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Overall Rating 2.9 / 5.0 ★★★★★

  • ★★★★★ 3 months ago

    This facility is a joke and should be investigated for neglect of patients! They are dishonest of the neglect and will do anything to cover it up! Not giving patients their important medications like blood pressure pills and insulin is extremely dangerous! And then to lie about it! Not excusable! Don't put your loved one in this home unless you can closely supervise that they are being taken care of the way they should be.

  • ★★★★★ 7 months ago

    HORRIBLE.....HORRIBLE.....HORRIBLE service!!! I wouldn't recommend this place to anyone....the staff shows so much neglect towards patient....they suppose to check on patients every 2 hours....that's a lie & God forbid if they have to use the restroom or need their medicine especially for pain....it take them for ever to respond to the patient....I've actually witness it myself....I had to go to management & that still didn't help! They don't know how to talk to patients..if you ask me they need to get rid of everyone there and hire a whole new crew or just closed the place down.....despite the reviews we've heard about this place my family & I decided to give them a try because we believe people & places do change over time but not this place!! PLEASE DO NOT SEND YOUR FAMILY MEMEBERS HERE!!!! I am very dissatisfied with the service here......! A terrible place to put your love ones!!!!!!???,communicatio is horrible.....haven't seen or spoken with a doctor since my dad has been here & every time you ask the nurse a question about something they don't know....I'm like what the hell do y'all know.........

  • ★★★★★ a year ago

    Horrible communication !!!, family member was injured with fall and had subdural hematoma and had seemed to stabilize before going to Lifecare of Cola to try to see if could build strength back after long bed rest. They got there and decompensated across the course of a few weeks and I got a call like 4 days after they had slipped into a coma. The staff could have projected the course of decline from not getting nutrition and failed to inform family of anything until like one to two days before passing. They called to ask "did you know there was a change in status?" Well, yes I have been here almost daily, thanks for calling me days after the fact. You should have told me days ago and now as my denial lifts I find how would you not tell us. The course would have surely been down hill at any facility , but family has a right to be informed and this place was tight lipped as hell. I guess they were too short staffed to care to call or didn't want to risk family moving patient to a hospice home ( $). I know this center has its strengths, but for this case and my family's needs they neglected to communicate anything much at all. Seemed too busy and short staffed at night. Stay on top of your family members needs if they are frail and elderly and especially about your right to know of decompensation or a clear downward course. Course of treatment should have been shifted to assist family in knowledge and communicate status versus be so tight lipped.

  • ★★★★★ a year ago

    Doing an excellent job with my Mom and her room is so nice.

  • ★★★★★ 3 years ago

    Wonderful place! The level of care is outstanding, and they go out of their way to make patients and guests comfortable. The facilities are kept extremely clean. The physical therapy is outstanding and the facility has excellent equipment.

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 (23 years)
Capacity179
Residents99
Percent Occupied55%
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 to have a rating of 1 out of 5. About Medicare Ratings
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Health Inspections Rating
Quality Measures Rating
Staff Rating
RN Staff Rating

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

September 29, 2016 - 14 months ago

 Residents AffectedSeveritySource/TypeDescription
FManyPotential for HarmHealth InspectionMaintain drug records and properly mark/label drugs and other similar products according to accepted professional standards.
ESomePotential for HarmHealth InspectionStore, cook, and serve food in a safe and clean way.
ESomePotential for HarmHealth InspectionKeep the rate of medication errors (wrong drug, wrong dose, wrong time) to less than 5%.
ESomePotential for HarmHealth InspectionGive residents proper treatment to prevent new bed (pressure) sores or heal existing bed sores.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionProperly care for residents needing special services, including: injections, colostomy, ureostomy, ileostomy, tracheostomy care, tracheal suctioning, respiratory care, foot care, and prostheses.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionEnsure that residents are safe from serious medication errors.

