Sandpiper Post-Acute is a nursing home in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, a city with a population of 72,374 people. This is a well below average nursing home, with an overall grade of D. Keep in mind that Mount Pleasant received a city grade of B, so should consider other options in the city as well. More information on this nursing home's category grades is available below. Its best category was inspections, which is addressed in the next paragraph.
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
Note: Sandpiper Post-Acute 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 - Limited Liability company
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Dialysis Transportation
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Mental Health
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Colostomy Care
- Catheter Care
Top Nursing Home in South Carolina Awards 2019
Registered Staff Hours
Although we were not high on this facility overall, we gave it a B- for our inspections rating. This score is more respectable than this place's overall grade. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in determining our inspection grades. One key factor is deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of these deficiencies is arguably more important than the quantity of deficiencies, as some are quite minor. This particular nursing home had just a single deficiency on its inspection report and it was not one deemed to pose a threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility was cited by CMS for possible abuse or neglect. We would not recommend this facility under any circumstance.
We also ended up giving this facility a fairly respectable grade in the area of nursing, where it received a grade of B-. Nursing ratings are largely associated with the nursing home's level of nurse staffing. This place provides only 0.4 hours of nursing care per patient per day. This is a somewhat concerning figure as it is well below the national average. Lastly, despite not having the highest total nursing hours per resident, this place actually performed admirably in the metric of preventing major falls. This is usually an indicator that a nursing home has quality controls in place.
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Short-term Care Quality
This facility's next best category came in the area of short-term care. In that category, we gave this facility a B-. Our short-term care scores are meaningful for people in need of rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually utilizes higher levels of skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes a broad spectrum of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. In this nursing home's case, we were surprised to learn that it actually provides less physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than the typical facility. The final metric we considered in this area is the percentage of patients that ultimately were able to return home from the facility. We found that just 5.8 percent of this facility's patients returned home. Unfortunately, this was below the national average.
Long-term Care Quality
The final area we graded is long-term care. This nursing home was given a grade of B- in the category. With our long-term care grade, we weigh the sheer quantity of care offered by a facility, along with some qualitative measures. One of the data points we considered after nursing hours is vaccinations. Fortunately, this nursing home administered the pneumonia vaccination to 96.739136 percent of its residents. This nursing home keeps its patients out of the hospital. It had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Sandpiper Post-Acute Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Sandpiper Post-Acute, 9.53% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This statistic measures the percentage of long-term patients who suffer from pressure ulcers. Many experts believe that pressure ulcers are an indicator of a facility's nursing care quality.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Sandpiper Post-Acute, 3.47% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of patients that suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injuries are often the result of lower quality nursing care. Better nursing protocols can reduce the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Sandpiper Post-Acute, 3.18% of Patients had UTIs
This gauges the percentage of long-term care residents who have experienced a urinary tract infection. Although more infections may reflect poorly on a facility's cleanliness, it can be problematic to compare between facilities due to facilities having inconsistent reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Sandpiper Post-Acute, 15.14% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic tells you the percentage of long-term patients which are given antipsychotic medication. Excessive reliance on these medications may indicate a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior in situations where such medications are not medically indicated. However, some facilities need to rely on these medications due to having more patients suffering from dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Sandpiper Post-Acute, 19.68% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of patients given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are administered to patients suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Sandpiper Post-Acute, 2.85% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care residents exhibiting symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Sandpiper Post-Acute, 88.92% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term stay patients who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Sandpiper Post-Acute, 14.02% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay patients who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as dressing and eating. Many in the industry believe this is a reliable measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Sandpiper Post-Acute, 20.24% Percentage of Residents
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents that remained mobile levels.
In Sandpiper Post-Acute, 1.69 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of care. There is typically a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and the quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Sandpiper Post-Acute, 20.24 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Sandpiper Post-Acute, 12.31 Percentage of Patients
This indicates 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 Sandpiper Post-Acute, 73.11% Percentage of Resident
This metric measures the percent of short-term residents that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Some would argue that this is a measure of rehabilitation services.
Scores for Mount Pleasant, SC
- Overall Rating has a grade of B
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of C
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A
Looking for more options? Mount Pleasant, South Carolina has 3 other nursing homes
- East Cooper Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 1.15 miles away2000 Hospital Dr Mount Pleasant South Carolina 29464Proprietary(843) 881-0100
- Musc Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 5.14 miles away169 Ashley Ave Charleston South Carolina 29425Government - State(843) 792-2300
- Roper HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 5.34 miles away316 Calhoun St Charleston South Carolina 29401Voluntary non-profit - Private(843) 724-2800
- Mount Pleasant HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 7.48 miles away3510 Highway 17 North Suite 140 Mount Pleasant South Carolina 29466Voluntary non-profit - Private(843) 724-2954
- Bon Secours-St Francis Xavier HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 10.36 miles away2095 Henry Tecklenburg Drive Charleston South Carolina 29414Voluntary non-profit - Private(843) 402-1006
- Trident Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 16.39 miles away9330 Medical Plaza Dr Charleston South Carolina 29406Proprietary(843) 847-4100
- Dci East Cooper0.32 miles away1088 Johnnie Dodds Blvd Mount Pleasant South Carolina 29464Dialysis Stations: 16 (843) 881-8344
- Fresenius Medical Care Charleston County0.9 miles away901 Von Kolnitz Rd Mount Pleasant South Carolina 29464Dialysis Stations: 10 (843) 881-4842
- Mt Pleasant Dialysis Center1.18 miles away1028 E-Wall Street Building a3 Mount Pleasant South Carolina 29464Dialysis Stations: 16 (843) 884-3115
- Dci Magnolia Court5.09 miles away1427 King Street Charleston South Carolina 29403Dialysis Stations: 17 (843) 853-3399
- Dci James Island8.34 miles away959 Folly Road Charleston South Carolina 29412Dialysis Stations: 16 (843) 795-8386
- Dci West Ashley8.53 miles away46 B Markfield Road Charleston South Carolina 29407CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 23 (843) 766-2317
- Pointe Dialysis, LLC9.28 miles away1964 Ashley River Road Suite D-3 Charleston South Carolina 29407Dialysis Stations: 20 (843) 852-3537
- Coast Dialysis, LLC9.28 miles away1964 Ashley River Road Suite D-2 Charleston South Carolina 29407Dialysis Stations: 4 (843) 573-8767