Carlyle Senior Care of Fountain Inn is a small facility in Fountain Inn, South Carolina. This nursing home was awarded an overall grade of B+, which is a well above average grade. In fact, we ranked this nursing home in the top third of all facilities in the nation. This nursing home's strong profile was highlighted by its inspection reports, which we will address in the next section.
Carlyle Senior Care of Fountain Inn
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
501 Gulliver St,
Fountain Inn SC 29644
77.66% estimated occupancy 1
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Top Nursing Home in South Carolina Awards 2020
Registered Staff Hours
On top of being a strong facility overall, this place really excelled in our inspections category, where it received a grade of A. Not many facilities performed better in that area. Perhaps the most important factor we look at in determining our inspection scores is deficiencies. These deficiencies are found on a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities with better grades in this category typically dodged the most severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. Unfortunately, we weren't able to locate deficiency counts for this nursing home. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
Another one of this facility's quality category scores came in the area of long-term care. We awarded them one of our more positive scores in that area, with a grade of B+. Facilities that receive this kind of score in this category typically provide consistent around the clock care to ensure patients are kept in good health. In addition to considering the quantity 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 100 percent of its patients, which is very impressive. Pneumonia sadly can be a dangerous illness for nursing home patients so we like it when a facility does not leave this to chance. Finally, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
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Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home was given a favorable short-term care score as well. We awarded it one of our better scores in that category with a grade of B+. In determining our short-term care grades, we look at the facility's levels of highly skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists speech therapists and other types of therapists. This rating is considered to be a fair assessment of a nursing home's ability to rehabilitate patients. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not every nursing home employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, according to the data they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The final item we assessed in this area is the number of residents that eventually returned home from the facility. We found that 5 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the facility on a permanent basis.
The last area we graded is nursing. This facility received a favorable nursing score this year, with a grade of B. This facility really didn't have any weaknesses. Our nursing grade analyzes the nursing home's level of nurse staffing. We look at both the levels of skill of the nurses as well as the number of hours spent with residents. This facility provided 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality measures and this facility excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any place South Carolina in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can often be avoided by offering better nursing care, such as by having a policy of turning a resident even once per day.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Carlyle Senior Care of Fountain Inn Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Carlyle Senior Care of Fountain Inn, 9.53% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This statistic is is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients which developed pressure ulcers. We find that pressure ulcers are a great indicator of the quality of nursing care a facility provides.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Carlyle Senior Care of Fountain Inn, 3.47% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of residents that sustained a fall leading to serious injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Carlyle Senior Care of Fountain Inn, 3.18% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of residents who have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered to be a barometer of nursing care . UTI's are often linked to a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. However, this datapoint can be misleading for some facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Carlyle Senior Care of Fountain Inn, 15.14% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of residents prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic medications are administered to patients for a variety of medical conditions, such as cognitive disorders. Sadly, in limited situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean that a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Carlyle Senior Care of Fountain Inn, 19.68% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of residents given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are administered to residents suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Carlyle Senior Care of Fountain Inn, 2.85% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents showing signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Carlyle Senior Care of Fountain Inn, 88.92% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term residents that were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Carlyle Senior Care of Fountain Inn, 14.02% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term residents who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and bathing.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Carlyle Senior Care of Fountain Inn, 20.24% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percent of patients that were able to retain mobility over time. Preserving mobility is usually a good sign for residents' health.
In Carlyle Senior Care of Fountain Inn, 1.69 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of care. There is generally a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Carlyle Senior Care of Fountain Inn, 20.24 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term resident care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Carlyle Senior Care of Fountain Inn, 12.31 Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care. Avoiding emergency medical situations is one way to measure the well-being of patients during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Carlyle Senior Care of Fountain Inn, 73.11% Percentage of Resident
This metric is a measure of the percent of short-term residents who saw functional improvements.
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