Columbia Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect Attorneys

Columbia SC Nursing Home Ratings Graph

Columbia is the capital of South Carolina and the center of the largest metropolitan area in the state. The Columbia nursing home abuse and neglect attorneys of Nursing Home Law Center LLC work tirelessly on behalf of the many senior citizens who live in the city and its suburbs to ensure that they maintain the right to live out their final years with dignity and respect. In an effort to raise awareness to the most common nursing center concerns in the area, we’ve gathered the following information about the facilities that have received the worst ratings from Medicare’s nursing home compare tool so that you can make a more educated decision about where you place those who you love.

Medicare regularly collects information on every nursing facility in Columbia, South Carolina based on data gathered through inspections, surveys and investigations. According to the federal agency, surveyors found serious violations and deficiencies at eight (38%) of these twenty-one Columbia nursing facilities that led to residents receiving substandard care. If your loved one was harmed, injured, mistreated, abused or died unexpectedly from neglect while living at a nursing home in South Carolina, your family has rights to ensure justice. 

We urge you to contact the Columbia, SC nursing home negligence attorneys at Nursing Home Law Center (800-926-7565) today. Schedule a free case evaluation and let us discuss your legal options for obtaining monetary recovery through a lawsuit or compensation claim.

Columbia Senior Demographics

Columbia is home to the University of South Carolina and Fort Jackson, which are the largest college in the state and the largest basic combat training site in the United States. The city is home to over 129,000 residents and its greater metropolitan area is made up of over 800,000. The senior population represents 8.7% of the total and there are thousands more who are rapidly nearing retirement age. Seniors who are looking to maintain active and healthy lives find plenty to do at the Lourie Center.

The Lourie Center offers a wide range of classes and activities for residents over the age of 50 which can include foreign language classes, health and fitness instruction, wine tastings, concerts and lunchtime lectures on topics of special interest. While most of the programs are open to the public, others require a membership that costs a nominal fee of $25. For more information about the center and its activities, you can call (803) 779-1971 or visit the center at 1650 Park Circle.

Columbia Nursing Homes

In addition to aggressively pursuing justice on behalf of our clients, our Columbia nursing injury attorneys would like to prevent future abuse by helping raise public awareness to the most common nursing concerns and providing information that can be used to avoid placing loved ones in poor environments. The information we’ve provided below comes from and is for the lowest rated facilities in the city. You can visit the Medicare website to learn more about the nursing facility you are considering for your loved one or to find more specific information on why a facility has received low scores.

Information on South Carolina Nursing Home Abuse & Negligence Lawsuits

Our attorneys have compiled data from settlements and jury verdicts across South Carolina to give you an idea as to how cases are valued. Learn more about these cases here:

South Carolina Nursing Home Fall Settlements and Verdicts
South Carolina Nursing Home Bed Sore Settlements and Verdicts
South Carolina Nursing Home Inadequate Care Settlements and verdicts
South Carolina Nursing Home Abuse Settlements and Verdicts
South Carolina Nursing Home Medical Error Settlements and Verdicts

Overall Rating of 21 Nursing Homes
    Rating: 5 out of 5 (4) Much above average
    Rating: 4 out of 5 (5) Above average
    Rating: 3 out of 5 (4) Average
    Rating: 2 out of 5 (7) Below average
    Rating: 1 out of 5 (1) Much below average
August 2018

C M Tucker Nursing Care Center

2200 Harden Street

Columbia, SC 29203

(803) 737-5300

Ownership— Government

Participates in Medicare/Medicaid: Yes

Overall Rating— 2 stars out of 5 possible

2 Stars

Primary concerns: While adequately staffed, this facility has received very concerning grades for its quality measures and health inspection history, which is riddled with deficiencies and violations.

Pruitthealth- Columbia

2451 Forest Drive

Columbia, SC 29204

(803) 254-5960

Ownership— For profit corporation

Participates in Medicare/Medicaid: Yes

Overall Rating— 2 stars out of 5 possible

2 Stars

Primary concerns: This facility has an above average quality measures rating, but its mediocre staff levels are the likely reason for its subpar health inspection history.

