Located in Summerville, South Carolina, Oakbrook Health and Rehabilitation Center is one of just a few facilities in the area. Sporting an overall rating of A, this facility is ranked among the highest-rated nursing homes we found. We simply can not say enough great things about this nursing home. Headlining this place's exemplary report card is its inspection grade, which is addressed in the next section.
Oakbrook Health and Rehabilitation Center
Updated May 1, 2022 by Sara Levinsohn
920 Travelers Boulevard,
Summerville SC 29485
87.5% estimated occupancy 1
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One of the reasons this ended up being a quality nursing home is it earned an A+ inspection grade. This is simply as good as it gets in this category. Inspection scores take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can find more information about each of these issues by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. 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 impressive profile, this nursing home also excelled in our long-term care area. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A- for the area. Facilities that do well in long-term care typically are well-staffed and provide extensive hands on care to patients. On top of assessing the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility administered the vaccine to 98.71245 percent of its residents, which is significantly higher than most nursing homes. This place was also able to keep its residents out of the hospital. While it had 1.95 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, its risk adjusted metric was better than most facilities due to it having more complex patients.
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Short-term Care Quality
We also would like to note the fact that this facility was given a high-end grade of A- in our short-term care category. Our short-term care grades are based in part on the nursing home's quantity of skilled highly skilled professionals. This means a vast spectrum of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, not to mention other variations of therapy. One of this nursing home's strength is that it offers more hours of care from registered nurses to its residents. The final statistic we looked at in this category is the percentage of patients who ultimately were able to return home from the nursing home. It fared as well as just about any facility in South Carolina with 57.9 percent of its residents returning home. For most facilities, less than half of their short-stay patients return home.
In the final category, this facility also received an excellent nursing score, with a grade of A-. This rounded out an elite report card. Our nursing score is largely based on the nursing home's level of nurse staffing. This particular nursing home provided 3.6 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This facility performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a facility 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.
Oakbrook Health and Rehabilitation Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Oakbrook Health and Rehabilitation Center, 9.61% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of residents that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are often the result of residents staying in one position for too long. Better nursing protocols minimizes the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Oakbrook Health and Rehabilitation Center, 3.6% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of residents who sustained a major fall. Falls leading to serious injuries are routinely linked to poor nursing care. More supervision limits the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Oakbrook Health and Rehabilitation Center, 3.11% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of patients who have had a urinary tract infection. These infections could be linked to insufficient hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Oakbrook Health and Rehabilitation Center, 15.24% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents prescribed antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs may be vital to many patients, it is important to confirm these medications are being used only where medically required. In some cases, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate that a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Oakbrook Health and Rehabilitation Center, 20.09% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients receiving antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Oakbrook Health and Rehabilitation Center, 3.01% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term residents who are exhibiting symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Oakbrook Health and Rehabilitation Center, 90.67% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents who were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for seniors, making these vaccines important for resident well-being.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Oakbrook Health and Rehabilitation Center, 14.17% Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and continence.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Oakbrook Health and Rehabilitation Center, 22.6% Percentage of Residents
This metric measures the percentage of long-term care patients that maintained mobility. Some argue that the ability to move around is important for residents' physical and mental well-being.
In Oakbrook Health and Rehabilitation Center, 1.55 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. Staying out of the hospital is critical to maintaining the physical well-being of nursing home residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Oakbrook Health and Rehabilitation Center, 22.6 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Oakbrook Health and Rehabilitation Center, 13.44 Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Oakbrook Health and Rehabilitation Center, 72.9% Percentage of Resident
This metric is a measure of the percent of short-term care patients who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Some experts argue that this is a reasonable measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation services.
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