With an address in Florence, South Carolina, Southland Health Care Center is one of eight facilities in the area. We awarded this facility an overall grade of B. A score of this caliber requires respectable scores in most areas. Based on our analysis, this facility has quite a bit going for it. You should also take a look at this nursing home's category grades below. Long-term care grades are discussed in the next paragraph.
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Southland Health Care Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Nov 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Palliative Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
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Long-term Care Quality
In addition to receiving a strong overall grade, this facility also received an elite long-term care grade. We awarded it one of our higher scores in that category, with an A+. When nursing homes receive this type of score in this category it is usually a good sign for patient care and suggests that the nursing home is well-staffed with nurses and aids. On top of assessing the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home gave the vaccine to 96.01594 percent of its residents, which is better than the majority of nursing homes. Finally, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
This facility also performed well in inspections, which is based on the facility's government inspections. We awarded it an A- for that category. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in calculating our inspection scores. One of those factors is deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of the deficiencies is usually more meaningful than the quantity of deficiencies, as some of these are relatively minor. This place was assessed 3 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none of the deficiencies were considered to be major deficiencies. This means that the inspectors didn't deem any of these deficiencies an immediate threat to patient safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
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This nursing home's next best category was nursing. We awarded it a grade of B- in this category. While this wasn't quite as good as some of its other category grades, this isn't a bad score either. When calculating a facility's nursing grade, we look at the amount of time nurses commit to patients and the skill levels of those nurses. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a much lower figure than we are used to seeing. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this nursing home excelled in some of the quality measures we assessed. In fact, it performed well in terms of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be reliable indicators of the quality of nursing care. In some cases, the quality of nursing care is every bit as important as the quantity of hours of care provided.
Short-term Care Quality
The final area we analyzed is short-term care, which was this nursing home's least impressive area. Unfortunately, we gave it a lowly F for this category, which is certainly a bit of a concern. With our short-term care category, we endeavor to create a valuable measure for rehabilitation. In this process, we analyze a nursing home's level of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as occupational therapy. In this nursing home's case, we found that it provides less physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than the average facility. Finally, we looked at the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. This was not a strength for this facility. We found that just 3.6 percent of this facility's patients returned home. At most nursing homes, around half of their patients are able to return home so this is well below average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Southland Health Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Southland Health Care Center, 1.96% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of residents that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are often caused by patients staying in one position for too long. Better nursing protocols minimizes the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Southland Health Care Center, 4.78% of Patients had Serious Falls
This statistic indicates the percentage of long-term residents which suffered falls which resulted in serious injury. We use this statistic in calculating our nursing grades.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Southland Health Care Center, 0% of Patients had UTIs
This statistic is an indication of the percentage of long-term care residents who suffered from UTI's. While more of these infections could reflect poorly on a nursing home's hygiene protocols, it is problematic to compare between nursing homes due to nursing homes having differing reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Southland Health Care Center, 10.64% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of patients who were given antipsychotic medications. These drugs are sometimes used for treating several medical conditions, including cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Southland Health Care Center, 25.1% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents who were prescribed antianxiety medications. These drugs are commonly used to treat residents experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Southland Health Care Center, 3.08% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term residents demonstrating symptoms of depression. Some argue that this is a reliable measure of quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Southland Health Care Center, 96.26% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care residents that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Southland Health Care Center, 4.33% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and taking a bath.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Southland Health Care Center, 3.06% of Residents
This tells you the percentage of residents who retained mobility levels over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Southland Health Care Center, 0.03 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Southland Health Care Center, 3.06% of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term resident care. Avoiding rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the physical well-being of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Southland Health Care Center, 18.06% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Southland Health Care Center, 81.63% of Resident
Measures the percent of short-term residents who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Many argue this is a reasonable measure of a facility's rehabilitation performance.
Scores for Florence, 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 A
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of C
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A
Looking for more options? Florence, South Carolina has 7 other nursing homes
- Mcleod Regional Medical Center-Pee DeeAcute Care Hospitals 0.88 miles away555 E Cheves St Box 8700 Florence South Carolina 29506Voluntary non-profit - Other(843) 777-2900
- Musc Health Florence Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 1.86 miles away805 Pamplico Hwy Box 100550 Florence South Carolina 29505Proprietary(843) 674-2500
- Fresenius Medical Care Church Street0.54 miles away406 South Church Street Florence South Carolina 29501CMS Rating: 2 stars Dialysis Stations: 21 (843) 679-5945
- Total Renal Care, Inc.0.78 miles away1520 Flag Drive Florence South Carolina 29505Dialysis Stations: 20 (843) 413-0857
- Fresenius Kidney Care Florence Medical Mile0.92 miles away181 E. Evans Street Suite B Florence South Carolina 29506Dialysis Stations: 20 (843) 679-0550
- Freedom Dialysis Center1.59 miles away1520 Freedom Boulevard Florence South Carolina 29505CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 28 (843) 667-0654
- Bio-Medical Applications of South Carolina, Inc.2.28 miles away1465 Pamplico Highway Florence South Carolina 29505Dialysis Stations: 1 (843) 413-9613
- Florence Dialysis Center2.37 miles away435 North Cashua Dr Florence South Carolina 29501CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 31 (843) 669-0825
- Davita Sally Hill Dialysis3.08 miles away1471 N. Cashua Drive Florence South Carolina 29501Dialysis Stations: 12 (843) 664-9067
- Darlington Dialysis Center Inc8.61 miles away1018 South Governor Williams Highway Darlington South Carolina 29532CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 20 (843) 398-5263