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Commander Nursing Center

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Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: B-minus
Oct 18: BNov 18: BDec 18: BJan 19: B+Feb 19: B+May 19: CJun 19: CJul 19: DAug 19: DSep 19: DJan 20: CMar 20: CApr 20: CMay 20: FJun 20: FJul 20: FAug 20: FSep 20: FOct 20: FJan 21: CFeb 21: CMar 21: FApr 21: FMay 21: FJun 21: FJul 21: FAug 21: FSep 21: DOct 21: DNov 21: DJan 22: DFeb 22: DMar 22: CApr 22: B-May 22: B-Jun 22: B-
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4438 Pamplico Highway,
Florence SC 29505

(843) 669-3502

72.33% estimated occupancy 1

Commander Nursing Center is a large nursing home located in Florence, South Carolina. This nursing home is a middle of the pack facility, with an overall grade of B-. The nursing homes in Florence received quality scores across the board with a city grade of a B. You also may want to review this nursing home's category grades below. We discuss long-term care in the next paragraph.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Corporation

Specialized Services

  • Speech Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Pharmacy

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A-minus

We want to note that this place received a much better grade for long-term care than it received overall. we gave it one of our best scores in that category with an A-. Facilities that receive this type of score in this category typically provide consistent 24/7 care to make sure patients are kept in good health. One of the criteria we considered after nursing hours is vaccinations. This facility provided the pneumonia vaccination to 97.83133 percent of its residents. This is a proven method to minimize negative health outcomes for the aged 65 and up population. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. It had only 0.03 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.

Facility Inspections

Grade: A-minus

This facility also performed well in the area of inspections. It received one of our highest grades in that category with an A-. Inspection scores account for a host of factors found on a nursing home's inspection reports. One of the most important criteria we consider is the number and severity of deficiencies. Nursing homes with better grades in this category typically have very few of these severe deficiencies. This particular nursing home had just a single deficiency on its inspection report, which is still very impressive. Remember that deficiency-free inspections are uncommon in this industry.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B-minus

We also gave this nursing home a decent score in the category of nursing care, with a grade of B-. Our nursing rating is based on many datapoints, however, the most important consideration is the level of nurse hours per patient per week. This place provides only 0.4 hours of nursing care per patient daily. This is a somewhat concerning figure which is well below average. Lastly, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as preventing major falls. Despite not having the highest total nursing hours, this facility performed admirably in the metric of preventing major falls. This is typically an indicator that a nursing home has quality controls in place. Many falls can be avoided if a nursing home supplies enough nurses to assist its residents.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: F

This facility's worst category was short-term care, which is the final area we assessed. We gave it an abysmal F for this area. In spite of a few solid grades in other areas, this grade is nevertheless concerning so we would like to to point it out. Our short-term care ratings are vital for people in need of rehabilitation. Rehabilitation generally requires more highly-skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes a broad scope of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, as well as other types of therapy. It appears that this facility was subpar in many staffing metrics we focus on. In fact, it provided fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than most nursing homes. Lastly, we looked at the percentage of residents that were able to return home from this facility. This facility didn't fare well here either. In fact, we found that just 3.8 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Jul 22

Commander Nursing Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B-plus

In Commander Nursing Center, 9.68% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This is the percentage of residents who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a measure of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are routinely the result of residents staying in one position for too long.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A

In Commander Nursing Center, 3.49% of Patients had Serious Falls

This is the percentage of patients who suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injury are considered by many experts to be a barometer of nursing care . Major falls are often the result of lower levels of patient supervision.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B-minus

In Commander Nursing Center, 3.26% of Patients had UTIs

This is the percent of residents who have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are routinely the result of worse hygiene protocols. Better hygiene protocols minimizes the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. We want to point out that this datapoint is sometimes skewed by the fact that nursing homes have incongruent reporting standards for infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A-minus

In Commander Nursing Center, 14.92% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This indicates the percent of patients given antipsychotic drugs. These medications are sometimes used for treating several conditions, such as cognitive disorders.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B-plus

In Commander Nursing Center, 19.83% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay residents taking antianxiety drugs.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B-minus

In Commander Nursing Center, 2.74% of Patients

This is the percentage of residents who are exhibiting depressive symptoms. Higher levels of depression could be a sign lower quality care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B

In Commander Nursing Center, 88.77% of Patients

This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents who were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for nursing home residents, making these vaccines critical to patient care.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: F

In Commander Nursing Center, 14.72% Percentage of Patients

This is the percent of residents who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's may indicate deterioration of a patient's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A-plus

In Commander Nursing Center, 22.47% Percentage of Residents

This tells you the percentage of patients that retained mobility levels over time. Preserving mobility is usually a great sign for residents' well-being.

Hospitalizations

Grade: D

In Commander Nursing Center, 1.55 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This metric is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital is critical to preserving the physical well-being of patients.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: F

In Commander Nursing Center, 22.47 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Staying out of the hospital during rehabilitation is key to restoring the physical well-being of patients.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: B

In Commander Nursing Center, 12.88 Percentage of Patients

This indicates the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: F

In Commander Nursing Center, 72.67% Percentage of Resident

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of short-term care residents who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Many in the industry would argue this is a reliable measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation services.

Scores for Florence, SC

  • Overall Rating has a grade of B
  • Nurse Rating has a grade of B-minus
  • Long-term Care Rating has a grade of A-minus
  • Short-term Care Rating has a grade of C
  • Inspection Rating has a grade of A-minus

Looking for more options? Florence, South Carolina has 6 other nursing homes

Nearby Hospitals

  • 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

Nearby Dialysis

  • 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