Golden Living Center-Sycamore Village is a facility located in Kokomo, Indiana, which has a population of 73,330 people. We awarded this facility an overall grade of C. A grade in this range requires some decent marks. This grade was right in line with the city grade in Kokomo, which is admittedly a little below average nationally. One of the highlights of this facility's report card is its strong inspection rating, which we will address in the next paragraph.
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Golden Living Center-Sycamore Village
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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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
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Pain Management
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Registered Staff Hours
This facility's best category grade came in the category of health inspections. In this category, we awarded this nursing home a B+. It actually outperformed most facilities in this category. These inspection grades take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these issues by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This place was assessed 3 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none of the deficiencies were considered to be severe. This tells you that the government inspectors did not deem any of these deficiencies to pose an immediate risk to resident health or safety. A couple of minor deficiencies shouldn't stop you from considering a nursing home.
This nursing home's nursing grade appears to be one of its better features. The facility received a grade of B- in this category. Nursing ratings are largely associated with the facility's level of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a much lower figure than we are used to seeing. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this nursing home fared better in some of the quality measures we assessed. In fact, it scored well in the area of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls.
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Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home's third most favorable area was short-term care. We awarded it a grade of C in this category. This is basically a middle of the road grade in this area. In computing these short-term care ratings, we assess the nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, speech therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. Our objective is to devise a barometer for sizing up the rehabilitation services of various nursing homes. We found that this place was below average in the two key staffing areas we assessed. The facility provided fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than most other nursing homes. The final item 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.
Long-term Care Quality
The last category we assessed is long-term care. Sadly, it received an F in this category, which is a rock bottom grade. This is obviously a significant concern. When nursing homes receive a grade in this range in this category it typically means the nursing home did not perform well in our measures relating to resident care. Once we assessed the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we then looked at the facility's vaccination statistics. Candidly, we were a bit alarmed this facility vaccinated 83.52601 percent of its patients against pneumonia, which is quite a bit less than what we were hoping for. To our surprise, this nursing home was actually decent at keeping its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had just 0.02 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days. This is its best feature in this category.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Golden Living Center-Sycamore Village Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Golden Living Center-Sycamore Village, 7.36% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of residents that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage resulting from remaining in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Golden Living Center-Sycamore Village, 4.17% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of patients that sustained a fall which caused serious injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Golden Living Center-Sycamore Village, 1.69% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of residents who have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered by many experts to be a barometer of nursing care . UTI's are often linked to poor nursing care. Nevertheless, this metric could be misleading for some nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Golden Living Center-Sycamore Village, 13.33% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of patients who were given antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs may be vital to many patients, it is important to confirm these medications are being used appropriately. In limited situations, increased usage of these drugs may mean that a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Golden Living Center-Sycamore Village, 22.6% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of residents who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. These drugs are generally used to treat patients experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Golden Living Center-Sycamore Village, 14.48% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents who are showing depressive symptoms. Many believe that this is a measure of patient quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Golden Living Center-Sycamore Village, 91.03% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term care patients who were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for nursing home residents, making these vaccines important for resident well-being.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Golden Living Center-Sycamore Village, 15.46% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and continence.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Golden Living Center-Sycamore Village, 12.91% Percentage of Residents
This metric tracks the percent of long-term residents who maintained mobility.
In Golden Living Center-Sycamore Village, 1.53 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Golden Living Center-Sycamore Village, 12.91 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care. There is generally a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and the quality of rehabilitation services.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Golden Living Center-Sycamore Village, 12.43 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is usually a correlation between reduced emergency room visits and the quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Golden Living Center-Sycamore Village, 73.74% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percent of short-term stay residents that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
Scores for Kokomo, IN
- Overall Rating has a grade of C
- Nurse Rating has a grade of D
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of C
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B-plus
Looking for more options? Kokomo, Indiana has 3 other nursing homes
- St Vincent KokomoAcute Care Hospitals 0.93 miles away1907 W Sycamore St Kokomo Indiana 46904Voluntary non-profit - Church(765) 452-5611
- Community Howard Regional Health IncAcute Care Hospitals 3.7 miles away3500 S Lafountain St Kokomo Indiana 46902Voluntary non-profit - Private(765) 776-8000
- Indiana University Health Tipton Hospital IncCritical Access Hospitals 16.41 miles away1000 S Main St Tipton Indiana 46072Voluntary non-profit - Other(765) 675-8500
- Dukes Memorial HospitalCritical Access Hospitals 19.3 miles away275 W 12th St Peru Indiana 46970Voluntary non-profit - Private(765) 472-8000
- Fmc - Kokomo2.03 miles away2350 S Dixon Road, Ste 450 Kokomo Indiana 46902CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 24 (765) 453-0052
- Us Renal Care Kokomo Dialysis3.98 miles away3760 S. Reed Road Kokomo Indiana 46902Dialysis Stations: 15 (765) 864-1669
- Fmc - Peru Dialysis19.13 miles away25 West 2nd Street Peru Indiana 46970Dialysis Stations: 12 (765) 472-1531