Golden Living Center-Sanger is an average-sized nursing home located in Sanger, California. We gave this nursing home an overall grade of C. A score in this range requires some decent scores. Based on our analysis, this nursing home ought to meet the needs of many people. You should also take a look at this facility's category grades below. Long-term care grades are discussed in the next paragraph.
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Golden Living Center-Sanger
- 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 Outpatient Rehab
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
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Registered Staff Hours
Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home's overall grade was propped up by a strong long-term care rating. We gave them one of our higher grades in that category, with a B. This is a notably better grade than its overall score. Facilities that do well in this category tend to provide patients with more supervision and stay on top of routine healthcare services. In addition to looking at the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility gave the vaccine to 98.376625 percent of its patients, which is what we like to see. Pneumonia tragically can be a life or death ailment for nursing home residents so we like it when a facility does not leave its residents vulnerable. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0.02 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
This nursing home's inspection grade also was better than its overall grade. Due to a quality inspection report this year, it earned one of our better scores in that area with a grade of B. Inspection scores take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can find more information 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 those found in categories G through L. This tells you that the inspectors did not deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. A couple of minor deficiencies shouldn't lead you to cross a nursing home off your list.
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Next, we looked at the nursing category where we awarded this nursing home a grade of B-, which is a decent grade. When determining our nursing scores, we weigh both staffing levels and the levels of licensure of those nurses. This facility provided just 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident each day. This is a low total compared to most nursing homes. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality-based metrics. While this place got dinged a bit for its nursing hours per resident, it excelled in a few of these quality-based metrics. With fewer than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it fared well in this area. This is typically an indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can generally be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as employing a policy of moving a resident more frequently.
Short-term Care Quality
Switching gears to our final area, this nursing home was given a grade of B- for short-term care, which is a respectable grade. In crafting our short-term care scores, we assess the facility's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, respiratory therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. The goal is to create a tool for sizing up the rehabilitation services of different facilities. Unfortunately, we found that this nursing home provided fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than most other facilities. Finally, we assessed the number of residents that were able to return home from this facility. We found that 5.5 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home. This figure was well below the national average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Golden Living Center-Sanger Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Golden Living Center-Sanger, 7.79% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are often caused by patients not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing protocols can limit the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Golden Living Center-Sanger, 1.84% of Patients had Serious Falls
This metric indicates the percentage of long-term care patients which sustained falls leading to severe injury. We use this statistic in calculating our nursing grades.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Golden Living Center-Sanger, 1.34% of Patients had UTIs
This statistic is an indication of the percent of long-term patients which had a UTI. Although a higher rate of these infections may reflect poorly on a facility's cleanliness, it is problematic to compare between facilities due to nursing homes having reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Golden Living Center-Sanger, 10.3% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of residents who were given antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic medications are prescribed to patients for a variety of medical conditions, such as dementia. Tragically, in limited cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Golden Living Center-Sanger, 13.84% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure gauges the percent of long-term care residents taking antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Golden Living Center-Sanger, 5.83% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients who are exhibiting symptoms of depression. Increased levels of depression could reveal lower quality care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Golden Living Center-Sanger, 95.65% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents who were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Golden Living Center-Sanger, 8.26% Percentage of Patients
This is the percent of residents who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living could be a sign of erosion of a resident's health.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Golden Living Center-Sanger, 10.41% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percentage of residents who remained mobile levels over time. Optimizing mobility is often a good sign for residents' health.
In Golden Living Center-Sanger, 1.78 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint measures the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. Minimizing hospitalizations is important to maintaining the physical health of nursing home residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Golden Living Center-Sanger, 10.41 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint measures the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term resident care. Keeping residents out of the hospital during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the physical abilities of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Golden Living Center-Sanger, 11.34 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care. There is a correlation between staying out of the emergency room and the quality of rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Golden Living Center-Sanger, 79.12% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percent of short-term stay patients who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
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