With an address in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Covenant Towers Healthcare Center is the sole facility located in this city. This is an A+ rated facility, which is the top rating that we offer. In fact, this facility made our top 500 list of the best facilities in the nation, which is an exclusive list. If you look below, you can see this place's category grades, which are just as impressive as its overall score.
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Covenant Towers Healthcare Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Oct 1, 2018 by Nick Reese
5001 Little River Road,
Myrtle Beach SC 29577
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.
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- No Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- No Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Other
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Recreational Therapy
Short-term Care Quality
We also found that this facility excelled in our short-term care rating. We awarded them an impressive grade of A+ in this category. Short-term care grades are based on the facility's quantity of skilled highly skilled professionals. This includes a broad scope of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other forms of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not all nursing homes employs these types of nurses. However, according to the data they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Lastly, we considered the percentage of patients who ultimately returned home from this nursing home. We found that 8.4 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home.
We also awarded this nursing home a grade of A+ for its nursing grade. Our nursing rating is largely tied to a facility's nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.6 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 place South Carolina in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can generally be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as having a protocol of turning residents more often.
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Long-term Care Quality
We also would like to draw your attention to the fact that this facility was given a dominant grade of A in our long-term care category. When facilities receive a grade in this range in this category it typically means it has plenty of staff and is a quality place to live on a permanent basis. On top of assessing the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility gave the vaccine to 100 percent of its residents, which is very impressive. Pneumonia can be a life or death condition for nursing home residents so we prefer when a facility doesn't leave its residents vulnerable. Lastly, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
Finally, this facility also earned a nearly flawless government inspection report. As a result, it earned one of our highest grades in that category with an A. With this impressive grade, this place is one of the few facilities in South Carolina to earn straight A's. Inspection ratings take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these items by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. We weren't able to track down deficiency counts 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.
Covenant Towers Healthcare Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Covenant Towers Healthcare Center, 9.93% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of patients who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin due to staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Covenant Towers Healthcare Center, 3.01% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of patients that sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in major injury are considered by many experts to be a barometer of nursing care at a nursing home. Falls which result in injury are routinely the result of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Covenant Towers Healthcare Center, 2.75% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are often the result of nursing homes with worse hygiene protocols. Additional nurse staffing can limit the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. Keep in mind that this datapoint is sometimes skewed by the fact that nursing homes have varying reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Covenant Towers Healthcare Center, 14.27% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. These drugs are used for a variety of conditions, including dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Covenant Towers Healthcare Center, 20.84% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents who were given antianxiety drugs. These medications are typically prescribed to patients suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Covenant Towers Healthcare Center, 2.84% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents demonstrating depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Covenant Towers Healthcare Center, 88.7% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term stay residents that were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for nursing home patients, making these vaccines critical to patient care.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Covenant Towers Healthcare Center, 13.84% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living could be a sign of the decline of a resident's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Covenant Towers Healthcare Center, 16.35% Percentage of Residents
Measures the percent of long-term stay residents who remained mobile levels. Some experts argue that mobility is critical to residents' physical and mental well-being.
Frequency Of ER Visits
In Covenant Towers Healthcare Center, 0 ER visits per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of long-term patient care. There is typically a correlation between fewer emergency room visits and the quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Covenant Towers Healthcare Center, 16.35 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Covenant Towers Healthcare Center, 12.8 Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of 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
In Covenant Towers Healthcare Center, 73.59% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percent of short-term residents that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Higher levels of autonomy with activities of daily living typically correlates with better rehabilitation.
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