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Veteran Village

  • Nursing Home

Updated Nov 1, 2023 by Nick Reese

1200 E National Cemetery Rd,
Florence SC 29506

(843) 432-4600

Veteran Village is an average-sized government-owned facility in Florence, South Carolina. This nursing home received a very strong overall rating of A-, resulting in it being ranked among the five highest rated facilities in the city. In our view, this facility looks like a great choice for just about anybody. This nursing home's impressive report card was highlighted by its inspection grade, which is addressed in the next section.

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Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • No Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • Government - State

Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

On top of being a strong nursing home overall, it also received A+ government inspections recently. Its inspections are nearly flawless. Perhaps the most significant factor we look at in calculating our inspection grades is deficiencies. These deficiencies are found on a facility's recent inspection reports. Facilities with higher grades in this area typically dodged the more severe deficiencies involving health risks or even death. It does not look like we were able to find information on deficiency's for this nursing home. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-plus

Adding to its profile, this facility also earned a score of B+ for its short-term care rating. This is an above average grade in this category. In the area of short-term care, we strive to assess measures of a nursing home's rehabilitation services. We analyze a nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as the ones performed by registered nurses and physical, occupational and other therapists. Unfortunately, we were not able to find information about this nursing home's registered nurse or physical therapy staffing. Finally, we assessed the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B

Another one of this facility's impressive category grades came in the area of nursing care. We awarded them one of our better scores in that area, with a grade of B. Our nursing score analyzes quite a few factors, however, the primary one is the quantity of nurse hours per patient per week. This nursing home provides 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality measures and this nursing home excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any facility the country in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can often be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as employing a protocol of turning residents more frequently.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B

The final area we graded was long-term care, where this nursing home received a grade of B. While this ended up being its lowest category grade, this is still a good score. Long-term care ratings of this caliber generally require both 24/7 care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine healthcare services. One of the statistics we considered on top of nursing hours is vaccines. This facility provided the pneumonia vaccine to 97.14286 percent of its residents. This is a reliable method to minimize unnecessary deaths for the aged 65 and up population. Finally, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Dec 23

Veteran Village Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: F

In Veteran Village, 20% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This datapoint is is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients which have new or worsened pressure ulcers. We've found that pressure ulcers are a reliable barometer of a facility's nursing care quality.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A+

In Veteran Village, 0% of Patients had Serious Falls

This indicates the percentage of patients that sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in major injuries are routinely linked to poor nursing care. Additional nurse staffing can reduce the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: F

In Veteran Village, 14.29% of Patients had UTIs

This indicates the percent of patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are often linked to facilities with worst hygiene practices. More frequent bathing can limit the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. Note that this datapoint is sometimes skewed by the fact that facilities have incongruent reporting standards for urinary tract infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A

In Veteran Village, 5.88% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This indicates the percentage of long-term residents who were given antipsychotic drugs. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate that a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior in scenarios where such drugs aren't medically indicated. Nevertheless, some nursing homes need to rely on these drugs due to having more patients suffering from cognitive disorders.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A

In Veteran Village, 9.38% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is the percent of residents prescribed antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are prescribed to residents experiencing depression and anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A+

In Veteran Village, 0% of Patients

This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients who are demonstrating depressive symptoms.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: F

In Veteran Village, 48.57% of Patients

This indicates the percent of patients that received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: F

In Veteran Village, 30% of Patients

This is the percent of patients who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.

Scores for Florence, 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
  • Short-term Care Rating has a grade of C
  • Inspection Rating has a grade of A

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