North Charleston, SC Nursing Home Ratings

Overall Rating of 16 Nursing Homes
    Rating: 5 out of 5 (4) Much above average
    Rating: 4 out of 5 (0) Above average
    Rating: 3 out of 5 (5) Average
    Rating: 2 out of 5 (1) Below average
    Rating: 1 out of 5 (5) Much below average
August 2018

The city of North Charleston is the third largest city in South Carolina and part of the greater Charleston metropolitan area. It is home to a burgeoning population that includes many senior citizens. The North Charleston nursing home abuse attorneys of Nursing Home Law Center LLC represent the needs of the many elderly patients who are denied the quality care and respect that they deserve due to neglectful and abusive caregivers. To help you make more educated decisions regarding where your loved one receives the care he or she requires, we have provided the following information about the nursing facilities that serve this area.

Medicare routinely gathers information on every nursing facility in North Charleston, South Carolina based on data collected through inspections, surveys and investigations. The database monitored by the federal agency reveals that six (30%) of the sixteen North Charleston nursing facilities are deemed to be below the national averages after serious deficiencies and violations were identified. If your loved one was mistreated, abused, injured, harmed or died unexpectedly from neglect while living in a nursing home in South Carolina, let our attorneys protect your rights starting now. Contact the North Charleston nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center  (800-926-7565) today to schedule a free case review to discuss how we can file and resolve a claim for compensation on your behalf to recover your damages.

North Charleston Senior Demographics

In addition to being one of the largest industrial cities in the state, North Charleston tops the state in gross retail sales. Its proximity to Charleston has helped it attract a growing population which now exceeds 104,000 people. The senior population makes up roughly 8.4% of the total and many more residents are nearing retirement. The City of North Charleston offers numerous programs and activities to serve those who are 50 years of age or older. Residents are able to sign up for social programs, classes or group trips through any of ten centers located throughout the city.

Remaining active is important as we age and seniors are able to join each other for games of tennis, softball, bowling, lane dancing and yoga. Other social activities include bingo, cornhole, a group ceramics class and bocce. To find a center near you, you can visit http://www.northcharleston.org/Residents/Parks-and-Recreation/Programs-and-Camps/Senior-Activities/Senior-Centers.aspx or contact the City of North Charleston’s Parks and Recreation Department.

North Charleston Area Nursing Homes

The following information about the nursing homes that serve the North Charleston area has been compiled by our North Charleston nursing injury lawyers using data that can be accessed using the Medicare nursing home compare tool located on the medicare.gov website. It is our hope that we can increase awareness of concerns common to nursing centers in the area and allow more people to make educated decisions regarding where they choose to place their loved ones. For more specific information about any facility, visit https://www.medicare.gov/nursinghomecompare.

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

Life Care Center of Charleston

2600 Elms Plantation Boulevard

North Charleston, SC 29406

(843) 764-3500

Ownership— For profit corporation

Participates in Medicare/Medicaid: Yes

Overall Rating— 1 star out of 5 possible

1 Star

Primary concerns: While this facility has above average quality care measures and an averagely rated staff, its health record is riddled with deficiencies and violation. Sanitation and proper measures to prevent the spread of disease are instrumental in preventing infections and other medical complications.

Savannah Grace at the Palms of Mount Pleasant

1010 Lake Hunter Circle

Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

(843) 388-2030

Ownership— For profit corporation

Participates in Medicare/Medicaid: Medicare only

Overall Rating— 3 stars out of 5 possible

3 Stars

Primary concerns: This facility is adequately staffed and employs sufficient quality measures, but suffers from a poor health inspection record. Its nonparticipation in Medicaid is a detractor to those who are looking for a facility that accepts these payments.

Sandpiper Rehab and Nursing

1049 Anna Knapp Boulevard

Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

(843) 881-3210

Ownership— For profit corporation

Participates in Medicare/Medicaid: Yes

Overall Rating— 3 stars out of 5 possible

3 Stars

Primary concerns: Poor quality measures and health inspection deficiencies are the primary concerns driving this facility’s score down from five stars.

Harvest Health and Rehab of Johns Island

3647 Maybank Highway

Johns Island, SC 29455

(843) 559-5888

Ownership— For profit LLC

Participates in Medicare/Medicaid: Yes

Overall Rating— 4 stars out of 5 possible

4 Stars

Primary concerns: This facility has received above average scores for its health and sanitation measures and quality measures, but suffers from understaffing concerns.

Oakbrook Health and Rehabilitation Center

920 Travelers Boulevard

Summerville, SC 29485

(843) 875-9053

Ownership— For profit corporation

Participates in Medicare/Medicaid: Yes

Overall Rating— 4 stars out of 5 possible

4 Stars

Primary concerns: Understaffing and minor sanitation concerns are what have prevented this facility from receiving a five star rating.

The Symptoms of Nursing Neglect and Abuse

Detecting the mistreatment of our loved ones is not always easy, especially when they are unwilling to talk about the abuse or are too afraid to speak out. Our North Charleston nursing home lawyers often instruct clients to investigate any situation that doesn’t feel right because it is better to rule out abuse than to allow a potentially abusive situation to continue unabated. The most common signs of neglect, abuse or negligence include the following.

  • Symptoms of malnourishment or dehydration which include weight loss, dizziness, confusion, dark urine and fatigue.
  • The presence of bedsores or worsening of existing pressure sores. Prevention of bedsores is as simple as moving the patient or encouraging activity, so these injuries are inexcusable.
  • Physical marks that could indicate assault or restraint, such as bruises on your loved one’s wrists, ankles or genital areas.
  • Sudden changes in behavior which can include angry outbursts, bouts of depression and paranoia whenever in the presence of nursing staff members.
  • Fractures due to slips or falls. You should always demand an explanation for a fall because lack of supervision or environmental hazards may be contributing factors.
  • The development of an infection. Poor sanitation methods or disease prevention measures can result in the spread of infections across an entire patient population.
  • Hospitalization due to medication errors. The impact of these errors can range from minor discomfort to serious medical complications or death.
  • Your loved one accuses a staff member or resident of abuse or neglect. Many facilities will try to sweep incidents of abuse under the rug by claiming that your loved one is confused or suffering from dementia. You should know your loved one well enough to know when to take an accusation seriously and have the right to investigate.

Nursing Home Law Center LLC has helped thousands of clients across the nation recover the compensation they were entitled to for injuries caused by negligent or abusive treatment. If you suspect your loved one is being mistreated, contact us to learn more about your legal options and to determine whether to launch an investigation. In addition to providing legal services, we can assist you in finding a facility that will provide the quality of care your loved one deserves and in the transition to his or her new home.

Our North Charleston nursing home abuse attorneys will review your case free of charge and without obligation. We work on a contingency basis, which means we will never collect attorneys’ fees unless we are able to secure compensation on behalf of your loved one.

For additional information on South Carolina laws and information on nursing homes look here.

Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect Resources

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