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Nursing Home Injury Laws: South Carolina

elderly-man-south-carolina-nursing-home-abuse-300x198Number of nursing homes in South Carolina: 179

Patients living in South Carolina nursing homes: 16,946

Occupancy rates of South Carolina nursing homes: 91.3%

Average number of deficiencies at each South Carolina nursing home: 8.3

Percent of South Carolina nursing homes with serious deficiencies for actual harm to patient: 17.3%

Most common deficiencies at South Carolina nursing homes: Quality of Care, Infection Control, Professional Standards

Distribution of ownership of South Carolina nursing homes:  75% for profit, 16% non profit, 8% government

Most populated cities in South Carolia: Columbia, Charleston, North Charleston, Rock Hill, Mount Pleasant


**Data based upon 2009 CMS data, U.S. Department of Health and Human Service

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