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.
Blue Ridge in Georgetown
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- 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
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.
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.
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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
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.
Blue Ridge in Georgetown Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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