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Overall Rating 4.0 / 5.0 ★★★★★

  • W D Bryant
    ★★★★★ 5 months ago

    Excellent! I highly recommend this nursing home. My mom received excellent care. Nurses and caregivers are very involved in patient care. Management doors are always open and they are very involved in resident concerns and care.

  • Margaret Lee
    ★★★★★ 8 months ago

    Some very good nurses. Only know of Rehab side. New management than a year ago. CNA's are great as well. The rehab beds are always full.

  • Jason Hudgins
    ★★★★★ 7 months ago

    My Grandmother is here ! Best nurses and Rehabilitation center in the low country!

  • Bonnie Webster
    ★★★★★ a year ago

    I am in the process of finding another assisted living facility for my mother. The cost is just less than $7000 a month and the care is sub-standard. The upper management all have high end offices and I wonder if this is where the money goes. I have spoken to the Director about problems and my perception is either ignorance or lack of caring. The Marketing Director is wonderful upon admission but once you are in that ends very quickly. They have my money now. There is little to no communication back in the wings between nurses and staff members. Each time (many) I have called ahead to have a meal with her or take her out she is either already eating or in bed...sometimes in bed at lunch. All the residents are placed in a small tv room, lined up in rows as though in a cattle Shute and left alone to sleep in their wheelchairs. I personally have asked that my mother be changed when sitting in a bowel movement and waited so long in her 100 degree room that I had to take her back to nurses station and tell them I myself feel sick and must leave. I am told there is constant turn-over with staff and too little staff to begin with. They recently hired a "nurse manager" for each station but I have only seen her once and see no improvement whatsoever. Oh, the only ones who have email in this facility are the upper management...no email for the Activities Director" for contacting residents family. I asked her how I found out about any special events (of which there are few) and she told me I needed to come in and ask! What?! Unbelievable in this high tech world. Think twice before bringing your elderly loved one here, I am serious.

  • Charlotte Holtry
    ★★★★★ a year ago

    Stayed here for about 2 weeks post op. The facility is decorated nicely but at a closer look you can see how dirty it is especially in the corners. However I am from the North where things are cleaner in general. My main complaint at this place is there were some very, very lazy techs who kind of sneered at you when you asked for help and in some cases actually refused to help you. I had several fractures and much pain but couldn't get them to send me to the ER until I raised the roof. Turned out I did have 2 more fractures and had been telling them for days about them. I felt as though I was my own Doctor and had to diagnose myself, call my doctor myself, arrange for mri myself, etc. Still having medical problems that have yet to e resolved. Sometimes food is good but mostly just ok and orders for a clear liquid diet never went through. On the surface, this place looks good and did have a handful of excellent nurses/aides but generally most were very lazy and begrudged you any help they gave you.

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 (24 years)
Capacity148
Residents130
Percent Occupied88%
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 2 out of 5. About Medicare Ratings
Overall Rating
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 21, 2016 - 14 months ago

 Residents AffectedSeveritySource/TypeDescription
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionAt least once a month, have a licensed pharmacist review each resident's medication(s) and report any irregularities to the attending doctor.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionEnsure that each resident who enters the nursing home without a catheter is not given a catheter, unless medically necessary, and that incontinent patients receive proper services to prevent urinary tract infections and restore normal bladder functions.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionConduct initial and periodic assessments of each resident's functional capacity.
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 InspectionImmediately tell the resident, the resident's doctor, and a family member of situations (injury/decline/room, etc.) that affect the resident.

January 13, 2016 - 2 years ago

 Residents AffectedSeveritySource/TypeDescription
FManyPotential for HarmHealth InspectionHave a program that investigates, controls and keeps infection from spreading.
ESomePotential for HarmHealth InspectionStore, cook, and serve food in a safe and clean way.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionOperate and provide services according to Federal, State, and local laws and professional standards.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionMaintain drug records and properly mark/label drugs and other similar products according to accepted professional standards.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionProvide necessary care and services to maintain or improve the highest well being of each resident .

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.

August 27, 2014 - 3 years ago

 Residents AffectedSeveritySource/TypeDescription
---Payment DenialPayment denial for 13 days
---Fine$57,070 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 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
2hr 30min
ReportedExpected
CNA
1hr 10min
40min
ReportedExpected
LPN
40min
1hr 10min
ReportedExpected
RN
3hr 55min
4hr 15min
ReportedExpected
Total Nursing

This facility also provides approximately 2hr 25min per resident per WEEK of physical therapist time.

Quality Measures for Long Stay Residents

94.7%
86.7%
86.7%
86.7%
94.3%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016SC
Percentage of long-stay residents assessed and appropriately given the seasonal influenza vaccine
98.6%
92.1%
91.3%
91.7%
95.1%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016SC
Percentage of long-stay residents assessed and appropriately given the pneumococcal vaccine
80.0%
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-
66.7%
53.9%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016SC
* The data for this facility for some quarters is unavailable.
Percentage of low risk long-stay residents who lose control of their bowels or bladder
31.1%
30.6%
37.3%
28.6%
26.4%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016SC
Percentage of long-stay residents who received an antianxiety or hypnotic medication
28.2%
26.7%
17.2%
27.5%
19.5%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016SC
Percentage of long-stay residents whose ability to move independently worsened
20.9%
21.0%
23.5%
26.8%
14.3%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016SC
Percentage of long-stay residents who received an antipsychotic medication
13.8%
22.0%
17.7%
16.7%
14.8%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016SC
Percentage of long-stay residents whose need for help with daily activities has increased
5.8%
3.0%
10.3%
5.1%
6.5%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016SC
Percentage of long-stay residents who self-report moderate to severe pain
19.1%
20.0%
14.9%
8.5%
8.6%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016SC
Percentage of long-stay residents who lose too much weight
14.3%
6.4%
5.5%
8.3%
6.7%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016SC
Percentage of high risk long-stay residents with pressure ulcers
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
1.4%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016SC
Percentage of long-stay residents who have depressive symptoms
4.4%
1.7%
7.5%
2.8%
6.0%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016SC
Percentage of long-stay residents with a urinary tract infection
1.4%
6.3%
2.9%
2.8%
3.2%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016SC
Percentage of long-stay residents experiencing one or more falls with major injury
0.0%
0.0%
1.4%
0.9%
2.2%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016SC
Percentage of long-stay residents with a catheter inserted and left in their bladder
8.7%
6.3%
5.8%
4.2%
1.6%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016SC
Percentage of long-stay residents who were physically restrained

Quality Measures for Short Stay Residents

97.5%
96.9%
93.0%
88.7%
83.6%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016SC
Percentage of short-stay residents assessed and appropriately given the pneumococcal vaccine
92.2%
92.7%
92.7%
92.7%
82.6%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016SC
Percentage of short-stay residents who were assessed and appropriately given the seasonal influenza vaccine
62.9%
57.9%
60.2%
64.8%
62.8%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016SC
Percentage of short-stay residents who made improvements in function
14.0%
9.0%
8.7%
14.7%
14.5%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016SC
Percentage of short-stay residents who self-report moderate to severe pain
1.0%
1.3%
2.2%
2.5%
2.1%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016SC
Percentage of short-stay residents who newly received an antipsychotic medication
2.1%
1.8%
1.2%
0.8%
1.0%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016SC
Percentage of short-stay residents with pressure ulcers that are new or worsened



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