Located in North Augusta, South Carolina, Pruitthealth- North Augusta is one of a mere two facilities in the city. Sporting an overall grade of C, this is likely a decent facility. At the end of the day, this place should be a solid choice for quite a few people. The best part of this facility's report card was its exemplary inspection reports. Inspection reports are discussed in the next section.
Pruitthealth- North Augusta
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 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 Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
Registered Staff Hours
The primary reason this facility received a decent overall score is its excellent government inspections in recent years. We gave them one of our higher grades in that area, with an A+. This is a much better grade than the facility's overall score, which was decent but not in the elite range. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in calculating our inspection scores. One critical factor is health deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of the deficiencies is usually more important than the quantity of deficiencies, as some deficiencies are quite insignificant. While this place had a few deficiencies on its government inspection report, none of them were severe based on CMS' deficiency scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is always a good sign.
Long-term Care Quality
We also gave this facility an impressive grade in long-term care. This facility received a grade of B+ in this category, which is one of our higher scores. For prospective residents seeking a permanent place to live as opposed to skilled nursing, long-term care grades are very important. After considering the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we then looked at the nursing home's vaccination record. This facility vaccinated 93.3526 percent of its patients against pneumonia, which is a few points less than we expected but still a respectable percentage. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0.04 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
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Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home wound up receiving a a terrible score in our short-term care category. It was given an F in this area. Short-term care grades are generally used to assess a nursing home's rehabilitation services In order to provide high-end rehabilitation services, facilities generally must have better levels of skilled nursing. These types of services include registered nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and other licensed professionals. With its grade in this area, we weren't stunned to find that this place is well below average in terms of the quantity of registered nurse and physical therapy hours offered to its residents based on the measures we assessed. Finally, we looked at the number of residents that eventually returned home from this facility. This nursing home didn't fare well here either. In fact, we found that just 4.6 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home.
Switching gears to our last area, this facility did not fare well. With a very poor grade of F in nursing, this was this nursing home's weakest area. Our nursing score focuses on the nursing home's nurse staffing levels. We look at both the levels of training of those nurses and the quantity of hours spent with patients. This place averaged a meager 0 hours of nursing care per resident on a daily basis. This is an alarmingly low total. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in calculating our nursing scores. This facility performed well in the area of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these data points to be good measures of the quality of nursing care.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Pruitthealth- North Augusta Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Pruitthealth- North Augusta, 9.68% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term patients which have pressure ulcers . We bake this statistic into both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Pruitthealth- North Augusta, 3.49% of Patients had Serious Falls
This figure is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients who have experienced falls which resulted in severe injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls could be an indication of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Pruitthealth- North Augusta, 3.26% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of patients who sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many experts to be a measure of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are often the result of lower quality nursing care. However, this statistic may be skewed for certain facilities due to varying reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Pruitthealth- North Augusta, 14.92% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This measures the percent of long-term care patients receiving antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs serve an important medical purpose, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used only where medically required. In limited cases, increased usage of these drugs may indicate that a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Pruitthealth- North Augusta, 19.83% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of residents who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are administered to residents suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Pruitthealth- North Augusta, 2.74% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term residents who are exhibiting signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Pruitthealth- North Augusta, 88.77% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term patients that were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Pruitthealth- North Augusta, 14.72% Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term care patients who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and continence. Many believe this is a reasonable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Pruitthealth- North Augusta, 22.47% Percentage of Residents
This is a measure of the percent of long-term residents that maintained mobility.
In Pruitthealth- North Augusta, 1.55 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Pruitthealth- North Augusta, 22.47 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care. Minimizing rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is important to restoring the physical well-being of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Pruitthealth- North Augusta, 12.88 Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of 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 Pruitthealth- North Augusta, 72.67% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percent of short-term stay residents who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. High levels of autonomy with activities of daily living usually correlates with successful rehabilitation services.
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