Golden Living Center - Galt is an average-sized government-owned nursing home located in Galt, California. Our scoring scheme was not kind to this nursing home, as we gave it an overall grade of F. Based on our ratings, this facility likely isn't a good fit for anyone. If you aren't deterred by this facility's report card, you can continue reading to learn more about its category scores. Inspection grades are discussed in the next paragraph.
Golden Living Center - Galt
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Government - Federal
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
Registered Staff Hours
Although we gave this facility a poor overall grade, we gave it a B for our inspections rating. This is due to the nursing home receiving a quality inspection report this year. Perhaps the most significant factor we look at in determining our inspection grades is deficiencies. These deficiencies can be found on a nursing home's recent inspection reports. It is generally in your best interest to avoid places that had too many severe deficiencies. This facility was assessed 4 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none of the deficiencies were considered to be major deficiencies. This means that CMS did not consider any of these deficiencies to pose an immediate risk to resident health or safety. A few minor deficiencies are not the end of the world.
Short-term Care Quality
We were also pleasantly surprised to find that this nursing home earned a decent short-term care grade this year. We gave it a C in this category. In calculating our short-term care ratings, we size up the nursing home's levels of skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists occupational therapists and other types of therapists. This grade is considered to be a fair measure of the nursing home's rehabilitation. We were surprised to find that this facility was below average in the two key staffing areas we looked at. The facility offered fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than most other facilities. The final metric we assessed in this area is the percentage of patients who eventually returned home from the nursing home. We found that just 6.1 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home. This figure was below average.
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Long-term Care Quality
This facility's second least favorable category was long-term care, where it earned just a D in that category. This is a well below average grade. For long-term care residents, the primary objective is to maintain patients' quality of life and keep them safe. On top of considering the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility vaccinated 99.5984 percent of its patients. Surprisingly, this facility was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had just 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days. Sadly, a few of its other scores in this category weren't as favorable as these.
The last category we graded is nursing, in which this facility received a very poor score here also. We gave it an F in this area, which is obviously a major disappointment. Our nursing rating analyzes the nursing home's nurse staffing levels. We weigh both the levels of skill of those nurses and the amount of time spent with patients. This facility offered only 0.2 hours of nursing care per resident daily. This is not a very impressive figure. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing scores. This nursing home performed well in terms of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers.
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, 7.45% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This metric is an indication of the percentage of long-term patients which are suffering from pressure ulcers or bed sores. We factor in this statistic in computing both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Golden Living Center - Galt, 1.7% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of residents that have had a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injuries are often associated with lower levels of patient supervision. Better nursing care limits the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Golden Living Center - Galt, 1.24% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of patients who have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many experts to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . UTI's are routinely the result of a facility with worst hygiene practices. However, this datapoint may also be misleading for some facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Golden Living Center - Galt, 10.1% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of patients prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic medications are administered to patients for a variety of medical conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias. Unfortunately, in some cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Golden Living Center - Galt, 13.85% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure is an indication of the percent of long-term patients taking antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Golden Living Center - Galt, 4.64% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term stay residents demonstrating symptoms of depression. Some would argue that this is a reasonable measure of patient quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Golden Living Center - Galt, 95.44% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients that received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Golden Living Center - Galt, 7.92% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Golden Living Center - Galt, 12.45% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percentage of residents that maintained mobility over time. Preserving mobility can be a good sign for residents' health.
In Golden Living Center - Galt, 1.61 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital is critical to maintaining the physical health of residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Golden Living Center - Galt, 12.45 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric tracks the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care. Keeping residents out of the hospital during rehabilitation is important to restoring the physical well-being of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Golden Living Center - Galt, 9.83 Percentage of Patients
Measures the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Golden Living Center - Galt, 79.79% Percentage of Resident
This is the percent of short-term care residents that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
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