PruittHealth - Pickens is a senior living facility located in Six Mile, South Carolina. The city has a population of 3,818 people. This is a great facility. We gave this it an overall grade of B+, which is very favorable rating. We were so impressed with this nursing home that we ranked it in the top third of all nursing homes in the United States. This facility also received consistently good ratings in each of the major categories we assessed. Additional information about these categories can be found below.
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PruittHealth - Pickens
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
163 Love & Care Road,
Six Mile SC 29682
95.68% estimated occupancy 1
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Limited Liability company
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
Registered Staff Hours
One of the reasons this turned out to be a strong facility is that it earned an impressive inspection grade. In fact, inspections is its best category. In this area, we gave it a grade of A. Our inspection ratings are based on pieces of information found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes that receive favorable grades in this category typically have few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these facilities should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. Although this place had some deficiencies on its government inspection report, none of them were major deficiencies based on CMS' scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Short-term Care Quality
This facility also was given a strong short-term care score. In fact, we awarded it an above average grade of B+ in this category. In calculating these short-term care grades, we look at the nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, respiratory therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. The objective is to formulate a tool for comparing the rehabilitation services of different nursing homes. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not all facilities 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 assessed the percentage of residents who who were able to eventually return home from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
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Long-term Care Quality
In addition, this facility also was awarded favorable long-term care scores in our assessment. In fact, we gave them one of our more favorable scores in that category, with a score of B+. Long-term care scores of this caliber generally require both around the clock care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine healthcare services. One of the statistics we considered after nursing hours was vaccines. This facility provided the pneumonia vaccination to 99.319725 percent of its patients. Vaccination is a great way to minimize unnecessary deaths and hospitalizations for the elderly population. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
The next category we rated is nursing, in which this facility received a grade of B. This nursing home ended up being very solid in each area we assessed. We analyzed the levels of nurses working for the facility, as well as the number of hours those nurses worked with patients, in computing our score in this category. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This facility performed very well in terms of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
PruittHealth - Pickens Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In PruittHealth - Pickens, 9.93% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of patients that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are often caused by residents staying in one position for too long. Better nursing protocols reduces the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In PruittHealth - Pickens, 3.01% of Patients had Serious Falls
This metric is an indication of the percentage of long-term stay residents that have had falls leading to major injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls may be an indicator of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In PruittHealth - Pickens, 2.75% of Patients had UTIs
This figure tells you the percentage of long-term residents that sustained UTI's. UTI's could be an indicator of a facility with lower levels of hygiene. However, this datapoint could also be misleading for certain nursing homes due to different reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In PruittHealth - Pickens, 14.27% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents who were given antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications may be vital to many patients, it is important to make sure these medications are being used appropriately. In some situations, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In PruittHealth - Pickens, 20.84% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients who were prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are prescribed to residents suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In PruittHealth - Pickens, 2.84% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term care patients who are demonstrating signs of depression. Many would argue this is a measure of patient quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In PruittHealth - Pickens, 88.7% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term care patients who were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In PruittHealth - Pickens, 13.84% Percentage of Patients
This is the percentage of residents who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living could indicate the decline of a resident's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In PruittHealth - Pickens, 16.35% Percentage of Residents
This is the percentage of residents that remained mobile levels over time. Retaining mobility can be a great sign for residents' health.
In PruittHealth - Pickens, 1.87 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. There is usually a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the overall quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In PruittHealth - Pickens, 16.35 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Measures the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In PruittHealth - Pickens, 73.59% Percentage of Resident
This metric measures the percentage of short-term patients who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Some experts believe that this is a reasonable measure of rehabilitation performance.
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