Commander Nursing Center is a large nursing home located in Florence, South Carolina. This nursing home is a well above average facility, with an overall grade of B+. This should be on your short list in Florence as we rated it as one of the top three nursing homes in the city. This facility's impressive report card was highlighted by its long-term care grade, which is addressed in the next paragraph.
Commander Nursing Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- 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
Registered Staff Hours
Long-term Care Quality
In addition to receiving a great overall grade, this facility also received an A+ long-term care grade. When facilities receive a score in this range in long-term care it typically means it's well-staffed and is an overall good place to live on a permanent basis. On top of looking at the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home vaccinated 99.52941 percent of its residents, which is much higher than the average nursing home. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. It had only 0.03 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
In addition, this nursing home also excelled in the area of inspections, where it earned an A. Inspection ratings account for several factors included in a facility's inspection report. One of the most important criteria we look at is the number and severity of deficiencies. Places with better grades in this category tend to 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. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
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Another one of this facility's impressive category grades came in the area of nursing care. We awarded them one of our better scores in that area, with a grade of B+. The nursing score includes a handful of components, but the most important consideration is the quantity of nurse hours spent with patients. This facility provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This place performed very well in the area of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Short-term Care Quality
The last area we assessed was nursing, is this facility's weakest category. We gave this nursing home a grade of D in that category. This really is one of just a few weak links of an otherwise strong profile. In the area of short-term care, we endeavor to evaluate measures of a facility's rehabilitation services. We assess the facility's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses and various therapists. We found that this nursing home was subpar in terms of its quantity of registered nurse and physical therapy hours provided to its residents based on the measures we considered. The last statistic we considered in this area is the number of patients who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We discovered that just 4.8 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home, which is well below average. The combination of these poor statistics was damning for this facility's short-term care grade.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Commander Nursing Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Commander Nursing Center, 9.53% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This figure measures the percent of long-term stay residents who suffered from new or worsened pressure ulcers . We consider this statistic when determining both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Commander Nursing Center, 3.47% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of patients that have had a fall leading to major injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Commander Nursing Center, 3.18% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of residents who have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are routinely the result of a facility with worst hygiene practices. Nevertheless, this datapoint could also be misleading for certain facilities due to different reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Commander Nursing Center, 15.14% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure indicates the percentage of long-term patients which are prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Excessive reliance on these medications may suggest that a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior in situations where such medications are not medically indicated. However, some facilities may need to rely more on these drugs due to having more patients with dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Commander Nursing Center, 19.68% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of residents who were given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are administered to residents experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Commander Nursing Center, 2.85% of Patients
This is the percentage of patients demonstrating symptoms of depression. High rates of depression could imply worse patient care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Commander Nursing Center, 88.92% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients who were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Commander Nursing Center, 14.02% Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and taking a bath.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Commander Nursing Center, 20.24% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents who remained mobile levels. Many in the industry would argue that mobility is vital to residents' physical and mental health.
In Commander Nursing Center, 1.69 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. There is typically a correlation between staying out of the hospital and the quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Commander Nursing Center, 20.24 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, 12.31 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, 73.11% 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 B
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B
- 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
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- 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
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- Total Renal Care, Inc.7.03 miles away1520 Flag Drive Florence South Carolina 29505Dialysis Stations: 20 (843) 413-0857
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