Commander Nursing Center is a large nursing home located in Florence, South Carolina. This nursing home is an A rated facility, which is one of the top scores that we offer. In fact, we were so impressed with this nursing home that we rated it as the best nursing home in Florence. Headlining this nursing home's exemplary profile is its long-term care grade, which is addressed in the next paragraph.
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Commander Nursing Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
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Long-term Care Quality
In addition to receiving a great overall grade, this nursing home received an A+ in the area of long-term care. When nursing homes receive this type of score in this category it is a good sign for resident care and indicates that the place is well-staffed with nurses aids. On top of assessing the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home gave the vaccine to 100 percent of its residents, which is very impressive. Pneumonia is too frequently a life threatening condition for nursing home patients so we prefer when a nursing home does not roll the dice on this issue. Finally, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
Adding to this facility's impressive resume, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A for our inspections rating. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in computing our inspection scores. One critical factor is deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of these deficiencies is arguably more important than the number of deficiencies, as some deficiencies are quite minor. This particular nursing home had just a single deficiency on its inspection report, which is still very impressive. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
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To complement its strong performance in other areas, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A for our inspections rating. We scrutinized the levels of nurses working for the nursing home, in addition to the quantity of hours the nurses spent with patients, in computing our rating in this area. This facility provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality-based metrics 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 facility the state in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can frequently be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as employing a system of turning a patient even once per day.
Short-term Care Quality
The next area we analyzed was short-term care, where this nursing home was awarded a grade of B-. Although this wound up being its lowest category rating, this is still a middle of the pack score. With our short-term care rating, we try to create a meaningful gauge for rehabilitation. In this process, we analyze the nursing home's levels of skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as occupational therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not every nursing home employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, based on the data this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Lastly, we assessed the number of residents who ultimately were able to return home from this facility. We found that 4.8 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home. This figure was actually well below the national average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Commander Nursing Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Commander Nursing Center, 9.93% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This figure tells you the percentage of long-term patients who are suffering from pressure ulcers . We use this statistic in calculating our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Commander Nursing Center, 3.01% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of residents that suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to severe injury are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care . Falls are routinely the result of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Commander Nursing Center, 2.75% of Patients had UTIs
This statistic gauges the percent of long-term care patients that experienced urinary tract infections. While more infections may reflect poorly on a facility's hygiene protocols, it can be difficult to compare between nursing homes due to nursing homes having inconsistent reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Commander Nursing Center, 14.27% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic medications are administered to residents for a variety of medical conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias. Sadly, in some situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Commander Nursing Center, 20.84% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric gauges the percentage of long-term residents receiving antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Commander Nursing Center, 2.84% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients showing symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Commander Nursing Center, 88.7% of Patients
This is the percent of residents that have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Commander Nursing Center, 13.84% Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and using the bathroom.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Commander Nursing Center, 16.35% Percentage of Residents
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents who remained mobile levels.
In Commander Nursing Center, 1.87 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care. There is usually a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the overall quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Commander Nursing Center, 16.35 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Measures the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care. Avoiding the hospital during rehabilitation is important to restoring the health of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Commander Nursing Center, 12.8 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Commander Nursing Center, 73.59% Percentage of Resident
This metric measures the percent of short-term stay patients that experienced functional improvements.
Scores for Florence, SC
- Overall Rating has a grade of A-minus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of A
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A
Looking for more options? Florence, South Carolina has 4 other nursing homes
- Musc Health Florence Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 4.66 miles away805 Pamplico Hwy Box 100550 Florence South Carolina 29505Proprietary(843) 674-2500
- Mcleod Regional Medical Center-Pee DeeAcute Care Hospitals 6.96 miles away555 E Cheves St Box 8700 Florence South Carolina 29506Voluntary non-profit - Other(843) 777-2900
- Lake City Community HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 15.96 miles away258 N Ron Mcnair Blvd Lake City South Carolina 29560Voluntary non-profit - Private(843) 374-2036
- Bio-Medical Applications of South Carolina, Inc.4.17 miles away1465 Pamplico Highway Florence South Carolina 29505Dialysis Stations: 1 (843) 413-9613
- Freedom Dialysis Center4.87 miles away1520 Freedom Boulevard Florence South Carolina 29505CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 28 (843) 667-0654
- Fresenius Medical Care Church Street6.76 miles away406 South Church Street Florence South Carolina 29501CMS Rating: 2 stars Dialysis Stations: 21 (843) 679-5945
- Total Renal Care, Inc.7.03 miles away1520 Flag Drive Florence South Carolina 29505Dialysis Stations: 20 (843) 413-0857
- Fresenius Kidney Care Florence Medical Mile7.22 miles away181 E. Evans Street Suite B Florence South Carolina 29506Dialysis Stations: 20 (843) 679-0550
- Florence Dialysis Center8.64 miles away435 North Cashua Dr Florence South Carolina 29501CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 31 (843) 669-0825
- Davita Sally Hill Dialysis9.53 miles away1471 N. Cashua Drive Florence South Carolina 29501Dialysis Stations: 12 (843) 664-9067
- Darlington Dialysis Center Inc15.04 miles away1018 South Governor Williams Highway Darlington South Carolina 29532CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 20 (843) 398-5263