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Pruitthealth-Aiken

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Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: F
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830 Laurens Street North,
Aiken SC 29801

(803) 649-6264

78.01% estimated occupancy 1

Note: Pruitthealth-Aiken has been flagged for abuse in the past 12 months. We have capped this facility's overall grade accordingly.

With an address in Aiken, South Carolina, Pruitthealth-Aiken is one of four facilities in this area. Featuring an overall rating of F, we consider this to be a bottom of the barrel facility. This facility is just about as bad as it gets. More information on this nursing home's category grades may be found below. Its best category was nursing, which is addressed in the next section.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Corporation
  • Offers Hospice
  • Offers Respite Care
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab
  • Offers Outpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Dialysis Transportation
  • Medical Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Hemodialysis
  • Diabetes Management
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Pharmacy
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Pain Management

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Nurse Quality

Grade: B-minus

Although we graded this nursing home extremely poorly overall, it received a somewhat respectable nursing rating this year. We gave it a B- in this category. The nursing grade considers a variety of factors. The most heavily weighted one is the number of hours nurses spent with patients. This place averages 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient each day, which is well below average. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this nursing home fared better in some of the quality-based metrics we assessed. In fact, it performed well in the area of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. Many consider these areas to be indicators of the quality of nursing care. In some cases, the quality of nursing care is every bit as important as the quantity of hours of care provided.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B-minus

This nursing home also didn't grade out poorly in the category of long-term care. In fact, we awarded it a B- in that area, which happens to be another one of its more favorable grades. For long-term care residents, the primary objective is to keep patients as healthy and safe as possible. This is different than skilled nursing or short-term care where the goal is to rehabilitate patients. On top of looking at the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home gave the vaccine to 92.495316 percent of its residents. This is somewhat lower than we were hoping for but still a reasonably acceptable percentage. Nevertheless, this place 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 an impressively low number.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: C

We were also stunned to find that this nursing home earned a solid short-term care score in our assessment. We awarded it a grade of C in that area. In the category of short-term care, we strive to evaluate indicators of a facility's rehabilitation. We look at the nursing home's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses and various therapists. We were surprised to find that this facility was below average in the two key staffing areas we focus on. The facility offered fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than most other facilities. It is still important to determine whether this also correlates to a lower quality of care. The final statistic we assessed in this area is the number of residents that were able to return home from the nursing home. We found that just 4.5 percent of this facility's patients returned home.

Facility Inspections

Grade: F

Turning the final category of inspections, this nursing home fared very poorly. Sadly, it received an F in our inspection category. This is our most heavily weighted category in our overall scoring system. For facilities with bad inspection grades, you should focus on any severe deficiencies found on their recent inspection reports. This particular nursing home was assessed a deficiency on its inspection report. Fortunately, it wasn't in a category that suggests that it created a threat to resident safety or health. Finally, CMS flagged this nursing home for possible abuse or neglect. This is not what you want to see. We advise you to direct your search elsewhere.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Jul 22

Pruitthealth-Aiken Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: C

In Pruitthealth-Aiken, 9.68% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This is the percent of residents that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are often caused by patients not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing care limits the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B-plus

In Pruitthealth-Aiken, 3.49% of Patients had Serious Falls

This indicates the percentage of residents that suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to severe injuries are often caused by lower levels of patient supervision. More supervision limits the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: C

In Pruitthealth-Aiken, 3.26% of Patients had UTIs

This figure tells you the percent of long-term residents which had urinary tract infections. While more infections may reflect poorly on a nursing home's hygiene protocols, it can be problematic to compare different nursing homes due to varying reporting standards.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: C

In Pruitthealth-Aiken, 14.92% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This indicates the percent of residents who were given antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic drugs are prescribed to residents for many conditions, such as dementia. Unfortunately, in limited situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B-plus

In Pruitthealth-Aiken, 19.83% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This tells you the percentage of long-term stay residents taking antianxiety medications.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: C

In Pruitthealth-Aiken, 2.74% of Patients

This indicates the percentage of patients demonstrating symptoms of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: C

In Pruitthealth-Aiken, 88.77% of Patients

This is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: D

In Pruitthealth-Aiken, 14.72% Percentage of Patients

This is the percentage of residents that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A-minus

In Pruitthealth-Aiken, 22.47% Percentage of Residents

This is the percentage of residents that were able to retain mobility over time. Retaining mobility is often a great sign for residents' health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A

In Pruitthealth-Aiken, 1.55 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This is the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of care. There is typically a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and the quality of long-term care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: C

In Pruitthealth-Aiken, 22.47 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: A-minus

In Pruitthealth-Aiken, 12.88 Percentage of Patients

This metric tracks the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: F

In Pruitthealth-Aiken, 72.67% Percentage of Resident

This tells you the percent of short-term stay residents who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.

Scores for Aiken, SC

  • Overall Rating has a grade of C
  • Nurse Rating has a grade of C
  • Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B
  • Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
  • Inspection Rating has a grade of B

Looking for more options? Aiken, South Carolina has 3 other nursing homes

Nearby Hospitals

  • Aiken Regional Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 2.63 miles away302 University Parkway Aiken South Carolina 29801Proprietary(803) 641-5900
  • University HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 16.83 miles away1350 Walton Way Augusta Georgia 30901Government - Hospital District or Authority(706) 722-9011
  • Au Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 17.42 miles away1120 15th Street Augusta Georgia 30912Voluntary non-profit - Other(706) 721-6569
  • Edgefield County Healthcare an Affiliate of Self RCritical Access Hospitals 18.12 miles away300 Ridge Medical Plaza Edgefield South Carolina 29824Government - Local(803) 637-3174

Nearby Dialysis

  • Fresenius Medical Care Aiken2.37 miles away690 Medical Park Dr Suite 150 Aiken South Carolina 29801Dialysis Stations: 11 (803) 502-4333
  • Aiken Dialysis2.59 miles away775 Medical Park Drive Aiken South Carolina 29801Dialysis Stations: 22 (803) 641-4222
  • Usrc North Aiken, LLC2.61 miles away208 University Parkway Suite 208 Aiken South Carolina 29801Dialysis Stations: 13 (803) 642-2670
  • Usrc South Aiken, LLC4.56 miles away169 Crepe Myrtle Dr Aiken South Carolina 29803CMS Rating: 2 stars Dialysis Stations: 18 (803) 644-8484
  • Davita Northridge Dialysis12.09 miles away139 Market Place Dr North Augusta South Carolina 29860Dialysis Stations: 15 (803) 279-2628
  • North Augusta Dialysis Center, LLC14.63 miles away10263 Atomic Road North Augusta South Carolina 29841Dialysis Stations: 21 (803) 279-3722
  • Ara Augusta LLC16.34 miles away1000 Telfair St Augusta Georgia 30901CMS Rating: 2 stars Dialysis Stations: 30 (706) 774-0130
  • Fmc New Bailie17.49 miles away1717 Walton Way Augusta Georgia 30904Dialysis Stations: 29 (706) 481-6920