Brian Center Nursing Care - St Andrews is an average-sized facility located in Columbia, South Carolina. This is a lower end facility, with an overall grade of D. Fortunately, this nursing home is one of 11 nursing homes in this city so if you aren't impressed, you should have better options. We would not blame you if you're ready to stop reading and find another nursing home. However, if you want to learn more about this facility's category grades, nursing grades are discussed in the next section.
Brian Center Nursing Care - St Andrews
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
Note: Brian Center Nursing Care - St Andrews has been flagged for abuse in the past 12 months. We have capped this facility's overall grade accordingly.
Registered Staff Hours
While this nursing home's overall score wasn't a highlight, it actually received a decent score in nursing. We awarded it a B- for that category. In determining a nursing home's nursing rating, we weigh the number of hours nurses are caring for residents as well as the level of skill of the nurses. This facility averages just 0.4 hours of nursing care per patient each day, which is well below average. Finally, our nursing ratings also factor in quality-based measures, such as preventing major falls. Despite not having the most impressive total nursing hours per resident, this place performed admirably in the metric of preventing major falls. This is usually a reliable indicator that a place has quality controls in place. Many falls could be avoided if a facility supplies enough nurses to assist its residents.
Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home's next most favorable category turned out to be short-term care. In that category, we gave this facility a grade of C. Short-term care grades are based on the nursing home's quantity of highly-skilled highly skilled professionals. This includes a vast scope of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, as well as other forms of therapy. Unfortunately, this nursing home was below average in terms of its number of physical therapy and registered nurse hours provided to its residents based on the measures we assessed. The last metric we considered in this area is the percentage of residents who who were able to eventually return home from the facility. We found that just 5 percent of this facility's residents returned home. This figure was below average.
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This nursing home received mediocre inspections in recent years. We gave them a C in this category. These inspection grades take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these items by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This place was assessed 4 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none were in any of the categories labeled G through L. This means that this facility dodged the more serious classes of deficiencies. Lastly, this nursing home was cited by CMS for possible abuse or neglect. This is generally a really bad sign. We would never recommend this facility.
Long-term Care Quality
The next category we assessed is long-term care, turned out to be this facility's least impressive category. We awarded this facility a grade of D in that area. Nursing homes that don't score well in long-term care often do not provide as much nursing care and also may be struggling in some of the areas of routine healthcare services we assessed. After looking at the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we turned to the facility's vaccination statistics. Candidly, we were a bit bothered by the fact that this nursing home vaccinated 89.96416 percent of its patients against pneumonia, which happens to be several points lower than the national average. Surprisingly, this place was actually able to limit hospitalizations. With only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this facility has fewer hospitalizations than the average nursing home. This was its best score in this category.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Brian Center Nursing Care - St Andrews Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Brian Center Nursing Care - St Andrews, 9.68% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are routinely caused by patients staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Brian Center Nursing Care - St Andrews, 3.49% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of residents who sustained a major fall. Falls leading to serious injuries are considered by many experts to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls are routinely the result of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Brian Center Nursing Care - St Andrews, 3.26% of Patients had UTIs
This metric indicates the percent of long-term patients that have had urinary tract infections. UTI's may be an indicator of poor nursing care. Nevertheless, this metric can be misleading for some nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Brian Center Nursing Care - St Andrews, 14.92% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of patients prescribed antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications may be helpful for many patients, it is important to confirm these medications are being used appropriately. In limited situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest that a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Brian Center Nursing Care - St Andrews, 19.83% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is a measure of the percent of long-term residents receiving antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Brian Center Nursing Care - St Andrews, 2.74% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients demonstrating depressive symptoms. High rates of depression could be an indicator worse patient care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Brian Center Nursing Care - St Andrews, 88.77% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents that were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Brian Center Nursing Care - St Andrews, 14.72% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with ADL's could indicate the decline of a patient's health.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Brian Center Nursing Care - St Andrews, 22.47% Percentage of Residents
This metric tracks the percent of long-term residents who were able to retain mobility. Some would argue that mobility is important for residents' well-being.
In Brian Center Nursing Care - St Andrews, 1.55 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Brian Center Nursing Care - St Andrews, 22.47 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Brian Center Nursing Care - St Andrews, 12.88 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care. There is a correlation between reduced emergency room visits and the overall quality of care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Brian Center Nursing Care - St Andrews, 72.67% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percentage of short-term residents that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. High levels of independence with activities of daily living typically correlates with successful rehabilitation services.
Scores for Columbia, SC
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A-minus
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