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Nursing Homes in South Carolina

  • 23rd
    National Rank
  • 186
    Nursing Homes
  • 9.53%
    Patients with pressure ulcers
  • 2.91/5
    Average CMS Rating

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South Carolina Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B-minus

In South Carolina, 9.53% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This is the percent of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin resulting from remaining in one position for too long.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B

In South Carolina, 3.47% of Patients had Serious Falls

This tells you the percentage of residents who sustained a fall leading to major injury.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B

In South Carolina, 3.18% of Patients had UTIs

This indicates the percentage of residents that sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many experts to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care . UTI's are often associated with a facility with worst hygiene practices. Nevertheless, this statistic could also be skewed for some facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B

In South Carolina, 15.14% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is the percent of patients who were given antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are administered to patients for many conditions, including dementia. Sadly, in limited situations, increased usage of these drugs may mean a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B

In South Carolina, 19.68% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This tells you the percentage of residents who were given antianxiety drugs. These medications are typically given to residents experiencing anxiety and depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A-minus

In South Carolina, 2.85% of Patients

This metric measures the percent of long-term care patients showing signs of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-minus

In South Carolina, 88.92% of Patients

This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care residents who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B-plus

In South Carolina, 14.02% Percentage of Patients

This metric measures the percent of long-term care patients that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and continence.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B

In South Carolina, 20.24% Percentage of Residents

This indicates the percent of residents that were able to retain mobility over time. Preserving mobility is usually a good sign for residents' health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: B-minus

In South Carolina, 1.69 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This indicates the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B

In South Carolina, 20.24 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This metric measures the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: B-minus

In South Carolina, 12.31 Percentage of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: B-minus

In South Carolina, 73.11% Percentage of Resident

This indicates the percentage of short-term stay patients that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Higher levels of independence with ADL's usually correlates with successful rehabilitation.

South Carolina cities

City . Ascending order# of Nursing Homes . No order set# of Dialysis within 10 miles . No order set# of Hospitals within 10 miles . No order setAverage Nursing Home Rating . No order set
Aiken441
Grade: C
Anderson522
Grade: B-plus
Beaufort121
Grade: D
Camden200
Grade: B
Charleston6135
Grade: B-plus
Cheraw211
Grade: B-minus
Clinton221
Grade: A-plus
Columbia11156
Grade: B-plus
Conway322
Grade: B-plus
Darlington362
Grade: A-minus
Easley343
Grade: B
Florence783
Grade: B
Fort Mill163
Grade: A
Gaffney211
Grade: B-minus
Georgetown221
Grade: C
Greenville12117
Grade: B
Greenwood421
Grade: A-minus
Greer355
Grade: B-plus
Hartsville141
Grade: B-plus
Hilton Head Island411
Grade: A
Inman540
Grade: B-minus
Lancaster221
Grade: B
Laurens221
Grade: A-plus
Lexington352
Grade: A-minus
Mount Pleasant495
Grade: B
Myrtle Beach343
Grade: B
Newberry211
Grade: B
North Augusta2114
Grade: B-plus
North Charleston2135
Grade: B-minus
Okatie211
Grade: B
Orangeburg440
Grade: C
Ridgeway210
Grade: C
Rock Hill631
Grade: B-plus
Seneca241
Grade: B-plus
Simpsonville155
Grade: B
Spartanburg1061
Grade: B-plus
Summerville381
Grade: B
Sumter351
Grade: B
Union211
Grade: B-plus
Walterboro221
Grade: D
West Columbia4155
Grade: B-plus