With an address in White Rock, South Carolina, The Heritage at Lowman Rehab and Healthcare is the lone nursing home we found in this area. This is a quality facility, with an overall grade of B+. This facility definitely has plenty going for it. We also gave this nursing home strong ratings in all of the major categories we assessed. More information about these categories can be found below.
The Heritage at Lowman Rehab and Healthcare
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
- Memory Care
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- No Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Aquatic Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
One of the reasons this place is a quality nursing home is that it earned a very impressive inspection rating. Inspections is its best category grade. In that area, we awarded this facility an A. These inspection grades weigh several factors, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can learn more about each of these items by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This place received 2 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none of the deficiencies were considered to be major deficiencies. This tells you that CMS didn't consider any of the deficiencies to pose an imminent threat to resident safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
This facility received a favorable long-term care grade as well. We gave it one of our better scores in that category with a score of B+. For prospective residents looking for a permanent residence rather than skilled nursing, long-term care is a very important category. One of the datapoints we considered in addition to nursing hours was vaccinations. This facility provided the pneumonia vaccine to 77.18894 percent of its patients. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
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Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home was given an impressive short-term care score as well. We gave it one of our higher scores in that area with a grade of B+. Short-term care ratings are vital for patients looking for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation generally utilizes more skilled nursing. This includes a wide scope of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, as well as other forms of therapy. Unfortunately, we were not able to track down information on registered nurse or physical therapy staffing for this nursing home. Finally, we assessed the number of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 5.8 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.
The final category we analyzed was nursing. We awarded this nursing home one of our higher grades in that category, with a grade of B. This facility turned out to be relatively strong in each area we assessed. Nursing scores are tied to quality and quantity of nursing care. This particular nursing home provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality-based metrics and this place excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any nursing home South Carolina in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can many times be avoided by providing better nursing care, such as having a policy of turning a resident more frequently.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
The Heritage at Lowman Rehab and Healthcare Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In The Heritage at Lowman Rehab and Healthcare, 9.68% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This metric measures the percent of long-term stay residents which developed new or worsened pressure ulcers . We bake this statistic into our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In The Heritage at Lowman Rehab and Healthcare, 3.49% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of patients that suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injury are often caused by lower quality nursing care. Closer supervision can reduce the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In The Heritage at Lowman Rehab and Healthcare, 3.26% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are routinely the result of facilities with lower levels of hygiene. Closer supervision reduces the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. Keep in mind that this metric is sometimes skewed by the fact that facilities have different reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In The Heritage at Lowman Rehab and Healthcare, 14.92% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure is an indication of the percentage of long-term care residents receiving antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs serve an important medical purpose, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In some situations, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate that a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In The Heritage at Lowman Rehab and Healthcare, 19.83% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure indicates the percent of long-term patients who were administered antianxiety medication. These drugs are given to patients experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In The Heritage at Lowman Rehab and Healthcare, 2.74% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term residents exhibiting signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In The Heritage at Lowman Rehab and Healthcare, 88.77% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients who were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In The Heritage at Lowman Rehab and Healthcare, 14.72% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with ADL's may be a sign of decline of a patient's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In The Heritage at Lowman Rehab and Healthcare, 22.47% Percentage of Residents
This is the percent of residents who retained mobility levels over time. Retaining mobility is often a great sign for residents' well-being.
In The Heritage at Lowman Rehab and Healthcare, 1.55 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In The Heritage at Lowman Rehab and Healthcare, 22.47 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In The Heritage at Lowman Rehab and Healthcare, 12.88 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is typically a correlation between fewer emergency room visits and the quality of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In The Heritage at Lowman Rehab and Healthcare, 72.67% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percentage of short-term stay patients that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. High levels of autonomy with ADL's typically correlates with better rehabilitation services.
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