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.
Heritage Home of Florence
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
515 South Warley Street,
Florence SC 29501
59.24% 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.
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
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Registered Staff Hours
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.
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.
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Long-term Care Quality
We also awarded this nursing home a decent grade in the area of long-term care, with a grade of B-. Long-term care ratings are pivotal for residents seeking personal care. After assessing the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we then analyzed the facility's vaccination data. This facility vaccinated 99.31034 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which is higher than the majority of nursing homes. This facility was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Short-term Care Quality
The next area we graded was short-term care. For that category, we gave this facility a C. In computing our short-term care grades, we look at the facility's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. The purpose is to devise a tool for comparing the rehabilitation services of nursing homes. We were surprised to find that this nursing home was below average in the two key staffing areas we focus on. It supplied fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than most other nursing homes. The final statistic we assessed in this category is the percentage of residents that ultimately were able to return home from the facility. We found that just 4.4 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home. This figure was below average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Heritage Home of Florence Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Heritage Home of Florence, 9.53% 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
In Heritage Home of Florence, 3.47% 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
In Heritage Home of Florence, 3.18% 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
In Heritage Home of Florence, 15.14% 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
In Heritage Home of Florence, 19.68% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This measures the percent of long-term care patients receiving antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Heritage Home of Florence, 2.85% 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
In Heritage Home of Florence, 88.92% 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
In Heritage Home of Florence, 14.02% 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
In Heritage Home of Florence, 20.24% Percentage of Residents
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients who retained mobility levels.
In Heritage Home of Florence, 1.69 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
In Heritage Home of Florence, 20.24 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Measures the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term resident care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Heritage Home of Florence, 12.31 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
In Heritage Home of Florence, 73.11% 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
- 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
Looking for more options? Florence, South Carolina has 6 other nursing homes
- 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
- 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