NHC HealthCare in Anderson Abuse and Neglect Lawyer
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NHC HealthCare in Anderson Abuse and Neglect Lawyer

Nathan Hughey
Nathan Hughey | Nursing Home Abuse Attorney

With the inspection reports of nursing homes listed online, it is now possible to do in-depth research on the facilities that you’re considering for your loved ones. According to ProPublica’s database, NHC HealthCare Anderson is a large facility, with 290 beds and approximately 237 residents. This nursing home hasn’t received any deficiencies in roughly three years of inspections and has paid no fines for violations. In fact, NHC HealthCare Anderson has made a list of nursing homes that are, when compared to others, “doing it right.”

Even the best nursing homes can make bad mistakes, however, and when they do, there’s no good reason for you or your loved one to suffer silently. Instead, call an experienced nursing home abuse attorney at the Hughey Law Firm for help.

Best Nursing Homes Listing

NHC HealthCare Anderson was named to the 2018-2019 Best Nursing Homes list in a project that rated over 15,000 nursing homes across the nation in the hopes of providing information that will help families looking for a safe and quality environment for their loved ones. For more information about nursing home rating speak with a skilled attorney or click here. Some of the highlights of NHC HealthCare Anderson’s listing include:

  • The facility accepts Medicare and Medicaid and is not part of a continuing care retirement community. The facility is owned by a for-profit corporation.
  • The facility was rated average in terms of overall staffing, with residents receiving a sufficient amount of time with registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, licensed vocational nurses, and certified nurse’s assistants.
  • The facility was rated as high performing based on the results of health inspections that are performed every 15 months.
  • NHC HealthCare Anderson was also rated as high performing on the government’s medical care quality measures, which assess the facility’s adherence to recommended care measures, such as flu vaccinations, and care-related complications, such as bed sores and urinary tract infections.
  • The facility was also rated high performing on the quality of short-term care provided for patients recovering after a hospital stay for conditions, such as joint replacement surgery, stroke, or heart attack. NHC was found to provide highly trained nursing staff, relatively consistent staffing measurement, higher than average physical therapy staffing, patient-centered rehabilitation therapy that far exceeded the national average, slightly lower than average rates of patients discharged from the facility into their home community, average ability to prevent short-stay residents from needing an emergency room visit, an ability to prevent readmission that is on roughly the same level as the national average, a higher than average level of short-term patients receiving their influenza immunization, and a low or reasonable rate of complaints.

More Information From the Medicare List

The Medicare List provides the following information about NHC HealthCare Anderson when compared to the national average in several categories:

  • Percentage of long-stay residents whose need for help with daily activities has increased: Better than the national average
  • Percentage of long-stay residents who self-report moderate to severe pain: Better than the national average
  • Percentage of long-stay residents who lose too much weight: Better than the national average
  • Percentage of low risk long-stay residents who lose control of their bowels or bladder: Better than the national average
  • Percentage of long-stay residents with a catheter inserted and left in their bladder: Worse than the national average
  • Percentage of long-stay residents with a urinary tract infection: Worse than the national average
  • Percentage of long-stay residents who have depressive symptoms: Better than the national average
  • Percentage of long-stay residents who were physically restrained: Better than the national average
  • Percentage of long-stay residents experiencing one or more falls with major injury: Worse than the national average
  • Percentage of long-stay residents assessed and appropriately given the pneumococcal vaccine: Better than the national average
  • Percentage of long-stay residents who received an antipsychotic medication: Better than the national average
  • Percentage of short-stay residents who self-report moderate to severe pain: Better than the national average
  • Percentage of short-stay residents assessed and appropriately given the pneumococcal vaccine: Better than the national average
  • Percentage of short-stay residents who newly received an antipsychotic medication: Worse than the national average
  • Percentage of long-stay residents whose ability to move independently worsened: Better than the national average
  • Percentage of long-stay residents who received an antianxiety or hypnotic medication: Worse than the national average
  • Percentage of high risk long-stay residents with pressure ulcers: Worse than the national average
  • Percentage of long-stay residents assessed and appropriately given the seasonal influenza vaccine: Better than the national average
  • Percentage of short-stay residents who made improvements in function: Better than the national average
  • Percentage of short-stay residents who were assessed and appropriately given the seasonal influenza vaccine: Better than the national average

About Nursing Homes

Nursing homes are also frequently called skilled nursing facilities or long-term care facilities. They may provide both long-term as well as short-term care, in addition to housing and round-the-clock skilled nursing care for those who are not sick enough to be hospitalized, but are unable to care for themselves and need a higher level of care than an assisted living facility can provide.

A survey revealed that the median monthly cost for a semi-private room in a nursing home is more than $7,400, with an annual cost of about $90,000. Medicare will pay for skilled nursing in some cases, typically covering up to 100 days of nursing care in a Medicare-licensed nursing home. After 100 days, the resident must either pay for his or her care through personal funds or another type of insurance. Once the resident’s assets have been exhausted, Medicaid coverage is available.

Other sources of funding that nursing home care include a long-term care insurance policy from a private provider or veteran’s benefits that may help to cover the cost.

Some questions to ask of the facility you’re considering include:

  • Is the facility licensed and certified by the state?
  • Have there been complaints against the facility or deficiencies discovered through inspections?
  • Is the facility clean and well-maintained?
  • How many nurses and how many residents are at the facility?
  • How much do services cost?
  • How long has the nursing facility been in business?
  • Are the rooms easily accessible for ill or disabled residents?
  • What social activities are provided for the residents?

Don’t Let a Loved One Suffer—Call Hughey Law’s Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse Attorneys Now

If you suspect that your loved one is the victim of abuse or neglect at any South Carolina nursing facility or if you have concerns about the quality of care that he or she is receiving, including at NHC HealthCare Anderson, call us at (843) 881-8644 contact us to evaluate your legal options. No matter how good the track record, when any nursing home or assisted living facility in the state injures someone, we’re not scared to take them on and win justice for you and your loved one.


Hughey Law Firm LLC
171 Church Street, Suite 330
Charleston, SC 29401
Phone: 843-881-8644

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