The Lakes at Litchfield Snf
120 Lakes at Litchfield Drive, Pawleys Island SC 29585 · (843) 235-9393 · 42.5% estimated occupancy 1Updated: Aug 1, 2020 · By Nick Lata
The Lakes at Litchfield Snf is a very-small nursing home located in Pawleys Island, South Carolina. It looks like this nursing home is among the highest-rated facilities we assessed. Being awarded an A+ in our rating system requires first-rate marks across the board. We can not find many bad things to say about this facility. Its ratings are just impeccable. Headlining this nursing home's remarkable profile is its nursing score, which is addressed in the next paragraph.
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Accepts Medicaid 1 : 24 Beds
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Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)
In addition to receiving a great overall grade, this nursing home received an A+ for nursing. Our nursing score is largely associated with a nursing home's level of nurse staffing. This place provides an incredible 7.5 hours of nursing care per patient on a daily basis. Very few nursing homes provide this quantity of nursing care to their patients. Out of that total, many of those hours were provided by registered nurses, which is one of the most highly trained levels of nurses. In addition to providing impressive levels of nursing care, this facility also excelled in the quality measures we looked at. It performed as well as any nursing home in the nation in terms of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls.
Short-term Care Quality
This facility also was given an A+ for its short-term care score. Short-term care grades are based on a facility's quantity of skilled highly skilled professionals. This means a vast scope of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, as well as other types of therapy. This place excelled in the two key staffing areas we assessed. The facility supplied about 50% more care from physical therapists and registered nurses than the average nursing home. This is typically an excellent sign. Lastly, we looked at the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that it outperformed the vast majority of nursing homes in the nation with 57.2 percent of its patients returning home. This is a significantly higher rate than most nursing homes.
Long-term Care Quality
The next category we looked at is long-term care. This facility also received an A+ long-term care grade, rendering it one of the few facilities to be awarded several A+ category scores. Long-term care ratings in this range generally require both 24/7 care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine medical care. After assessing the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we then looked at the facility's vaccination statistics. We were not able to find information on vaccination rates. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
This nursing home has received near flawless inspections in recent years. We awarded them an impressive grade of A in this category. This is one of the few nursing homes in the country to receive an A- or better in every single category. Inspection scores take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these factors 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. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Overall Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
The Lakes at Litchfield Snf Quality Metrics
Short-term Care: ER Visits
This tells you the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is a correlation between keeping patients out of the emergency room and the overall quality of rehabilitation.
Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
This metric is a measure of the percentage of short-term patients that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Some experts believe that this is a reliable measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation performance.
Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better