Blue Ridge in Georgetown is a facility located in Georgetown, South Carolina, which has 28,469 people. Our grading system was not very kind to this facility, as we gave it an overall grade of F. This nursing home does not seem to have any redeeming qualities. More information on this facility's category grades is available below. Its best category was long-term care, which is discussed in the next section.
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Blue Ridge in Georgetown
- Nursing Home
Updated Nov 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
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Registered Staff Hours
Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home did not perform quite as poorly in the area of long-term care. We gave it a grade of B- for that category. Our long-term care ratings are more important for patients in need of more conventional assistance related to personal care. After considering the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we then analyzed the nursing home's vaccination data. Frankly, we were a bit alarmed this nursing home vaccinated 86.46616 percent of its patients against pneumonia, which is significantly below what we expected. Nevertheless, this facility 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 number.
As it turns out, its government inspection reports were not the source of this facility's abysmal overall grade. It earned a grade of C in this category. These inspection grades take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these items by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. To our surprise, this nursing home had a category J through K deficiency, which are some of the worst categories of deficiencies. This usually means the government inspectors identified a deficiency which places resident safety or health in immediate 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
Sadly, this nursing home's next best category is short-term care. Nevertheless, with a D in this category, it still performed somewhat poorly. With our short-term care assessment, we endeavor to forge a fair barometer for rehabilitation services. In doing so, we assess the facility's scope of skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as occupational therapy. Based on its weak grade in this area, we weren't stunned to learn that this facility offered substantially fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than most nursing homes. Finally, we considered the percentage of patients who were able to return home from this facility. This facility didn't fare well here either. In fact, we found that just 0 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home.
The next category we assessed is nursing. Sadly, it received a lowly F for this area, which is a poor score. Nursing scores are mostly associated with the nursing home's level of nurse staffing. This facility provided just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a very low total compared to most nursing homes. On top of receiving below average scores for nursing hours, this place was less impressive in some of the quality-based measures we looked at in calculating our nursing grades. We looked at the percent of patients experiencing pressure ulcers and found that this nursing home was at approximately 150 percent of the national average in this statistic. This is a bad sign when you consider that many bed sores are believed to be preventable with better nursing care. Unfortunately, this statistic dragged down this nursing home's nursing grade substantially.
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, 9.13% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of patients that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage resulting from staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Blue Ridge in Georgetown, 3.01% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of residents who have had a fall which caused serious injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Blue Ridge in Georgetown, 0.4% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of residents who suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections may be associated with poor hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Blue Ridge in Georgetown, 11.95% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This measures the percentage of long-term stay patients receiving antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs serve an important medical purpose, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In some cases, increased usage of these drugs may suggest that a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Blue Ridge in Georgetown, 8.41% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are administered to patients experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Blue Ridge in Georgetown, 2.07% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients showing depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Blue Ridge in Georgetown, 89.07% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Blue Ridge in Georgetown, 26.34% of Patients
This is the percentage of patients that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Blue Ridge in Georgetown, 36% of Residents
This metric measures the percent of long-term care patients who remained mobile levels.
In Blue Ridge in Georgetown, 0.02 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. There is usually a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and the quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Blue Ridge in Georgetown, 36% of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care. There is generally a correlation between staying out of the hospital and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Blue Ridge in Georgetown, 26.16% of Patients
This tells you the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is a correlation between having fewer emergency room visits and the quality of rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Blue Ridge in Georgetown, 58.64% of Resident
This is the percent of short-term residents that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
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