Note: Commander Nursing Center has been flagged for abuse in the past 12 months. We have capped this facility's overall grade accordingly.

Commander Nursing Center is in Florence, South Carolina. This city has a population of 88,459 people. This nursing home received a bottom of the barrel overall rating based on the data we assessed. Florence received a more impressive city grade of B, so there are far better options in the city worth considering. We would not 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, nursing grades are discussed in the next section.

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Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)

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Nurse Quality

B-
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Historical

Although we gave this facility a terrible overall grade, we awarded it a grade of B- for our nursing rating. Our nursing grade is based on numerous subcategories. The most heavily weighted factor is the quantity of hours nurses spend with residents. According to CMS records, this nursing home averaged 4 hours of nursing care per resident daily. Keep in mind that when we compute our nursing ratings, we add more weight to hours performed by nurses with a higher level of skill. Lastly, we also factored a few quality measures into our nursing grades. This place was relatively weak in some of the datapoints we look at, with below average scores for minimizing its patients' pressure ulcers and major falls. These areas are usually good measures of the quality of nursing care available.

Long-term Care Quality

B-
Oct 18: ANov 18: ADec 18: AJan 19: AFeb 19: AMay 19: AJun 19: AJul 19: A+Aug 19: A+Sep 19: A+Jan 20: A+Mar 20: A+Apr 20: A+May 20: B-Jun 20: B-Jul 20: B-Aug 20: B-
Historical

We were also surprised to find that this facility earned a solid long-term care grade this year. We awarded it a B- in that category. Our long-term care grades are more meaningful for people requiring more conventional assistance related to activities of daily living. Although we determined this facility has an above average quantity of nursing hours provided by nurses and other nursing staff, we found its vaccine statistics to be somewhat low. It gave the pneumonia vaccine to just 82.38532 percent of its patients. This is a statistic we'd love to see this nursing home bring up. The last datapoint we assessed was the facility's hospitalization rate. Here we found that this place had a relatively high 3.34 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days. Neither its vaccination record nor its hospitalization rate were strengths for this facility in this category.

Short-term Care Quality

D
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Historical

Moving on to the category of short-term care, this nursing home received a grade of just D in that area. In calculating our short-term care ratings, we assess the facility's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, speech therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. The purpose is to formulate a measure for sizing up the rehabilitation services of different nursing homes. Not surprisingly, we found that this nursing home provides far less physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than the average facility. The final datapoint we looked at in this area is the percentage of residents who were able to return home from the facility. This facility struggled quite a bit in this area as well, with just 34.6 percent of its residents returning home. This was quite a bit below average.

Facility Inspections

F
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Historical

Turning to our final category of inspections, this facility received a grade that's as bad as it gets. We weight this category more heavily than our other categories. For nursing homes with poor inspection scores, you should scrutinize any severe deficiencies found on their recent inspection reports. This nursing home was hit with one category J or K deficiency, which are among the worst categories of deficiencies. These categories mean that inspectors found a deficiency which places patient health or safety in imminent jeopardy. We are also concerned by the fact that this facility was flagged by CMS for possible abuse or neglect. We prefer to avoid facilities with this designation. Please do your best to find an alternative nursing home.

Overall Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

Aug 20
Provider:
F
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

Commander Nursing Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This tells you the percent of patients who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage due to staying in one position for too long.

Provider
B-
8.18%
State
B-
9.1%
National
B
7.33%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes Serious Falls

This indicates the percentage of patients who sustained a major fall. Falls leading to severe injury are considered by many experts to be an indicator of nursing care . Falls which result in injury are often the result of lower quality nursing care.

Provider
B-
3.49%
State
B
3.26%
National
B
3.36%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

This is the percentage of residents that have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many experts to be an indicator of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are routinely linked to lower quality nursing care. However, this metric could be misleading for certain nursing homes due to different reporting standards for these infections.

Provider
B-
2.87%
State
B-
3.64%
National
B
2.65%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is an indication of the percent of long-term stay patients who were given antipsychotic medication. Increased usage of these drugs may mean that a facility is using these medications to subdue residents in scenarios where such medications aren't medically indicated. Nevertheless, some facilities may need to rely on these drugs due to having more patients with Alzheimer's or other dementias.

Provider
D
21.29%
State
B
13.73%
National
B
14.17%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This datapoint indicates the percent of long-term residents receiving antianxiety medications.

Provider
A
10.88%
State
B
20.65%
National
B
19.67%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

This indicates the percentage of patients who are demonstrating signs of depression.

Provider
B-
3.35%
State
A-
1.36%
National
B+
5.09%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

This is the percent of patients that were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.

Provider
D
90.14%
State
B-
86.58%
National
B
92.04%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

This is the percent of patients that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with ADL's may indicate decline of a resident's health.

Provider
D
21.12%
State
B
14.5%
National
B
14.47%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

This is the percentage of residents who retained mobility levels over time. Retaining mobility is usually a great sign for residents' health.

Provider
D
10.52%
State
B+
18.83%
National
B
17.10%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Hospitalizations

Measures the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.

Provider
F
2.96
State
B-
1.87
National
B
1.70

Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care. There is a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the quality of rehabilitation services.

Provider
A
10.52
State
B-
18.83
National
B
17.10

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: ER Visits

This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to assess short-term care.

Provider
D
14.65
State
B-
11.38
National
B
10.27

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

This is the percent of short-term stay patients that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Higher levels of independence with ADL's usually correlates with superior rehabilitation services.

Provider
C
60.01%
State
B
69.06%
National
B
68.03%

Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better

Nearby Hospitals

Musc Health Florence Medical Center 4.66 mi
805 Pamplico Hwy Box 100550 Florence South Carolina 29505
(843) 674-2500
Acute Care Hospitals
Proprietary
Mcleod Regional Medical Center-Pee Dee 6.96 mi
555 E Cheves St Box 8700 Florence South Carolina 29506
(843) 777-2900
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Other
Lake City Community Hospital 15.96 mi
258 N Ron Mcnair Blvd Lake City South Carolina 29560
(843) 374-2036
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private

Nearby Dialysis

Bio-Medical Applications of South Carolina, Inc. 4.17 mi
Dialysis Stations: 1
1465 Pamplico Highway Florence South Carolina 29505
(843) 413-9613
Freedom Dialysis Center 4.87 mi
CMS Rating: 3 stars
Dialysis Stations: 28
1520 Freedom Boulevard Florence South Carolina 29505
(843) 667-0654
Fresenius Medical Care Church Street 6.76 mi
CMS Rating: 2 stars
Dialysis Stations: 21
406 South Church Street Florence South Carolina 29501
(843) 679-5945
Total Renal Care, Inc. 7.03 mi
Dialysis Stations: 20
1520 Flag Drive Florence South Carolina 29505
(843) 413-0857
Fresenius Kidney Care Florence Medical Mile 7.22 mi
Dialysis Stations: 20
181 E. Evans Street Suite B Florence South Carolina 29506
(843) 679-0550
Florence Dialysis Center 8.64 mi
CMS Rating: 3 stars
Dialysis Stations: 31
435 North Cashua Dr Florence South Carolina 29501
(843) 669-0825
Davita Sally Hill Dialysis 9.53 mi
Dialysis Stations: 12
1471 N. Cashua Drive Florence South Carolina 29501
(843) 664-9067
Darlington Dialysis Center Inc 15.04 mi
CMS Rating: 3 stars
Dialysis Stations: 20
1018 South Governor Williams Highway Darlington South Carolina 29532
(843) 398-5263