Gold Country Health Center is located in Placerville, California. It looks like this is a great facility. We gave this it an overall grade of B+, which is very favorable score. We were so impressed with this facility that we ranked it in the top third of all facilities in the United States. This nursing home's impressive report card was highlighted by its short-term care score, which we will address in the next paragraph.
Gold Country Health Center
- Nursing Home
- Assisted Living
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
4301 Golden Center Drive,
Placerville CA 95667
27.05% estimated occupancy 1
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Other
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Colostomy Care
- Catheter Care
Top Nursing Home in California Awards 2019
Best Nursing Home in Placerville, California Awards 2019
Registered Staff Hours
Short-term Care Quality
On top of receiving a strong overall grade, this facility fared well in short-term care. In fact, we awarded it an A for that category, which is one of our best scores. Our short-term care scores are based on a nursing home's quantity of highly-skilled nursing services. This includes a vast scope of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, not to mention other forms of therapy. It doesn't look like this facility submitted registered nurse or physical therapist staffing data. Finally, we considered the percentage of residents that were able to return home from this nursing home. We found that 6.2 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.
Adding to this nursing home's list of strengths, it also received an excellent nursing grade. We awarded them an impressive grade of A- in this category. Nursing grades are heavily correlated with nurse staffing levels. This nursing home provides 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This nursing home performed very well in the area of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
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In addition, this facility also earned first-rate inspections in recent years. We gave them one of our better scores in that area, with a grade of B+. Inspection ratings are tied to items located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities that score well in this category have very few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these nursing homes generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. Fortunately, although this place had a few minor dings on its report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those found in categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This tells you that the government inspectors did not deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. The fact that none of the deficiencies were severe made us feel better about this inspection report.
Long-term Care Quality
The last category we rated was this facility's poorest category. Nevertheless, even in its weakest link we still awarded it a respectable grade of B- for long-term care. Long-term care ratings are based on the nursing home's quantity of nursing care. This means a broad spectrum of personal care services, ranging from assistance with activities of daily living to routine medical services. Once we looked at the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we then looked at the nursing home's vaccination records. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which is higher than the vast majority of nursing homes. Finally, this facility was also able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0.02 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Gold Country Health Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Gold Country Health Center, 7.45% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are routinely caused by patients staying in one position for too long. Better nursing protocols reduces the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Gold Country Health Center, 1.7% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of residents that suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in major injury are routinely caused by lower levels of patient supervision. Better nursing care reduces the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Gold Country Health Center, 1.24% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of residents that have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be an indicator of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are routinely the result of a facility with lower levels of hygiene. Nevertheless, this statistic could also be misleading for some facilities due to varying reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Gold Country Health Center, 10.1% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is an indication of the percent of long-term stay residents receiving antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used only where medically required. In limited cases, increased usage of these drugs may suggest that a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Gold Country Health Center, 13.85% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is a measure of the percent of long-term residents taking antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Gold Country Health Center, 4.64% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents showing depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Gold Country Health Center, 95.44% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term care patients who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Gold Country Health Center, 7.92% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Gold Country Health Center, 12.45% Percentage of Residents
This metric measures the percentage of long-term residents that retained mobility levels. Many argue that mobility is vital to residents' health.
In Gold Country Health Center, 1.61 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. Staying out of the hospital is critical to maintaining the physical well-being of nursing home residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Gold Country Health Center, 12.45 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care. There is typically a correlation between staying out of the hospital and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Gold Country Health Center, 9.83 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Gold Country Health Center, 79.79% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percent of short-term care residents who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. High levels of autonomy with activities of daily living generally correlates with superior rehabilitation.
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