NHC HEALTHCARE - BLUFFTON

The information listed below provides an in-depth look into the type and quality of care offered at Nhc Healthcare - Bluffton. It is important to note that when evaluating if a nursing home is right for you or a loved one, ratings should not be taken as the sole deciding factor, but as one of many aspects to be considered.

Address

NHC HEALTHCARE - BLUFFTON
3039 OKATIE HIGHWAY
BLUFFTON, SC 29910
(843) 705-8220

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Nursing Staff
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Overall Rating

Percent of Beds Occupied

58%

Number of Residents and Certified Beds

  • Residents: 69
  • Certified Beds: 120

This Facility Accepts

  • Medicare
  • Medicaid

Operational Details

  • Operated By For Profit - Corporation
  • Offers Only Resident Counseling
  • This Facility is Part of a Chain or Franchise

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Resident Services

The information below lists services this facility has provided for residents from October through December 2010. During this period, the most common type of service provided was "High Rehabilitation". To get a better idea of the types of services that are commonly performed, compare the "Percent of Service Days" column below. These services are based on submitted claims to Medicare and do not provide a complete overview of all the services provided by Nhc Healthcare - Bluffton. For more information read our guide on how nursing facilities are reimbursed, types of services, and ADL index scores.

Resident ServicesResident ConditionsPercent of Service Days

Very High Rehabilitation Plus Extensive Services

Rehabilitation 500 Minutes Per Week Minimum
  • At least one rehabilitation discipline five days/week
  • Tracheostomy care
  • Ventilator or respirator
  • Isolation for active infectious disease while a resident
  • Activities of Daily Living (ADL) score of 2 or more
ADL Index Range: 2-100.6%
Total Percent:0.6%
 

High Rehabilitation Plus Extensive Services

Rehabilitation 325 Minutes Per Week Minimum
  • At least one rehabilitation discipline five days/week
  • Tracheostomy care
  • Ventilator or respirator
  • Isolation for active infectious disease while a resident
  • Activities of Daily Living (ADL) score of 2 or more
ADL Index Range: 11-160.6%
Total Percent:0.6%
 

Ultra-High Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation 720 Minutes Per Week Minimum
  • At least one rehabilitation discipline five days/week
  • A second rehabilitation discipline three days/week
ADL Index Range: 11-164.1%
ADL Index Range: 6-101.4%
ADL Index Range: 0-51.6%
Total Percent:7.1%
 

Very High Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation 500 Minutes Per Week Minimum
  • At least one rehabilitation discipline five days/week
ADL Index Range: 11-1618.8%
ADL Index Range: 6-104.9%
ADL Index Range: 0-58.4%
Total Percent:32.1%
 

High Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation 325 Minutes Per Week Minimum
  • At least one rehabilitation discipline five days/week
ADL Index Range: 11-1623.5%
ADL Index Range: 6-108.8%
ADL Index Range: 0-511.8%
Total Percent:44.1%
 

Medium Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation 150 Minutes Per Week Minimum
  • Five days any combination of three rehabilitation disciplines
ADL Index Range: 11-164.8%
ADL Index Range: 6-103.0%
ADL Index Range: 0-53.2%
Total Percent:11.0%
 

Extensive Services

  • Tracheostomy care
  • Ventilator or respirator
  • Isolation for active infectious disease while a resident
  • Activities of Daily Living (ADL) score of 2 or more
ADL Index Range: 2-16
- Isolation for active infectious disease
0.2%
Total Percent:0.2%
 

Special Care High

  • Comatose
  • Septicemia
  • Diabetes with daily injections and a change of order two or more days
  • Quadriplegia with ADL score greater or equal to 5
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and shortness of breath when lying flat
  • Fever with pneumonia, or vomiting, or weight loss, or feeding tube
  • Parenteral/IV feedings
  • Respiratory therapy for 7 days
  • Activities of Daily Living (ADL) score of 2 or more
ADL Index Range: 15-16
- No Signs of depression
0.09%
ADL Index Range: 11-14
- No Signs of depression
0.1%
Total Percent:0.2%
 

