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Sprenger Healthcare of Bluffton

  • Nursing Home
  • Assisted Living

Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: B
Jan 20: A-Mar 20: A-Apr 20: AMay 20: AJun 20: AJul 20: AAug 20: ASep 20: AOct 20: AJan 21: AFeb 21: AMar 21: AApr 21: A-May 21: A-Jun 21: A-Jul 21: AAug 21: A-Sep 21: A-Oct 21: ANov 21: AJan 22: BFeb 22: BMar 22: BApr 22: BMay 22: BJun 22: B
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Sprenger Healthcare of Bluffton's website

60 Okatie Village Drive,
Okatie SC 29909

(843) 548-2500

63.33% estimated occupancy 1

Located in Okatie, South Carolina, Sprenger Healthcare of Bluffton is one of just a few available facilities in the area. With an overall rating of B, this appears to be a very respectable facility. Based on our ratings, this nursing home looks like a good fit for most people. The best aspect of this nursing home's strong profile is its inspection grade. Inspection grades are discussed in the next paragraph

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • Is CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Corporation
  • Secure Memory Care 
  • Offers Hospice
  • Offers Respite Care
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab
  • Offers Outpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • Stroke Recovery
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Cardiac Therapy
  • Tracheotomy Care
  • Physical Therapy
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Pain Management

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A

On top of being a quality facility overall, this place really excelled in the area of inspections, where it earned an A. Not many facilities fared better in that area. Our inspection scores are tied to datapoints found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places that receive favorable grades in this area have very few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these nursing homes should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. 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

Grade: A-minus

This facility really excelled in the category of long-term care, where we awarded it a score of A-. Only a select group of nursing homes performed better in this category. Facilities that do well in long-term care tend to provide patients with better supervision and stay on top of routine medical care. In addition to assessing the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home gave the vaccine to 98.4127 percent of its residents, which is much higher than the vast majority of nursing homes. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. It had only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-minus

This facility's next highest category is its short-term care grade, where it was awarded a grade of B-. Short-term care ratings are based on a nursing home's quantity of highly-skilled nursing services. This means a vast spectrum of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, not to mention other forms of therapy. We were not able to track down information about this nursing home's registered nurse or physical therapy staffing. Lastly, we considered the percentage of patients who returned home from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home. This figure was well below the national average.

Nurse Quality

Grade: D

The last category we analyzed is nursing. We gave this facility a grade of D in our nursing category, leaving this as the nursing home's worst grade. Our nursing score looks at the facility's level of nurse staffing. We factor in both the levels of licensure of the nurses and the amount of time spent with residents. This facility provided a meager 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident on a daily basis. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in calculating our nursing grades. This nursing home fared well in the area of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Jul 22

Sprenger Healthcare of Bluffton Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: D

In Sprenger Healthcare of Bluffton, 9.68% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This is the percent of patients that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a measure of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are routinely the result of residents staying in one position for too long.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: F

In Sprenger Healthcare of Bluffton, 3.49% of Patients had Serious Falls

This indicates the percentage of patients who sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injuries are often caused by poor nursing care. More supervision reduces the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A+

In Sprenger Healthcare of Bluffton, 3.26% of Patients had UTIs

This tells you the percent of residents that sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered by many experts to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are often linked to poor nursing care. However, this statistic can be skewed for certain facilities due to different reporting standards for UTI's.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: D

In Sprenger Healthcare of Bluffton, 14.92% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is the percent of patients who were given antipsychotic medications. These drugs are sometimes used to treat a variety of conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B

In Sprenger Healthcare of Bluffton, 19.83% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This statistic indicates the percentage of long-term stay residents taking antianxiety drugs.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: C

In Sprenger Healthcare of Bluffton, 2.74% of Patients

This metric measures the percentage of long-term residents who are showing signs of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-minus

In Sprenger Healthcare of Bluffton, 88.77% of Patients

This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay patients that received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home residents, making these types of vaccines critical to patient safety.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: C

In Sprenger Healthcare of Bluffton, 14.72% Percentage of Patients

This tells you the percentage of residents that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living could indicate the decline of a resident's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A

In Sprenger Healthcare of Bluffton, 22.47% Percentage of Residents

This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay patients that were able to retain mobility. Some argue that mobility is critical to patients mental and physical health.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: D

In Sprenger Healthcare of Bluffton, 22.47 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: F

In Sprenger Healthcare of Bluffton, 12.88 Percentage of Patients

This is the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: B

In Sprenger Healthcare of Bluffton, 72.67% Percentage of Resident

This is the percentage of short-term care residents that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Coastal Carolina HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 6.73 miles away1000 Medical Center Drive Hardeeville South Carolina 29927Proprietary(843) 784-8182
  • Hilton Head Regional Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 14.24 miles away25 Hospital Center Blvd Hilton Head Island South Carolina 29925Proprietary(843) 681-6122
  • Beaufort County Memorial HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 17.34 miles away955 Ribaut Rd Beaufort South Carolina 29902Government - Local(843) 522-5200

Nearby Dialysis

  • Shoals Dialysis, LLC0.28 miles away101 Okatie Center Blvd S Okatie South Carolina 29909Dialysis Stations: 12 (843) 706-9900
  • Ridgeland Dialysis13.08 miles away112 Weathersbee St. Ridgeland South Carolina 29936Dialysis Stations: 10 (843) 717-9379
  • Fmc Dialysis Services the Marshlands13.08 miles away28 Rice Pond Road Ridgeland South Carolina 29936Dialysis Stations: 18 (843) 987-0110
  • Dci Port Royal13.9 miles away8 Presnell Circle Beaufort South Carolina 29902CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 17 (843) 521-4300
  • Fmc Hilton Head Dialysis Center14.04 miles away25 Hospital Center Blvd Medical Pavilion Suite 108 Hilton Head Island South Carolina 29926Dialysis Stations: 16 (843) 681-5840
  • Bma of Beaufort Inc Low Country Dialysis15.86 miles awayTwo Professional Drive 10 Johnny Morrall Circle Port Royal South Carolina 29935Dialysis Stations: 22 (843) 524-2373
  • Fresenius Medical Care Rincon17.12 miles away604 Towne Park West Rincon Georgia 31326Dialysis Stations: 11 (912) 826-2822
  • Bayshore Dialysis LLC17.44 miles away540 E Oglethorpe Ave Savannah Georgia 31401Dialysis Stations: 16 (912) 236-3053