Golden Age Manor is an average-sized government-owned facility in Amery, Wisconsin. It looks like this is a fine facility. We gave it an overall grade of B, which is a favorable grade. Based on the data we reviewed, you can do much worse than this facility. This nursing home's strong profile was highlighted by its nursing score, which is addressed in the next section.
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Golden Age Manor
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- Government - County
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
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Best Nursing Home in Amery, Wisconsin Awards 2020
Registered Staff Hours
On top of being a quality nursing home overall, this facility really excelled in nursing, where it received an A-. Our nursing rating looks at the facility's level of nurse staffing. We weigh both the levels of training of those nurses and the amount of time spent with residents. This particular nursing home provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality-based metrics and this nursing home excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any facility the country in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can often be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as employing a system of moving a resident more frequently.
In addition, this nursing home also excelled in inspections, where it earned an A-. Few nursing homes performed as well in this category. Our inspection ratings weigh several factors found on a facility's inspection report. One key criteria we look at is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Places with better grades in this category generally have few of these severe deficiencies. Amazingly, this was one of the few nursing homes in the country that had no deficiencies whatsoever on its inspection report. This is very impressive. This is what you want to see in this important metric.
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Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home's third best category was long-term care. We awarded it a B- in this area. This is basically a middle of the pack grade in this area. In a long-term care setting, the nursing home's primary objective is to maintain residents' quality of life and keep them safe. After assessing the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we turned to the facility's vaccination data. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its residents for pneumonia, which is more than the vast majority of nursing homes. Lastly, this facility was also able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Short-term Care Quality
The next category we assessed is short-term care. We gave this facility a grade of C in this category. In the category of short-term care, we try to qualify indicators of a nursing home's rehabilitation services. We assess a nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as the ones performed by registered nurses and various therapists. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not every facility employs these types of nurses. However, based on the data they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last item we assessed in this category is the number of patients who were able to leave the nursing home and return home. We discovered that just 4.2 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home, which is below average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Golden Age Manor Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Golden Age Manor, 7.35% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of patients who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are often the result of patients staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Golden Age Manor, 3.21% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of residents who suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to serious injury are often the result of poor nursing care. Better nursing protocols can minimize the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Golden Age Manor, 3.13% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of residents that sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are routinely associated with facilities with lower levels of hygiene. More frequent bathing minimizes the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. Note that this datapoint is affected by by the fact that facilities have incongruent reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Golden Age Manor, 13.64% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients given antipsychotic medications. These medications may be used to treat a variety of medical conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Golden Age Manor, 16.32% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric measures the percentage of long-term residents who are prescribed antianxiety drugs. These drugs are generally used to treat patients suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Golden Age Manor, 5.98% of Patients
This is the percentage of patients who are exhibiting depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Golden Age Manor, 92.12% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents that have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Golden Age Manor, 13.34% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and taking a bath. Many in the industry believe that this is a reasonable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Golden Age Manor, 17.08% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percent of patients that retained mobility levels over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Golden Age Manor, 1.28 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. Avoiding the hospital is key to maintaining the physical well-being of nursing home patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Golden Age Manor, 17.08 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term resident care. Avoiding rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is key to restoring the health of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Golden Age Manor, 14.13 Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Golden Age Manor, 76.01% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percent of short-term stay patients that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. High levels of performance with ADL's often correlates with superior rehabilitation services.
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