Special Care Low

  • Cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, or Parkinson's disease with ADL score greater or equal to 5
  • Respiratory failure and oxygen therapy while a resident
  • Feeding tube where calories >= 51% or calories are in the range of 26-50% and fluid >= 501 mL)
  • Ulcers: 2 or more stage II or 1 or more stage III or IV pressure ulcers
  • Ulcers: 2 or more venous or arterial ulcers
  • Ulcers: 1 stage II pressure ulcer and 1 venous or arterial ulcer with 2 or more skin care treatments
  • Foot infection/diabetic foot ulcer/open lesions of foot with treatment
  • Radiation therapy while a resident
  • Dialysis while a resident
  • Activities of Daily Living (ADL) score of 2 or more
ADL Index Range: 15-16
- No Signs of depression
0.2%
Total Percent:0.2%
 

Clinically Complex

  • Pneumonia, hemiplegia with ADL score >=5
  • Surgical wounds or open lesions with treatment
  • Burns
  • Chemotherapy while a resident
  • Oxygen therapy while a resident
  • IV medications or transfusions while a resident
  • Extensive Services, Special Care High or Special Care Low qualifier and ADL score of 0 or 1
ADL Index Range: 15-16
- No Signs of depression
0.3%
ADL Index Range: 11-14
- No Signs of depression
0.2%
ADL Index Range: 2-5
- No Signs of depression
0.5%
ADL Index Range: 0-1
- No Signs of depression
0.1%
Total Percent:1.1%
 

Reduced Physical Function

  • Urinary and/or bowel training program
  • Passive and/or active range of motion (ROM)
  • Amputation/prosthesis training
  • Dressing or grooming training
  • Eating or swallowing training
  • Transfer training
  • Splint or brace assistance
  • Bed mobility and/or walking training
  • Communication training
ADL Index Range: 15-16
- Less restorative nursing
1.1%
ADL Index Range: 11-14
- Less restorative nursing
1.6%
ADL Index Range: 2-5
- Less restorative nursing
0.04%
ADL Index Range: 0-1
- Less restorative nursing
0.04%
Total Percent:2.8%
 

Rating Details For Nhc Healthcare - Bluffton

Nursing Staff -

The nursing staff is the most important part of what determines the quality of care and comfort of a resident in a nursing home. Government regulations set expectations on time spent with each resident based on the services being provided. The breakdown below lists the nursing types (RN, LPN, LVN, CNA) and a comparison of the reported and expected hours per resident per day.

Nursing Hours Per Resident Per DayReportedExpected
Registered Nurse (RN) Hours1 Hour and 19 Minutes1 Hour and 21 Minutes
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse (LPN/LVN) Hours30 Minutes43 Minutes
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Hours2 Hours and 48 Minutes2 Hours and 40 Minutes
Total Licensed Nurse Hours1 Hour and 49 Minutes2 Hours and 4 Minutes
Total Nurse Hours4 Hours and 37 Minutes4 Hours and 44 Minutes

Quality of Care -

Medicare determines quality of care ratings for nursing facilities by surveying several "quality measures", which are broken down into long-term and short-term stay residents, as well as if the action is preventive or if there is a deficiency in the quality of care. State averages for South Carolina are also provided for comparison purposes. Note: Figures below are averaged over the past nine months.

This FacilitySouth Carolina Average

Short-Term Stay Preventive Actions

Percent of Short-Stay Residents Who Were Assessed and Given Pneumococcal Vaccination90-100%88%

Short-Term Stay Deficiencies

Percent of Short-Stay Residents Who Had Moderate to Severe Pain12%14%
Percent of Short-Stay Residents Who Have Delirium1%2%
Percent of Short-Stay Residents Who Have Pressure Sores16%13%
Source: Medicare Nursing Home Compare; Department of Health and Environmental Control of South Carolina - Bureau of Certification - Retrieved 2011