Prince George Healthcare Center is located in Georgetown, South Carolina. This city has a population of 28,469 people. We awarded this facility an overall grade of C. A grade of this caliber requires some respectable marks. This nursing home has a few things working in its favor. One of the better aspects of this nursing home's report card is its strong inspection score, which is addressed in the next paragraph.
Prince George Healthcare Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Individual
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
Registered Staff Hours
The primary reason this nursing home received a decent overall score is its excellent government inspections in recent years. We gave it one of our higher scores in that area, with an A-. This is a much better grade than the place's overall grade, which was decent but not in the elite range. Arguably the most important factor we consider in computing our inspection scores is deficiencies. Deficiencies can be found on a nursing home's inspection reports. Places with better scores in this category typically avoided the more severe deficiencies involving health risks or even death. 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. Based on this, we had a generally favorable view of this facility's recent inspections.
Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home also was given a favorable long-term care grade. Indeed, we awarded them a B in that category, which is one of our more favorable scores. Long-term care scores of this caliber generally require both around the clock care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine healthcare services. One of the criteria we considered in addition to nurse's aid hours was vaccines. This nursing home provided the pneumonia vaccination to 98.958336 percent of its residents. Vaccination is a great way to avoid unnecessary deaths for the senior population. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
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Another strength of this nursing home is its favorable grade in nursing. We gave them one of our better scores in that area, with an impressive grade of D. Our nursing grade focuses on the nursing home's level of nurse staffing. We factor in both the levels of skill of those nurses as well as the number of hours spent with patients. 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, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing ratings. This place fared well when it comes to minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. Many consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Short-term Care Quality
The final category we assessed was short-term care, which is a weak link for this nursing home. We awarded this nursing home a grade of just D for short-term care. Our short-term care grades are believed to be more meaningful for those requiring rehabilitation services. Rehabilitation typically requires higher levels of skilled nursing. This includes not only nursing services, but also physical and occupational therapy, as well as other types of therapy. Not surprisingly, we found that this nursing home provides far less physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than the average facility. The last measure we assessed in this area is the percentage of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We discovered that just 5 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home, which is well below average. The combination of these subpar statistics doomed this nursing home's short-term care grade.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Prince George Healthcare Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Prince George Healthcare Center, 9.68% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of patients that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are often the result of patients staying in one position for too long. Better nursing protocols minimizes the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Prince George Healthcare Center, 3.49% of Patients had Serious Falls
This figure measures the percent of long-term residents who experienced a fall which resulted in serious injury. We use this statistic in calculating nursing grades.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Prince George Healthcare Center, 3.26% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of long-term patients which experienced urinary tract infections. Although more infections may reflect poorly on a nursing home's cleanliness, it is problematic to compare between facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Prince George Healthcare Center, 14.92% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure indicates the percentage of long-term care residents receiving antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to confirm these medications are being used only where medically required. In some cases, increased usage of these drugs may suggest a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Prince George Healthcare Center, 19.83% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric tells you the percentage of long-term care patients which were given antianxiety drugs. These medications are given to patients suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Prince George Healthcare Center, 2.74% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents who are showing signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Prince George Healthcare Center, 88.77% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term patients that were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Prince George Healthcare Center, 14.72% Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and continence. Many in the industry would argue this is a measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Prince George Healthcare Center, 22.47% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percent of patients who maintained mobility over time. Retaining mobility is often a good sign for residents' health.
In Prince George Healthcare Center, 1.55 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Prince George Healthcare Center, 22.47 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Measures the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Prince George Healthcare Center, 12.88 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 generally a correlation between reduced emergency room visits and the quality of care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Prince George Healthcare Center, 72.67% Percentage of Resident
This is the percent of short-term stay residents that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Higher levels of independence with ADL's usually correlates with superior rehabilitation.
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