Ridgeland Nursing Center is a facility located in Ridgeland, South Carolina, which has 13,354 people. This nursing home is a subpar facility. A score in this range indicates we found some red flags. As far as we can see, we would be very reluctant to recommend this facility. We wouldn't blame you if you are ready to stop reading and find another nursing home. However, if you want to learn more about this facility's category grades, long-term care grades are discussed in the next section.
Ridgeland Nursing Center
- Nursing Home
- Assisted Living
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
Please note our records indicate that Ridgeland Nursing Center has changed ownership recently and while our data on this page is up-to-date there is a chance that the quality of this facility may change under new management.
Note: Ridgeland Nursing Center has been flagged for abuse in the past 12 months. We have capped this facility's overall grade accordingly.
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- For profit - Individual
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Amputee Recovery
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
Long-term Care Quality
Even though we gave this facility a very weak overall grade, it did receive a somewhat better grade in long-term care. We gave it a grade of B- in that category. This was certainly better than its other category scores. In calculating our long-term care scores, we scrutinize the personal care offered to the nursing home's patients. In addition to considering the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility gave the vaccine to 93.57798 percent of its patients, which is slightly lower than we anticipated. Nevertheless, this nursing home excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
One of the other reasons we graded this nursing home so highly is that it earned a very impressive nursing rating. In that category, we gave this facility an C. In calculating a nursing home's nursing grade, we consider the quantity of hours nurses are caring for patients and the skill levels of those nurses. This nursing home provides only 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a somewhat discouraging figure as it is well below average. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this facility fared better in some of the quality measures we assessed. It performed well in terms of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. Many consider these areas to be reliable measures of the quality of nursing care. In many cases, the quality of nursing care is just as important as the number of hours of care provided.
Does this page answer your questions about Ridgeland Nursing Center?
This nursing home received mediocre government inspections in recent years. We gave them a C in this area. Our inspection ratings are tied to datapoints found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Deficiencies are an important item to look for on these inspections. Severe deficiencies indicate a risk to patient safety. This place was assessed 2 deficiencies on its government inspection report, but none were in any of the categories labeled G through L. This tells you this facility avoided the more ominous categories of deficiencies. Lastly, this facility was flagged by CMS for possible abuse or neglect. We prefer to avoid facilities with this designation. Please do your best to find an alternative nursing home.
Short-term Care Quality
Our final area is short-term care, in which we awarded this facility a C in this category. In calculating our short-term care ratings, we scrutinize a facility's levels of highly skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists occupational therapists and other highly trained professionals. This category is generally a solid measure of a facility's ability to rehabilitate patients. In this facility's case, we were surprised to learn that it actually provides less registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than a typical facility. The hope is always that this does not adversely impact the quality of care. The final datapoint we assessed in this area is the percentage of residents who were able to leave the facility and return home. We discovered that just 0 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home, which is actually below average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Ridgeland Nursing Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Ridgeland Nursing Center, 9.53% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care residents that have new or worsened pressure ulcers. Many experts believe that pressure ulcers are a solid measure of quality of care.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Ridgeland Nursing Center, 3.47% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of patients that sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injury are considered by many experts to be an indicator of nursing care . Major falls are routinely the result of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Ridgeland Nursing Center, 3.18% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of patients that have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered to be a measure of nursing care . UTI's are routinely linked to a facility with worst hygiene practices. Nevertheless, this statistic may also be misleading for certain nursing homes due to different reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Ridgeland Nursing Center, 15.14% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure is an indication of the percentage of long-term residents receiving antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications serve an important medical purpose, it is important to ensure these drugs are being used appropriately. In limited cases, excessive reliance on these medications may mean that a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Ridgeland Nursing Center, 19.68% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of patients who were prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are prescribed to residents suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Ridgeland Nursing Center, 2.85% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care patients showing depressive symptoms. Some experts would argue that this is a reliable measure of quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Ridgeland Nursing Center, 88.92% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term care residents who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Ridgeland Nursing Center, 14.02% Percentage of Patients
This is the percent of patients who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Ridgeland Nursing Center, 20.24% Percentage of Residents
This is the percentage of patients who retained mobility levels over time. Retaining mobility is often a good sign for residents' health.
In Ridgeland Nursing Center, 1.69 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Ridgeland Nursing Center, 20.24 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Ridgeland Nursing Center, 12.31 Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to assess patient care during rehabilitation.
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