NHC HealthCare - Sumter is a large facility located in Sumter, South Carolina. With an A- overall grade, we ranked this nursing home in the top third of all nursing homes in the country. Based on the data we reviewed, you can not go wrong here. This nursing home's strong profile was highlighted by its inspection grade, which you can find in the next section.
NHC HealthCare - Sumter
- Nursing Home
- Home Health Agency
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- 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
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
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. Inspection ratings account for several factors included in a facility's inspection report. One of the most important criteria we rely on is the number and severity of deficiencies. Places with higher grades in this area usually have very few severe deficiencies. Unfortunately, we weren't able to locate 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
Adding to its elite accomplishments in other areas, we gave this nursing home a grade of A- for our long-term care rating. Nursing homes that excel in long-term care typically provide patients with more supervision and stay on top of routine medical care. In addition to considering the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its residents. Vaccines are vital to keeping patients out of the hospital. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
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Short-term Care Quality
This facility also was given a favorable short-term care score. In fact, we awarded it an above average grade of B+ in this category. In the area of short-term care, we seek to qualify indicators of a facility's rehabilitation. We analyze a nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as the ones performed by registered nurses and physical, occupational and other therapists. We were not able to track down registered nurse or physical therapy staffing data for this facility. Finally, we looked at the number of patients who were able to return home from this nursing home. We found that 5.5 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home.
The next category we looked at was nursing. We gave this facility a solid score in this category, with a B-. While this isn't as dominant as a few of its other grades, it is nevertheless nothing to be ashamed of. In calculating a nursing home's nursing score, we weigh the amount of time nurses commit to patients as well as the level of skill of those nurses. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a much lower figure than we are used to seeing. Lastly, while this place got docked a bit for its nursing hours, it excelled in some of our quality-based metrics. With fewer than five percent of its residents experiencing pressure ulcers, it fared remarkably well in this metric.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
NHC HealthCare - Sumter Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In NHC HealthCare - Sumter, 9.53% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of residents that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are routinely caused by patients not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing protocols reduces the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In NHC HealthCare - Sumter, 3.47% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of patients who have had a major fall. Falls resulting in major injury are considered by many experts to be a barometer of nursing care . Falls leading to injury are often caused by lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In NHC HealthCare - Sumter, 3.18% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of residents who sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered to be a barometer of nursing care . UTI's are often linked to lower quality nursing care. Nevertheless, this metric may be skewed for some nursing homes due to different reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In NHC HealthCare - Sumter, 15.14% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure gauges the percentage of long-term care patients which were administered antipsychotic drugs. Excessive reliance on these medications may indicate that a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior in scenarios where such medications are not medically required. Nevertheless, some facilities need to rely more on these drugs due to having more residents with cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In NHC HealthCare - Sumter, 19.68% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric is an indication of the percentage of long-term stay residents that were administered antianxiety medication. These medications are prescribed to patients experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In NHC HealthCare - Sumter, 2.85% of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents exhibiting symptoms of depression. Some argue that this is a reasonable measure of quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In NHC HealthCare - Sumter, 88.92% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients who have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In NHC HealthCare - Sumter, 14.02% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In NHC HealthCare - Sumter, 20.24% Percentage of Residents
Measures the percent of long-term residents that remained mobile levels. Some experts would argue that mobility is vital to residents' mental and physical well-being.
In NHC HealthCare - Sumter, 1.69 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. Minimizing hospitalizations is important to the physical health of nursing home residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In NHC HealthCare - Sumter, 20.24 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term resident care. Avoiding the hospital during rehabilitation is important to restoring the health of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In NHC HealthCare - Sumter, 12.31 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is usually a correlation between staying out of the emergency room and the quality of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In NHC HealthCare - Sumter, 73.11% Percentage of Resident
This is a measure of the percent of short-term stay residents who saw functional improvements.
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