With an address in Sumter, South Carolina, Blue Ridge of Sumter is one of just a few nursing homes there. This facility was given an overall grade of C, which is a respectable score. Based on all of the relevant data, there are definitely much worse nursing homes out there. One of the better aspects of this nursing home's report card is its impressive inspection grade, which we will address in the next section.
Blue Ridge of Sumter
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Limited Liability company
- Speech Therapy
- Physical Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
While this nursing home received a decent overall grade, its inspections score is notably more impressive than its overall score. Due to a strong inspection report this year, it received one of our better scores in that category with a grade of B+. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in calculating these inspection scores. One key factor is health deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of deficiencies is arguably more important than the quantity of deficiencies, as some of these end up being relatively minor. This particular nursing home received 4 deficiencies on its inspection report. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is always a good sign.
Long-term Care Quality
Another one of this facility's better category scores came in the area of long-term care. In that category, we awarded this nursing home a B+. It actually performed better than most facilities in this area. For patients seeking a permanent place to live rather than rehabilitation, long-term care grades are an important measure. On top of considering the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility administered the vaccine to 92.62295 percent of its residents. This is a few points below what we anticipated but still a respectable figure. Lastly, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
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Moving on to another strength for this facility, it also earned an elite nursing rating. In fact, we gave this nursing home an D. We looked at the skill-level of nurses employed by the nursing home, in addition to the quantity of time the nurses were with residents, in calculating our grade in this area. This nursing home averaged a meager 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident on a daily basis. This is an alarmingly low total. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in calculating our nursing ratings. This place fared well when it comes to minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be reliable measures of the quality of nursing care.
Short-term Care Quality
The final category we looked at is short-term care, which ended up being a low point for this nursing home. We awarded this nursing home a grade of D in the area of short-term care. Short-term care ratings are based in part on the facility's quantity of skilled highly skilled professionals. This includes a vast scope of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, not to mention other forms of therapy. Considering its grade in this area, we were not stunned to discover that this facility is well below average in terms of its quantity of registered nurse and physical therapy hours offered to its patients based on the data we looked at. Honestly, this was about what we expected to find. The last datapoint we considered in this category is the number of patients who returned home from the nursing home. This nursing home struggled quite a bit in this metric as well, with just 4 percent of its residents returning home. This was well below average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Blue Ridge of Sumter Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Blue Ridge of Sumter, 9.68% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint is an indication of the percentage of long-term residents that suffered from new or worsened pressure ulcers or bed sores. We factor in this statistic in computing our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Blue Ridge of Sumter, 3.49% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of patients that have had a fall leading to severe injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Blue Ridge of Sumter, 3.26% of Patients had UTIs
This figure is an indication of the percent of long-term patients which sustained urinary tract infections. While more infections may reflect poorly on a nursing home's cleanliness, it is problematic to compare between facilities due to facilities having inconsistent reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Blue Ridge of Sumter, 14.92% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of residents prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are given to patients for a variety of conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias. Sadly, in some cases, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest that a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Blue Ridge of Sumter, 19.83% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This gauges the percent of long-term stay patients which are administered antianxiety medication. These medications are given to residents suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Blue Ridge of Sumter, 2.74% of Patients
This is the percentage of patients who are showing signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Blue Ridge of Sumter, 88.77% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay residents that were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home patients, making these types of vaccines critical to patient care.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Blue Ridge of Sumter, 14.72% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Blue Ridge of Sumter, 22.47% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percentage of residents who retained mobility levels over time. Preserving mobility is often a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Blue Ridge of Sumter, 1.55 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of care. There is generally a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and the quality of long-term care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Blue Ridge of Sumter, 22.47 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care. Avoiding the hospital during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the physical well-being of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Blue Ridge of Sumter, 12.88 Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to assess the well-being of patients during rehabilitation.
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