Ellen Sagar Nursing Center is a senior living facility located in Union, South Carolina, which has a population of 19,186 people. This facility was given an A- overall, which is an elite score. We can't find many negative things to say about this nursing home. Its grades are as good as they get. We also gave this nursing home phenomenal ratings in all of our categories. More information about these categories can be found below.
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Ellen Sagar 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
- Government - Hospital district
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Pain Management
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Registered Staff Hours
To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A for our nursing rating. There are a host of criteria included in this grade. Many of these subcategories reflect levels of nurse staffing. This facility provided 0.4 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 nursing home the country in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can typically be avoided by providing better nursing care, such as having a system of moving residents even once per day.
In addition, this nursing home also earned a nearly flawless inspection report. As a result, it received one of our highest grades in that area with a score of A. Perhaps the most important factor we look at in determining our inspection ratings is deficiencies. Deficiencies are found on a facility's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes with better scores in this area typically dodged the most severe deficiencies involving health risks or even death. This particular nursing home had just a single deficiency on its inspection report and it was not one deemed to pose a threat to patient health or safety. Even some of the best nursing homes receive an occasional ding on their inspection report.
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Short-term Care Quality
We also wanted to point out the fact that this nursing home was given a dominant grade of A- in our short-term care area. Short-term care ratings are critical for individuals in need of rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually requires higher levels of skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing means a broad spectrum of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, as well as other types of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every nursing home employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, according to the data they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Lastly, we considered the number of residents who ultimately were able to return home from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.
Long-term Care Quality
The final category we assessed was this nursing home's poorest area. However, even its lowest point would be a highlight for many facilities. We awarded it an above average grade of B for long-term care. Facilities that receive this kind of score in this category typically provide consistent 24/7 care to make sure residents are kept in good health. On top of considering the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility gave the vaccine to 99.71347 percent of its patients. Vaccines are critical to keeping residents out of the hospital. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Ellen Sagar Nursing Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Ellen Sagar Nursing Center, 6.69% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of residents who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin caused by remaining in the same position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Ellen Sagar Nursing Center, 1.15% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of residents that suffered from a fall leading to serious injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Ellen Sagar Nursing Center, 0% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered to be a barometer of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are often caused by a facility with lower levels of hygiene. Nevertheless, this metric may also be skewed for certain nursing homes due to different reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Ellen Sagar Nursing Center, 15.55% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of residents who were given antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic medications are given to patients for many conditions, such as dementia. Tragically, in limited cases, 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 Ellen Sagar Nursing Center, 10.34% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic measures the percent of long-term patients taking antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Ellen Sagar Nursing Center, 0.3% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients showing symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Ellen Sagar Nursing Center, 99.86% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents who received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Ellen Sagar Nursing Center, 3.61% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and continence.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Ellen Sagar Nursing Center, 4.07% of Residents
This is the percent of residents that remained mobile levels over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Ellen Sagar Nursing Center, 0.01 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Ellen Sagar Nursing Center, 4.07% of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care.
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