Blue Ridge in Georgetown is a facility located in Georgetown, South Carolina, which has 28,469 people. Featuring an overall score of C, this appears to be a middle of the pack nursing home. Based on our assessment, there are certainly much worse places out there. You should also take a look at this facility's category grades below. We discuss long-term care in the next paragraph.
Blue Ridge in Georgetown
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
2715 South Island Road,
Georgetown SC 29440
72.73% estimated occupancy 1
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Government - City/county
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
Registered Staff Hours
Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home really fared well in the area of long-term care. In fact, we gave it an impressive grade of A- for that area. Nursing homes that excel in this category tend to provide patients with closer supervision and stay on top of routine healthcare services. After assessing the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we turned to the nursing home's vaccination data. This nursing home vaccinated 96.799995 percent of its patients for pneumonia, which is higher than most nursing homes. 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 less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
This facility's next best category was inspections. This grade is based on its recent health inspections. We awarded it a C in this category. Inspection ratings weigh several factors, including deficiencies and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these items by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. Surprisingly, this nursing home was hit with a category J through K deficiency, which are among the worst deficiencies. This generally indicates the government inspectors found a deficiency which placed patient safety or health in imminent danger. Unfortunately, we also need to draw your attention to the fact that this facility received significant government fines in recent years.
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Short-term Care Quality
The next category we analyzed was short-term care. In that category, we gave this nursing home a decent grade of C. With our short-term care category, we attempt to create a valuable gauge for rehabilitation. In this process, we assess the facility's level of skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as speech therapy. We found that this place was below average in the two key staffing areas we assessed. The facility offered fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than most other facilities. The final metric we considered in this category is the percentage of patients who were able to leave the facility and return home. We discovered that just 0 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home, which is actually below average.
Switching gears to our fourth category, this nursing home was given a decent nursing score of C. There are a host of factors included in this area. Many of these data points relate to nurse staffing. This nursing home averages just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident each day, which is well below average. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this place fared better in some of the quality-based metrics we looked at. In fact, it scored well in terms of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Blue Ridge in Georgetown Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Blue Ridge in Georgetown, 9.53% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This statistic gauges the percent of long-term residents that developed new or worsened pressure ulcers or bed sores. We use this statistic in calculating both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Blue Ridge in Georgetown, 3.47% of Patients had Serious Falls
This figure gauges the percent of long-term residents that have sustained a fall leading to severe injury. This is one of the statistics we use in determining nursing ratings.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Blue Ridge in Georgetown, 3.18% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of residents who suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are often the result of nursing homes with worse hygiene protocols. More frequent bathing minimizes the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. Keep in mind that this datapoint is sometimes skewed by the fact that facilities have incongruent reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Blue Ridge in Georgetown, 15.14% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic medications are administered to residents for a variety of medical conditions, including dementia. Sadly, in some cases, increased usage of these drugs may indicate a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Blue Ridge in Georgetown, 19.68% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of patients prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are prescribed to patients experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Blue Ridge in Georgetown, 2.85% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term patients who are showing depressive symptoms. Some argue this is a reliable measure of resident quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Blue Ridge in Georgetown, 88.92% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients who were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Blue Ridge in Georgetown, 14.02% Percentage of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term stay residents who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and taking a bath. Many would argue this is a reliable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Blue Ridge in Georgetown, 20.24% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay patients that remained mobile levels. Many argue that the ability to move around is important for patients physical and mental health.
In Blue Ridge in Georgetown, 1.69 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of care. There is generally a correlation between staying out of the hospital and the quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Blue Ridge in Georgetown, 20.24 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care.
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