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 Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- 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
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.
Short-term Care Quality
Contributing to its high-end resume, this nursing home also performed well in our short-term care category. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A for that area. Our short-term care ratings are meaningful for people needing rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually utilizes higher levels of skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes a broad spectrum of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not all facilities employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, according to the information they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The final metric we considered in this category is the percentage of patients who were able to leave the facility and return home. We discovered that 6.2 percent of this nursing home's residents were able to return home.
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Long-term Care Quality
This facility also received a favorable long-term care score. In fact, we gave it an above average score of B+ in this category. When facilities receive a score in this range in this category it typically means it has plenty of staff and is an overall good place to reside on a permanent basis. In addition to assessing the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home provided the vaccine to 97.95918 percent of its residents. Vaccines are vital to keeping residents out of the hospital. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. It had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
Switching gears to our final area, this nursing home was awarded an extremely favorable nursing rating. In fact, we gave it a B+ in this category, wrapping up one of our more impressive profiles. Nursing ratings are largely based on a nursing home's level of nurse staffing. This particular nursing home provided 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality measures and this place excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any facility South Carolina in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can frequently be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as by having a system of turning patients more often.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Rice Estate Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Rice Estate, 9.68% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This statistic indicates the percentage of long-term residents which have new or worsened pressure ulcers. We have found that pressure ulcers are a solid barometer of a facility's nursing care quality.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Rice Estate, 3.49% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of patients that suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to severe injury are considered by many experts to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls resulting in injury are often the result of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Rice Estate, 3.26% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of residents that sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are often associated with facilities with lower levels of hygiene. More frequent bathing can limit the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. We want to point out that this statistic is affected by by the fact that facilities have incongruent reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Rice Estate, 14.92% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic tells you the percentage of long-term patients who are administered antipsychotic medication. Increased usage of these drugs may mean a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior in situations where such medications aren't medically indicated. However, some facilities may need to rely on these medications due to an increased number of residents with cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Rice Estate, 19.83% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of residents who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. These drugs are given to residents experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Rice Estate, 2.74% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term care patients showing symptoms of depression. Some believe this is a measure of patient quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Rice Estate, 88.77% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay patients that were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Rice Estate, 14.72% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living could be a sign of decline of a resident's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Rice Estate, 22.47% Percentage of Residents
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients that retained mobility levels.
In Rice Estate, 1.55 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. Avoiding hospitalizations is important to the physical health of nursing home residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Rice Estate, 22.47 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 keeping patients out of the hospital and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Rice Estate, 12.88 Percentage of Patients
Measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care. Avoiding emergency medical situations is one way to measure patient care during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Rice Estate, 72.67% Percentage of Resident
This is the percent of short-term residents that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Higher levels of independence with activities of daily living often correlates with better rehabilitation.
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
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A-minus
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