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Ellen Sagar Nursing Center

  • Nursing Home

Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: B
Oct 18: B-Nov 18: B-Dec 18: B-Jan 19: BFeb 19: BMay 19: A-Jun 19: A-Jul 19: B+Aug 19: B+Sep 19: A-Jan 20: B+Mar 20: A-Apr 20: AMay 20: AJun 20: AJul 20: AAug 20: ASep 20: AOct 20: A-Jan 21: B+Feb 21: B+Mar 21: B+Apr 21: B+May 21: B+Jun 21: B+Jul 21: B+Aug 21: B+Sep 21: B+Oct 21: B+Nov 21: B+Jan 22: BFeb 22: BMar 22: BApr 22: BMay 22: BJun 22: B
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Ellen Sagar Nursing Center's website

1817 Jonesville Highway,
Union SC 29379

(864) 301-3500

84.24% estimated occupancy 1

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 overall grade of B, which is a quality score. Based on our ratings, you can do much worse than this nursing home. We were also pleased to find that this place didn't have any poor grades in any of the major categories discussed below. More information about these categories can be found below.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • Government - Hospital district
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Speech Therapy
  • Palliative Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Pain Management

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A

On top of receiving a strong overall grade, this place also received first-rate inspections in recent years. We awarded it one of our better scores in that category, with an A. These inspection grades weigh several factors, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these factors by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. 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. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A-minus

This nursing home was given impressive scores in the category of long-term care as well. In fact, we awarded it one of our most elite scores in that category with a area of A-. Nursing homes that excel in long-term care tend to be well-staffed and offer extensive hands on care to residents. One of the criteria we considered on top of nursing hours was vaccinations. This nursing home provided the pneumonia vaccine to 100 percent of its patients. Vaccination is a reliable method to minimize unnecessary deaths for the nursing home population. Finally, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B

Turning to an additional strength for this nursing home, we awarded them one of our better grades in our short-term care category as well, with a B. In calculating our short-term care scores, we scrutinize a facility's levels of highly skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists occupational therapists and other highly trained professionals. This rating is more often than not a meaningful assessment of a nursing home's rehabilitation. Unfortunately, we were not able to locate registered nurse or physical therapy staffing data for this facility. Finally, we assessed the number of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients returned home.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B-minus

The final category we assessed was nursing. We gave it a grade of B- in this area. This is a fair grade in this category. The nursing grade weighs many factors. The most important factor is the quantity of hours nurses spent with residents. This place averages just 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient on a daily basis, which is a very low figure. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this nursing home fared better in some of the quality-based metrics we assessed. It performed well in the area of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. Many consider these areas to be indicators of the quality of nursing care. In some cases, the quality of nursing care is as important as the quantity of hours of care offered.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Ellen Sagar Nursing Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B-minus

In Ellen Sagar Nursing Center, 9.68% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This is the percentage of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a measure of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are routinely the result of residents not being moved frequently enough.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B

In Ellen Sagar Nursing Center, 3.49% of Patients had Serious Falls

This indicates the percentage of patients who have had a fall which resulted in severe injury.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A-minus

In Ellen Sagar Nursing Center, 3.26% of Patients had UTIs

This datapoint indicates the percent of long-term patients which experienced a UTI. While a higher rate infections may reflect poorly on a nursing home's cleanliness, it can be difficult to compare between nursing homes due to differing reporting standards.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B

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

This figure gauges the percent of long-term patients that are administered antipsychotic medication. Increased usage of these drugs may mean that a facility is using these medications to subdue residents in scenarios where such medications are not medically indicated. However, some facilities may need to rely on these medications due to having more patients with cognitive disorders.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A-minus

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

This is the percentage of patients given antianxiety medications. These medications are prescribed to patients experiencing anxiety or depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A-minus

In Ellen Sagar Nursing Center, 2.74% of Patients

This is the percentage of residents who are demonstrating depressive symptoms.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A-minus

In Ellen Sagar Nursing Center, 88.77% of Patients

This is the percent of patients that were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A

In Ellen Sagar Nursing Center, 14.72% Percentage of Patients

This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care patients who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and continence. Some argue that this is a measure of a patient's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: C

In Ellen Sagar Nursing Center, 22.47% Percentage of Residents

This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients that maintained mobility.

Hospitalizations

Grade: B-plus

In Ellen Sagar Nursing Center, 1.55 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This datapoint is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. Avoiding the hospital is important to maintaining the physical well-being of nursing home patients.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A-minus

In Ellen Sagar Nursing Center, 22.47 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care. There is typically a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the quality of rehabilitation services.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: F

In Ellen Sagar Nursing Center, 12.88 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

Grade: A-minus

In Ellen Sagar Nursing Center, 72.67% Percentage of Resident

This is a measure of the percent of short-term stay residents that saw functional improvements.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Union Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 3.82 miles away322 West South Street Union South Carolina 29379Voluntary non-profit - Other(864) 301-2000

Nearby Dialysis

  • Dci Union2.01 miles away921 Thompson Blvd Union South Carolina 29379CMS Rating: 5 stars Dialysis Stations: 25 (864) 427-8250