Blue Ridge in the Fields is a facility in Ridgeway, South Carolina, which has 6,655 people. We awarded this nursing home an overall grade of D. A score in this range generally indicates a few red flags. If you are not happy with this facility's poor overall grade, you may find your options to be limited in Ridgeway. The city has just one other nursing home. If you aren't deterred by this place's report card, you can continue reading to learn more about its category scores. Nursing grades are discussed in the next section.

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Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)

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Nurse Quality

B
Oct 18: FNov 18: FDec 18: FJan 19: FFeb 19: FMay 19: B-Jun 19: B-Jul 19: DAug 19: DSep 19: DJan 20: B-Mar 20: B-Apr 20: BMay 20: BJun 20: BJul 20: BAug 20: B
Historical

While we didn't give this facility a good overall grade, we actually gave it a very strong grade in nursing, where it received a grade of B. This is better than most nursing homes in this category. There are several criteria included in this area. Most of these datapoints reflect levels of nurse staffing. This facility provided 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at certain nursing quality measures in computing our nursing grades. These include minimizing residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We view these areas as predictive indicators of the caliber of nursing care provided, since better care tends to reduce these problems.

Long-term Care Quality

C
Oct 18: A-Nov 18: A-Dec 18: A-Jan 19: B+Feb 19: B+May 19: A-Jun 19: A-Jul 19: A-Aug 19: A-Sep 19: A-Jan 20: B+Mar 20: B+Apr 20: AMay 20: B-Jun 20: B-Jul 20: B-Aug 20: C
Historical

One of this nursing home's better category scores was in the category of long-term care. This proved to be its second most respectable category. In that area, we awarded this facility a grade of C. In computing our long-term care scores, we analyze the nursing home's personal care services. One of the datapoints we considered on top of nursing hours is vaccinations. We were a bit concerned this facility provided the pneumonia vaccine to just 84.05172 percent of its patients. The last datapoint we looked at was its hospitalization rate. Here we found that this place had 1.8 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is also below the national average.

Short-term Care Quality

C
Oct 18: FNov 18: FDec 18: FJan 19: FFeb 19: FMay 19: CJun 19: CJul 19: FAug 19: FSep 19: FJan 20: CMar 20: CApr 20: CMay 20: CJun 20: CJul 20: CAug 20: C
Historical

This nursing home's next best category ended up being short-term care. In that area, we awarded this nursing home a C. In calculating our short-term care ratings, we look at the facility's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, respiratory therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. Our purpose is to devise a measure for comparing the rehabilitation services of different facilities. In this nursing home's case, we were surprised to learn that it actually provides less physical therapist and registered nurse hours per patient than the typical facility. The hope is always that this does not adversely impact the quality of care. The final datapoint we looked at in this area is the number of residents that were able to return home from the facility. We found that just 22.3 percent of this facility's patients returned home.

Facility Inspections

D
Oct 18: ANov 18: ADec 18: AJan 19: AFeb 19: AMay 19: AJun 19: AJul 19: AAug 19: ASep 19: A-Jan 20: A-Mar 20: A-Apr 20: A-May 20: DJun 20: DJul 20: DAug 20: D
Historical

Unfortunately, this facility did not receive a favorable inspection rating. We gave it a just D in this category. Inspection scores relate to a nursing home's inspection reports. We weight poor inspection ratings heavily in our assessment. Since the inspection reports are completed by independent government inspectors, we consider this information to be very reliable. Our inspection grades account for a host of factors found on a nursing home's inspection reports. One key criteria we rely on is the number and severity of deficiencies. This facility was assessed 2 deficiencies by CMS. The only favorable thing we can say is that none of the deficiencies were in the categories that indicate they caused a risk to patient health or safety. Finally, we also would like to point out that this facility received significant government fines recently of more than $50,000. This usually suggests that inspectors grew tired after several years of failed government inspections.

Overall Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

Aug 20
Provider:
D
State:
B+
National:
B
FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Nov 18Dec 18Jan 19Feb 19Mar 19Apr 19May 19Jun 19Jul 19Aug 19Sep 19Oct 19Dec 19Jan 20Mar 20Apr 20May 20Jun 20Jul 20Aug 20
Overall Rating
Nurse Rating
Long-Term Rating
Short-Term Rating
Inspection Rating

Blue Ridge in the Fields Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This is the percentage of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin due to remaining in the same position for an excessive period of time.

Provider
B-
8.42%
State
B-
9.1%
National
B
7.34%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes Serious Falls

This tells you the percent of patients who have had a major fall. Falls leading to serious injuries are routinely associated with poor nursing care. Closer supervision limits the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.

Provider
C
5.17%
State
B
3.26%
National
B
3.36%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

This is the percentage of residents that have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered by many experts to be a measure of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are routinely associated with poor nursing care. Nevertheless, this metric could also be skewed for certain facilities due to varying reporting standards for UTI's.

Provider
B-
3.06%
State
B-
3.64%
National
B
2.66%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is the percentage of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications may be helpful for many patients, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used appropriately. In limited cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.

Provider
D
23.11%
State
B
13.73%
National
B
14.15%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is an indication of the percentage of long-term patients who were given antianxiety medication. These medications are generally used to treat patients experiencing depression or anxiety.

Provider
D
30.69%
State
B
20.65%
National
B
19.69%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

Measures the percentage of long-term stay patients showing depressive symptoms. Some experts believe this is a measure of patient quality of care.

Provider
B+
0.94%
State
A-
1.36%
National
B+
5.11%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients who were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.

Provider
D
91.23%
State
B-
86.58%
National
B
92.01%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

This is the percentage of residents who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time.

Provider
B-
15.59%
State
B
14.5%
National
B
14.47%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

This metric measures the percent of long-term residents who were able to retain mobility.

Provider
A-
21.34%
State
B+
18.83%
National
B
17.10%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Hospitalizations

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

Provider
B
1.74
State
B-
1.87
National
B
1.70

Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

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

Provider
C
21.34
State
B-
18.83
National
B
17.10

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: ER Visits

This indicates the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is usually a correlation between having fewer emergency room visits and the overall quality of rehabilitation.

Provider
F
18.81
State
B-
11.38
National
B
10.26

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

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