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About Life Care Center Of Columbia

General Information

Legal Business NameRcm-Columbia
Ownership TypeFor Profit - Corporation
Changed Ownership In The Last 12 MonthsNo
First Accepted MedicareJuly 7, 1994 (22 years)
Capacity179
Residents111
Percent Occupied62%
Program ParticipationMedicare And Medicaid
Resident And Family CouncilsResident
In HospitalNo
Continuing Care Retirement CommunityNo
Special Focus FacilityNo
Auto Sprinkler System In Required AreasYes

Ratings for Life Care Center Of Columbia

Life Care Center Of Columbia
was reviewed by Medicare to have a rating of 1 out of 5. About Medicare Ratings
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Overall Ratings of South Carolina Nursing Homes

Fines, Complaints, and Inspection Problems in the Past 3 Years

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Types of Problems at Nursing Homes

Some issues within a nursing home are much more severe than others. Medicare evaluates each problem based on 2 scales: the number of residents affected by a problem and the severity of the potential or actual harm to residents based on the problem. We have color coded the matrix below to make it easier to pick out the more severe problems. In general, orange and red issues related to the treatment of a resident are considered substandard quality of care.

  Residents Affected
Severity of the Deficiency Few Some Many
Immediate jeopardy to resident health or safety J K L
Actual harm that is not immediate jeopardy G H I
No actual harm with potential for more than minimal harm that is not immediate jeopardy D E F
No actual harm with potential for minimal harm A B C

June 4, 2015 - 2 years ago

 Residents AffectedSeveritySource/TypeDescription
ESomePotential for HarmHealth InspectionProvide routine and emergency drugs through a licensed pharmacist and only under the general supervision of a licensed nurse.
ESomePotential for HarmHealth InspectionEnsure that each resident's 1) entire drug/medication regimen is free from unnecessary drugs; and 2) is managed and monitored to achieve highest level of well-being.
CManyPotential for Minimal HarmHealth InspectionGive residents a notice of rights, rules, services and charges.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionGive proper treatment to residents with feeding tubes to prevent problems (such as aspiration pneumonia, diarrhea, vomiting, dehydration, metabolic abnormalities, nasal-pharyngeal ulcers) and help restore eating skills, if possible.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionAssist those residents who need help with eating/drinking, grooming and personal and oral hygiene.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth Inspection1) Hire only people with no legal history of abusing, neglecting or mistreating residents; or 2) report and investigate any acts or reports of abuse, neglect or mistreatment of residents.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionMake sure that a working call system is available in each resident's room or bathroom and bathing area.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionKeep the rate of medication errors (wrong drug, wrong dose, wrong time) to less than 5%.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionDevelop a complete care plan that meets all the resident's needs, with timetables and actions that can be measured.

February 10, 2015 - 2 years ago

 Residents AffectedSeveritySource/TypeDescription
---Fine$65,500 fine
JFewImmediate JeopardyComplaintProperly care for residents needing special services, including: injections, colostomy, ureostomy, ileostomy, tracheostomy care, tracheal suctioning, respiratory care, foot care, and prostheses.
JFewImmediate JeopardyComplaintProvide care by qualified persons according to each resident's written plan of care.
JFewImmediate JeopardyComplaintEnsure that a nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provide adequate supervision to prevent avoidable accidents.
ESomePotential for HarmComplaintOperate and provide services according to Federal, State, and local laws and professional standards.
DFewPotential for HarmComplaintKeep accurate, complete and organized clinical records on each resident that meet professional standards.
DFewPotential for HarmComplaintEnsure that residents are safe from serious medication errors.
DFewPotential for HarmComplaintLet each resident or the resident's legal representative access or purchase copies of all the resident's records.
DFewPotential for HarmComplaintAllow residents the right to participate in the planning or revision of care and treatment.

August 21, 2014 - 2 years ago

 Residents AffectedSeveritySource/TypeDescription
DFewPotential for HarmComplaintHave a program that investigates, controls and keeps infection from spreading.
DFewPotential for HarmComplaintGive residents proper treatment to prevent new bed (pressure) sores or heal existing bed sores.
DFewPotential for HarmComplaintReasonably accommodate the needs and preferences of each resident.
DFewPotential for HarmComplaintProvide care for residents in a way that maintains or improves their dignity and respect in full recognition of their individuality.

