Golden Empire Nursing & Rehab Center is in Grass Valley, California. This city has a population of 44,940 people. With an overall grade of B+, this looks like a very good facility. In our view, this facility is a solid choice for most people. This nursing home was stronger in some categories than others, but it did not have any poor grades in any of our major areas discussed below. More information about these categories can be found below.
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Golden Empire Nursing & Rehab Center
- 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
- No Family Council
- For profit - Partnership
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
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Best Nursing Home in Grass Valley, California Awards 2020
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to faring well overall, this facility also earned nearly flawless government inspections. Consequently, it earned one of our best grades in that category with an A+. These inspection ratings take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can find more information about each of these items by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. While this nursing home had a few minor dings on its report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones labeled as categories G through L. This tells you that the inspectors did not consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. The fact that none of the deficiencies were severe made us feel better about this inspection report.
Short-term Care Quality
An additional quality feature for this nursing home is that it was awarded an impressive short-term care score. Indeed, this proved to be its second best category score. In that area, we awarded this facility a B+. Short-term care ratings are vital for patients requiring rehabilitation. Rehabilitation generally requires higher levels of highly-skilled nursing services. This includes a vast scope of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, as well as other forms of therapy. Unfortunately, we weren't able to track down information on registered nurse or physical therapy staffing for this nursing home. The final datapoint we assessed in this category is the number of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We discovered that 6.2 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home.
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Long-term Care Quality
The next best category we awarded this facility in any category came in the area of long-term care, where we gave it a grade of B-. In a long-term care environment, the primary goal is to keep patients as healthy and safe as possible. This is different than skilled nursing or short-term care where the goal is to rehabilitate patients. On top of assessing the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home administered the vaccine to 99.30716 percent of its residents, which is higher than the vast majority of nursing homes. This nursing home also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
The final category we graded is nursing. We awarded this nursing home a decent score in this category, with a grade of B-. While this was not on par with many of its other scores, it is still not the end of the world. We weighed the qualifications of nurses working for the facility, as well as the quantity of hours those nurses spent with patients, in determining our rating in this area. This nursing home averages just 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a very low figure. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality measures. While this facility got docked a bit for nursing hours, it actually excelled in some of these quality metrics. With fewer than five percent of its patients experiencing pressure ulcers, it performed well in this area. This can be an indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can typically be avoided by providing better nursing care, such as having a system of moving residents even once per day.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Golden Empire Nursing & Rehab Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Golden Empire Nursing & Rehab Center, 7.79% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of residents who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many experts to be an indicator of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are routinely caused by patients not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Golden Empire Nursing & Rehab Center, 1.84% of Patients had Serious Falls
This figure gauges the percent of long-term care patients who suffered falls resulting in major injury. We use this statistic in computing nursing grades.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Golden Empire Nursing & Rehab Center, 1.34% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of residents that sustained a urinary tract infection. These infections could be linked to insufficient hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Golden Empire Nursing & Rehab Center, 10.3% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of residents given antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications may be vital to many patients, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used only where medically required. In some cases, increased usage of these drugs may suggest a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Golden Empire Nursing & Rehab Center, 13.84% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents who were prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are prescribed to patients suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Golden Empire Nursing & Rehab Center, 5.83% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care patients demonstrating depressive symptoms. Many in the industry argue that this is a measure of resident quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Golden Empire Nursing & Rehab Center, 95.65% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Golden Empire Nursing & Rehab Center, 8.26% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living may indicate erosion of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Golden Empire Nursing & Rehab Center, 10.41% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percent of residents that were able to retain mobility over time. Retaining mobility is usually a good sign for residents' health.
In Golden Empire Nursing & Rehab Center, 1.78 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Golden Empire Nursing & Rehab Center, 10.41 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is typically a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Golden Empire Nursing & Rehab Center, 11.34 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is typically a correlation between having fewer emergency room visits and the overall quality of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Golden Empire Nursing & Rehab Center, 79.12% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint measures the percent of short-term stay residents who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Many in the industry believe this is a reasonable measure of rehabilitation services.
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