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Medford Nursing Center

  • Nursing Home

Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: B-plus
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Medford Nursing Center's website

105 Medford Drive,
Darlington SC 29532

(843) 398-7000

88.75% estimated occupancy 1

Medford Nursing Center is located in Darlington, South Carolina. The city has a population of 26,470 people. We think highly of this nursing home, which we awarded a B+ overall. We were also impressed with the city grade of facilities in Darlington, making this a great place to find a nursing home. This nursing home definitely has plenty of good features. This place's impressive profile was highlighted by its inspection reports, which you can find in the next section.

Quick Details

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

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

To go along with a favorable overall grade, we gave this nursing home an A+ for our inspections rating. Inspection grades weigh several factors included in a facility's inspection reports. One of the most important criteria we rely on is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Places with better grades in this category tend to have few severe deficiencies. We weren't able to locate deficiency data for this facility. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A-plus

In addition, this facility was given strong marks in the category of long-term care. As a result, it was given one of our best grades in that area with a score of A+. Nursing homes that do well in this category typically are well-staffed and provide extensive hands on care to patients. On top of looking at the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility provided the vaccine to 100 percent of its residents. Vaccines are critical to keeping patients healthy. Finally, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0.03 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B-minus

Turning to the category of nursing care, this facility didn't perform quite as well in this area as some of the categories discussed above. Nevertheless, a grade of B- in this category is by no means a bad score. Our nursing rating assesses the facility's nurse staffing levels. We look at both the levels of skill of those nurses and the number of hours spent with patients. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a much lower figure than we are used to seeing. Lastly, we also assessed several nursing quality measures. While this place got dinged a bit for nursing hours, it excelled in some of these quality-based metrics. With less than five percent of its residents experiencing pressure ulcers, it did well in this area. This can be a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can often be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as by having a system of turning a resident more frequently.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: D

Switching gears to our last area, we awarded this nursing home a grade of D for short-term care. This is the facility's weakest category grade. Nevertheless, you should not over-emphasize a single poor grade. Short-term care grades are often used to judge a nursing home's rehabilitation services. In order to offer highly rated rehabilitation services, facilities generally must provide better levels of highly skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and other licensed professionals. In this place's case, we found that it offers less registered nurse and physical therapist hours per patient than the average facility. Finally, we considered the number of residents that were able to return home from this nursing home. This facility didn't fare well here either. In fact, we found that just 3.2 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home. This figure was well off the national average.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Medford Nursing Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B

In Medford Nursing Center, 9.68% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This tells you the percentage of patients who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many experts to be a measure of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are often the result of patients not being moved frequently enough.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: C

In Medford Nursing Center, 3.49% of Patients had Serious Falls

This is the percent of residents that sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in major injury are considered to be a measure of nursing care at a nursing home. Falls are routinely the result of lower quality nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B-minus

In Medford Nursing Center, 3.26% of Patients had UTIs

This statistic is an indication of the percentage of long-term residents who experienced a UTI. UTI's could be a sign of a facility with lower levels of hygiene. However, this metric can be misleading for some facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A-minus

In Medford Nursing Center, 14.92% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This tells you the percentage of residents given antipsychotic medications. These medications are used to treat several medical conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A-minus

In Medford Nursing Center, 19.83% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This metric measures the percent of long-term stay residents who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. These drugs are typically given to patients experiencing depression or anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A+

In Medford Nursing Center, 2.74% of Patients

This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients demonstrating depressive symptoms. Many in the industry would argue that this is a reasonable measure of quality of life.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A

In Medford Nursing Center, 88.77% of Patients

This tells you the percentage of residents who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A-plus

In Medford Nursing Center, 14.72% Percentage of Patients

This indicates the percentage of residents that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: F

In Medford Nursing Center, 22.47% Percentage of Residents

This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay patients that retained mobility levels. Many in the industry argue that mobility is vital to patients physical and mental well-being.

Hospitalizations

Grade: F

In Medford Nursing Center, 1.55 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This metric is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. Avoiding the hospital is key to maintaining the physical well-being of patients.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A-plus

In Medford Nursing Center, 22.47 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: C

In Medford Nursing Center, 12.88 Percentage of Patients

This is the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: B-plus

In Medford Nursing Center, 72.67% Percentage of Resident

This tells you the percent of short-term patients who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Mcleod Regional Medical Center-Pee DeeAcute Care Hospitals 10.22 miles away555 E Cheves St Box 8700 Florence South Carolina 29506Voluntary non-profit - Other(843) 777-2900
  • Musc Health Florence Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 12.47 miles away805 Pamplico Hwy Box 100550 Florence South Carolina 29505Proprietary(843) 674-2500
  • Carolina Pines Regional Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 13.57 miles away1304 W Bobo Newsom Hwy Hartsville South Carolina 29550Proprietary(864) 339-2100

Nearby Dialysis

  • Darlington Dialysis Center Inc2.22 miles away1018 South Governor Williams Highway Darlington South Carolina 29532CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 20 (843) 398-5263
  • Davita Sally Hill Dialysis7.58 miles away1471 N. Cashua Drive Florence South Carolina 29501Dialysis Stations: 12 (843) 664-9067
  • Florence Dialysis Center8.57 miles away435 North Cashua Dr Florence South Carolina 29501CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 31 (843) 669-0825
  • Fresenius Kidney Care Florence Medical Mile9.93 miles away181 E. Evans Street Suite B Florence South Carolina 29506Dialysis Stations: 20 (843) 679-0550
  • Total Renal Care, Inc.10.12 miles away1520 Flag Drive Florence South Carolina 29505Dialysis Stations: 20 (843) 413-0857
  • Fresenius Medical Care Church Street10.39 miles away406 South Church Street Florence South Carolina 29501CMS Rating: 2 stars Dialysis Stations: 21 (843) 679-5945
  • Black Creek Dialysis Center10.98 miles away1001 South 4th Street Hartsville South Carolina 29550Dialysis Stations: 16 (843) 332-2355
  • Total Renal Care Inc11.05 miles away1015 S 4th Street Hartsville South Carolina 29550Dialysis Stations: 22 (843) 332-5688