Pruitthealth- Estill is a facility located in Estill, South Carolina. The city has 5,278 people. With an overall score of B-, this appears to be a middle of the road facility. This place has a few things working in its favor. The best part of this nursing home's profile is its stellar inspection score. Inspection reports are discussed in the next paragraph.
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Limited Liability company
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Medication Management
- Meal Delivery
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
Registered Staff Hours
While this nursing home's overall grade was decent, it really excelled in the area of inspections. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A for that category, which is one of our best scores. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in determining our inspection grades. One of those factors is deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of deficiencies is usually more meaningful than the number of deficiencies, as some deficiencies are quite minor. Fortunately, although this facility had some minor dings on its inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are labeled as categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This tells you that CMS did not deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent 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
Turning to another strength for this nursing home, it also received a superb long-term care grade. Indeed, we gave this nursing home a grade of A-. For prospective patients in need of a permanent place to live as opposed to skilled nursing, long-term care is a very important category. Once we looked at the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we next considered the nursing home's vaccination statistics. This nursing home vaccinated 88.94231 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which is slightly below what we were hoping for but still a respectable figure. Although its vaccination rate was a bit lower than we had hoped, at least this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
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We also gave this nursing home a decent score in the category of nursing care, with a grade of B-. Nursing scores are based in large part on quality and quantity of nursing care. This facility provided just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a relatively low total compared to most other facilities. Finally, despite not having the highest total nursing hours per resident, this nursing home performed admirably in the metric of preventing major falls. This is generally a reliable indicator that a place has quality controls in place.
Short-term Care Quality
Switching gears to the next area, we awarded this facility a D in the area of short-term care. This was the facility's worst category rating. Sadly, this category hurt the facility's overall grade to a certain degree. Our short-term care grade is generally employed to judge a nursing home's rehabilitation services. To provide highly scored rehabilitation services, facilities generally must have better levels of highly skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and other types of therapists. In this nursing home's case, we found that it provides less physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than the average facility. Lastly, we looked at the number of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that just 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Pruitthealth- Estill Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Pruitthealth- Estill, 9.53% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of patients who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be an indicator of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are often caused by patients not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Pruitthealth- Estill, 3.47% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of long-term patients which experienced falls leading to severe injury. We use this statistic in calculating our nursing scores.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Pruitthealth- Estill, 3.18% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are often caused by facilities with lower levels of hygiene. Additional nurse staffing can limit the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. Keep in mind that this metric is affected by by the fact that facilities have varying reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Pruitthealth- Estill, 15.14% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic drugs are given to patients for a variety of conditions, such as dementia. Sadly, in some cases, increased usage of these drugs may suggest that a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Pruitthealth- Estill, 19.68% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric tells you the percent of long-term patients receiving antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Pruitthealth- Estill, 2.85% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term care residents exhibiting symptoms of depression. Many believe this is a reasonable measure of patient quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Pruitthealth- Estill, 88.92% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients who received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Pruitthealth- Estill, 14.02% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living may indicate erosion of a resident's health.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Pruitthealth- Estill, 20.24% Percentage of Residents
Measures the percentage of long-term patients who maintained mobility.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Pruitthealth- Estill, 20.24 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric tracks the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term resident care. Avoiding the hospital during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the physical well-being of patients.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Pruitthealth- Estill, 73.11% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percentage of short-term residents that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
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