Golden Living Center-Mishawaka is an average-sized facility in Mishawaka, Indiana. Featuring an overall score of D, this is a well below average nursing home. Sadly, this grade is right in line with the city grade in Mishawaka, which is also well below average. If you aren't deterred by this place's report card, you can continue reading to learn more about its category grades. Inspection grades are discussed in the next paragraph.
Golden Living Center-Mishawaka
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- 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
Registered Staff Hours
While we didn't give this nursing home a good overall grade, we actually gave it a relatively strong grade in the category of inspections, where it received a B+. Inspection ratings account for several factors included in a nursing home's inspection reports. One key criteria we rely on is the number and severity of deficiencies. You should avoid nursing homes with a list of severe deficiencies flagged. While this facility had a few minor dings on its report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are found in categories G through L. This tells you that CMS didn't consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. A few minor deficiencies aren't necessarily the end of the world.
We also want to point out that this facility received a decent grade in our nursing category. We awarded it a grade of C in the area. Nursing scores are largely associated with the nursing home's nurse staffing. This facility provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per patient per day. This is a much lower figure than we were hoping for. Lastly, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based metrics, such as avoiding major falls. Despite not having the most impressive total nursing hours per resident, this place actually performed admirably in the area of preventing major falls. This is usually an indicator that a place has sufficient quality controls in place. Many falls can be avoided if a facility supplies enough nurses to assist its residents.
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Long-term Care Quality
We gave this facility a grade of just D for our long-term care grade. This is not an impressive grade. When nursing homes receive a score in this range in long-term care it generally means the facility did not perform well in our quality measures relating to resident care. Once we assessed the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we next considered the nursing home's vaccination records. Candidly, we were a bit alarmed this nursing home vaccinated 72.72727 percent of its patients for pneumonia, which happens to be significantly less than average. To our surprise, this place was actually able to limit hospitalizations. With only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, this facility had fewer hospitalizations than the majority of nursing homes. This was its best score in this category.
Short-term Care Quality
The next area we assessed was short-term care. Unfortunately, we gave it a lowly F for this category, which is an abysmal score. Short-term care ratings are based in part on the facility's quantity of highly-skilled skilled healthcare professionals. This means a wide scope of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, in addition to other variations of therapy. With a score of this caliber for this area, we weren't stunned to discover that this facility was below average in two of the key staffing areas we assess. In fact, it provided significantly fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than most other nursing homes. Lastly, we considered the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. This definitely wasn't a strength for this facility. We found that just 0 percent of this facility's residents returned home. At most facilities, around half of their residents are able to return home so this is well below average.
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, 7.44% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of residents that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin due to remaining in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Golden Living Center-Mishawaka, 3.93% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of residents that suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to serious injuries are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a measure of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls are routinely caused by poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Golden Living Center-Mishawaka, 1.87% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of patients who sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are often the result of lower quality nursing care. Additional nurse staffing can minimize the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. We want to point out that this metric is affected by by the fact that facilities have varying reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Golden Living Center-Mishawaka, 13.18% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are prescribed to patients for a variety of conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias. Unfortunately, in some cases, increased usage of these drugs may suggest a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Golden Living Center-Mishawaka, 21.77% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients given antianxiety drugs. These medications are generally prescribed to residents suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Golden Living Center-Mishawaka, 12.89% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents showing depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Golden Living Center-Mishawaka, 91.48% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay residents that have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for seniors, making these vaccines important for resident well-being.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Golden Living Center-Mishawaka, 15.74% Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay residents that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as dressing and continence.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Golden Living Center-Mishawaka, 15.7% Percentage of Residents
Measures the percent of long-term residents who remained mobile levels. Many in the industry argue that the ability to move around is vital to residents' mental and physical well-being.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Golden Living Center-Mishawaka, 15.7 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Golden Living Center-Mishawaka, 11.29 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Golden Living Center-Mishawaka, 73.78% Percentage of Resident
This is the percentage of short-term care patients that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
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