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Rice Nursing Home

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100 Finley Rd, Columbia, SC


  • Nursing Home
  • Continued Care Community
  • Senior Community
  • Assisted Living
  • Short Term Care: Rehabilitation, Respite
  • Alzheimer's Care
  • Skilled Nursing Facility
  • Micro-Community: Residential Care Facility

Payment Options

  • Medicare Yes
  • Medicaid No
  • Veteran's Benefits No
  • Long Term Care Insurance No
  • Subsidy Available No
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User Reviews

07/01/2013  -  An OurParents User Writes:

We are proud of Rice Estate staff and the services they provide.

11/21/2012  -  An OurParents User Writes:

Rice Nursing Home is a small, not for profit, nursing home with 36 beds based in Columbia, SC. At last check, the facility had 34 residents indicating that it is 94% occupied which is about average within the state of South Carolina. The provider accepts only medicare, and provides resident counseling services.
This nursing home and assisted living facility, is located in a continuing care retirement community (CCRC). As of November 2012, the medicare rating for Rice Nursing Home, was 5 stars. Only 17% of nursing homes have 5 stars in South Carolina.
We have compared the detailed Medicare data for Rice Nursing Home with other senior care providers in South Carolina. When compare to the state averages for staffing, the number of registered nurse (RN) hours per resident per day is about average; Certified nursing assistant (CNA) hours per resident per day is about average; The number of licensed practical (LPN) or vocational nurse hours per resident per day is about average. The most recent health inspection was on 09/12/2012.
To view the full report for this facility, and to understand more about its Medicare rating, go to here

Description of Rice Nursing Home in Columbia, SC

Number of Beds : 36

Rice Nursing Home, located in Columbia, South Carolina provides the following services: Nursing Home, Continued Care Community, Senior Community, Assisted Living, Short Term Care: Rehabilitation, Respite, Alzheimer's Care, Skilled Nursing Facility, and Micro-Community: Residential Care Facility. It accepts the following payment methods: Medicare. Rice Nursing Home has received 4 stars from Medicare and an average user review rating of 5 stars. Rice Nursing Home has a very good hospital, Palmetto Health Richland, located nearby, which scored a 89 out of 100 in its most recent Medicare review. The Rice Nursing Home's nearest hospital is 7 miles away. The zipcode (29203) in South Carolina, where Rice Nursing Home is located, has a below average safety rating based on recent crime statistics. A more detailed description of the types of care for Rice Nursing Home can be found here.

Rice Nursing Home is a nursing home. It provides medical nursing service for seniors with serious illnesses or disabilities twenty-four hours a day, delivered by registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, and certified nurse aids.

Nursing care facilities cater to several types of patients: some patients require short-term rehab while recovering from surgery; others require long-term nursing and medical supervision. In addition, some nursing homes offer specialized care programs for Alzheimer's or other illnesses, or short-term respite care for frail or disabled persons when a family member requires a rest from providing care in the home. Please note that you can help compare nursing homes by looking at the Medicare ratings of a given facility (Medicare has a 5-star rating system for comparing nursing homes). There are various ways for paying for care in a nursing home. Make sure you know your loved one's Medicare and Medicaid eligibility, and understand how you can use tools like long term care insurance to pay for nursing home care.

Also, Rice Nursing Home is an assisted living facility. Assisted living facilities are an apartment-style habitat designed to focus on providing assistance with daily living activities. They provide a higher level of service for the elderly which can include preparing meals, housekeeping, medication assistance, laundry, and also do regular check-in's on the residents. Basically, they are designed to bridge the gap between independent living and nursing home facilities. When thinking about how to pay for care, assisted living facilities are generally less expensive than nursing homes, if assisted living is a viable option for your loved one.

Also, Rice Nursing Home is a Senior Community. Senior communities are for seniors who can take care of themselves. It is often a set of apartments in a variety of sizes from studios to large two bedrooms, where seniors live independently, but may receive additional services like transportation, pools, a convenience store, bank, barber/beauty shop, resident laundry, housekeeping, and security, are all services and amenities that may be provided there.

Also, Rice Nursing Home is a Micro community, which means it is a smaller senior community. It is a Residential Care Facility. Some people prefer it for its smaller less institutional setting.

Also, Rice Nursing Home facility provides Alzheimer's care. This means it has special safeguards for wandering seniors, and caregivers are trained in handling dementia behaviors.

Also, Rice Nursing Home is a skilled nursing facility (SNF). It is primarily engaged in providing skilled nursing care and related services for residents who require medical or nursing care; or rehabilitation services for the rehabilitation of injured, disabled, or sick persons.

Skilled nursing facilities cater to patients who either need short-term rehab while recovering from surgery; or require long-term nursing and medical supervision. Skilled Nursing facilities are very often associated with area hospitals.

Source: SNAPforSeniors, Inc.


Parking & Transportation
  • Access to Public Transportation Nearby
  • Transportation Provided by Facility
  • Resident Parking
  • Guest Parking
Languages Spoken
  • English
Community Services
  • Activity Director
  • Beautician/Barber
  • Computer/Internet Access
  • Guest Dining
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry Service
  • Library
  • Maintenance Director
  • Fitness Center/Gym
Dining Options
  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Snack
  • Restaurant Style
  • Room Service as Needed
  • Low Sugar
  • Vegetarian
  • Low Sodium
  • 24 Hour Up and Awake Staff
  • 24 Hour Controlled Access
  • Door Alarms (for exit seekers)
  • Emergency In-Room Call System
  • Fire Sprinkler System
Personal Assistance
  • Activities of Daily Living (bathing, grooming, dressing, eating, etc.)
  • Sitting, Standing, Walking
  • Toileting
  • Medication Management
Behavioral Support
  • Does Not Sleep Through the Night
  • Becomes Disoriented (e.g. Sundown Syndrome)
  • Paces or Rummages Habitually
  • Seeks exit or Tries to Leave
  • Wanders
  • Needs Prompting for Their Personal Care
  • Hits, Kicks, or Acts Physically Aggressive
  • Yells, Curses, or Acts Verbally Aggressive
Special Health Conditions
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Breathing Support with Oxygen
  • Broken Bones
  • Cancer
  • Emphysema or Other Lung Disease (COPD)
  • Heart Disease or Heart Failure
  • Monitored Intake of Food and Liquids
  • Osteoporosis
  • Stroke
  • Tendency To Fall
  • Diabetic Diet
  • Oral Medication
  • Insulin Injection Self-Administered
On-Site Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Restorative Therapy
  • Speech Therapy

Demographic Profile for Columbia, SC,29203


Male Population
Female Population
Median Age
34.7 Years
Average Household Income

Cost Of Living
Compared to the National Average

19% Below
Cost of Food
2% Below
4% Below
8% Above

Provided By EPA; Closer to 100 is better

Air Quality
14.1 / 100
Water Quality
56 / 100
Superfund Sites
30 / 100
Physicians per 100k

Annual Crime

Violent Crimes
Property Crimes