Golden Living Center-Mishawaka is an average-sized facility in Mishawaka, Indiana. Our grading scheme was not kind to this nursing home, as we gave it an overall grade of F. Based on our assessment, this place probably isn't a fit for anyone. Despite all this, one of the few highlights of this nursing home's report card is its impressive inspection score. You can scroll down to learn more about inspections and other category grades
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Golden Living Center-Mishawaka
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
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Registered Staff Hours
While this facility's overall grade was as bad as it gets, it fared well in the area of inspections. In fact, we awarded it a grade of B+ for that category, which is one of our better scores. These inspection ratings take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these items by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. Fortunately, although this facility had a few minor dings on its inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are labeled as categories G through L. This means the inspectors didn't deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. A few minor deficiencies aren't necessarily the end of the world.
Unfortunately, this facility only received a grade of D for its nursing grade, which was actually one of its better category grades. Nursing ratings are primarily based on a nursing home's level of nurse staffing. This facility offered only 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident each day. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This facility fared well in the area of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers.
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Short-term Care Quality
Sadly, this facility received an F for its short-term care grade. Short-term care ratings are based in part on the nursing home's quantity of highly-skilled nursing services. This means a vast spectrum of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. As you might expect, we discovered that this facility provides substantially less physical therapist and registered nurse hours per patient than the average nursing home. The final metric we assessed in this area is the percentage of residents who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We discovered that just 0 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home, which is well below average. The combination of these subpar metrics doomed this nursing home's short-term care score.
Long-term Care Quality
Turning to the fourth area, this facility really didn't perform well in this area either. Due to a poor grade of F in long-term care, this is about as terrible as it gets. When nursing homes receive this type of score in this category it is typically a bad sign for patient care and it may indicate that the place is not as well-staffed with nurses and aids. After considering the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we next considered the facility's vaccination record. We were disappointed to learn that this facility vaccinated only 66.51584 percent of its patients against pneumonia. To our surprise, this place was actually able to limit hospitalizations. With only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this facility has less hospitalizations than the majority of nursing homes. This is its best feature in this category.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Golden Living Center-Mishawaka Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Golden Living Center-Mishawaka, 7.36% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint indicates the percent of long-term care patients which suffer from new or worsened pressure ulcers. We find that pressure ulcers are a great indicator of the quality of nursing care a facility provides.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Golden Living Center-Mishawaka, 4.17% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of patients who sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injuries are often linked to lower levels of patient supervision. Closer supervision reduces the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Golden Living Center-Mishawaka, 1.69% of Patients had UTIs
This figure tells you the percentage of long-term stay patients that experienced a UTI. Although more of these infections could reflect poorly on a facility's cleanliness, it can be difficult to compare different nursing homes due to facilities having inconsistent reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Golden Living Center-Mishawaka, 13.33% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This measures the percentage of long-term patients receiving antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs serve an important medical purpose, it is important to ensure these drugs are being used appropriately. In limited cases, excessive reliance on these medications may mean that a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Golden Living Center-Mishawaka, 22.6% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents prescribed antianxiety drugs. These drugs are generally used to treat patients experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Golden Living Center-Mishawaka, 14.48% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents exhibiting symptoms of depression. Some would argue that this is a measure of patient quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Golden Living Center-Mishawaka, 91.03% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents that have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Golden Living Center-Mishawaka, 15.46% Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and continence. Some argue that this is a measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Golden Living Center-Mishawaka, 12.91% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients who remained mobile levels. Many argue that mobility is vital to residents' physical and mental well-being.
In Golden Living Center-Mishawaka, 1.53 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint measures the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. Avoiding the hospital is important to preserving the physical health of nursing home residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Golden Living Center-Mishawaka, 12.91 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Golden Living Center-Mishawaka, 12.43 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care. There is generally a correlation between reduced emergency room visits and the quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Golden Living Center-Mishawaka, 73.74% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percentage of short-term stay patients that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
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