John Edward Harter Nursing Center is a small hospital-based facility located in Fairfax, South Carolina. This turns out to be an A+ facility, which is the best score we offer. You simply can not do any better than this place. One of the best aspects of this facility's exemplary report card is its inspection reports. Inspection grades are discussed in the next section.
John Edward Harter Nursing Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Government - County
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Cardiac Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
Registered Staff Hours
To go along with its strong overall score, we awarded this nursing home an A+ for inspections. Inspection grades weigh a host of factors found on a nursing home's inspection report. One key criteria we rely on is the number and severity of deficiencies. Facilities with better scores in this category usually have few of these severe deficiencies. Unfortunately, we were not able to locate information on deficiency's for this nursing home. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
We also wanted to point out the fact that this facility performed well in our long-term care category. We gave them an elite grade of A+ in this category. When nursing homes receive a score in this range in this category it typically means it's well-staffed and is a quality place to live on a permanent basis. After we finished assessing the volume of care provided by nurses, we turned to the facility's vaccination record. This facility vaccinated 97.61905 percent of its patients for pneumonia, which is very impressive. Pneumonia is too frequently a dangerous ailment for nursing home residents so we prefer when a facility doesn't leave its residents vulnerable. Finally, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
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Another reason we rated this nursing home so highly is that it received an A+ nursing grade. This is simply as good as it gets in this category. Nursing scores are based largely on nurse staffing levels. This nursing home provides 0.7 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This nursing home performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a facility has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can many times be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Short-term Care Quality
The final category we rated was short-term care, where this nursing home was given a grade of B+. This wrapped up a very strong profile. Only a select few facilities received a B+ or higher in all four categories. Our short-term care grade is generally used to assess a facility's performance with rehabilitation. To provide high-end rehabilitation services, facilities generally must feature higher levels of skilled nursing services. These types of services include registered nurses, physical therapists, speech therapists and other types of therapists. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, according to the information they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The final metric we considered in this category is the percentage of patients who who were able to eventually return home from the facility. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
John Edward Harter Nursing Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In John Edward Harter Nursing Center, 9.68% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This figure gauges the percent of long-term stay patients that are suffering from new or worsened pressure ulcers . We bake this statistic into our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In John Edward Harter Nursing Center, 3.49% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of residents that sustained a fall leading to major injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In John Edward Harter Nursing Center, 3.26% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections may be linked to poorer hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In John Edward Harter Nursing Center, 14.92% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of residents who were given antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs may be vital to many residents, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used appropriately. In some situations, increased usage of these drugs may suggest a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In John Edward Harter Nursing Center, 19.83% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of patients prescribed antianxiety medications. These medications are typically prescribed to patients experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In John Edward Harter Nursing Center, 2.74% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients who are exhibiting depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In John Edward Harter Nursing Center, 88.77% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients who were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for nursing home patients, making these types of vaccines indispensable.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In John Edward Harter Nursing Center, 14.72% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In John Edward Harter Nursing Center, 22.47% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percentage of patients who retained mobility levels over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a great sign for residents' well-being.
In John Edward Harter Nursing Center, 1.55 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric tracks the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In John Edward Harter Nursing Center, 22.47 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care.
- Allendale County HospitalCritical Access Hospitals 0.66 miles away1787 Allendale Fairfax Rd Fairfax South Carolina 29827Government - Local(803) 632-3311
- Hampton Regional Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 11.37 miles away595 West Carolina Avenue Varnville South Carolina 29944Voluntary non-profit - Private(803) 943-2771
- Allendale County Dialysis0.54 miles away1241 Boundary Street Fairfax South Carolina 29827CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 21 (803) 632-1587