- South Carolina’s improved its national nursing home ranking to #14, up from #17 last year.
- South Carolina languished in staffing mediocrity, failing to score an above average grade in all but one statistical measure.
- More than 25 percent South Carolina’s nursing home inspections were deficiency free—a 10 percent increase over the previous year and one of the best records in the nation.
- The percentage of facilities with severe deficiencies declined nearly 8 percent over the last year, meaning fewer cases of abuse and neglect of residents.
- South Carolina ranked among the lowest in verified ombudsman complaints in contrast to the state’s mediocre staffing and severe deficiency scores.
- South Carolina nursing home care ranks second out of the Southeast region’s eight states.
|Direct Care Staffing Above Average||73.54%||C||27||26||C||64.64%|
|Direct Care Staffing Hours per Resident||2.53||C||25||24||C||2.50|
|Facilities With Deficiencies||74.07%||A||4||11||B||84.13%|
|Facilities With Severe Deficiencies||16.93%||C||25||36||D||24.34%|
|Health Inspections Above Average||39.68%||F||42||16||B||35.11%|
|Professional Nurse Staffing Above Average||56.08%||D||32||33||D||47.51%|
|Professional Nursing Hours per Resident||1.77||B||12||28||C||0.79|
|Verified Ombudsman Complaints||46.34%||A||6||4||A||46.82%|