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About Life Care Center Of Charleston

General Information

Legal Business NameCharleston Medical Investors, LLC
Ownership TypeFor Profit - Corporation
Changed Ownership In The Last 12 MonthsNo
First Accepted MedicareFebruary 2, 1994 (23 years)
Capacity148
Residents133
Percent Occupied90%
Program ParticipationMedicare And Medicaid
Resident And Family CouncilsBoth
In HospitalNo
Continuing Care Retirement CommunityNo
Special Focus FacilityNo
Auto Sprinkler System In Required AreasYes

Ratings for Life Care Center Of Charleston

Life Care Center Of Charleston
was reviewed by Medicare to have a rating of 1 out of 5. About Medicare Ratings
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Health Inspections Rating
Quality Measures Rating
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Overall Ratings of South Carolina Nursing Homes

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

Compare The Number of Problems

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

May 28, 2015 - 2 years ago

 Residents AffectedSeveritySource/TypeDescription
---Fine$77,350 fine
GFewActual HarmComplaintKeep accurate, complete and organized clinical records on each resident that meet professional standards.
GFewActual HarmComplaintEnsure that residents are safe from serious medication errors.
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.
DFewPotential for HarmComplaint1) 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.

September 18, 2014 - 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 InspectionProvide necessary care and services to maintain or improve the highest well being of each resident .
ESomePotential for HarmHealth InspectionEnsure services provided by the nursing facility meet professional standards of quality.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionMaintain drug records and properly mark/label drugs and other similar products according to accepted professional standards.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionReview or revise the resident's care plan after any major change in physical or mental health.

September 17, 2014 - 2 years ago

 Residents AffectedSeveritySource/TypeDescription
FManyPotential for HarmFire Safety InspectionProper medical gas storage and administration areas.
DFewPotential for HarmFire Safety InspectionSpecial areas constructed so that walls can resist fire for one hour or an approved fire extinguishing system.

August 27, 2014 - 2 years ago

 Residents AffectedSeveritySource/TypeDescription
---Fine$57,070 fine
---Payment DenialPayment denial for 13 days
GFewActual HarmComplaintEnsure that a nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provide adequate supervision to prevent avoidable accidents.
GFewActual HarmComplaintDevelop a complete care plan that meets all the resident's needs, with timetables and actions that can be measured.

March 31, 2014 - 3 years ago

 Residents AffectedSeveritySource/TypeDescription
DFewPotential for HarmComplaintProvide necessary care and services to maintain or improve the highest well being of each resident .

January 18, 2014 - 3 years ago

 Residents AffectedSeveritySource/TypeDescription
---Fine$2,500 fine
---Fine$2,500 fine
---Fine$2,500 fine
---Fine$2,500 fine
JFewImmediate JeopardyComplaintGive the right treatment and services to residents who display physical or psychosocial problems adapting to changes in circumstances.
JFewImmediate JeopardyComplaintMake sure that the facility is administered in an acceptable way that maintains the well-being of each resident .
JFewImmediate JeopardyComplaintAllow residents the right to participate in the planning or revision of care and treatment.
JFewImmediate JeopardyComplaintImmediately tell the resident, the resident's doctor, and a family member of situations (injury/decline/room, etc.) that affect the resident.
JFewImmediate JeopardyComplaintProvide medically-related social services to help each resident achieve the highest possible quality of life.
DFewPotential for HarmComplaintKeep accurate, complete and organized clinical records on each resident that meet professional standards.
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.

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 Charleston 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 10min
2hr 30min
ReportedExpected
CNA
1hr 5min
40min
ReportedExpected
LPN
45min
1hr 10min
ReportedExpected
RN
3hr 60min
4hr 15min
ReportedExpected
Total Nursing

This facility also provides approximately 3hr 30min per resident per WEEK of physical therapist time.

Quality Measures for Long Stay Residents

100.0%
94.7%
94.7%
95.0%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015SC
Assessed and Appropriately Given the Seasonal Influenza Vaccine
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
96.0%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015SC
Assessed and Appropriately Given the Pneumococcal Vaccine
-
-
-
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
10.2%
11.3%
10.9%
14.7%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015SC
Received an Antipsychotic Medication
8.9%
5.1%
9.7%
15.6%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015SC
Need for Help with ADLs has Increased
1.8%
0.0%
3.2%
7.4%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015SC
Self Report Moderate to Severe Pain
15.5%
11.3%
13.8%
9.6%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015SC
Lose Too Much Weight
9.8%
10.2%
15.7%
6.6%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015SC
High Risk Residents With Pressure Ulcers
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
1.8%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015SC
Have Depressive Symptoms
3.4%
6.5%
3.1%
7.2%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015SC
With a Urinary Tract Infection
1.7%
1.6%
4.5%
3.2%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015SC
Experiencing One or More Falls with Major Injury
1.6%
1.5%
2.9%
2.0%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015SC
With a Catheter Inserted and Left in Their Bladder
1.7%
4.8%
4.5%
2.2%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015SC
Were Physically Restrained

Quality Measures for Short Stay Residents

99.0%
98.8%
98.5%
86.4%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015SC
Assessed and Appropriately Given the Pneumococcal Vaccine
95.4%
92.2%
92.2%
85.6%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015SC
Were Assessed and Appropriately Given the Seasonal Influenza Vaccine
11.7%
16.4%
18.1%
14.7%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015SC
Self Report Moderate to Severe Pain
0.6%
1.6%
1.0%
2.4%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015SC
Newly Received an Antipsychotic Medication
1.5%
1.9%
2.1%
1.0%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015SC
With Pressure Ulcers That Are New or Worsened