White Oak Of York is a nursing home in York, South Carolina, which has 28,919 people. This is a great facility. We gave this it an overall grade of B+, which is very favorable rating. Based on our assessment, you can do much worse than this facility. This nursing home's impressive profile was highlighted by its inspection rating, which you can find in the next section.
White Oak Of York
Updated May 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
111 South Congress Street,
York SC 29745
69.08% estimated occupancy 1
Registered Staff Hours
This facility received a strong overall score as described above, but we especially would like to emphasize its excellent inspections in recent years. We awarded it an A in this category. Our inspection ratings weigh several factors found on a nursing home's inspection report. One key criteria we look at is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Facilities with higher grades in this area tend to have few severe deficiencies. While this place had a few minor dings on its inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those found in categories G through L. This means the government inspectors did not deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient 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 really excelled in the area of long-term care, where it received a score of A-. Only a select group of nursing homes performed better in this category. When nursing homes receive this kind of grade in this category it is typically a good sign for patient care and suggests that the facility is well-staffed with nurses and aids. Once we concluded our assessment of the quantity of care provided by nurses, we then looked at the nursing home's vaccination data. This facility vaccinated 98.054474 percent of its patients against pneumonia, which is an impressive figure. Pneumonia sadly can be a deadly health condition for nursing home patients so we strongly prefer when a nursing home doesn't leave its residents vulnerable. Finally, we looked at the nursing home's number of hospitalizations. With 1.88 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, this nursing home was just about middle of the pack in this area.
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In addition, this facility also received favorable nursing grades this year. In fact, we awarded them one of our better scores in that area, with a grade of B. Our nursing grade weighs several components, however, the main consideration is the level of nurse hours per patient per week. This nursing home provides 3.8 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 nursing home has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can generally be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Short-term Care Quality
The next category we analyzed turned out to be this facility's worst category. However, even in its worst category we still gave it a respectable grade of C for our short-term care category. In the area of short-term care, we try to assess measures of a facility's rehabilitation services. We assess a facility's skilled nursing services, such as the ones performed by registered nurses and physical therapists. Fortunately, this nursing home offers both physical therapists and registered nurses. Not all facilities offer both. The final metric we assessed in this category is the percentage of patients who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We found that it was respectable in this area with 47.6 percent of its residents returning home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
White Oak Of York Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In White Oak Of York, 9.61% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of residents that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a barometer of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are routinely caused by residents not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In White Oak Of York, 3.6% of Patients had Serious Falls
This measures the percentage of long-term residents who have experienced falls leading to major injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls could be a sign of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In White Oak Of York, 3.11% of Patients had UTIs
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term patients who have suffered from urinary tract infections. Although a higher rate infections could reflect poorly on a nursing home's nursing care, it can be problematic to compare different facilities due to reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In White Oak Of York, 15.24% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of residents given antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs may be helpful for many residents, it is important to ensure these medications are being used appropriately. In some cases, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate that a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In White Oak Of York, 20.09% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of patients given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are given to patients experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In White Oak Of York, 3.01% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term patients who are exhibiting symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In White Oak Of York, 90.67% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients that received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home patients, making these vaccines critical to patient care.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In White Oak Of York, 14.17% Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term care patients that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and taking a bath. Some argue that this is a measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In White Oak Of York, 22.6% Percentage of Residents
This is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients who maintained mobility.
In White Oak Of York, 1.55 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. There is typically a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the quality of long-term care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In White Oak Of York, 22.6 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In White Oak Of York, 13.44 Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In White Oak Of York, 72.9% Percentage of Resident
This is a measure of the percent of short-term residents that saw functional improvements.
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