Golden Age Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center is a large facility in Denham Springs, Louisiana. This facility is a lower end facility. A score in this range suggests we found a few red flags. If you are not happy with this facility's poor overall grade, you may find your options to be limited in Denham Springs. The city has just one other nursing home. If you aren't deterred by this place's report card, feel free to continue reading to learn more about its category grades. Inspection grades are discussed in the next paragraph.
Golden Age Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
- Nursing Home
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 Hospice
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
Registered Staff Hours
While we were fairly low on this facility overall, we awarded it an A- for our inspections rating. This score is far more impressive than the nursing home's overall score. 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. This particular nursing home had just a single deficiency on its inspection report and it was not one deemed to pose a threat to patient health or safety. Even with this deficiency, this was still a relatively positive report.
Long-term Care Quality
This facility's long-term care rating appears to be one of its more favorable grades. The facility was given a C in this area. In determining these long-term care scores, we look at the nursing home's ability to maintain its permanent residents' health and quality of life. After assessing the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we next considered the facility's vaccination record. This nursing home vaccinated 93.333336 percent of its patients for pneumonia, which is a few points below what we expected but still a respectable figure. On a more positive note, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
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Short-term Care Quality
Unfortunately, this facility's third best score is short-term care. Nevertheless, with a D in this area, it still fared somewhat badly. Our short-term care grades are believed to be more important for people in need of rehabilitation from their nursing home. Rehabilitation usually utilizes more skilled nursing. This means not just nursing, but also physical and respiratory therapy, as well as other types of therapy. As you might expect, we learned that this nursing home offers far less registered nurse and physical therapist hours per patient than a typical facility. Lastly, we considered the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that just 5.2 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
The next area we rated is nursing. This nursing home received an abysmal grade of F in this area. Nursing grades are based largely on quantity of nursing care available. This facility provided just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a very low total compared to most nursing homes. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in computing our nursing scores. This nursing home performed well in the area of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Golden Age Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Golden Age Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 9.89% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of patients that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many experts to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are routinely the result of patients not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Golden Age Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 3.47% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of residents that have had a major fall. Falls leading to major injury are often associated with lower quality nursing care. Better nursing care minimizes the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Golden Age Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 2.76% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of residents that sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are routinely caused by facilities with lower levels of hygiene. Better nursing care can minimize the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. Note that this metric is affected by by the fact that facilities have varying reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Golden Age Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 15.79% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This gauges the percentage of long-term patients which were prescribed antipsychotic medication. Increased usage of these drugs may suggest that a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior in scenarios where such medications are not medically indicated. However, some nursing homes need to rely on these drugs due to having more patients with Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Golden Age Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 22.51% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of long-term patients receiving antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Golden Age Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 1.54% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term care patients who are exhibiting signs of depression. Many in the industry would argue this is a reliable measure of patient quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Golden Age Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 89.03% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents who were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for nursing home residents, making these types of vaccines critical to patient health.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Golden Age Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 17.58% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Golden Age Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 16.37% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percentage of residents that retained mobility levels over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a good sign for residents' health.
In Golden Age Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 1.85 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care. There is typically a correlation between staying out of the hospital and the overall quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Golden Age Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 16.37 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric tracks the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term resident care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Golden Age Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 12.9 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care. There is a correlation between fewer emergency room visits and the overall quality of rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Golden Age Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 63.81% Percentage of Resident
This is a measure of the percent of short-term stay patients that experienced functional improvements.
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