Magnolia Manor- Columbia

1007 North King Street

Columbia, SC 29223

(803) 699-4111

Ownership— For profit corporation

Participates in Medicare/Medicaid: Yes

Overall Rating— 2 stars out of 5 possible

2 Stars

Primary concerns: This facility has received demerits in every area of assessment. It has potential understaffing concerns that may be driving its low quality measures score and sketchy health inspection record.

Life Care Center of Columbia

2514 Faraway Drive

Columbia, SC 29223

(803) 865-1999

Ownership— For profit corporation

Participates in Medicare/Medicaid: Yes

Overall Rating— 1 star out of 5 possible

1 Star

Primary concerns: An abysmal health inspection history is this facility’s primary detractor, but it also has received mediocre ratings for the quality of its staff and measures taken to tend to the individual needs of each patient.

Pruitthealth- Blythewood

1075 Heather Green Drive

Columbia, SC 29229

(803) 419-9863

Ownership— For profit corporation

Participates in Medicare/Medicaid: Yes

Overall Rating— 2 stars out of 5 possible

2 Stars

Primary concerns: This facility has an excellent quality measures rating but lacks the staff to implement them. Its health inspection rating is its greatest concern and Medicare has assigned it the lowest possible score as a result.

How to tell if Your Loved One is the Victim of Abuse

Our Columbia nursing home injury lawyers are often asked the question of how families can detect abuse or neglect when victims often remain silent out of fear or shame. We suggest paying special attention to any situation that doesn’t seem right, especially if your loved one is suddenly no longer acting like the person you’ve known all your life. The most common symptoms of abuse that warrant an investigation include the following.

  • Your loved one develops bedsores for unexplained reasons. These injuries are easily prevented and a sign that nursing home staff is unable or unwilling to grant your loved one the attention he or she deserves.
  • Your loved one is hospitalized for an infection. Poor hygienic measures, food preparation precautions and disease prevention protocol can result in the spread of infections, so always investigate the source of your loved one’s infection.
  • You noticesymptoms of dehydration or malnutrition, such as fatigue, weakness, weight loss and dizziness.
  • You notice physical marks on the wrists, ankles or genitals that could indicate restraint or assault.
  • Your loved one is hospitalized due to medication errors. It is not uncommon for caregivers who are stretched thin on time or resources to make these mistakes while in a hurry.
  • Your loved one trips or falls while unsupervised. Patients at an elevated risk of falling need special attention. Other factors contributing to slip and fall injuries include the presence of physical obstacles, wet floors or other environmental hazards.

Nursing Home Law Center LLC is an award winning personal injury network of attorneys that fights for the rights of anyone who has been injured due to the negligent or reckless behavior of others. We have helped recover compensation on behalf of clients across the nation and can assist you in determining whether your loved one is being mistreated, moving him or her to a facility that will offer the quality of care you should expect and pursuing justice by holding the negligent facility responsible for its misdeeds. If you believe your loved one is the victim of abuse or neglect, contact us today to arrange a free consultation.

Our Columbia nursing home abuse attorneys have specialized training and experience in nursing home law and can answer any questions you have. Since we work on a contingency basis, you are also assured that you will never be required to pay us for our services unless we are able to secure damages on your behalf.

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Jonathan did a great job helping my family navigate through a lengthy lawsuit involving my grandmother's death in a nursing home. Through every step of the case, Jonathan kept my family informed of the progression of the case. Although our case eventually settled at a mediation, I really was impressed at how well prepared Jonathan was to take the case to trial. Lisa
After I read Jonathan’s Nursing Home Blog, I decided to hire him to look into my wife’s treatment at a local nursing home. Jonathan did a great job explaining the process and the laws that apply to nursing homes. I immediately felt at ease and was glad to have him on my side. Though the lawsuit process was at times frustrating, Jonathan reassured me, particularly at my deposition. I really felt like Jonathan cared about my wife’s best interests, and I think that came across to the lawyers for the nursing home. Eric