Laurel Baye Healthcare of Williston is a small facility in Williston, South Carolina. With an overall rating of A-, this nursing home is among the higher-rated nursing homes we assessed. We were so impressed with this facility that we ranked it in the top quarter of all nursing homes nationally. If you look below, you can see this nursing home's category grades, which are also quite good.
Laurel Baye Healthcare of Williston
- Nursing Home
- Contracted Memory Care
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Limited Liability company
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
One of the many reasons this turned out to be a quality nursing home is that it received an A+ inspection grade. This is simply as good as it gets in this critical category. Arguably the most important factor we consider in computing our inspection grades is deficiencies. Deficiencies can be found on a facility's recent inspection reports. Facilities with higher grades in this area most likely avoided the more severe deficiencies involving health risks or even death. This particular nursing home received 3 deficiencies on its inspection report. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home also was elite in the category of long-term care, where it received a grade of A. Not many nursing homes received a better grade in this category. For prospective residents looking for a permanent residence rather than skilled nursing, long-term care grades are a key measure. After considering the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we then analyzed the facility's vaccination data. This facility vaccinated 84.40367 percent of its patients for pneumonia, which happens to be somewhat lower than we anticipated but still a reasonably acceptable figure. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0.02 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
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Short-term Care Quality
The next area we analyzed is short-term care. This facility received an above average short-term care grade, with a B+ in the category. Short-term care ratings are based on the nursing home's quantity of skilled skilled healthcare professionals. This means a wide spectrum of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, in addition to other types of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the data they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Lastly, we considered the number of residents that who were able to eventually return home from this nursing home. We found that 5.7 percent of this nursing home's patients were able to return home.
The final area we assessed is nursing, in which this facility was given a B. Although this turned out to be its poorest category score, this is nevertheless a favorable grade. When calculating our nursing grades, we analyze both nursing hours and the levels of licensure of the nurses. This nursing home averages 0.4 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 nursing home has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can many times be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Laurel Baye Healthcare of Williston Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Laurel Baye Healthcare of Williston, 9.68% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of patients who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage resulting from staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Laurel Baye Healthcare of Williston, 3.49% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of patients who have had a major fall. Falls leading to major injuries are routinely linked to poor nursing care. Additional nurse staffing reduces the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Laurel Baye Healthcare of Williston, 3.26% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of patients who have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are often the result of lower quality nursing care. More frequent bathing can reduce the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. Keep in mind that this statistic is affected by by the fact that nursing homes have varying reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Laurel Baye Healthcare of Williston, 14.92% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients who were given antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic drugs are prescribed to patients for many conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias. Tragically, in some cases, increased usage of these drugs may indicate a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Laurel Baye Healthcare of Williston, 19.83% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are administered to patients suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Laurel Baye Healthcare of Williston, 2.74% of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term residents who are demonstrating symptoms of depression. Some experts argue this is a reasonable measure of resident quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Laurel Baye Healthcare of Williston, 88.77% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay residents who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Laurel Baye Healthcare of Williston, 14.72% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and continence.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Laurel Baye Healthcare of Williston, 22.47% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percentage of patients who remained mobile levels over time. Preserving mobility is usually a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Laurel Baye Healthcare of Williston, 1.55 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. There is usually a correlation between staying out of the hospital and the overall quality of long-term care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Laurel Baye Healthcare of Williston, 22.47 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care. Staying out of the hospital during rehabilitation is key to restoring the health of patients.