Golden Age Nursing Home is a small nursing home located in Lubbock, Texas. Featuring an overall rating of A, this nursing home is among the highest-graded nursing homes we found. We were not surprised to discover that this proved to be substantially better than most of the facilities in Lubbock. Headlining this place's stellar profile is its inspection rating, which is addressed in the next section.
Golden Age Nursing Home
- Nursing Home
Updated Jan 1, 2021 by Nick Reese
2613 34th St,
Lubbock TX 79410
45.88% estimated occupancy 1
Note: Data for Golden Age Nursing Home has not been updated recently. This page shows historical performance which may not be representitive of current service levels.
Best Nursing Home in Lubbock, Texas Awards 2019
In addition to being a great overall grade, this facility also received A+ health inspections in recent years. Its inspections were virtually flawless. Inspection grades take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can find more information about each of these items by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This facility was hit with 4 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none of the deficiencies were considered severe. This means that the government inspectors did not consider any of these deficiencies to pose an immediate threat to resident safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
Adding to its high-end profile, this nursing home also excelled in our long-term care area. In fact, we awarded it a score of A in that category. When nursing homes receive this type of score in this category it is usually a good sign for patient care and indicates that the facility is well-staffed with nurses aids. After considering the volume of care provided by nurses, we turned to the nursing home's vaccination data. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its residents for pneumonia, which is what we like to see. Pneumonia tragically can be a life or death health condition for nursing home patients so we like it when a nursing home does not take any chances. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. It had only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
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This facility also excelled in the area of nursing, where it received a grade of A-. Few nursing homes performed better in this area. Our nursing grade is based on quite a few subcategories, many of which are tied to nursing hours. This nursing home provides 0 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 often be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Short-term Care Quality
In our final category, we awarded this facility an A+ for our short-term care rating. This topped off a very favorable profile. In crafting our short-term care grades, we quantify the nursing home's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, respiratory therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. Our purpose is to formulate a scale for comparing the rehabilitation services of various nursing homes. Unfortunately, it does not appear that this facility submitted information on registered nurse or physical therapist staffing. The final item we assessed in this area is the percentage of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We discovered that 0 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Golden Age Nursing Home Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Golden Age Nursing Home, 7.79% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of residents who have had 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 known as bed sores, are often caused by patients not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Golden Age Nursing Home, 3.33% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of residents that have had a major fall. Falls resulting in major injury are considered to be a measure of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls which result in injury are routinely the result of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Golden Age Nursing Home, 1.51% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of long-term residents which have had a UTI. Although more of these infections could reflect poorly on a facility's cleanliness, it can be problematic to compare different facilities due to nursing homes having inconsistent reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Golden Age Nursing Home, 11.48% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents prescribed antipsychotic medications. These medications are used to treat several medical conditions, such as cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Golden Age Nursing Home, 22.56% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric measures the percent of long-term patients who were given antianxiety medication. These medications are prescribed to residents experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Golden Age Nursing Home, 4.81% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term residents exhibiting depressive symptoms. Many believe that this is a reliable measure of patient quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Golden Age Nursing Home, 94.64% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay patients who received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home residents, making these vaccines critical to patient health.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Golden Age Nursing Home, 17.1% Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term stay patients who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as moving around and bathing. Some would argue that this is a reliable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Golden Age Nursing Home, 16.36% Percentage of Residents
This metric tracks the percentage of long-term patients who remained mobile levels.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Golden Age Nursing Home, 16.36 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care.
Scores for Lubbock, TX
- Overall Rating has a grade of C
- Nurse Rating has a grade of D
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of D
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A-minus
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