Golden Living Center - Galt is an average-sized facility in Galt, California. With an overall grade of C, this is a solid nursing home. Based on our assessment, this place ought to meet the needs of many people. This place didn't fare well in every category we looked at, but it did not receive any terrible grades either. Additional information about its category grades is available below.
Golden Living Center - Galt
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
Registered Staff Hours
The main reason this facility received a decent overall score is its excellent government inspections in recent years. We gave them one of our better scores in that area, with an A-. This is a much better score than the place's overall score, which was decent but not in the elite range. Arguably the most important factor we consider in calculating our inspection grades is deficiencies. These deficiencies are found on a nursing home's inspection reports. Nursing homes with higher grades in this area typically dodged the most severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. This nursing home received 4 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none were considered to be severe deficiencies. This means that the inspectors didn't deem any of the deficiencies to pose an immediate risk to patient health or safety. A couple minor deficiencies should not stop you from considering a nursing home.
Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home also was given a positive grade in our long-term care category. We gave this nursing home a better than average grade of B in this area. Nursing homes that do well in this category typically provide patients with better supervision and stay on top of routine healthcare services. In addition to assessing the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home vaccinated 98.78049 percent of its patients, which is what we like to see. Pneumonia sadly can be a life threatening health condition for nursing home residents so we like it when a facility doesn't roll the dice on this issue. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it 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 a remarkably low figure.
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Short-term Care Quality
This facilities third best area is short-term care. We awarded it a C in this category. This is basically a middle of the pack score in this area. In the area of short-term care, we attempt to evaluate measures of a facility's rehabilitation services. We look at a nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses and physical and occupational therapists. Unfortunately, we found that this facility provided fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than most other nursing homes. The tricky part is determining what effect this had on quality of care. Finally, we assessed the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 5 percent of this facility's patients returned home. At most nursing homes, closer to half of their residents are able to return home so this figure is below average.
The next area we graded was nursing, which is this nursing home's worst category. We gave this facility a D in this area. Our nursing score analyzes the facility's nurse staffing levels. We weigh both the levels of training of those nurses as well as the amount of time spent with patients. This place provided a meager 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident each day. This number is quite a bit below the national average. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing scores. This facility performed well in terms of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. Many consider these statistics to be good measures of the quality of nursing care.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Golden Living Center - Galt Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Golden Living Center - Galt, 7.62% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents which developed pressure ulcers . We bake this statistic into both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Golden Living Center - Galt, 1.67% of Patients had Serious Falls
This metric tells you the percentage of long-term residents who sustained falls leading to serious injury. We use this statistic in determining our nursing grades.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Golden Living Center - Galt, 1.21% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of residents that sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are often the result of worse hygiene protocols. Better hygiene protocols limits the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. Keep in mind that this statistic is sometimes skewed by the fact that facilities have incongruent reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Golden Living Center - Galt, 10.06% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of patients given antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs may be helpful for many residents, it is important to ensure these drugs are being used appropriately. In some situations, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Golden Living Center - Galt, 13.91% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure measures the percent of long-term patients that were given antianxiety drugs. These medications are given to patients suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Golden Living Center - Galt, 4.33% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who are demonstrating signs of depression. Many would argue that this is a measure of quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Golden Living Center - Galt, 95.72% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care patients that received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for nursing home residents, making these vaccines vital to patient care.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Golden Living Center - Galt, 8.37% Percentage of Patients
This is the percentage of patients who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living could indicate deterioration of a patient's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Golden Living Center - Galt, 14.05% Percentage of Residents
This metric measures the percent of long-term patients who were able to retain mobility. Some experts believe that the ability to move around is vital to patients health.
In Golden Living Center - Galt, 1.49 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Golden Living Center - Galt, 14.05 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Golden Living Center - Galt, 9.85 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Golden Living Center - Galt, 79.63% Percentage of Resident
This is the percentage of short-term residents who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. High levels of autonomy with ADL's usually correlates with better rehabilitation services.
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