Golden Living Center-Elkhart is a large nursing home located in Elkhart, Indiana. With a bottom of the barrel overall grade of F, this facility isn't high on our list. If you are not happy with this facility's subpar overall grade, you will be pleased to know there are seven other nursing homes in Elkhart. We would not blame you if you're ready to stop reading and find another facility. However, if you want to learn more about this place's category grades, inspection grades are discussed in the next paragraph.

Additional Details:

Accepts Medicare 1 : TrueA checkmark indicating true.

Accepts Medicaid 1 : 175 Beds TrueA checkmark indicating true.

CCRC : FalseUsed to indicate false.

For profit - Individual

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Family Council: FalseUsed to indicate false.

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)

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Facility Inspections

B-
Oct 18: B-Nov 18: B-Dec 18: B-Jan 19: B-Feb 19: B-Mar 19: B-Apr 19: DMay 19: DJun 19: DJul 19: DAug 19: DSep 19: CJan 20: B-Mar 20: B-Apr 20: B-May 20: B-Jun 20: B-Jul 20: B-Aug 20: B-
Historical

While this facility's overall grade was as bad as it gets, it actually didn't perform terribly in the area of inspections. In fact, we awarded it a B- for that category, which is one of our better scores. We believe that one of the most critical factors in assessing an inspection report is deficiencies. In this regard, we especially look at the severity of the deficiencies. This facility received 10 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none were considered to be major deficiencies. This tells you that CMS didn't deem any of the deficiencies to cause an imminent risk to patient health or safety. A few minor deficiencies aren't the end of the world.

Nurse Quality

C
Oct 18: CNov 18: CDec 18: CJan 19: DFeb 19: DMar 19: DApr 19: DMay 19: CJun 19: CJul 19: CAug 19: CSep 19: CJan 20: CMar 20: CApr 20: CMay 20: CJun 20: CJul 20: CAug 20: C
Historical

One of the other reasons we rated this nursing home so highly is that it earned a very impressive nursing score. In that area, we gave this facility an C. There are a host of factors within this category. Many of these datapoints relate to levels of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 3.2 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a much lower figure than we are used to seeing. Although this place didn't really impress in terms of the quantity of nursing care available, it actually performed admirably in a few of our quality measures. It was above average in two of the areas we assess, with good scores for minimizing its patients' major falls and pressure ulcers. These statistics are good measures of the quality of nursing care provided since many falls and bed sores are preventable.

Short-term Care Quality

F
Oct 18: DNov 18: DDec 18: DJan 19: DFeb 19: DMar 19: CApr 19: DMay 19: DJun 19: DJul 19: DAug 19: DSep 19: DJan 20: FMar 20: FApr 20: FMay 20: FJun 20: FJul 20: FAug 20: F
Historical

The next category we analyzed is short-term care. This facility's received a low-end short-term care score where it received a lowly F. Our short-term care scores are critical for patients seeking rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically utilizes higher levels of highly-skilled nursing services. This includes a wide range of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other forms of therapy. With a grade in this range in this category, we were not surprised to learn that this nursing home was below average in multiple staffing figures we assess. In fact, it supplied substantially fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per patient than most other nursing homes. The last metric we looked at in this category is the number of patients that ultimately returned home from the nursing home. This nursing home struggled quite a bit in this metric as well, with just 32.7 percent of its residents returning home.

Long-term Care Quality

F
Oct 18: FNov 18: FDec 18: FJan 19: FFeb 19: FMar 19: FApr 19: FMay 19: FJun 19: FJul 19: FAug 19: FSep 19: FJan 20: FMar 20: FApr 20: FMay 20: FJun 20: FJul 20: FAug 20: F
Historical

The next area we assessed was long-term care, where this nursing home was given an abysmal score in this area as well. It received a lowly F in this category, which is definitely somewhat alarming. If you are looking for services other than short-term rehabilitation, you should take a close look at each nursing home's long-term care ratings. After considering the volume of nursing care, we then analyzed the nursing home's vaccination records. We were pleased to learn that this nursing home vaccinated 97.83198 percent of its patients against pneumonia. To our surprise, this place also fared well at keeping its patients out of the hospital. It had just 0.92 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days. Sadly, some of its other scores in this category were not as favorable as these.

