16th
191
9.1%
3.15stars
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South Carolina Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This is the percentage of patients who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are routinely the result of residents staying in one position for too long. Better nursing care minimizes the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.

B-
9.1%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes Serious Falls

This statistic indicates the percent of long-term patients which have sustained a fall which resulted in severe injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls could be an indication of lower levels of patient supervision.

B
3.26%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay residents who have sustained a UTI. UTI's could be a sign of a facility with lower levels of hygeine. Nevertheless, this metric could also be skewed for certain nursing homes due to different reporting standards for urinary tract infections.

B-
3.64%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This indicates the percent of patients given antipsychotic medications. These drugs may be used for treating a variety of conditions, including cognitive disorders.

B
13.73%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is the percentage of patients given antianxiety drugs. These medications are generally given to residents suffering from anxiety and depression.

B
20.65%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

This metric measures the percentage of long-term care patients who are exhibiting depressive symptoms. Many in the industry argue that this is a measure of patient quaity of care.

A-
1.36%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

This indicates the percent of residents who were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.

B-
85.67%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

This is the percent of patients that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living may be a sign of the deterioration of a resident's health.

B
14.5%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

This metric measures the percent of long-term care residents who maintained mobility.

B-
18.83%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Hospitalizations

This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. There is a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the overall quality of long-term care.

B-
1.9

Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

This metric measures the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care. Keeping residents out of the hospital during rehabilitation is important to restoring the physical well-being of patients.

B-
18.83

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: ER Visits

This indicates the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.

B-
11.71

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Measures the percent of short-term patients that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Many believe that this is a measure of rehabilitation services.

B
69.1%

Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better

South Carolina's
Nursing Home Quality
B+
A-
Long-Term Care
A
Inspection Reports
B
Nurse Quality
B
Short-Term Care
More information about South Carolina
Number of Hospitals: 67
Number of Dialysis facilities: 158
Number of Medicaid beds: 20,015

Best Nurse Quality

  1. Willowbrooke Court Sc Center at Tryon Estates
  2. John Edward Harter Nursing Center
  3. Presbyterian Home of South Carolina-Columbia
  4. Springs Memorial Hospital Tcu
  5. Scotia Village-Snf
South Carolina is ranked as the 31st best state in the nation for nurse quality.

Best Short Term Care

  1. Ghs Greenville Memorial Subacute Unit
  2. Springs Memorial Hospital Tcu
  3. Still Hopes Episcopal Retirement Community
  4. Candler Skilled Nursing Unit
  5. St Joseph's Transitional Care Unit
South Carolina is ranked as the 27th best state in the nation for short term care.

Best Long Term Care

  1. Gracewood Nsg Facility(Unit 9)
  2. Heritage Home of Florence
  3. Scotia Village-Snf
  4. Loris Rehab and Nursing Center
  5. White Oak Manor - Spartanburg
South Carolina is ranked as the 3rd best state in the nation for long term care.

Best Health Inspection Rating

  1. St Joseph's Transitional Care Unit
  2. Nhc Healthcare - Sumter
  3. Sprenger Healthcare of Bluffton
  4. Senior Care of Marion
  5. Landmark Transitional Recovery Unit
South Carolina is ranked as the 21st best state in the nation for inspection ratings.

South Carolina cities

City # of Nursing Homes # of Dialysis within 10 miles # of Hospitals within 10 miles Average Nursing Home Rating
Aiken441
B+
Anderson522
B+
Beaufort121
C
Camden200
B+
Charleston6135
A-
Cheraw211
B
Clinton321
A+
Columbia12156
B
Conway322
B+
Darlington362
B+
Easley443
A-
Florence783
B+
Fort Mill163
A+
Gaffney211
B-
Georgetown221
C
Greenville12117
B+
Greenwood421
A
Greer355
A-
Hartsville141
A
Hilton Head Island411
A
Inman540
B
Lancaster321
A-
Laurens221
A+
Lexington352
A-
Mount Pleasant695
A-
Myrtle Beach343
B+
Newberry211
A-
North Augusta2114
B-
North Charleston2135
B
Okatie211
A-
Orangeburg440
B+
Ridgeway210
B-
Rock Hill631
A-
Seneca241
B+
Simpsonville155
B
Spartanburg1061
A-
Summerville381
A-
Sumter351
C
Union211
A-
Walterboro221
B-
West Columbia4155
A-