Blue Ridge in the Fields

Updated May 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: B-minus
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117 Bellefield Road,
Ridgeway SC 29130

(803) 337-2257

74.91% estimated occupancy 1

Blue Ridge in the Fields is an average-sized nursing home in Ridgeway, South Carolina. With an overall grade of B-, this is likely a solid nursing home. You could definitely do worse than this nursing home. We were also pleased to discover that this place was consistent in all four of the major categories. Additional information about these categories is available below.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Limited Liability company

Registered Staff Hours

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Facility Inspections

Grade: A

In addition to being a respectable nursing home overall, this facility also excelled in the area of inspections, where it earned an A. Few nursing homes performed better in this category. Inspection grades are based on several pieces of information found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places that score well in this category tend to have few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these places should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. Although this place had some deficiencies on its inspection report, none were severe based on CMS' scale. A few minor dings are not the end of the world.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B-minus

The second most favorable area we awarded this facility in any area came in the area of long-term care, where we awarded it a grade of B-. If you are seeking services other than short-term rehabilitation, you should take a close look at each facility's long-term care ratings. After assessing the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we next considered the nursing home's vaccination record. Candidly, we were a bit bothered by the fact that this nursing home vaccinated 17.391306 percent of its patients for pneumonia, which is quite a bit less than the national average. Nevertheless, this place keeps its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 1.24 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a much better hospitalization rate than most nursing homes.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: C

We also gave this nursing home a decent score in the area of short-term care, where it received a C. With our short-term care rating, we endeavor to forge a valuable barometer for rehabilitation. In doing so, we look at the facility's offerings of skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as respiratory therapy. This nursing home boosted its score in this category by offering more than 50% more physical therapy hours to its residents than the average facility. Lastly, we assessed the percentage of patients that eventually returned home from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home. This figure was actually below the national average.

Nurse Quality

Grade: C

The last area we analyzed was nursing. This facility was given a C for the category. Our nursing grade is based on the facility's level of nurse staffing. We look at both the levels of training of the nurses and the amount of time spent with residents. This particular nursing home provided just 3.2 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This figure is significantly below the national average. Finally, we also factored in some quality-based measures in this category. While this facility did not rank highly in terms of its nursing hours per resident, it fared much better in some of the quality-based metrics we assessed. For example, in terms of the number of its patients experiencing pressure ulcers, this facility fared better than average. This is often a good indicator that a facility has quality controls in place. Pressure ulcers can many times be prevented with better nursing care.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Blue Ridge in the Fields Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B-plus

In Blue Ridge in the Fields, 9.61% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This metric gauges the percentage of long-term care residents which developed pressure ulcers. We find that pressure ulcers are a reliable barometer of a facility's nursing care quality.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B-minus

In Blue Ridge in the Fields, 3.6% of Patients had Serious Falls

This is the percent of patients that have had a fall which caused serious injury.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B

In Blue Ridge in the Fields, 3.11% of Patients had UTIs

This figure is an indication of the percent of long-term care patients who suffered from a UTI. UTI's could be a sign of poor nursing care. Nevertheless, this statistic can be skewed for certain nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for UTI's.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: D

In Blue Ridge in the Fields, 15.24% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This indicates the percent of patients who were given antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs may be vital to many residents, it is important to ensure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In limited situations, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest that a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B-minus

In Blue Ridge in the Fields, 20.09% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This tells you the percentage of long-term stay patients receiving antianxiety medications.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B

In Blue Ridge in the Fields, 3.01% of Patients

This tells you the percentage of patients who are showing symptoms of depression. High levels of depression may reveal a less hospitable environment.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: F

In Blue Ridge in the Fields, 90.67% of Patients

This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay residents that were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home patients, making these vaccines important for resident well-being.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A-minus

In Blue Ridge in the Fields, 14.17% Percentage of Patients

This tells you the percent of residents that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A-minus

In Blue Ridge in the Fields, 22.6% Percentage of Residents

This is the percentage of patients who maintained mobility over time. Retaining mobility can be a great sign for residents' health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A-minus

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

This metric measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: C

In Blue Ridge in the Fields, 22.6 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care. There is a correlation between staying out of the hospital and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: D

In Blue Ridge in the Fields, 13.44 Percentage of Patients

This tells you the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care. There is typically a correlation between keeping patients out of the emergency room and the quality of rehabilitation.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: D

In Blue Ridge in the Fields, 72.9% Percentage of Resident

This is the percentage of short-term care residents that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. High levels of independence with activities of daily living usually correlates with successful rehabilitation services.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Providence HealthAcute Care Hospitals 15.86 miles away120 Gateway Corporate Blvd Columbia South Carolina 29203Proprietary(803) 256-5300
  • KershawhealthAcute Care Hospitals 18.71 miles away1315 Roberts Street Camden South Carolina 29020Proprietary(803) 432-4311

Nearby Dialysis

  • Fresenius Medical Care Fairfield County10.37 miles away1126 Hwy 321 Business South Ste A Winnsboro South Carolina 29180Dialysis Stations: 21 (803) 712-6732
  • Fresenius Medical Care of Lugoff Elgin13.98 miles away909 Carolina Drive Lugoff South Carolina 29078Dialysis Stations: 21 (803) 438-0905
  • Fresenius Medical Care Cna Kidney Centers, LLC15.14 miles away140 Highland Center Drive Columbia South Carolina 29203CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 21 (803) 736-0473
  • Columbia Northeast Kidney Center17.16 miles away7499 Parkland Road Suite 136 Columbia South Carolina 29203Dialysis Stations: 20 (803) 865-0554
  • Fmc Meadowlake Dialysis18.12 miles away7631 Wilson Blvd Columbia South Carolina 29203CMS Rating: 1 stars Dialysis Stations: 21 (803) 754-7377
  • Fresenius Medical Care Camden18.36 miles away7 Haile Lane Camden South Carolina 29020Dialysis Stations: 21 (803) 425-9000
  • Dentsville Kidney Center18.75 miles away201 Columbia Mall Blvd Suite 141 Columbia South Carolina 29223Dialysis Stations: 10 (803) 865-1068

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