Rice Estate is an average-sized non-profit nursing home located in Columbia, South Carolina. Featuring an overall rating of A, this facility is one of the highest graded facilities in Columbia, which offers some very good nursing homes. You really can not do much better than this nursing home. This nursing home also received consistently good grades in all of the major categories we assessed. More information about these categories can be found below.
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- No Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- No Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Lymphedema Care
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Registered Staff Hours
In addition to being a first rate facility overall, this nursing home excelled in the area of inspections, where it received a grade of A+. Very few places performed this well in this area. Inspection ratings are tied to several pieces of information located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places that score well in this category typically have few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these nursing homes generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. This place was hit with 2 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none were considered to be severe deficiencies. This means that the government inspectors did not deem any of the deficiencies an imminent risk to patient safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
Contributing to its high-end resume, this nursing home also performed well in our long-term care category. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A for that area. Long-term care scores in this range generally require both 24/7 care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine healthcare services. In addition to assessing the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home administered the vaccine to 98.45361 percent of its patients, which is significantly higher than most nursing homes. Lastly, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
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Short-term Care Quality
We also want to point out the fact that this facility was awarded an impressive score of A- in our short-term care category. With our short-term care category, we seek to forge a fair measure for rehabilitation. In this process, we analyze the facility's levels of skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as speech therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all facilities employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, based on the data this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Lastly, we assessed the number of patients who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 6 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
The fourth area we scored was nursing, where this facility was given a B+. This rounded out a first-rate report card. Very few nursing homes received a B+ or better in each of our categories. There are numerous subcategories within this area. Most of the data points reflect levels of nurse staffing. This nursing home averages 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This nursing home performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a facility has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can many times be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Rice Estate Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Rice Estate, 9.53% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of long-term patients who suffer from pressure ulcers. We have found that pressure ulcers are an barometer of the quality of nursing care a nursing home provides.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Rice Estate, 3.47% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of residents who sustained a major fall. Falls leading to severe injuries are considered to be a measure of nursing care at a nursing home. Falls leading to injury are routinely caused by lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Rice Estate, 3.18% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint indicates the percent of long-term patients who experienced a UTI. UTI's could be an indicator of a facility with lower levels of hygiene. However, this statistic can also be skewed for some nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Rice Estate, 15.14% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of residents who were given antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications may be vital to many patients, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In limited situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Rice Estate, 19.68% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of patients who were given antianxiety medications. These medications are prescribed to patients experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Rice Estate, 2.85% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients showing depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Rice Estate, 88.92% of Patients
This is the percent of residents who have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Rice Estate, 14.02% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Rice Estate, 20.24% Percentage of Residents
This metric tracks the percent of long-term care patients who remained mobile levels. Many would argue that mobility is vital to patients mental and physical well-being.
In Rice Estate, 1.69 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of care. There is usually a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and the overall quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Rice Estate, 20.24 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care. There is generally a correlation between staying out of the hospital and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Rice Estate, 12.31 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Rice Estate, 73.11% Percentage of Resident
This is the percent of short-term stay patients who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
Scores for Columbia, SC
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of A-minus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A-minus
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