Golden Living Center-Knox is a small facility located in Knox, Indiana. We gave this facility an overall grade of B-. A score of this caliber requires some solid scores. Based on our assessment, this facility likely wouldn't be a bad choice. The best part of this place's report card was its stellar inspection rating. Inspection grades are discussed in the next section.
Golden Living Center-Knox
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
300 E Culver Rd,
Knox IN 46534
82.1% estimated occupancy 1
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Amputee Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Catheter Care
Registered Staff Hours
The main reason this nursing home received a decent overall score is its excellent health inspections in recent years. We gave them one of our higher grades in that category, with a grade of A+. This is a much better score than the place's overall grade, which was decent but certainly not elite. Our inspection grades are tied to several pieces of information located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes that score well in this area have very few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these nursing homes should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. This place received 8 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none were considered severe. This means that CMS didn't deem any of these deficiencies an immediate risk to resident safety or health. We should note that deficiency-free inspection reports are uncommon in this industry.
This nursing home also excelled in nursing, where it earned an B. Nursing ratings are primarily associated with a facility's level of nurse staffing. This nursing home averages 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 nursing home has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can often be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
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Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home's next most favorable area is short-term care. We gave it a B- in this area. This is essentially a middle of the pack grade in this area. Our short-term care grade is often used to assess a nursing home's performance with rehabilitation In order to offer quality rehabilitation services, facilities generally need to offer better levels of skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, speech therapists and other types of therapists. Fortunately, it looks like this facility employs registered nurses. Not all facilities employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, according to the data this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Finally, we looked at the number of residents that ultimately returned home from this facility. We found that 5.4 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home. This figure was well below average.
Long-term Care Quality
The final category we rated is long-term care, which is this facility's least impressive category. We awarded this facility a grade of D in this category. Sadly, this grade hurt the facility's overall grade a bit. When nursing homes receive this type of score in this category it is a bad sign for patient care and it may mean that the place is not as well-staffed. Once we assessed the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we next considered the nursing home's vaccination statistics. This facility vaccinated 93.10345 percent of its patients for pneumonia, which happens to be somewhat lower than we were hoping for but still a decent figure. Surprisingly, this facility was actually able to limit hospitalizations. With just 0.02 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this facility had fewer hospitalizations than many nursing homes. This was its best feature in this category.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Golden Living Center-Knox Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Golden Living Center-Knox, 7.44% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of residents that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are routinely the result of patients staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Golden Living Center-Knox, 3.93% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of residents who sustained a major fall. Falls leading to serious injuries are routinely associated with lower quality nursing care. Closer supervision can minimize the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Golden Living Center-Knox, 1.87% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of residents who suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a measure of nursing care . UTI's are often the result of worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this datapoint may also be misleading for some facilities due to varying reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Golden Living Center-Knox, 13.18% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term residents who were prescribed antipsychotic medication. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior in scenarios where such drugs aren't medically indicated. Nevertheless, some nursing homes may need to rely more on these medications due to having more patients with cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Golden Living Center-Knox, 21.77% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients prescribed antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are prescribed to residents experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Golden Living Center-Knox, 12.89% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term residents demonstrating symptoms of depression. Many in the industry argue that this is a reliable measure of patient quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Golden Living Center-Knox, 91.48% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term residents that were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for seniors, making these types of vaccines vital to patient safety.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Golden Living Center-Knox, 15.74% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with ADL's could indicate deterioration of a resident's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Golden Living Center-Knox, 15.7% Percentage of Residents
This metric tracks the percentage of long-term residents who remained mobile levels. Many in the industry would argue that the ability to move around is vital to residents' well-being.
In Golden Living Center-Knox, 1.46 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Golden Living Center-Knox, 15.7 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care. There is usually a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the quality of rehabilitation services.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Golden Living Center-Knox, 11.29 Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Golden Living Center-Knox, 73.78% Percentage of Resident
This is the percent of short-term stay residents that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. High levels of autonomy with activities of daily living often correlates with successful rehabilitation services.
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