Brian Center Nursing Care - St Andrews is an average-sized facility located in Columbia, South Carolina. With an overall score of F, we consider this to be a lower end nursing home. 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 wouldn't blame you if you are ready to stop reading and find another nursing home. However, if you want to learn more about this nursing home's category grades, we will discuss nursing in the next section.
Brian Center Nursing Care - St Andrews
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
3514 Sidney Road,
Columbia SC 29210
57.91% estimated occupancy 1
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 we graded this facility incredibly poorly overall, it received a fairly respectable nursing grade this year. We gave it a grade of B- in that category. Our nursing score includes numerous subcategories. The most heavily weighted one is the quantity of hours nurses spend with patients. This facility provided just 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a relatively low total compared to most other facilities. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this nursing home excelled in some of the quality measures we looked at. In fact, it scored well in terms of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls.
Short-term Care Quality
This facility also didn't grade out too badly in the area of short-term care. Indeed, we gave it a B- in that area, which wound up being among its more favorable scores. Our short-term care ratings are arguably more critical for folks needing rehabilitation from their nursing home. Rehabilitation generally utilizes additional highly-skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing means not merely nursing services, but also physical and respiratory therapy, as well as other types of therapy. Unfortunately, this place was below average in terms of its level of registered nurse and physical therapy hours provided to its patients based on the metrics we assessed. The real question is whether this also affected quality of care. The final datapoint we assessed in this area is the number of residents who eventually returned home from the nursing home. We found that just 5.2 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
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Unfortunately, this facility didn't receive glowing inspections in recent years. We gave it a grade of just D for our inspections rating. Our inspection grades account for a host of factors included in a facility's inspection reports. One key criteria we weigh heavily is the number and severity of deficiencies. This facility was hit with 4 deficiencies by CMS. The only favorable thing we found is that none of the deficiencies were in the categories that suggest that they posed a risk to patient health or safety. Finally, CMS flagged this nursing home for possible abuse or neglect. This is not what you want to see. We advise you to direct your search elsewhere.
Long-term Care Quality
The last category we rated is long-term care. This facility was given an abysmal grade of F in this area. Nursing homes that don't fare well in long-term care typically are not as well-staffed and are lagging in some of the areas of routine medical care we looked at. In addition to looking at the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home provided the vaccine to 89.38357 percent of its patients. This is significantly below what we expected. To our surprise, this nursing home was actually decent at keeping its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had just 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days. This was its best feature 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, 9.53% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of patients that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be an indicator of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are often the result of patients not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Brian Center Nursing Care - St Andrews, 3.47% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of patients who suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injury are considered to be a barometer of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls leading to injury are often caused by poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Brian Center Nursing Care - St Andrews, 3.18% of Patients had UTIs
This gauges the percentage of long-term patients which experienced a urinary tract infection. Although a higher rate of these infections may reflect poorly on a nursing home's hygiene protocols, it is problematic to compare different nursing homes due to facilities having varying reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Brian Center Nursing Care - St Andrews, 15.14% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of patients who were given antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are given to residents for a variety of medical conditions, including cognitive disorders. Sadly, in some cases, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Brian Center Nursing Care - St Andrews, 19.68% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients given antianxiety drugs. These medications are commonly given to residents experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Brian Center Nursing Care - St Andrews, 2.85% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients who are showing symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Brian Center Nursing Care - St Andrews, 88.92% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term care patients that were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for nursing home residents, making these vaccines important for resident well-being.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Brian Center Nursing Care - St Andrews, 14.02% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Brian Center Nursing Care - St Andrews, 20.24% Percentage of Residents
This is the percent of patients that maintained mobility over time. Preserving mobility is usually a great sign for residents' health.
In Brian Center Nursing Care - St Andrews, 1.69 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric 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, 20.24 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric tracks the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term resident care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Brian Center Nursing Care - St Andrews, 12.31 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is a correlation between staying out of the emergency room and the overall quality of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Brian Center Nursing Care - St Andrews, 73.11% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percent of short-term care residents that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
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-plus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of A-minus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A-minus
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