NHC HEALTHCARE

The information listed below provides an in-depth look into the type and quality of care offered at Nhc Healthcare. 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
9405 HWY 17 BYPASS
GARDEN CITY, SC 29576
(843) 650-2213

Nursing Home Ratings

Health Inspections
Quality Measures
Nursing Staff
R.N. Staff Only
Overall Rating

Percent of Beds Occupied

94%

Number of Residents and Certified Beds

  • Residents: 139
  • Certified Beds: 148

This Facility Accepts

  • Medicare
  • Medicaid

Operational Details

  • Operated By For Profit - Corporation
  • Offers Both Resident and Family Counseling Services
  • 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 "Very 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. 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

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: 11-163.1%
ADL Index Range: 6-107.5%
ADL Index Range: 0-55.0%
Total Percent:15.6%
 

Very High Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation 500 Minutes Per Week Minimum
  • At least one rehabilitation discipline five days/week
ADL Index Range: 11-1617.6%
ADL Index Range: 6-1015.9%
ADL Index Range: 0-515.1%
Total Percent:48.5%
 

High Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation 325 Minutes Per Week Minimum
  • At least one rehabilitation discipline five days/week
ADL Index Range: 11-1614.8%
ADL Index Range: 6-105.9%
ADL Index Range: 0-54.5%
Total Percent:25.2%
 

Medium Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation 150 Minutes Per Week Minimum
  • Five days any combination of three rehabilitation disciplines
ADL Index Range: 11-163.9%
ADL Index Range: 6-102.3%
ADL Index Range: 0-50.8%
Total Percent:6.9%
 

Low Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation 45 Minutes Per Week Minimum
  • Three days any combination of three rehabilitation disciplines
  • Two services of restorative nursing six days per week
ADL Index Range: 11-160.1%
Total Percent:0.1%
 

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
- Signs of depression
0.4%
ADL Index Range: 11-14
- No Signs of depression
0.6%
ADL Index Range: 2-5
- No Signs of depression
0.07%
Total Percent:1.1%
 

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
0.5%
ADL Index Range: 11-14
- No Signs of depression
0.10%
Total Percent:0.6%
 

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: 6-10
- No Signs of depression
0.2%
ADL Index Range: 2-5
- No Signs of depression
0.2%
ADL Index Range: 0-1
- No Signs of depression
0.2%
Total Percent:0.5%
 

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
0.7%
ADL Index Range: 11-14
- Less restorative nursing
0.2%
ADL Index Range: 6-10
- Less restorative nursing
0.5%
Total Percent:1.5%
 

Rating Details For Nhc Healthcare

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) Hours41 Minutes1 Hour and 13 Minutes
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse (LPN/LVN) Hours50 Minutes45 Minutes
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Hours2 Hours and 11 Minutes2 Hours and 34 Minutes
Total Licensed Nurse Hours1 Hour and 31 Minutes1 Hour and 57 Minutes
Total Nurse Hours3 Hours and 42 Minutes4 Hours and 32 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

Long-Term Stay Preventive Actions

Percent of Long-Stay Residents Given Influenza Vaccination During the Flu Season90-100%93%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Were Assessed and Given Pneumococcal Vaccination90-100%93%

Long-Term Stay Deficiencies

Percent of Low-Risk Long-Stay Residents Who Lose Control of Their Bowels or Bladder36%61%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Were Physically Restrained2%6%
Percent of High-Risk Long-Stay Residents Who Have Pressure Sores15%11%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Lose Too Much Weight21%9%
Percent of Low-Risk Long-Stay Residents Who Have Pressure Sores3%3%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Are More Depressed or Anxious6%12%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Whose Ability to Move About in and Around Their Room Got Worse4%10%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Have Moderate to Severe Pain1%2%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Whose Need for Help with Daily Activities Has Increased16%13%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Had a Urinary Tract Infection1%10%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Have/Had a Catheter Inserted and Left in Their Bladder4%3%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Spend Most of Their Time in Bed or in a Chair6%6%

Short-Term Stay Preventive Actions

Percent of Short-Stay Residents Given Influenza Vaccination During the Flu Season90-100%88%
Percent of Short-Stay Residents Who Were Assessed and Given Pneumococcal Vaccination90-100%88%

Short-Term Stay Deficiencies

Percent of Short-Stay Residents Who Have Pressure Sores38%13%
Percent of Short-Stay Residents Who Have Delirium1%2%
Percent of Short-Stay Residents Who Had Moderate to Severe Pain23%14%

Deficiencies from Complaints and Incidents

The table below lists incident reports by the nursing staff or administration for Nhc Healthcare, as well as complaints by residents or their family in the previous three years.

Degree of Harm

  • - Potential for Minimal Harm
  • - Minimal Harm or Potential for Harm
  • - Resident Harmed
  • - Immediate Jeopardy to Resident Health

Residents Affected

  • - Isolated
  • - Some Residents
  • - Many Residents
Formal ComplaintsDegree of HarmResidents Affected

Quality Care

Make Sure That Each Resident Who Enters the Nursing Home Without a Catheter is Not Given a Catheter, Unless It is Necessary.
  • Complaint Filed: 06/11/2008
  • Correction Date: 06/26/2008
Give Professional Services That Meet a Professional Standard of Quality.
  • Complaint Filed: 07/13/2010
  • Correction Date: 08/11/2010

Fire Safety

Nursing homes certified by Medicare and/or Medicaid are required to have fire safety inspections to meet Life Safety Code (LSC) standards. Below is a list of deficiencies that Nhc Healthcare had in recent fire safety inspections. This information can be used to see if all standards were met, the degree of harm, the number of residents affected, and the date when deficiencies were corrected. Note: The most recent fire safety survey was on 12/01/2010.

Degree of Harm

  • - Potential for Minimal Harm
  • - Minimal Harm or Potential for Harm
  • - Resident Harmed
  • - Immediate Jeopardy to Resident Health

Residents Affected

  • - Isolated
  • - Some Residents
  • - Many Residents
Deficiencies Found By InspectorsDegree of HarmResidents Affected

Building Service Equipment

Restrictions on the Use of Portable Space Heaters.
  • Inspection Date: 09/22/2009
  • Correction Date: 10/13/2009

Electrical

Properly Installed Electrical Wiring and Equipment.
  • Inspection Date: 06/12/2008
  • Correction Date: 06/24/2008
Properly Installed Electrical Wiring and Equipment.
  • Inspection Date: 09/22/2009
  • Correction Date: 10/09/2009

Interior Finish

Fire-Resistant Room Wall Surfaces.
  • Inspection Date: 09/22/2009
  • Correction Date: 10/08/2009

Smoking Regulations

Posted "No-Smoking" Signs in Areas Where Smoking is Not Permitted or Did Not Provide Ashtrays Where Smoking Was Allowed.
  • Inspection Date: 09/22/2009
  • Correction Date: 10/08/2009
Source: Medicare Nursing Home Compare; Department of Health and Environmental Control of South Carolina - Bureau of Certification - Retrieved 2011