Sprenger Healthcare of Bluffton is a small nursing home located in Okatie, South Carolina. This turns out to be a grade A facility, which is a truly elite rating. In fact, we ranked this nursing home in the top 20 percent of all facilities in the nation. This facility also received consistently good scores in each of the major categories we assessed. More information about its category grades is available below.

Additional Details:

Accepts Medicare 1 :

Accepts Medicaid 1 : 60 Beds


For profit - Corporation

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Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)

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Facility Inspections

Jan 20: A+Mar 20: A+Apr 20: A+May 20: A+Jun 20: A+Jul 20: A+Aug 20: A+

In addition to receiving a great overall grade, this nursing home earned an A+ inspection rating. This grade is based on the facility's recent inspection reports. An A+ in this category is one of the best complements we can pay to a nursing home. Inspection grades weigh several factors, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these factors by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. 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 had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Long-term Care Quality

Jan 20: A-Mar 20: A-Apr 20: AMay 20: AJun 20: AJul 20: AAug 20: A-

To add to its strong performance in other areas, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A- for its long-term care score. Facilities that receive this type of score in long-term care typically provide consistent around the clock care to ensure residents are well cared for. On the whole this looks like a solid option in terms of its long-term care rating.

Short-term Care Quality

Jan 20: BMar 20: BApr 20: B+May 20: B+Jun 20: B+Jul 20: B+Aug 20: B+

In addition, this facility also was awarded favorable short-term care scores in our assessment. Indeed, we awarded it one of our higher grades in that area, with a score of B+. Short-term care scores are important for people looking for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually mandates higher levels of highly-skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing means a vast range of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other types of therapy. This facility is the gold standard in terms of skilled nursing staffing. It supplied roughly 1.5 times as many registered nurse and physical therapist hours per patient than the average nursing home. This is what we like to find when grading a facility in this category. Lastly, we looked at the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this facility's residents returned home.

Nurse Quality

Jan 20: B+Mar 20: B+Apr 20: B+May 20: B+Jun 20: B+Jul 20: B+Aug 20: B+

In the last category we rated, this facility was given a very strong grade of B+ in our nursing category. With this score, the nursing home finished off a first-rate report card. The nursing rating is based on several factors, however, the most important one is the level of nurse hours spent with patients. This particular facility provided 7.2 hours of nursing care per resident daily. This was one of the more impressive totals we found. In addition, a significant portion of this care was provided by registered nurses, which are highly skilled nurses. On top of providing impressive levels of nursing care, this place also excelled in the quality-based metrics we looked at. It performed as well as any facility in South Carolina in the area of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls.

Overall Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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Long-Term Rating
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Inspection Rating

Sprenger Healthcare of Bluffton Quality Metrics

Short-term Care: ER Visits

This indicates the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is typically a correlation between staying out of the emergency room and the overall quality of rehabilitation.


Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

This indicates the percent of short-term care patients that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Higher levels of autonomy with ADL's generally correlates with superior rehabilitation.


Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better

Nearby Hospitals

Coastal Carolina Hospital 6.73 mi
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Government - Local

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