rating
Inspection Rating

Bethea Baptist Healthcare Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This tells you the percent of residents who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage due to staying in one position for too long.

Provider
F
16.2%
State
B-
9.1%
National
B
7.33%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes Serious Falls

This is the percent of residents who sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in major injury are routinely caused by lower levels of patient supervision. Closer supervision limits the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.

Provider
C
5.16%
State
B
3.26%
National
B
3.36%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

This indicates the percentage of patients who have had a urinary tract infection. These infections are associated with insufficient hygiene.

Provider
F
9.43%
State
B-
3.64%
National
B
2.65%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is the percentage of residents who were given antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs may be helpful for many residents, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In some situations, increased usage of these drugs may mean a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.

Provider
D
26.24%
State
B
13.73%
National
B
14.17%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This metric tells you the percent of long-term patients receiving antianxiety drugs.

Provider
A-
12.5%
State
B
20.65%
National
B
19.67%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

This indicates the percent of patients who are exhibiting depressive symptoms. Higher levels of depression could indicate a lower level of care.

Provider
B
2.17%
State
A-
1.36%
National
B+
5.09%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

This indicates the percentage of patients who have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.

Provider
A
99.77%
State
B-
86.58%
National
B
92.04%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay patients who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and using the bathroom. Many in the industry argue that this is a reasonable measure of a resident's well-being.

Provider
F
26.59%
State
B
14.5%
National
B
14.47%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

This is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients that were able to retain mobility.

Provider
A+
28.78%
State
B+
18.83%
National
B
17.10%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Hospitalizations

This datapoint is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital is critical to preserving the physical health of nursing home patients.

Provider
F
3.87
State
B-
1.87
National
B
1.70

Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Provider
F
28.78
State
B-
18.83
National
B
17.10

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: ER Visits

This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to gauge short-term care.

Provider
B+
8.93
State
B-
11.38
National
B
10.27

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of short-term patients who saw functional improvements.

Provider
A
79.99%
State
B
69.06%
National
B
68.03%

Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better

Nearby Hospitals

Mcleod Regional Medical Center-Pee Dee 6.26 mi
555 E Cheves St Box 8700 Florence South Carolina 29506
(843) 777-2900
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Other
Musc Health Florence Medical Center 8.32 mi
805 Pamplico Hwy Box 100550 Florence South Carolina 29505
(843) 674-2500
Acute Care Hospitals
Proprietary
Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center 16.18 mi
1304 W Bobo Newsom Hwy Hartsville South Carolina 29550
(864) 339-2100
Acute Care Hospitals
Proprietary

Nearby Dialysis

Darlington Dialysis Center Inc 2.06 mi
CMS Rating: 3 stars
Dialysis Stations: 20
1018 South Governor Williams Highway Darlington South Carolina 29532
(843) 398-5263
Davita Sally Hill Dialysis 3.52 mi
Dialysis Stations: 12
1471 N. Cashua Drive Florence South Carolina 29501
(843) 664-9067
Florence Dialysis Center 4.37 mi
CMS Rating: 3 stars
Dialysis Stations: 31
435 North Cashua Dr Florence South Carolina 29501
(843) 669-0825
Fresenius Kidney Care Florence Medical Mile 5.94 mi
Dialysis Stations: 20
181 E. Evans Street Suite B Florence South Carolina 29506
(843) 679-0550
Total Renal Care, Inc. 6.12 mi
Dialysis Stations: 20
1520 Flag Drive Florence South Carolina 29505
(843) 413-0857
Fresenius Medical Care Church Street 6.37 mi
CMS Rating: 2 stars
Dialysis Stations: 21
406 South Church Street Florence South Carolina 29501
(843) 679-5945
Freedom Dialysis Center 8.11 mi
CMS Rating: 3 stars
Dialysis Stations: 28
1520 Freedom Boulevard Florence South Carolina 29505
(843) 667-0654
Bio-Medical Applications of South Carolina, Inc. 8.82 mi
Dialysis Stations: 1
1465 Pamplico Highway Florence South Carolina 29505
(843) 413-9613