With an address in Chester, South Carolina, Chester Nursing Center is the lone nursing home located in the city. Featuring an overall score of B+, this nursing home should work for most prospective residents. As far as we can see, this nursing home looks like a solid choice for quite a few people. This facility's strong profile was highlighted by its inspection grade, which we will address in the next paragraph.

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Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)

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Facility Inspections

A-
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Historical

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 ratings weigh several factors, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these issues by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. Amazingly, this was one of the few nursing homes in the country that had no deficiencies whatsoever on its inspection report. This is very impressive. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Long-term Care Quality

B+
Oct 18: A-Nov 18: ADec 18: AJan 19: AFeb 19: AMay 19: AJun 19: AJul 19: AAug 19: ASep 19: AJan 20: A-Mar 20: A-Apr 20: A-May 20: A-Jun 20: A-Jul 20: B+Aug 20: B+
Historical

Adding to its profile, this facility also earned a grade of B+ for its long-term care rating. This is a well above average grade in this category. Facilities that do well in long-term care tend to provide patients with more supervision and stay on top of routine healthcare services. Once we assessed the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we then looked at the facility's vaccination record. This nursing home vaccinated 97.36842 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which is far higher than most nursing homes. Finally, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had only 0.92 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.

Short-term Care Quality

B+
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Historical

This facility is also strong in the area of short-term care, where it was given a score of B+. It outperformed most nursing homes in this category. In determining our short-term care ratings, we size up the nursing home's levels of highly skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists occupational therapists and other types of therapists. This grade is typically a solid measure of the nursing home's rehabilitation services. Fortunately, this nursing home offers both physical therapists and registered nurses. Not all facilities offer both. The last metric we looked at in this category is the number of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. It was above average in this area with 53 percent of its patients returning home.

Nurse Quality

B
Oct 18: BNov 18: BDec 18: BJan 19: B+Feb 19: B+May 19: BJun 19: BJul 19: B-Aug 19: B-Sep 19: B-Jan 20: DMar 20: DApr 20: BMay 20: BJun 20: BJul 20: BAug 20: B
Historical

The last category we graded was nursing, in which we awarded it an above average grade of B. This nursing home really does not have any weak categories. The nursing grade analyzes several data points, but the most important one is the number of nurse hours spent with patients. This particular nursing home provided 3.7 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also looked at some quality-based measures in this category. This nursing home fared well in some of the quality measures we looked at. By way of illustration, in terms of the percentage of its residents suffering from pressure ulcers, this facility performed better than the national average. This is generally an indicator that a nursing home has reliable quality controls in place. Pressure ulcers can often be avoided with better nursing care.

Overall Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

Aug 20
Provider:
B+
State:
B+
National:
B
FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Nov 18Dec 18Jan 19Feb 19Mar 19Apr 19May 19Jun 19Jul 19Aug 19Sep 19Oct 19Dec 19Jan 20Mar 20Apr 20May 20Jun 20Jul 20Aug 20
Overall Rating
Nurse Rating
Long-Term Rating
Short-Term Rating
Inspection Rating

Chester Nursing Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This statistic is an indication of the percent of long-term stay patients which suffer from new or worsened pressure ulcers. We have found that pressure ulcers are a reliable measure of the quality of nursing care a nursing home provides.

Provider
B
7.23%
State
B-
9.1%
National
B
7.34%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes Serious Falls

This tells you the percent of residents who suffered from a fall which resulted in severe injury.

Provider
B-
3.95%
State
B
3.26%
National
B
3.36%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

This indicates the percent of long-term care residents who have experienced urinary tract infections. Although more infections could reflect poorly on a nursing home's hygiene protocols, it can be difficult to compare different facilities due to facilities having inconsistent reporting standards.

Provider
A-
0.89%
State
B-
3.64%
National
B
2.66%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term patients taking antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications serve an important medical purpose, it is important to confirm these medications are being used appropriately. In limited situations, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest that a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.

Provider
D
25.68%
State
B
13.73%
National
B
14.15%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is the percent of patients who were given antianxiety drugs. These medications are generally prescribed to patients suffering from anxiety or depression.

Provider
D
34.62%
State
B
20.65%
National
B
19.69%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents demonstrating symptoms of depression.

Provider
B
2.34%
State
A-
1.36%
National
B+
5.11%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

This tells you the percent of patients who received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.

Provider
B
97.82%
State
B-
86.58%
National
B
92.01%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

This indicates the percentage of patients that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.

Provider
F
31.07%
State
B
14.5%
National
B
14.47%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay residents that remained mobile levels.

Provider
A+
33.68%
State
B+
18.83%
National
B
17.10%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Hospitalizations

This is the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. There is typically a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the quality of nursing home care.

Provider
A
1.12
State
B-
1.87
National
B
1.70

Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

This is the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.

Provider
F
33.68
State
B-
18.83
National
B
17.10

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: ER Visits

This datapoint measures the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Provider
B+
9.03
State
B-
11.38
National
B
10.26

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

This is a measure of the percent of short-term residents that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Many in the industry believe that this is a reasonable measure of a facility's rehabilitation services.

Provider
B-
67.26%
State
B
69.06%
National
B
68.02%

Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better

Nearby Hospitals

Musc Health Chester Medical Center 0 mi
1 Medical Park Drive Chester South Carolina 29706
(803) 581-3151
Acute Care Hospitals
Proprietary

Nearby Dialysis

Bma of Chester Inc 2.22 mi
CMS Rating: 1 stars
Dialysis Stations: 17
501 Healthway Drive Chester South Carolina 29706
(803) 377-8127
Fresenius Medical Care Fort Lawn 16.42 mi
Dialysis Stations: 17
5707 Willowbrook St Fort Lawn South Carolina 29714
(803) 872-4149