April 15, 2014 - 3 years ago

 Residents AffectedSeveritySource/TypeDescription
DFewPotential for HarmComplaintEnsure that a nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provide adequate supervision to prevent avoidable accidents.
DFewPotential for HarmComplaintDevelop a complete care plan that meets all the resident's needs, with timetables and actions that can be measured.
DFewPotential for HarmComplaintDevelop and implement policies for 1) screening and training employees; and the 2) prevention, identification, investigation, and reporting of any abuse, neglect, mistreatment and misappropriation of property.

February 4, 2014 - 3 years ago

 Residents AffectedSeveritySource/TypeDescription
---Fine$23,250 fine
GFewActual HarmComplaint+InspectionProvide necessary care and services to maintain or improve the highest well being of each resident .
ESomePotential for HarmHealth InspectionEnsure that residents with limited range of motion receive appropriate treatment and services to increase range of motion or prevent further decrease in range of motion.
ESomePotential for HarmHealth InspectionStore, cook, and serve food in a safe and clean way.
ESomePotential for HarmHealth InspectionEnsure services provided by the nursing facility meet professional standards of quality.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionKeep accurate, complete and organized clinical records on each resident that meet professional standards.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionGive residents a notice of rights, rules, services and charges.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionProvide care for residents in a way that maintains or improves their dignity and respect in full recognition of their individuality.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionEnsure that each resident's 1) entire drug/medication regimen is free from unnecessary drugs; and 2) is managed and monitored to achieve highest level of well-being.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionEnsure residents have the right to have a choice over activities, their schedules, and health care according to their interests, assessments, and plans of care.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionDevelop a complete care plan that meets all the resident's needs, with timetables and actions that can be measured.

Staffing Levels Per Resident per Day

Medicare determines the expected staffing time per resident per day depending on level of care the residents of Life Care Center Of Columbia require. It is important to compare the reported time to expected time for a single facility instead of comparing the amount of time per resident of two facilities. Learn why.

2hr 20min
2hr 30min
ReportedExpected
CNA
1hr 5min
40min
ReportedExpected
LPN
40min
1hr 5min
ReportedExpected
RN
4hr 5min
4hr 20min
ReportedExpected
Total Nursing

This facility also provides approximately 35min per resident per WEEK of physical therapist time.

Quality Measures for Long Stay Residents

88.9%
80.9%
80.9%
95.0%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015SC
Assessed and Appropriately Given the Seasonal Influenza Vaccine
97.6%
100.0%
91.9%
96.0%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015SC
Assessed and Appropriately Given the Pneumococcal Vaccine
75.8%
-
73.3%
53.1%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015SC
* The data for this facility for some quarters is unavailable.
Low Risk Residents Who Lose Control of Their Bowel or Bladder
21.2%
21.3%
20.7%
14.7%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015SC
Received an Antipsychotic Medication
13.5%
15.7%
10.1%
15.6%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015SC
Need for Help with ADLs has Increased
3.7%
3.9%
1.3%
7.4%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015SC
Self Report Moderate to Severe Pain
6.1%
5.4%
2.3%
9.6%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015SC
Lose Too Much Weight
12.7%
9.5%
4.3%
6.6%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015SC
High Risk Residents With Pressure Ulcers
5.4%
2.7%
2.5%
1.8%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015SC
Have Depressive Symptoms
3.7%
2.7%
2.3%
7.2%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015SC
With a Urinary Tract Infection
2.4%
2.6%
1.2%
3.2%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015SC
Experiencing One or More Falls with Major Injury
1.9%
2.8%
1.7%
2.0%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015SC
With a Catheter Inserted and Left in Their Bladder
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
2.2%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015SC
Were Physically Restrained

Quality Measures for Short Stay Residents

87.9%
85.6%
82.7%
86.4%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015SC
Assessed and Appropriately Given the Pneumococcal Vaccine
90.2%
88.9%
88.9%
85.6%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015SC
Were Assessed and Appropriately Given the Seasonal Influenza Vaccine
7.0%
15.2%
14.7%
14.7%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015SC
Self Report Moderate to Severe Pain
2.4%
3.2%
2.3%
2.4%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015SC
Newly Received an Antipsychotic Medication
1.2%
1.1%
0.4%
1.0%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015SC
With Pressure Ulcers That Are New or Worsened