June 4, 2015 - 2 years ago

 Residents AffectedSeveritySource/TypeDescription
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.
ESomePotential for HarmHealth InspectionProvide routine and emergency drugs through a licensed pharmacist and only under the general supervision of a licensed nurse.
CManyPotential for Minimal HarmHealth InspectionGive residents a notice of rights, rules, services and charges.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionKeep the rate of medication errors (wrong drug, wrong dose, wrong time) to less than 5%.
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 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 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 InspectionDevelop a complete care plan that meets all the resident's needs, with timetables and actions that can be measured.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionAssist those residents who need help with eating/drinking, grooming and personal and oral hygiene.

February 10, 2015 - 3 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.

February 4, 2014 - 4 years ago

 Residents AffectedSeveritySource/TypeDescription
---Fine$23,250 fine

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 55min
2hr 40min
ReportedExpected
CNA
1hr
40min
ReportedExpected
LPN
15min
60min
ReportedExpected
RN
4hr 10min
4hr 20min
ReportedExpected
Total Nursing

This facility also provides approximately 50min per resident per WEEK of physical therapist time.

Quality Measures for Long Stay Residents

80.9%
61.8%
61.8%
61.8%
94.3%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016SC
Percentage of long-stay residents assessed and appropriately given the seasonal influenza vaccine
89.3%
87.8%
88.1%
82.1%
95.1%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016SC
Percentage of long-stay residents assessed and appropriately given the pneumococcal vaccine
77.8%
66.7%
64.7%
64.0%
53.9%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016SC
Percentage of low risk long-stay residents who lose control of their bowels or bladder
17.9%
20.5%
19.3%
19.5%
26.4%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016SC
Percentage of long-stay residents who received an antianxiety or hypnotic medication
22.3%
19.5%
14.9%
37.5%
19.5%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016SC
Percentage of long-stay residents whose ability to move independently worsened
16.2%
15.6%
17.3%
17.7%
14.3%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016SC
Percentage of long-stay residents who received an antipsychotic medication
13.4%
23.4%
8.5%
17.9%
14.8%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016SC
Percentage of long-stay residents whose need for help with daily activities has increased
8.1%
2.8%
1.3%
4.2%
6.5%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016SC
Percentage of long-stay residents who self-report moderate to severe pain
2.4%
11.7%
11.0%
19.3%
8.6%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016SC
Percentage of long-stay residents who lose too much weight
4.2%
7.6%
2.7%
6.8%
6.7%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016SC
Percentage of high risk long-stay residents with pressure ulcers
5.0%
4.0%
0.0%
4.2%
1.4%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016SC
Percentage of long-stay residents who have depressive symptoms
4.8%
2.6%
3.7%
3.6%
6.0%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016SC
Percentage of long-stay residents with a urinary tract infection
2.4%
2.4%
2.4%
1.2%
3.2%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016SC
Percentage of long-stay residents experiencing one or more falls with major injury
2.7%
2.9%
2.5%
4.1%
2.2%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016SC
Percentage of long-stay residents with a catheter inserted and left in their bladder
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
1.6%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016SC
Percentage of long-stay residents who were physically restrained

Quality Measures for Short Stay Residents

82.1%
87.9%
90.8%
89.7%
83.6%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016SC
Percentage of short-stay residents assessed and appropriately given the pneumococcal vaccine
88.9%
81.3%
81.3%
81.3%
82.6%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016SC
Percentage of short-stay residents who were assessed and appropriately given the seasonal influenza vaccine
66.4%
66.4%
62.8%
64.7%
62.8%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016SC
Percentage of short-stay residents who made improvements in function
8.4%
6.5%
6.6%
20.7%
14.5%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016SC
Percentage of short-stay residents who self-report moderate to severe pain
1.5%
1.4%
0.6%
2.1%
2.1%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016SC
Percentage of short-stay residents who newly received an antipsychotic medication
0.3%
0.3%
0.6%
0.0%
1.0%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016SC
Percentage of short-stay residents with pressure ulcers that are new or worsened



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