Golden Living Center-Knox is in Knox, Indiana, a city with 11,263 people. We awarded this nursing home an overall grade of C. A grade in this range requires some respectable marks. Based on our analysis, this place likely wouldn't be a bad choice. The best part of this facility's profile was its exemplary inspection grade. Inspection grades are discussed in the next paragraph.
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Golden Living Center-Knox
- 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
- 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
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Registered Staff Hours
We want to draw your attention to the fact that this facility outperformed its overall grade in the area of inspections. In fact, it received a nearly flawless inspection report this year. As a result, it received one of our highest scores in this area with a grade of A+. Arguably the most critical factor we consider in determining our inspection scores is deficiencies. These deficiencies can be found on a facility's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes with better scores in this category typically dodged the most severe deficiencies involving health risks or even death. While this nursing home had a few minor dings on its report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those found in categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This means the government inspectors did not consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. A couple minor deficiencies shouldn't lead you to cross a nursing home off your list.
Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home was awarded its second best category score in the category of short-term care. We gave this facility a grade of B- in this area, which is an acceptable grade. Our short-term care grades are crucial for prospective residents requiring rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually mandates more skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes a wide scope of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. Unfortunately, this facility was below average in terms of its level of registered nurse and physical therapy hours provided to its patients based on the metrics we assessed. The question is whether this also impacted quality of care. Finally, we looked at the percentage of patients who returned home from this nursing home. We found that 5.4 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home. This figure was actually well below average.
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This facility's next best category grade came in the area of nursing. In that category, we gave this nursing home a grade of C. In calculating our nursing scores, we analyze both the number of hours nurses spend with residents and the levels of licensure of the nurses. This nursing home provides only 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient on a daily basis. This is a somewhat alarming figure which is well below average. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this place fared better in some of the quality measures we looked at. In fact, it performed well in terms of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers.
Long-term Care Quality
This facility's least impressive category is long-term care, which is the last area we analyzed. Unfortunately, we gave it a lowly F in this area. In spite of several solid grades in other categories, this score is still disappointing so we would like to to draw your attention to it. For residents seeking a permanent residence as opposed to rehabilitation, long-term care is an important category. Once we looked at the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we then looked at the facility's vaccination data. This nursing home vaccinated 97.63314 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which is higher than the majority of nursing homes. To our surprise, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. With just 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, this facility had fewer hospitalizations than many nursing homes. Sadly, some of its other scores in this category were not as favorable as these.
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, 7.36% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of patients who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a measure of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are often the result of residents staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Golden Living Center-Knox, 4.17% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of patients that have had a major fall. Falls leading to severe injuries are considered to be a measure of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls leading to injury are often the result of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Golden Living Center-Knox, 1.69% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of patients that sustained a urinary tract infection. These infections may be linked to insufficient hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Golden Living Center-Knox, 13.33% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of patients who were given antipsychotic medications. These drugs are sometimes used for a variety of medical conditions, such as dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Golden Living Center-Knox, 22.6% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients who were given antianxiety medications. These drugs are used to treat patients suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Golden Living Center-Knox, 14.48% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents who are demonstrating signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Golden Living Center-Knox, 91.03% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay residents that were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for nursing home patients, making these types of vaccines critical to patient care.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Golden Living Center-Knox, 15.46% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Golden Living Center-Knox, 12.91% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percent of residents who maintained mobility over time. Optimizing mobility can be a great sign for residents' health.
In Golden Living Center-Knox, 1.53 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital is important to maintaining the physical well-being of nursing home residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Golden Living Center-Knox, 12.91 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Golden Living Center-Knox, 12.43 Percentage of Patients
Measures 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, 73.74% Percentage of Resident
This is the percent of short-term stay residents who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
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