Golden Living Center-Muncie is an average-sized facility in Muncie, Indiana. This nursing home was given an alarming overall score based on the data we assessed. We rated this as one of the bottom five rated facilities in Muncie. With plenty of other nursing homes in the city, you should be able to do better. More information on this facility's category grades is available below. Its best category was inspections, which is discussed in the next section.
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Golden Living Center-Muncie
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
Note: Golden Living Center-Muncie has been flagged for abuse in the past 12 months. We have capped this facility's overall grade accordingly.
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
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Registered Staff Hours
While we graded this facility incredibly poorly overall, it received a fairly respectable inspection report this year. As a result, it received a decent grade in that category with a score of B-. Our inspection scores account for several factors found on a facility's inspection report. One key criteria we consider is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. While this nursing home had a few minor dings on its inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those labeled as categories G through L. This tells you CMS didn't consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. Finally, this facility was cited by CMS for possible abuse or neglect. We would not recommend this facility under any circumstance.
Short-term Care Quality
We were also pleasantly surprised to discover that this facility received a reasonably solid short-term care rating this year. We gave it a grade of C in that area. Our short-term care grade is commonly used to gauge a nursing home's performance with rehabilitation. In order to have highly rated rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally need to offer higher levels of skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, speech therapists and other highly trained professionals. We found that this facility was below average in the two key staffing areas we assessed. In fact, it provided fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than most other facilities. The final measure we looked at in this area is the percentage of patients that ultimately returned home from the nursing home. We found that just 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home. Unfortunately, this was below average.
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We gave this facility a grade of just D for our nursing rating. We analyzed the qualifications of nurses working for the nursing home, in addition to the quantity of time those nurses spent with residents, in calculating our rating in this area. This nursing home provided only 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident daily. This is an alarmingly low total. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in computing our nursing grades. This nursing home performed well when it comes to avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers.
Long-term Care Quality
The last area we scored was long-term care, where this facility was given a very poor grade in this category also. Sadly, it received an F for this area, which is obviously a major concern. Long-term care ratings of this caliber generally are a bad sign for the quantity and quality of care provided by nurses and aids, as well as the levels of routine medical care available. After looking at the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we turned to the nursing home's vaccination records. Unfortunately, this nursing home vaccinated just 85.790886 percent of its patients for pneumonia. To our surprise, this facility was actually decent at keeping its patients out of the hospital. It had just 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days. This was its best feature in this category.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Golden Living Center-Muncie Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Golden Living Center-Muncie, 7.36% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of long-term patients who have pressure ulcers. We have found that pressure ulcers are a reliable measure of a facility's nursing care quality.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Golden Living Center-Muncie, 4.17% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of patients that sustained a major fall. Falls leading to major injury are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a measure of nursing care at a nursing home. Falls which result in injury are routinely the result of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Golden Living Center-Muncie, 1.69% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of residents that suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are routinely the result of worse hygiene protocols. More frequent bathing minimizes the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. Keep in mind that this metric is affected by by the fact that facilities have incongruent reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Golden Living Center-Muncie, 13.33% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications may be vital to many residents, it is important to make sure these medications are being used only where medically required. In some situations, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate that a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Golden Living Center-Muncie, 22.6% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of residents who were prescribed antianxiety medications. These medications are given to patients suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Golden Living Center-Muncie, 14.48% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term residents who are showing symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Golden Living Center-Muncie, 91.03% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents who received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Golden Living Center-Muncie, 15.46% Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and using the bathroom.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Golden Living Center-Muncie, 12.91% Percentage of Residents
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents that maintained mobility.
In Golden Living Center-Muncie, 1.53 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care. There is generally a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and the quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Golden Living Center-Muncie, 12.91 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is typically a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Golden Living Center-Muncie, 12.43 Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to gauge the well-being of patients during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Golden Living Center-Muncie, 73.74% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percentage of short-term stay residents that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
Scores for Muncie, IN
- Overall Rating has a grade of D
- Nurse Rating has a grade of C
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of C
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of C
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B-minus
Looking for more options? Muncie, Indiana has 3 other nursing homes
- Indiana University Health Ball Memorial HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 1.53 miles away2401 University Ave Muncie Indiana 47303Voluntary non-profit - Private(765) 747-3111
- Community Hospital of Anderson and Madison CountyAcute Care Hospitals 14.91 miles away1515 N Madison Ave Anderson Indiana 46011Voluntary non-profit - Private(765) 298-4242
- St Vincent Anderson Regional Hospital IncAcute Care Hospitals 15.53 miles away2015 Jackson St Anderson Indiana 46016Voluntary non-profit - Private(765) 646-8373
- Indiana University Health Blackford HospitalCritical Access Hospitals 17.88 miles away410 Pilgrim Blvd Hartford City Indiana 47348Voluntary non-profit - Private(765) 348-0300
- Henry County Memorial HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 19.2 miles away1000 N 16th St New Castle Indiana 47362Government - Local(765) 521-0890
- Dsi - North Muncie1.49 miles away2705 W North Street Muncie Indiana 47303CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 30 (765) 747-3020
- Fmc - Muncie Dialysis2.4 miles away4021 West Kilgore Ave. Muncie Indiana 47304CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 24 (765) 284-3049
- Davita - Muncie2.87 miles away820 E Mcgalliard Muncie Indiana 47303Dialysis Stations: 12 (765) 282-1266
- Dsi - North Granville Dialysis Clinic2.95 miles away3001 North Granville Ave. Muncie Indiana 47303Dialysis Stations: 16 (765) 288-3740
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- Us Renal Care-Daleville15.96 miles away2220 E. 59th Street Anderson Indiana 46013Dialysis Stations: 13 (765) 378-1735
- Fmc New Castle19.49 miles away101 Emerson Avenue New Castle Indiana 47362Dialysis Stations: 21 (765) 521-0938