Nhc Healthcare - Lexington is one of four available nursing homes located in West Columbia, South Carolina. This nursing home is an A rated facility, which is one of the highest scores we offer. You flat out can't do much better than this place. As you can find below, this nursing home also performed just fine in our category grades. It's hard to find any major flaws in this place's profile.
Nhc Healthcare - Lexington
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- 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
Top Nursing Home in South Carolina Awards 2019
Registered Staff Hours
To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A+ for our inspections rating. Our inspection grades account for a host of factors found on a facility's inspection reports. One key criteria we look at is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Facilities with higher scores in this category usually have very few of these severe deficiencies. 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
Adding to its dominant resume, this facility also excelled in our long-term care area. In fact, we awarded it a score of A for that area. When nursing homes receive a score in this range in long-term care it generally means it's well-staffed and is a quality place to live on a permanent basis. Once we looked at the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we then analyzed the facility's vaccination records. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its residents against pneumonia. Vaccines are vital to keeping patients healthy. Finally, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
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Short-term Care Quality
Turning our next category, we awarded this nursing home a score of A- for its short-term care grade. This is a first-rate rating. Our short-term care scores are likely more critical for those requiring a nursing home for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually requires higher levels of skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing means not only nursing, but also physical and occupational therapy, as well as other forms of therapy. It doesn't appear that this nursing home provided information about its staffing of registered nurses or physical therapists. Finally, we assessed the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 6.1 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
Moving on to the next category, this facility also performed well in our nursing category. In fact, we gave it a B+ in this area. This wrapped up a very impressive profile. Nursing grades are based in large part on quality and quantity of nursing care. 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 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 generally 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, 9.53% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This measures the percentage of long-term care patients which are suffering from new or worsened pressure ulcers or bed sores. We consider this statistic when determining both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Nhc Healthcare - Lexington, 3.47% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of patients who have had a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injury are considered by many experts to be a barometer of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls are often caused by poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Nhc Healthcare - Lexington, 3.18% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of patients that have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a measure of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are often the result of poor nursing care. However, this datapoint could also be skewed for some facilities due to varying reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Nhc Healthcare - Lexington, 15.14% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of patients who were given antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic medications are given to residents for a variety of conditions, such as cognitive disorders. Unfortunately, in some cases, excessive reliance on these medications may mean that a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Nhc Healthcare - Lexington, 19.68% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of residents who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are given to patients suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Nhc Healthcare - Lexington, 2.85% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents exhibiting depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Nhc Healthcare - Lexington, 88.92% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents that were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Nhc Healthcare - Lexington, 14.02% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care residents that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as moving around and taking a bath.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Nhc Healthcare - Lexington, 20.24% Percentage of Residents
Measures the percentage of long-term care patients that remained mobile levels. Many in the industry believe that mobility is important for patients mental and physical well-being.
In Nhc Healthcare - Lexington, 1.69 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. Avoiding hospitalizations is important to preserving the physical health of nursing home patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Nhc Healthcare - Lexington, 20.24 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care. There is a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Nhc Healthcare - Lexington, 12.31 Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Nhc Healthcare - Lexington, 73.11% Percentage of Resident
This is the percent of short-term care patients that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. High levels of performance with ADL's generally correlates with better rehabilitation services.
Scores for West Columbia, SC
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of A-minus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A-plus
Looking for more options? West Columbia, South Carolina has 3 other nursing homes
- Lexington Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 0.45 miles away2720 Sunset Blvd West Columbia South Carolina 29169Government - Hospital District or Authority(803) 791-2000
- Prisma Health BaptistAcute Care Hospitals 5.04 miles away1330 Taylor at Marion St Columbia South Carolina 29220Voluntary non-profit - Private(803) 296-5678
- Prisma Health Richland HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 5.2 miles away5 Medical Park Columbia South Carolina 29203Voluntary non-profit - Private(803) 296-2548
- Providence HealthAcute Care Hospitals 11.84 miles away120 Gateway Corporate Blvd Columbia South Carolina 29203Proprietary(803) 256-5300
- Fresenius Medical Care West Columbia0.72 miles away105 Sum-Mor Drive West Columbia South Carolina 29169CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 20 (803) 733-1764
- Lexington Kidney Center, LLC3.9 miles away2831 Augusta Rd West Columbia South Carolina 29170Dialysis Stations: 21 (803) 796-8785
- Fresenius Medical Care Midtown4.95 miles away150 Park Central Drive Columbia South Carolina 29203CMS Rating: 1 stars Dialysis Stations: 25 (803) 771-0107
- Fresenius Medical Care Columbia Home4.97 miles away121 Park Central Dr Columbia South Carolina 29203Dialysis Stations: 2 (803) 799-1266
- North Main Kidney Center5.17 miles away3900 North Main Street Suite A Columbia South Carolina 29203Dialysis Stations: 21 (803) 779-1201
- Central Columbia Kidney Center5.2 miles away3511 Medical Drive Columbia South Carolina 29203Dialysis Stations: 25 (803) 771-0518
- Fresenius Medical Care South Columbia5.68 miles away2139 Adams Grove Road Columbia South Carolina 29203Dialysis Stations: 21 (803) 779-4073
- Fresenius Medical Care Columbia5.68 miles away2125 Adams Grove Rd Columbia South Carolina 29203CMS Rating: 1 stars Dialysis Stations: 30 (803) 779-7511