With an address in Centerville, Iowa, Golden Age Care Center is one of a mere three facilities in the area. This facility was given an overall grade of B-, which is a middle of the road grade. This nursing home has a few things working in its favor. One of the better aspects of this facility's report card is its strong nursing rating, which is addressed in the next section.
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Golden Age Care Center
- Nursing Home
- Assisted Living
Updated Nov 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Limited Liability company
- 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
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Registered Staff Hours
This facility's best category score came in nursing. In this area, we gave this nursing home a B+. It outpaced most nursing homes in this category. There are a host of criteria included in this grade. Most of these datapoints relate to nurse staffing. This nursing home averages 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This nursing home performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a nursing home has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can typically be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
This nursing home also performed well in the area of inspections. It received one of our highest scores in that category with an B+. Inspection scores take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can learn more about each of these issues by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. Although this place had a few deficiencies on its government inspection report, none were serious based on CMS' deficiency scale. A couple minor deficiencies are not something to panic about.
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Short-term Care Quality
Another one of this facility's more favorable category scores was in the area of short-term care. In that category, we gave this nursing home a B. Short-term care scores are based in part on the nursing home's quantity of skilled highly skilled professionals. This includes a wide scope of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, in addition to other types of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every nursing home employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, according to the information they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Lastly, we considered the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this facility's residents returned home.
Long-term Care Quality
The final category we graded was long-term care. It received a lowly F for this category, which is an abysmal grade. This is certainly a significant concern. In a long-term care setting, the nursing home's primary objective is to keep patients healthy and safe. This is different than skilled nursing or short-term care where the goal is to rehabilitate residents. Once we assessed the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we then looked at the facility's vaccination statistics. We were pleased to discover that this facility vaccinated 94.69026 percent of its patients against pneumonia. Surprisingly, this place was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had just 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days. Sadly, some of its other scores in the category weren't as favorable as these.
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, 6.38% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This metric gauges the percent of long-term care residents who are suffering from pressure ulcers. We find that pressure ulcers are an measure of nursing care quality.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Golden Age Care Center, 8.85% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of residents who have had a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injury are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Falls are routinely the result of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Golden Age Care Center, 11.93% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many experts to be a barometer of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are often caused by a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this metric could be misleading for some facilities due to varying reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Golden Age Care Center, 24.75% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic drugs are prescribed to residents for many conditions, such as cognitive disorders. Unfortunately, in limited situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Golden Age Care Center, 25.47% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint gauges the percentage of long-term care patients who were administered antianxiety drugs. These medications are typically prescribed to patients experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Golden Age Care Center, 0% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term care residents showing signs of depression. Some experts believe that this is a reliable measure of resident quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Golden Age Care Center, 94.07% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term stay residents who were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Golden Age Care Center, 14.71% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term residents who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and continence.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Golden Age Care Center, 16.8% of Residents
This tells you the percentage of residents that were able to retain mobility over time. Preserving mobility can be a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Golden Age Care Center, 0.01 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric tracks the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. Avoiding the hospital is key to the physical well-being of nursing home residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Golden Age Care Center, 16.8% of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term resident care. Avoiding rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is key to restoring the physical abilities of patients.
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