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Heritage Home of Florence

  • Nursing Home

Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: D
Oct 18: ANov 18: ADec 18: AJan 19: AFeb 19: AMay 19: AJun 19: AJul 19: AAug 19: ASep 19: AJan 20: AMar 20: AApr 20: AMay 20: AJun 20: AJul 20: AAug 20: ASep 20: AOct 20: B-Jan 21: AFeb 21: AMar 21: AApr 21: A+May 21: A+Jun 21: A+Jul 21: AAug 21: ASep 21: AOct 21: A+Nov 21: A+Jan 22: AFeb 22: AMar 22: DApr 22: DMay 22: DJun 22: D
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Heritage Home of Florence's website

515 South Warley Street,
Florence SC 29501

(843) 662-4573

60.07% estimated occupancy 1

Note: Heritage Home of Florence has been flagged for abuse in the past 12 months. We have capped this facility's overall grade accordingly.

Heritage Home of Florence is a large facility in Florence, South Carolina. This nursing home received an uninspiring overall grade of D in our grading scheme. Florence received a city grade of B, so there are some other options in the city worth considering. We wouldn't blame you if you're ready to stop reading and find another facility. However, if you want to learn more about this place's category grades, inspection reports are discussed in the next paragraph.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Corporation
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Home Making
  • Speech Therapy
  • Palliative Care
  • Dentistry
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Podiatry
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Pharmacy
  • Recreational Therapy

Registered Staff Hours

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Facility Inspections

Grade: B-minus

While we did not rate this nursing home well overall, we wanted to point out its decent health inspections in recent years. We gave it a somewhat respectable score of B- in that area. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in computing our inspection scores. One critical factor is deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of the deficiencies is arguably more important than the quantity of deficiencies, as some of these can be relatively insignificant. Fortunately, although this facility had a few minor dings on its government inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are found in categories G through L. This means that CMS did not deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. Lastly, this facility was flagged by CMS for possible abuse or neglect. We prefer to avoid facilities with this designation. Please do your best to find an alternative nursing home.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B-minus

We also want to point out that this facility received a decent grade in our nursing category. We awarded it a grade of B- in the area. Our nursing rating assesses several factors, however, the main consideration is the quantity of nurse hours spent with patients. This particular nursing home provided just 0.4 hours of nursing care per patient on a daily basis. This figure is far below average. Lastly, despite not having the most impressive total nursing hours, this facility actually performed admirably in the metric of preventing major falls. This is generally an indicator that a facility has quality controls in place.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-minus

We also awarded this nursing home a decent grade in the area of short-term care, with a grade of B-. Our short-term care ratings are presumably more important for those needing rehabilitation from their nursing home. Rehabilitation generally mandates additional highly-skilled nursing. This includes not just nursing, but also physical and occupational therapy, as well as other forms of therapy. Unfortunately, we found that this facility provided fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than most other facilities. Lastly, we looked at the number of patients that were able to return home from this nursing home. We found that 4.5 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home. This figure was quite a bit below the national average.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B-minus

Our next category is long-term care, in which we gave this nursing home a B- in this category. In determining our long-term care ratings, we scrutinize the assistance with daily living offered to the nursing home's patients. In addition to looking at the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. Fortunately, this facility vaccinated 99.3007 percent of its residents, which is a very solid total. Lastly, this place was also able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Heritage Home of Florence Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A-minus

In Heritage Home of Florence, 9.68% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This indicates the percentage of residents that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are often the result of patients not being moved frequently enough.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B-minus

In Heritage Home of Florence, 3.49% of Patients had Serious Falls

This tells you the percent of patients who have had a major fall. Falls leading to serious injuries are routinely the result of lower levels of patient supervision. Closer supervision can reduce the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: C

In Heritage Home of Florence, 3.26% of Patients had UTIs

This is the percentage of residents that sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are routinely the result of a facility with lower levels of hygiene. However, this datapoint may also be misleading for certain nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for these infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B-minus

In Heritage Home of Florence, 14.92% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is the percent of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic drugs are given to patients for many medical conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias. Unfortunately, in limited situations, excessive reliance on these medications may mean that a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B

In Heritage Home of Florence, 19.83% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This measures the percent of long-term care patients receiving antianxiety medications.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A+

In Heritage Home of Florence, 2.74% of Patients

This tells you the percent of patients showing symptoms of depression. Increased levels of depression may be a sign a less hospitable environment.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A-minus

In Heritage Home of Florence, 88.77% of Patients

This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term residents that have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home patients, making these vaccines critical to patient well-being.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: C

In Heritage Home of Florence, 14.72% Percentage of Patients

This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as dressing and using the bathroom.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A-plus

In Heritage Home of Florence, 22.47% Percentage of Residents

This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients who retained mobility levels.

Hospitalizations

Grade: B-minus

In Heritage Home of Florence, 1.55 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This tells you the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. There is usually a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and the overall quality of long-term care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: F

In Heritage Home of Florence, 22.47 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

Measures the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term resident care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: B-minus

In Heritage Home of Florence, 12.88 Percentage of Patients

This metric is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to gauge patient well-being during rehabilitation.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: B-plus

In Heritage Home of Florence, 72.67% Percentage of Resident

This tells you the percentage of short-term care residents that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.

Scores for Florence, SC

  • Overall Rating has a grade of B
  • Nurse Rating has a grade of B-minus
  • Long-term Care Rating has a grade of A-minus
  • Short-term Care Rating has a grade of C
  • Inspection Rating has a grade of A-minus

Looking for more options? Florence, South Carolina has 6 other nursing homes

Nearby Hospitals

  • Mcleod Regional Medical Center-Pee DeeAcute Care Hospitals 1.03 miles away555 E Cheves St Box 8700 Florence South Carolina 29506Voluntary non-profit - Other(843) 777-2900
  • Musc Health Florence Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 2.32 miles away805 Pamplico Hwy Box 100550 Florence South Carolina 29505Proprietary(843) 674-2500

Nearby Dialysis

  • Fresenius Medical Care Church Street0.78 miles away406 South Church Street Florence South Carolina 29501CMS Rating: 2 stars Dialysis Stations: 21 (843) 679-5945
  • Total Renal Care, Inc.0.83 miles away1520 Flag Drive Florence South Carolina 29505Dialysis Stations: 20 (843) 413-0857
  • Fresenius Kidney Care Florence Medical Mile0.86 miles away181 E. Evans Street Suite B Florence South Carolina 29506Dialysis Stations: 20 (843) 679-0550
  • Florence Dialysis Center1.79 miles away435 North Cashua Dr Florence South Carolina 29501CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 31 (843) 669-0825
  • Freedom Dialysis Center2.08 miles away1520 Freedom Boulevard Florence South Carolina 29505CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 28 (843) 667-0654
  • Davita Sally Hill Dialysis2.58 miles away1471 N. Cashua Drive Florence South Carolina 29501Dialysis Stations: 12 (843) 664-9067
  • Bio-Medical Applications of South Carolina, Inc.2.79 miles away1465 Pamplico Highway Florence South Carolina 29505Dialysis Stations: 1 (843) 413-9613
  • Darlington Dialysis Center Inc8.08 miles away1018 South Governor Williams Highway Darlington South Carolina 29532CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 20 (843) 398-5263