Nhc Healthcare - North Augusta is one of just a couple available facilities in North Augusta, South Carolina. It looks like this nursing home is one of the top nursing homes we looked at. It received one of the top ratings we offer. In fact, we ranked this nursing home in the top fifth of all nursing homes in the United States. One of the major highlights of this nursing home's stellar report card is its inspection grade. We discuss inspections in the next paragraph.
Nhc Healthcare - North Augusta
- 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 - Corporation
- 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
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to being a great overall grade, this facility also received A+ health inspections in recent years. Its inspections were virtually flawless. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in computing our inspection scores. One of those factors is deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of deficiencies is usually more important than the quantity of deficiencies, as some are quite minor. It doesn't appear that we were able to find deficiency counts for this nursing home. 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 given an A+ long-term care grade, making it one of the few nursing homes to be given several A+ category grades. Nursing homes that excel in long-term care tend to provide patients with better supervision and stay on top of routine healthcare services. Once we assessed the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we next considered the nursing home's vaccination statistics. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its patients against pneumonia, which is significantly higher than the majority of nursing homes. Lastly, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0.02 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
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Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home also was awarded a high-end short-term care grade. This actually is this facility's third strongest category score. In that area, this facility received a grade of A-. In our short-term care category, we seek to craft a meaningful gauge for rehabilitation services. In doing so, we analyze the facility's levels of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as occupational therapy. It does not look like this nursing home provided information on registered nurse or physical therapist staffing. Finally, we looked at the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 6 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
The next category we looked at was nursing. We gave this facility one of our more favorable scores in this area, with a grade of B. While this was not as high as many of this nursing home's other scores, it is nevertheless a fine grade. The nursing grade analyzes several components, but the most important one is the level of nurse hours per patient per week. This nursing home averages 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This place performed very well in terms of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Nhc Healthcare - North Augusta Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Nhc Healthcare - North Augusta, 9.53% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This metric is is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients that have pressure ulcers. We've found that pressure ulcers are a great barometer of the quality of nursing care a nursing home provides.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Nhc Healthcare - North Augusta, 3.47% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of patients who sustained a major fall. Falls leading to serious injury are often associated with poor nursing care. More supervision can reduce the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Nhc Healthcare - North Augusta, 3.18% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of residents that have had a urinary tract infection. These infections are sometimes associated with insufficient hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Nhc Healthcare - North Augusta, 15.14% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients given antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are administered to residents for many medical conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias. Tragically, in some situations, increased usage of these drugs may indicate that a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Nhc Healthcare - North Augusta, 19.68% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents who were given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are prescribed to patients suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Nhc Healthcare - North Augusta, 2.85% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents who are exhibiting symptoms of depression. Increased levels of depression may be a sign a lower level of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Nhc Healthcare - North Augusta, 88.92% of Patients
This is the percent of patients who received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Nhc Healthcare - North Augusta, 14.02% Percentage of Patients
This is the percentage of patients who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's may be a sign of the erosion of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Nhc Healthcare - North Augusta, 20.24% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percentage of patients that were able to retain mobility over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a great sign for residents' health.
In Nhc Healthcare - North Augusta, 1.69 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Nhc Healthcare - North Augusta, 20.24 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Avoiding the hospital during rehabilitation is key to restoring the health of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Nhc Healthcare - North Augusta, 12.31 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Nhc Healthcare - North Augusta, 73.11% Percentage of Resident
Measures the percent of short-term stay residents who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Some argue that this is a reliable measure of rehabilitation performance.
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