With an address in Centerville, Iowa, Golden Age Care Center is one of a mere three facilities in the area. This is a grade A facility, which is a dominant grade. We flat out can't say enough great things about this place. Scroll down to see this nursing home's category grades, which are equally impressive. You really can't do any better than a straight A profile.
Golden Age Care Center
- Nursing Home
- Assisted Living
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Recreational Therapy
- Total Parenteral Nutrition
Registered Staff Hours
Long-term Care Quality
In addition to receiving a great overall grade, this facility also received an A+ long-term care grade. Long-term care scores in this range generally require both 24/7 care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine healthcare services. Once we finished looking at the volume of care provided by nurses, we then analyzed the nursing home's vaccination record. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its patients against pneumonia, which is what we like to see. Pneumonia is too frequently a deadly health condition for nursing home residents so we strongly prefer when a nursing home doesn't roll the dice on this issue. Finally, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0.03 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
This facility has earned near flawless health inspections in recent years. We awarded them an impressive grade of A in this category. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in calculating these inspection ratings. One of those factors is deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of the deficiencies is usually more meaningful than the quantity of deficiencies, as some are relatively minor. This nursing home was assessed 3 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none were considered to be severe deficiencies. This tells you that the inspectors didn't consider any of these deficiencies an immediate threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
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Adding to its impressive resume, this nursing home also excelled in our nursing category. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A- for that category. Our nursing grade is largely tied to the facility's nurse staffing. This facility provided 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality measures and this place excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any nursing home Iowa in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can many times be avoided by offering better nursing care, such as employing a system of moving a resident even once per day.
Short-term Care Quality
Turning to the next area, this nursing home received a strong short-term care score. We awarded it an A- in this category, resulting in this facility receiving straight A's. Our short-term care grades are based in part on the facility's quantity of skilled skilled healthcare professionals. This includes a wide spectrum of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, not to mention other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every nursing home employs these types of nurses. However, according to the data this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Finally, we considered the number of patients that who were able to eventually return home from this nursing home. We found that 5.9 percent of this nursing home's patients were able to return home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Golden Age Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Golden Age Care Center, 6.13% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is an indication of the percent of long-term residents who have new or worsened pressure ulcers. We have found that pressure ulcers are a solid indicator of the quality of nursing care a nursing home provides.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Golden Age Care Center, 3.72% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of patients who suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to major injury are considered to be a barometer of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls resulting in injury are routinely the result of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Golden Age Care Center, 2.97% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of residents that suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many experts to be an indicator of nursing care . UTI's are often linked to worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this statistic could be skewed for some nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Golden Age Care Center, 16.77% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic medications are administered to residents for many conditions, such as cognitive disorders. Sadly, in limited cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate that a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Golden Age Care Center, 18.76% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric measures the percent of long-term patients who were given antianxiety medication. These medications are typically used to treat residents experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Golden Age Care Center, 4.77% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients showing signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Golden Age Care Center, 94.58% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients who received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for seniors, making these types of vaccines critical to patient well-being.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Golden Age Care Center, 16.85% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Golden Age Care Center, 20.59% Percentage of Residents
This metric tracks the percentage of long-term stay residents that were able to retain mobility. Some experts argue that mobility is vital to residents' well-being.
In Golden Age Care Center, 1.17 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Golden Age Care Center, 20.59 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care.
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