Nhc Healthcare - Lexington is one of just a few available facilities in West Columbia, South Carolina. This nursing home turns out to be an A rated facility, which is one of the top grades that we offer. You simply can't do any better than this place. As you will find below, this facility also performed well in our category grades. It would be hard to find any major flaws in this nursing home's profile.
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Nhc Healthcare - Lexington
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Limited Liability company
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Amputee Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Mental Health
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
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Top Nursing Home in South Carolina Awards 2019
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to being a first rate nursing home overall, this nursing home performed well in our inspections category, where it received a grade of A+. Very few nursing homes fared as well in this area. Our inspection grades are based on several datapoints found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes that receive favorable grades in this category have very few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these facilities generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. 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. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
Contributing to its first-rate resume, this nursing home also excelled in our long-term care area. In fact, we awarded it a score of A- in the category. When nursing homes receive this type of score in long-term care it is usually a good sign for resident care and suggests that the facility is well-staffed with nurses and aids. In addition to assessing the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility administered the vaccine to 99.78494 percent of its residents, which is far higher than the vast majority of nursing homes. Finally, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
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Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home also fared very well in the category of short-term care, where it received a grade of A-. Very few nursing homes received a better grade in this category. In the area of short-term care, we endeavor to evaluate measures of a nursing home's rehabilitation. We look at the nursing home's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses and physical, occupational and other therapists. Unfortunately, we were not able to track down information about this nursing home's registered nurse or physical therapy staffing. The last item we assessed in this category is the number of patients who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We discovered that 6.1 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
Turning to the fourth category, this nursing home also performed well in our nursing category. In fact, we gave it a grade of B+ in this category. This topped off a first-rate profile. There are a number of subcategories included in this category. Most of the data points relate to the quantity of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 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 place performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a place has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can frequently 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.
Nhc Healthcare - Lexington Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Nhc Healthcare - Lexington, 6.94% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of patients that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are often caused by residents staying in one position for too long. Better nursing care can limit the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Nhc Healthcare - Lexington, 2.58% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of residents who sustained a fall resulting in major injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Nhc Healthcare - Lexington, 6.03% of Patients had UTIs
This metric indicates the percentage of long-term patients that have experienced a UTI. UTI's could be a sign of worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this datapoint may be skewed for certain nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Nhc Healthcare - Lexington, 13.44% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic measures the percent of long-term stay patients receiving antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs serve an important medical purpose, it is important to make sure these medications are being used appropriately. In limited situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest that a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Nhc Healthcare - Lexington, 30.4% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of patients prescribed antianxiety drugs. These medications are generally used to treat patients experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Nhc Healthcare - Lexington, 7.21% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents who are exhibiting signs of depression. Many would argue this is a reasonable measure of patient quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Nhc Healthcare - Lexington, 97.09% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents who received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Nhc Healthcare - Lexington, 12.56% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term care patients that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and taking a bath. Many in the industry would argue this is a reliable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Nhc Healthcare - Lexington, 23.56% of Residents
This metric tracks the percent of long-term stay residents who were able to retain mobility. Some believe that the ability to move around is vital to patients health.
In Nhc Healthcare - Lexington, 0.01 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Nhc Healthcare - Lexington, 23.56% of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Nhc Healthcare - Lexington, 9.11% of Patients
This indicates the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Nhc Healthcare - Lexington, 68.85% of Resident
This metric is a measure of the percentage of short-term care residents who experienced functional improvements.
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