22nd
189
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 hygiene. 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 quality 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-
86.58%

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-
1.87

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-
11.38

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
69.06%

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: 19,992

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. Presbyterian Communities of South Carolina- Clinto
South Carolina is ranked as the 28th best state in the nation for short term care.

Best Long Term Care

  1. Heritage Home of Florence
  2. Scotia Village-Snf
  3. Loris Rehab and Nursing Center
  4. Gracewood Nsg Facility(Unit 9)
  5. Fraser Health Center
South Carolina is ranked as the 6th best state in the nation for long term care.

Best Health Inspection Rating

  1. Nhc Healthcare - Sumter
  2. John Edward Harter Nursing Center
  3. Shem Creek Nursing and Rehab
  4. St Joseph's Transitional Care Unit
  5. Senior Care of Marion
South Carolina is ranked as the 25th 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
Aiken4 4 1
B+
Anderson5 2 2
B+
Beaufort1 2 1
C
Camden2 0 0
B
Charleston6 13 5
A-
Cheraw2 1 1
B
Clinton2 2 1
A+
Columbia12 15 6
B
Conway3 2 2
B
Darlington3 6 2
B+
Easley4 4 3
A-
Florence7 8 3
B
Fort Mill1 6 3
A+
Gaffney2 1 1
C
Georgetown2 2 1
F
Greenville12 11 7
B+
Greenwood4 2 1
A
Greer3 5 5
A-
Hartsville1 4 1
A
Hilton Head Island4 1 1
B+
Inman5 4 0
B-
Lancaster2 2 1
B-
Laurens2 2 1
A+
Lexington3 5 2
B+
Mount Pleasant5 9 5
A-
Myrtle Beach3 4 3
B+
Newberry2 1 1
A-
North Augusta2 11 4
B-
North Charleston2 13 5
B
Okatie2 1 1
A-
Orangeburg4 4 0
B+
Ridgeway2 1 0
C
Rock Hill6 3 1
B+
Seneca2 4 1
B+
Simpsonville1 5 5
B-
Spartanburg10 6 1
A-
Summerville3 8 1
A-
Sumter3 5 1
C
Union2 1 1
A-
Walterboro2 2 1
D
West Columbia4 15 5
A-