With an address in Orangeburg, South Carolina, Pruitthealth-Orangeburg is one of four facilities there. With an overall rating of B-, this is likely a decent nursing home. Based on all of the relevant data, there are definitely much worse nursing homes out there. One of the best aspects of this nursing home's report card is its exemplary inspection grade, which we will address in the next paragraph.
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- 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
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to being a respectable facility overall, this place really excelled in the area of inspections, where it received an A. Few facilities performed better in this category. Our inspection ratings account for several factors found on a facility's inspection report. One key criteria we look at is the number and severity of deficiencies. Places with higher scores in this area generally have very few of these severe deficiencies. This nursing home was hit with 4 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none of the deficiencies were considered severe. This indicates that CMS didn't consider any of these deficiencies to pose an immediate threat to resident health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
Another one of this nursing home's more favorable category grades came in the area of long-term care. In that category, we gave this facility a B+. Nursing homes that excel in this category typically provide residents with more supervision and stay on top of routine healthcare services. Once we looked at the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we turned to the nursing home's vaccination records. This facility vaccinated 96.17021 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which is more than the majority of nursing homes. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
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This nursing home's next best category was nursing. We awarded it a grade of C in this category. This is basically a middle of the road grade in this category. In determining our nursing scores, we look at both the number of hours nurses spend with residents and the skill levels of the nurses. 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, we also looked at some nursing quality measures. While this nursing home got docked a bit for nursing hours, it actually excelled in some of these quality-based measures. With less than five percent of its residents suffering from pressure ulcers, it fared well in this statistic. This is typically a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can typically be avoided by providing better nursing care, such as by employing a protocol of turning residents even once per day.
Short-term Care Quality
The final category we scored is short-term care. We gave this nursing home a grade of D for our short-term care category, making this the nursing home's weakest grade. In the category of short-term care, we strive to assess measures of a facility's rehabilitation. We assess a facility's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses and various therapists. Unfortunately, this nursing home was below average in terms of its quantity of physical therapy and registered nurse hours provided to its residents based on the measures we assessed. The final measure we looked at in this category is the number of residents that returned home from the nursing home. This facility struggled quite a bit in this metric as well, with just 5.2 percent of its patients returning home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Pruitthealth-Orangeburg Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Pruitthealth-Orangeburg, 9.53% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of patients that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are routinely the result of patients not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Pruitthealth-Orangeburg, 3.47% of Patients had Serious Falls
This statistic measures the percentage of long-term care patients which had falls leading to severe injury. Falls can happen 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-Orangeburg, 3.18% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of long-term care patients that had a urinary tract infection. While a higher rate infections may reflect poorly on a nursing home's cleanliness, it is problematic to compare different facilities due to facilities having reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Pruitthealth-Orangeburg, 15.14% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of patients who were given antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications may be vital to many residents, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used only where medically required. In limited cases, increased usage of these drugs may suggest a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Pruitthealth-Orangeburg, 19.68% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic indicates the percent of long-term stay patients taking antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Pruitthealth-Orangeburg, 2.85% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term residents exhibiting symptoms of depression. Many in the industry argue that this is a measure of quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Pruitthealth-Orangeburg, 88.92% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients who were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Pruitthealth-Orangeburg, 14.02% Percentage of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term stay patients that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and using the bathroom. Some experts argue that this is a measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Pruitthealth-Orangeburg, 20.24% Percentage of Residents
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents who were able to retain mobility.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Pruitthealth-Orangeburg, 20.24 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is usually a correlation between staying out of the hospital and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Pruitthealth-Orangeburg, 12.31 Percentage of Patients
Measures the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to measure short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Pruitthealth-Orangeburg, 73.11% Percentage of Resident
This metric is a measure of the percent of short-term care residents who saw functional improvements.
Scores for Orangeburg, SC
- Overall Rating has a grade of C
- Nurse Rating has a grade of D
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of D
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A-minus
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