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Blue Ridge in Georgetown

  • Nursing Home

Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: C
Oct 18: CNov 18: CDec 18: CJan 19: B-Feb 19: B-May 19: DJun 19: DJul 19: B-Aug 19: CSep 19: CJan 20: CMar 20: CApr 20: DMay 20: DJun 20: DJul 20: DAug 20: DSep 20: DOct 20: FJan 21: DFeb 21: FMar 21: FApr 21: FMay 21: FJun 21: FJul 21: FAug 21: FSep 21: FOct 21: FNov 21: FJan 22: DFeb 22: DMar 22: DApr 22: CMay 22: CJun 22: C
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2715 South Island Road,
Georgetown SC 29440

(843) 546-4123

73.21% estimated occupancy 1

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. 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.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • Government - City/county

Specialized Services

  • Speech Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A-minus

We want to draw your attention to the fact that this place earned a much better grade for long-term care than it received overall. we gave it one of our best scores in that category with a grade of A-. Nursing homes that do well in long-term care typically provide patients with better supervision and stay on top of routine medical care. After considering the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we then analyzed the nursing home's vaccination data. This nursing home vaccinated 99.21875 percent of its residents for pneumonia, which is more than the vast majority of nursing homes. 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 0.02 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.

Facility Inspections

Grade: C

This facility's second highest grade came in the category of inspections, where we awarded it a C. Inspection ratings are based on the facility's inspection reports. 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 the deficiencies is usually more important than the number of deficiencies, as some end up being quite insignificant. To our surprise, this place was hit with a category J through K deficiency, which are some of the worst possible categories of deficiencies. This usually indicates inspectors identified a deficiency which placed resident health or safety in imminent jeopardy. Unfortunately, we also need to draw your attention to the fact that this facility received significant government fines in recent years.

Nurse Quality

Grade: C

This facility's next best category was its nursing grade, where it received a grade of C. Nursing grades are mostly based on a facility's level of nurse staffing. This facility provided just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident on a daily basis. This is a low total compared with most nursing homes. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this place surprisingly fared better in some of the quality-based metrics we looked at. In fact, it scored well when it comes to minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: D

Turning to the next category, we awarded this nursing home a grade of D in short-term care. This was the facility's least impressive category score. Our short-term care scores are likely more meaningful for individuals in need of a nursing home for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically requires higher levels of skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing means not just nursing, but also physical and speech therapy, as well as other variations of therapy. With its abysmal grade in this category, we were not surprised to discover this place offers far fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than most other facilities. The final datapoint we assessed in this category is the percentage of residents who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We discovered that just 3.9 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home, which is well below average. The combination of these subpar metrics was damning for this facility's short-term care score.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Jul 22

Blue Ridge in Georgetown Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B

In Blue Ridge in Georgetown, 9.68% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This is the percentage of patients that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin due to remaining in one position for an excessive period of time.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B

In Blue Ridge in Georgetown, 3.49% of Patients had Serious Falls

This tells you the percentage of patients who sustained a fall which resulted in serious injury.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A-minus

In Blue Ridge in Georgetown, 3.26% of Patients had UTIs

This indicates the percent of patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections may be associated with inadequate hygiene.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B-plus

In Blue Ridge in Georgetown, 14.92% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This datapoint indicates the percentage of long-term patients which were prescribed antipsychotic medication. Increased usage of these drugs may indicate that a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents in situations where such drugs aren't medically indicated. However, some facilities need to rely on these medications due to having more residents with dementia.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A-minus

In Blue Ridge in Georgetown, 19.83% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This figure measures the percentage of long-term residents receiving antianxiety drugs.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: C

In Blue Ridge in Georgetown, 2.74% of Patients

This is the percent of patients showing depressive symptoms. Increased rates of depression may be a sign a less hospitable environment.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B

In Blue Ridge in Georgetown, 88.77% of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home residents, making these types of vaccines indispensable.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B

In Blue Ridge in Georgetown, 14.72% Percentage of Patients

This is the percent of residents who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living may be a sign of decline of a resident's health.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A-minus

In Blue Ridge in Georgetown, 22.47% Percentage of Residents

This indicates the percentage of patients who maintained mobility over time. Preserving mobility can be a good sign for residents' well-being.

Hospitalizations

Grade: B-minus

In Blue Ridge in Georgetown, 1.55 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: C

In Blue Ridge in Georgetown, 22.47 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

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

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: B-minus

In Blue Ridge in Georgetown, 12.88 Percentage of Patients

This metric tracks the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to gauge patient well-being during rehabilitation.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Tidelands HealthAcute Care Hospitals 3.39 miles away606 Black River Rd Drawer 1718 Georgetown South Carolina 29440Voluntary non-profit - Private(843) 527-7000

Nearby Dialysis

  • Fmc Winyah0.61 miles away2623 South Fraser Street Georgetown South Carolina 29440Dialysis Stations: 21 (843) 546-6900
  • Fmc of Georgetown Inc3.96 miles away1120 N Fraser Street Georgetown South Carolina 29440CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 20 (843) 527-3431
  • Fmc Dialysis Services Andrews17.82 miles away102 S County Line Road Andrews South Carolina 29510Dialysis Stations: 12 (843) 221-5454