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Blue Ridge in the Fields

  • Nursing Home

Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

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

(803) 337-2257

82.41% estimated occupancy 1

Blue Ridge in the Fields is an average-sized nursing home located in Ridgeway, South Carolina. We awarded this facility an overall grade of B. A score of this caliber requires solid marks in most areas. At the end of the day, this nursing home looks like a solid choice for most people. This facility's impressive profile was highlighted by its inspection score, which is addressed in the next section.

Quick Details

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

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A

On top of performing well in its overall grade, this nursing home performed at an even higher level in the area of inspections. In fact, it received a nearly flawless inspection report this year. As a result, it received one of our highest grades in that category with a score of A. These inspection grades take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can learn more about each of these issues by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. Fortunately, although this nursing home had some minor dings on its inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones labeled as categories G through L. This tells you the government inspectors did not consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. Remember that deficiency-free inspections are uncommon in the industry.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B

Another one of this facility's impressive category grades came in the area of long-term care. We gave them one of our more positive scores in that category, with a score of B. In a long-term care setting, the nursing home's primary goal is to maintain patients' quality of life and keep them safe. On top of looking at the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility gave the vaccine to 4.746837 percent of its residents. This is somewhat lower than we were hoping for but still a decent figure. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B-minus

Turning to the category of nursing care, this facility didn't perform quite as well in this area as some of the categories discussed above. Nevertheless, a grade of B- in this category is by no means a bad score. Our nursing grade weighs many datapoints, most of which are tied to nursing hours. This nursing home averages just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a very low figure. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this nursing home actually fared better in some of the quality measures we assessed. It scored well in terms of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-minus

Moving on to our last area, this facility was awarded a decent short-term care grade of B-. Our short-term care scores are based in part on the facility's quantity of highly-skilled nursing services. This includes a broad spectrum of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, not to mention other forms of therapy. Unfortunately, it doesn't appear that this facility provided registered nurse or physical therapist staffing data. The last metric we looked at in this area is the percentage of residents who who were able to eventually return home from the nursing home. We found that just 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home. This figure was below the national average.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Blue Ridge in the Fields Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B-plus

In Blue Ridge in the Fields, 9.53% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This gauges the percentage of long-term residents who suffer from pressure ulcers or bed sores. We consider this statistic when determining our nursing grades.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B-minus

In Blue Ridge in the Fields, 3.47% of Patients had Serious Falls

This metric indicates the percent of long-term residents that experienced a fall which caused major injury. This is one of the statistics we use in determining our nursing scores.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B-minus

In Blue Ridge in the Fields, 3.18% of Patients had UTIs

This is the percentage of residents who sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are routinely the result of facilities with worst hygiene practices. Additional nurse staffing reduces the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. Keep in mind that this datapoint is sometimes skewed by the fact that nursing homes have different reporting standards for UTI's.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: C

In Blue Ridge in the Fields, 15.14% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This indicates the percentage of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs may be helpful for many patients, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used appropriately. In limited situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B

In Blue Ridge in the Fields, 19.68% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This metric gauges the percentage of long-term residents receiving antianxiety drugs.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B-plus

In Blue Ridge in the Fields, 2.85% of Patients

This is the percentage of patients demonstrating signs of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: F

In Blue Ridge in the Fields, 88.92% of Patients

This indicates the percentage of patients that received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A

In Blue Ridge in the Fields, 14.02% Percentage of Patients

This tells you the percent of patients that needed increased 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 the erosion of a resident's medical condition.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B-plus

In Blue Ridge in the Fields, 20.24% Percentage of Residents

Measures the percent of long-term patients that retained mobility levels. Many in the industry would argue that the ability to move around is critical to residents' health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: B

In Blue Ridge in the Fields, 1.69 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

Measures the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B-minus

In Blue Ridge in the Fields, 20.24 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This metric tracks the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term resident care. Keeping residents out of the hospital during rehabilitation is key to restoring the physical well-being of patients.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: D

In Blue Ridge in the Fields, 12.31 Percentage of Patients

This metric measures the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to measure patient care during rehabilitation.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: B

In Blue Ridge in the Fields, 73.11% Percentage of Resident

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of short-term care patients who experienced functional improvements.

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