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 D. A grade in this range typically indicates some concerning datapoints. Unfortunately, this grade isn't too far off the city grade for Kokomo, which is a C. Nevertheless, you still may be able to find a better option Despite all this, one of the few highlights of this nursing home's report card is its impressive inspection grade. You can scroll down to find out about inspections and other category scores
Golden Living Center-Sycamore Village
- 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
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Pain Management
Registered Staff Hours
While we didn't give this place a good overall grade, we actually gave it a relatively strong grade in the category of inspections, where it received a B+. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in computing our inspection grades. One of those factors is health deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of the deficiencies is usually more important than the number of deficiencies, as some deficiencies end up being relatively insignificant. This facility was assessed 3 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none of the deficiencies were considered to be severe. This tells you that CMS did not consider any of the deficiencies to pose an imminent threat to resident safety or health. A few minor deficiencies are not necessarily the end of the world.
This nursing home actually received a decent grade in the area of nursing as well. We awarded it a grade of B- for that category, which is not a bad score. Nursing ratings are primarily based on the nursing home's 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 place actually fared better in some of the quality-based metrics we looked at. In fact, it scored well in terms of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care. In some cases, the quality of nursing care is as important as the number of hours of care provided.
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Short-term Care Quality
This facility was given its third highest category score in the area of short-term care. We awarded this nursing home a grade of C in this category, which is an acceptable grade. In computing these short-term care scores, we analyze the nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. Our goal is to devise a barometer for sizing up the rehabilitation services of various nursing homes. Unfortunately, this place was below average in terms of its quantity of physical therapy and registered nurse hours provided to its residents based on the metrics we assessed. Lastly, we considered the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this facility's residents returned home. At most nursing homes, closer to half of their patients are able to return home so this figure is below average.
Long-term Care Quality
The next category we rated is long-term care. This nursing home was given a rock bottom grade of F in this category. Long-term care grades in this range generally are a bad sign for the quantity and quality of care provided by nurses and aids. On top of looking at the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home gave the vaccine to 90.0641 percent of its patients. This is many points lower than average. Surprisingly, this place was actually decent at keeping its residents out of the hospital. It had just 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days. This is its best score 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, 7.44% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This statistic is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients who suffer from new or worsened pressure ulcers or bed sores. We bake this statistic into our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Golden Living Center-Sycamore Village, 3.93% of Patients had Serious Falls
This gauges the percent of long-term residents who suffered a fall which resulted in major injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls could be an indicator of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Golden Living Center-Sycamore Village, 1.87% of Patients had UTIs
This figure is a measure of the percent of long-term patients who experienced UTI's. While a higher rate infections may reflect poorly on a facility's nursing care, it is problematic to compare different nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Golden Living Center-Sycamore Village, 13.18% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of patients prescribed antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic medications are given to patients for many medical conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias. Tragically, in some cases, increased usage of these drugs may suggest that a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Golden Living Center-Sycamore Village, 21.77% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic tells you the percentage of long-term care residents that were given antianxiety drugs. These medications are generally used to treat patients suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Golden Living Center-Sycamore Village, 12.89% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term stay patients who are showing depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Golden Living Center-Sycamore Village, 91.48% of Patients
This is the percent of patients that were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Golden Living Center-Sycamore Village, 15.74% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living could be a sign of erosion of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Golden Living Center-Sycamore Village, 15.7% Percentage of Residents
This is the percentage of residents that remained mobile levels over time. Preserving mobility is usually a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Golden Living Center-Sycamore Village, 1.46 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. There is usually a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and the quality of long-term care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Golden Living Center-Sycamore Village, 15.7 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Golden Living Center-Sycamore Village, 11.29 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Golden Living Center-Sycamore Village, 73.78% Percentage of Resident
This is the percent of short-term care residents who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Higher levels of independence with activities of daily living generally correlates with superior rehabilitation services.
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 D
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B
Looking for more options? Kokomo, Indiana has 5 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