With an address in Darlington, South Carolina, Bethea Baptist Healthcare Center is the sole nursing home we were able to find there. Featuring an overall score of A+, this facility is ranked among the highest-graded nursing homes we assessed. In fact, this facility has the prestigious distinction of being one of the top 25 nursing homes in South Carolina. We also gave this facility phenomenal grades in all four of the major categories we assessed. More information about these categories can be found below.
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Bethea Baptist Healthcare Center
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- Independent Living
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Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- 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
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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
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Long-term Care Quality
In addition to receiving a great overall grade, this facility also received an A+ long-term care grade. When nursing homes receive a grade in this range in long-term care it generally means it's well-staffed and is a quality place to reside on a permanent basis. On top of considering the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home administered the vaccine to 100 percent of its patients, which is what we like to see. Pneumonia is too frequently a life or death ailment for nursing home patients so we prefer when a facility doesn't take any chances. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0.02 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Adding to this facility's impressive resume, we awarded this facility an A for our inspections rating. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in computing our inspection grades. One of those factors is deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of deficiencies is arguably more meaningful than the quantity of deficiencies, as some deficiencies end up being relatively insignificant. Although this nursing home had some 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
Moving on our third area, we awarded this nursing home a score of A for our short-term care rating. This is a very impressive grade. In computing these short-term care ratings, we assess the facility's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, respiratory therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. The goal is to formulate a barometer for comparing the rehabilitation services of different nursing homes. We weren't able to track down registered nurse or physical therapy staffing data for this facility. Finally, we assessed the number of patients who ultimately were able to return home from this nursing home. We found that 6.4 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.
The last area we looked at was nursing, where this facility was awarded a grade of A-. This completed an elite report card. Few facilities received an A- or higher in in each area we assessed. Nursing grades are based in large part on nurse staffing levels. 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 state in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can many times be avoided by offering better nursing care, such as employing a protocol of moving a resident at least once a 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, 4.46% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of residents that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a measure of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are often the result of patients staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Bethea Baptist Healthcare Center, 5.33% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of residents who sustained a fall which caused major injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Bethea Baptist Healthcare Center, 9.21% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered to be a measure of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are often linked to a facility with lower levels of hygiene. However, this statistic may be misleading for some nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Bethea Baptist Healthcare Center, 12.73% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications may be helpful for many patients, it is important to ensure these medications are being used appropriately. In some cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Bethea Baptist Healthcare Center, 17.68% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of patients prescribed antianxiety drugs. These medications are given to residents suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Bethea Baptist Healthcare Center, 0% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients demonstrating signs of depression. Higher rates of depression could indicate a lower level of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Bethea Baptist Healthcare Center, 100% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay residents who were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for seniors, making these vaccines critical to patient health.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Bethea Baptist Healthcare Center, 14.38% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living could indicate decline of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Bethea Baptist Healthcare Center, 15.04% of Residents
This is the percent of patients who maintained mobility over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Bethea Baptist Healthcare Center, 0.02 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Bethea Baptist Healthcare Center, 15.04% of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is usually a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Bethea Baptist Healthcare Center, 18.81% of Patients
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to gauge patient care during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Bethea Baptist Healthcare Center, 93.25% of Resident
This is a measure of the percent of short-term stay residents who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Some experts argue that this is a measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation services.
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