The Lakes at Litchfield is located in Pawleys Island, South Carolina. This city has a total of 13,606 people. This is a subpar facility, with an overall grade of D. If you are not satisfied with this facility's pedestrian overall grade, you may have to look in other cities as this is the only nursing home in Pawleys Island. We would not blame you if you're ready to stop reading and find another nursing home. However, if you want to learn more about this facility's category grades, inspection reports are discussed in the next paragraph.
The Lakes at Litchfield
- Nursing Home
- Home Health Agency
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
- Adult Day Care
- Memory Care
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
120 Lakes at Litchfield Drive,
Pawleys Island SC 29585
73.52% estimated occupancy 1
Note: The Lakes at Litchfield has been flagged for abuse in the past 12 months. We have capped this facility's overall grade accordingly.
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- No Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- No Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Limited Liability company
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Lymphedema Care
- Aquatic Therapy
Top Nursing Home in South Carolina Awards 2019
Best Nursing Home in South Carolina Awards 2020
Best Nursing Home in South Carolina Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
Although we were not high on this facility overall, we awarded it a grade of B- for inspections. This grade is more respectable than this facility's overall grade. Inspection ratings take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these issues by obtaining 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. Lastly, this nursing home was cited by CMS for possible abuse or neglect. This is generally a really bad sign. We would never recommend this facility.
We also want to point out that this facility received a decent grade in our nursing category. We awarded it a grade of B- in the area. Nursing ratings are largely associated with a facility's nurse staffing. This facility averages just 0.6 hours of nursing care per patient each day, which is well below average. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics. While this place got docked a bit for nursing hours, it actually excelled in a few of these quality-based metrics. With less than five percent of its residents experiencing pressure ulcers, it performed remarkably well in this metric. This is typically an indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can frequently be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as by having a policy of turning a resident more often.
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Short-term Care Quality
The third category we graded is short-term care, where this facility was awarded a B- in this area. Our short-term care scores are based on the facility's quantity of skilled nursing services. This includes a vast spectrum of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, in addition to other variations of therapy. Unfortunately, this place was below average in terms of its quantity of physical therapy and registered nurse hours provided to its patients based on the measures we assessed. The real question is whether this adversely impacted quality of care. The last metric we considered in this area is the number of residents that eventually returned home from the facility. We found that just 5.7 percent of this facility's residents returned home. This figure was below the national average.
Long-term Care Quality
Switching gears to our fourth category, this facility was given a B- in long-term care, which we consider to be an acceptable grade. For residents seeking a permanent place to live as opposed to rehabilitation, long-term care is a very important category. In addition to considering the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. We were not able to locate information on vaccination rates. Finally, this place keeps its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
The Lakes at Litchfield Quality Metrics
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In The Lakes at Litchfield, 12.8 Percentage 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 The Lakes at Litchfield, 73.59% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percent of short-term stay patients who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
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