Lancaster Convalescent Center is a nursing home in Lancaster, South Carolina, a city with a total of 46,041 people. We gave this facility an overall grade of D. A grade in this range typically indicates a few red flags. Based on our assessment, this place may not be the best fit for most prospective residents. If you aren't deterred by this nursing home's profile, you can continue reading to learn more about its category scores. Inspection grades are discussed in the next paragraph.
Lancaster Convalescent Center
Updated May 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
2044 Pageland Hwy,
Lancaster SC 29720
92.25% estimated occupancy 1
Registered Staff Hours
Although we didn't give this nursing home a good overall score, we actually gave it a strong grade in the area of inspections, where it earned a B+. These inspection grades take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can learn more about each of these items 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. In spite of this deficiency, this place still received a relatively favorable inspection report.
We awarded this facility a respectable grade in the area of nursing as well, with a grade of B-. Nursing ratings are largely tied to a facility's nurse staffing. This place provides 3.2 hours of nursing care per resident each day. This is a much lower figure than we are used to seeing. Finally, nursing ratings also consider quality-based measures, such as preventing major falls. Despite not having the most impressive total nursing hours, this place performed admirably in the metric of preventing major falls. This is usually a reliable indicator that a place has quality controls in place. Some falls could be avoided if a facility supplies enough nurses to assist its patients.
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Long-term Care Quality
We awarded this nursing home just a D for our long-term care score. This is not a score to write home about. Long-term care scores in this range generally are a bad sign for the quantity and quality of care provided by nurses and aids, as well as the levels of routine medical care available. After looking at the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we next considered the nursing home's vaccination data. We were disappointed to learn that this facility vaccinated just 84.63158 percent of its patients against pneumonia. To our surprise, this nursing home was actually able to limit hospitalizations. With only 1.19 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, this nursing home had less hospitalizations than most nursing homes. This is its best feature in this category.
Short-term Care Quality
Switching gears to our final area, this facility really did not perform well in this category either. Due to a very poor grade of F in short-term care, this is about as as uninspiring as it gets. In determining our short-term care ratings, we look at the facility's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, respiratory therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. The goal is to create a scale for sizing up the rehabilitation services of various nursing homes. Not surprisingly, we found that this nursing home provides far less physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than the average facility. The last item we assessed in this area is the percentage of patients that ultimately were able to return home from the nursing home. This facility struggled quite a bit in this metric as well, with just 42.9 percent of its patients returning home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Lancaster Convalescent Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Lancaster Convalescent Center, 9.61% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin resulting from remaining in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Lancaster Convalescent Center, 3.6% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint tells you the percentage of long-term stay patients that suffered falls leading to severe injury. This is one of the statistics we use in computing our nursing ratings.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Lancaster Convalescent Center, 3.11% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered to be a barometer of nursing care . UTI's are often the result of worse hygiene protocols. However, this statistic can also be skewed for certain facilities due to varying reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Lancaster Convalescent Center, 15.24% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of residents who were given antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic medications are administered to residents for a variety of medical conditions, such as dementia. Tragically, in some situations, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Lancaster Convalescent Center, 20.09% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are given to patients suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Lancaster Convalescent Center, 3.01% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents who are exhibiting depressive symptoms. Higher rates of depression may reveal a less hospitable environment.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Lancaster Convalescent Center, 90.67% of Patients
This is the percentage of patients who have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Lancaster Convalescent Center, 14.17% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living may indicate decline of a patient's health.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Lancaster Convalescent Center, 22.6% Percentage of Residents
This metric tracks the percentage of long-term care patients that maintained mobility.
In Lancaster Convalescent Center, 1.55 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Lancaster Convalescent Center, 22.6 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term resident care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Lancaster Convalescent Center, 13.44 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care. There is a correlation between staying out of the emergency room and the quality of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Lancaster Convalescent Center, 72.9% Percentage of Resident
This is a measure of the percent of short-term stay patients that experienced functional improvements.
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