Overall Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

Aug 20
Provider:
F
State:
B-
National:
B
FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Nov 18Dec 18Jan 19Feb 19Mar 19Apr 19May 19Jun 19Jul 19Aug 19Sep 19Oct 19Dec 19Jan 20Mar 20Apr 20May 20Jun 20Jul 20Aug 20
Overall Rating
Nurse Rating
Long-Term Rating
Short-Term Rating
Inspection Rating

Golden Living Center-Elkhart Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This indicates the percent of patients who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are often caused by patients not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing care can limit the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.

Provider
B+
6.09%
State
B
6.86%
National
B
7.33%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes Serious Falls

This indicates the percentage of residents that suffered from a fall which caused serious injury.

Provider
A-
1.63%
State
B
3.87%
National
B
3.36%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term residents who suffered from a urinary tract infection. Although a higher rate of these infections could reflect poorly on a nursing home's nursing care, it can be problematic to compare different facilities due to nursing homes having reporting standards.

Provider
A
0.27%
State
B+
2.1%
National
B
2.65%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This indicates the percent of patients given antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic medications are prescribed to patients for many conditions, including dementia. Tragically, in limited cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.

Provider
B
13.4%
State
B
13.94%
National
B
14.17%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This tells you the percent of residents prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are given to patients experiencing anxiety or depression.

Provider
A-
12.57%
State
B
20.46%
National
B
19.68%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents who are exhibiting symptoms of depression.

Provider
C
6.65%
State
B-
9.34%
National
B+
5.09%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

This indicates the percentage of residents that received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.

Provider
B+
98.4%
State
B-
91.77%
National
B
92.04%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

This is the percent of residents that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.

Provider
C
18.02%
State
B
15.64%
National
B
14.47%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay patients who maintained mobility.

Provider
B+
19.54%
State
B-
15.15%
National
B
17.10%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Hospitalizations

This indicates the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.

Provider
A
1.07
State
B
1.61
National
B
1.70

Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

This datapoint measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term resident care.

Provider
B-
19.54
State
B+
15.15
National
B
17.10

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: ER Visits

This indicates the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is typically a correlation between staying out of the emergency room and the overall quality of short-term care.

Provider
B-
10.82
State
B
10.32
National
B
10.27

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

This indicates the percent of short-term stay residents that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Higher levels of independence with ADL's often correlates with better rehabilitation.

Provider
B+
73.07%
State
B-
65.99%
National
B
68.03%

Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better

Nearby Hospitals

Elkhart General Hospital 1.45 mi
600 E Blvd Elkhart Indiana 46514
(574) 294-2621
Acute Care Hospitals
Government - Local
Goshen General Hospital 10.15 mi
200 High Park Ave Goshen Indiana 46526
(574) 364-1000
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private
Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center 10.43 mi
5215 Holy Cross Pkwy Mishawaka Indiana 46545
(574) 335-5000
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private
Memorial Hospital of South Bend 13.99 mi
615 N Michigan St South Bend Indiana 46601
(574) 647-1000
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private
Community Hospital of Bremen Inc 16.81 mi
1020 High Rd Bremen Indiana 46506
(574) 546-2211
Critical Access Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private

Nearby Dialysis

Fmc - Nephrology - Elkhart 1.3 mi
CMS Rating: 3 stars
Dialysis Stations: 24
700 Waterbury Park Drive Elkhart Indiana 46517
(574) 294-4444
Davita - Elkhart 2.88 mi
Dialysis Stations: 12
1401 N Michigan St Elkhart Indiana 46514
(574) 262-5295
Fmc - Nephrology - Home 9.45 mi
Dialysis Stations: 2
250 E. Day Road, Suite 300 Mishawaka Indiana 46545
(574) 273-6777
Fmc - Nephrology - Mishawaka 10.52 mi
CMS Rating: 3 stars
Dialysis Stations: 26
710 Park Place Mishawaka Indiana 46545
(574) 273-6776
Fmc - Nephrology - Goshen 11.39 mi
Dialysis Stations: 25
2257 Karisa Drive, Suite 1 Goshen Indiana 46526
(574) 533-9031
Davita - Irish Dialysis 12.14 mi
Dialysis Stations: 20
4350 South Ironwood Dr South Bend Indiana 46614
(574) 299-4529
Fmc - South Bend Dialysis 13.67 mi
Dialysis Stations: 17
320 South Street South Bend Indiana 46601
(574) 246-0752
Davita - Dialysis South Bend West 18.53 mi
Dialysis Stations: 12
5660 Nimtz Pkwy South Bend Indiana 46628
(574) 234-8870