Golden Living Center - Galt is an average-sized government-owned nursing home located 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. We were also pleased to find that this nursing home was consistent in all of our categories. More information about these categories can be found below.
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Golden Living Center - Galt
- Nursing Home
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
- Government - Federal
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
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Registered Staff Hours
It should be noted that this nursing home's inspection rating outpaced its overall score. We awarded it a grade of B for its inspections grade, which is one of our better scores. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in calculating our inspection scores. One critical factor is deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of deficiencies is arguably more important than the number of deficiencies, as some can be quite minor. This nursing home was hit with 4 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none of the deficiencies were considered severe. This indicates that the inspectors did not deem any of the deficiencies to be an imminent threat to patient safety or health. A few minor deficiencies should not lead you to cross a nursing home off your list.
Short-term Care Quality
Another one of this facility's higher category grades came in the category of short-term care. In that area, we awarded this nursing home a grade of B. It actually outpaced most nursing homes in this category. Short-term care grades are based in part on the facility's quantity of highly-skilled highly skilled professionals. This includes a wide range of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, in addition to other types of therapy. It doesn't look like this facility submitted information on registered nurse or physical therapist staffing. The last datapoint we assessed in this area is the number of patients that returned home from the nursing home. We found that 6.1 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home as opposed to remaining at the facility on a permanent basis.
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This nursing home also received a strong nursing grade. In fact, we awarded it a grade of B in that category, which is one of our better scores. Our nursing rating weighs a handful of subcategories, many of which are based on nursing hours. This nursing home provides 0.3 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 place has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can generally be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Long-term Care Quality
The last area we scored is long-term care. We awarded it a grade of C in this category. This is basically a middle of the road grade in this area. In the category of long-term care, we weigh the amount of services provided by a nursing home, rather than more sophisticated services. On top of assessing the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its residents, which is better than the vast majority of nursing homes. Lastly, this place was also able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
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, 7.79% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of patients who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are often caused by patients not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing protocols can minimize the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Golden Living Center - Galt, 1.84% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of patients who suffered from a fall resulting in serious injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Golden Living Center - Galt, 1.34% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of patients who sustained a urinary tract infection. These infections may be linked to poor hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Golden Living Center - Galt, 10.3% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of residents given antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications may be helpful for many patients, it is important to ensure these medications are being used appropriately. In limited cases, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate that a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Golden Living Center - Galt, 13.84% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic gauges the percentage of long-term patients receiving antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Golden Living Center - Galt, 5.83% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents who are showing symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Golden Living Center - Galt, 95.65% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Golden Living Center - Galt, 8.26% Percentage of Patients
This is the percent of residents that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Golden Living Center - Galt, 10.41% Percentage of Residents
This is the percent of patients who maintained mobility over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Golden Living Center - Galt, 1.78 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Golden Living Center - Galt, 10.41 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric tracks the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care. Minimizing rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the physical well-being of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Golden Living Center - Galt, 11.34 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is generally a correlation between having fewer emergency room visits and the quality of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Golden Living Center - Galt, 79.12% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percent of short-term stay residents who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Higher levels of performance with activities of daily living generally correlates with successful rehabilitation.
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