With an address in Spartanburg, South Carolina, Summit Hills Skilled Nursing Facility is one of six available facilities there. Featuring an overall score of A, this is without a doubt a top-shelf nursing home. This nursing home proved to be one of the better nursing homes in Spartanburg, which boasts a decent selection of facilities. Headlining this facility's exemplary report card is its inspection grade, which you can find in the next section.
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Summit Hills Skilled Nursing Facility
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Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- No Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- For profit - Limited Liability company
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Lymphedema Care
- Aquatic Therapy
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Top Nursing Home in South Carolina Awards 2020
Top Nursing Home in South Carolina Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A for our inspections rating. Perhaps the most significant factor we look at in determining our inspection ratings is deficiencies. Deficiencies are found on a nursing home's inspection reports. Facilities with higher scores in this area typically dodged the most severe deficiencies involving health risks or even death. Unfortunately, it does not appear that we have deficiency data for this facility. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
Contributing to its superb resume, this facility also excelled in our long-term care area. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A in that category. When nursing homes receive this kind of score in long-term care it is a good sign for patient care and indicates that the place is well-staffed with nurses aids. One of the datapoints we considered on top of nursing hours is vaccines. This facility provided the pneumonia vaccination to 100 percent of its patients. This is a reliable method to avoid unnecessary hospitalizations for the elderly population. Finally, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
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We also wanted to emphasize the fact that this facility received an impressive grade of A- in our nursing category. When calculating a nursing home's nursing grade, we assess the amount of time nurses are caring for residents as well as the level of licensure of the nurses. This nursing home provides 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This facility performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a facility has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can many times be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Short-term Care Quality
Switching gears to the last category, this nursing home received a high-end short-term care grade. We awarded it a B+ in that category, rounding out one of our more impressive profiles. Short-term care ratings are based on the nursing home's quantity of highly-skilled skilled healthcare professionals. This means a broad range of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, not to mention other types of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not all nursing homes employs these skilled professionals. However, according to the data this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Finally, we looked at the number of residents that who were able to eventually return home from this facility. We found that 5 percent of this nursing home's patients were able to return home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Summit Hills Skilled Nursing Facility Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Summit Hills Skilled Nursing Facility, 9.93% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of patients who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are often the result of residents 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 Summit Hills Skilled Nursing Facility, 3.01% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of residents that have had a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injuries are routinely caused by poor nursing care. Better nursing protocols can minimize the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Summit Hills Skilled Nursing Facility, 2.75% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of residents that sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are often the result of nursing homes with worse hygiene protocols. More frequent bathing minimizes the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. We want to point out that this metric is affected by by the fact that facilities have incongruent reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Summit Hills Skilled Nursing Facility, 14.27% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of patients prescribed antipsychotic medications. These medications are used for several medical conditions, including cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Summit Hills Skilled Nursing Facility, 20.84% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients who were given antianxiety medications. These drugs are generally used to treat residents suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Summit Hills Skilled Nursing Facility, 2.84% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term care residents demonstrating signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Summit Hills Skilled Nursing Facility, 88.7% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Summit Hills Skilled Nursing Facility, 13.84% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term patients who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and using the bathroom. Some experts argue that this is a measure of a patient's well-being.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Summit Hills Skilled Nursing Facility, 12.8 Percentage of Patients
This 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 Summit Hills Skilled Nursing Facility, 73.59% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percentage of short-term care patients who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
Scores for Spartanburg, 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-minus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A-minus
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