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Covenant Towers Healthcare Center

  • Nursing Home

Updated Oct 1, 2018 by Nick Lata

Covenant Towers Healthcare Center's website

5001 Little River Road,
Myrtle Beach SC 29577

(843) 449-2484

50.33% estimated occupancy 1

Note: Data for Covenant Towers Healthcare Center has not been updated recently. This page shows historical performance which may not be representitive of current service levels.

With an address in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Covenant Towers Healthcare Center is one of a mere three available facilities in this city. This nursing home proved to be an A+ rated facility, which is the most impressive score that we offer. We were so impressed with this facility that we rated it as one of the top 500 best facilities in the nation. If you look below, you will see this facility's category ratings, which appear to be just as strong as its overall grade.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • No Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • No Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • Non profit - Other
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Recreational Therapy

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A-plus

In addition to receiving a great overall grade, this facility also received A+ short-term care grade. Short-term care grades are vital for residents requiring rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically utilizes higher levels of skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes a vast spectrum of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, as well as other forms of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every nursing home employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the data they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The final metric we looked at in this category is the number of residents who were able to leave the facility and return home. We found that 8.4 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.

Nurse Quality

Grade: A-plus

One of the other reasons we rated this facility so highly is that it earned a very impressive nursing grade. In that category, we awarded this facility a grade of A+. We scrutinized the skill-level of nurses working for the facility, as well as the number of hours those nurses spent with residents, in calculating our score in this area. This facility provided 0.6 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality measures and this place 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 many times be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as by having a system of turning a patient more often.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A

We also would like to alert you to the fact that this nursing home received a first-rate score of A in our long-term care category. When facilities receive this type of grade in this category it is usually a good sign for patient care and indicates that the nursing home is well-staffed with nurses and aids. One of the statistics we considered in addition to nursing hours is vaccines. This nursing home provided the pneumonia vaccination to 100 percent of its patients. This is a proven method to avoid negative health outcomes for the senior population. Lastly, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.

Facility Inspections

Grade: A

Adding to its impressive category grades, this facility also excelled in the area of inspections, where it received an A. This finished off a straight A report card for this nursing home. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in calculating these inspection grades. One of those factors is health deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of deficiencies is usually more important than the quantity of deficiencies, as some of these end up being relatively insignificant. We weren't able to track down deficiency data for this nursing home. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Covenant Towers Healthcare Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B

In Covenant Towers Healthcare Center, 9.68% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This is the percentage of residents that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many experts to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are routinely caused by patients not being moved frequently enough.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B

In Covenant Towers Healthcare Center, 3.49% of Patients had Serious Falls

This tells you the percentage of residents who have had a fall which caused severe injury.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: C

In Covenant Towers Healthcare Center, 3.26% of Patients had UTIs

This tells you the percent of patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections could be linked to insufficient hygiene.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B

In Covenant Towers Healthcare Center, 14.92% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is the percentage of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. These drugs may be used to treat several medical conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: C

In Covenant Towers Healthcare Center, 19.83% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care residents who were given antianxiety drugs. These drugs are given to patients suffering from anxiety and depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A+

In Covenant Towers Healthcare Center, 2.74% of Patients

This is the percentage of residents showing signs of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-minus

In Covenant Towers Healthcare Center, 88.77% of Patients

This indicates the percentage of residents that were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: F

In Covenant Towers Healthcare Center, 14.72% Percentage of Patients

This indicates the percentage of residents who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A-minus

In Covenant Towers Healthcare Center, 22.47% Percentage of Residents

This is the percent of patients who were able to retain mobility over time. Retaining mobility is usually a great sign for residents' health.

Frequency Of ER Visits

Grade: F

In Covenant Towers Healthcare Center, 0 ER visits per 1,000 resident days

This tells you the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of long-term patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: C

In Covenant Towers Healthcare Center, 22.47 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This metric tracks the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care. Keeping residents out of the hospital during rehabilitation is important to restoring the physical well-being of patients.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: B

In Covenant Towers Healthcare Center, 12.88 Percentage of Patients

This metric measures 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: D

In Covenant Towers Healthcare Center, 72.67% Percentage of Resident

This datapoint is a measure of the percent of short-term care patients who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Many in the industry argue this is a reliable measure of rehabilitation services.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Grand Strand Regional Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 2.7 miles away809 82nd Parkway Myrtle Beach South Carolina 29572Proprietary(843) 692-1000
  • Lighthouse Behavioral Health HospitalPsychiatric 9.17 miles away152 Waccamaw Medical Park Drive Conway South Carolina 29526Proprietary(843) 347-8871
  • Conway Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 9.39 miles away300 Singleton Ridge Road Conway South Carolina 29526Voluntary non-profit - Private(843) 347-8037

Nearby Dialysis

  • Fresenius Medical Care Myrtle Beach0.65 miles away4592 Oleander Dr Myrtle Beach South Carolina 29577CMS Rating: 2 stars Dialysis Stations: 21 (843) 839-4273
  • Myrtle Beach Dialysis0.92 miles away3919 Mayfair Street Myrtle Beach South Carolina 29577Dialysis Stations: 16 (843) 448-4920
  • Total Renal Care, Inc.6.74 miles away1350 Farrow Parkway Suite 100 Myrtle Beach South Carolina 29577CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 17 (843) 839-0966
  • Conway Dialysis Center10.04 miles away838 Farrar Drive Conway South Carolina 29526Dialysis Stations: 20 (843) 347-5111
  • Fresenius Medical Care West Conway13.24 miles away1702 Millpond Road Conway South Carolina 29527CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 16 (843) 488-0328
  • Fmc Dialysis Services North Myrtle Beach13.34 miles away1307 13th Avenue North North Myrtle Beach South Carolina 29582CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 21 (843) 361-1709
  • Davita Longs Dialysis14.6 miles away90 Cloverleaf Dr Suite 306 Longs South Carolina 29568Dialysis Stations: 10 (843) 399-5275
  • Fmc Dialysis Services Murrells Inlet16.7 miles away5011 Highway 17 Bypass Murrells Inlet South Carolina 29576CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 20 (843) 357-4840