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Golden Years of Walworth

  • Nursing Home
  • Independent Living
  • Assisted Living

Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: A-minus
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Golden Years of Walworth's website

270 Ridge Road,
Walworth WI 53184

(262) 275-6103

88.33% estimated occupancy 1

Golden Years of Walworth is located in Walworth, Wisconsin. The city has a population of 4,271 people. Featuring an overall grade of A-, this is clearly a very good facility. We were so impressed with this facility that we ranked it in the top 20 percent of all nursing homes in the nation. This facility also received very consistent ratings in all of our categories. Additional information about its category grades is available below.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • No Medicaid 1
  • Is CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Corporation
  • Offers Hospice
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Pharmacy
  • Recreational Therapy

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2022)
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Nurse Quality

Grade: A

On top of earning a great overall score, this facility also received an excellent nursing grade, with a grade of A. Our nursing grade analyzes the nursing home's nurse staffing levels. We consider both the levels of skill of those nurses and the quantity of hours spent with patients. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality measures and this nursing home excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any place Wisconsin in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can generally be prevented by providing better nursing care, such as having a system of turning patients even once per day.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A

Contributing to its first-rate profile, this nursing home also excelled in our short-term care category. In fact, we awarded it a score of A in that category. Our short-term care ratings are likely most meaningful for residents requiring a nursing home for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually mandates additional skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes not merely nursing, but also physical and speech therapy, as well as other forms of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not every nursing home employs these skilled professionals. However, based on the data they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Finally, we considered the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 5.4 percent of this facility's patients returned home.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A

The next area we assessed was long-term care. Adding to its top-shelf resume, this facility also performed well in this area. In fact, we gave it a grade of of A for the area. Nursing homes that do well in long-term care typically are well-staffed and provide extensive hands on care to residents. After looking at the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we next considered the nursing home's vaccination record. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which is far higher than the vast majority of nursing homes. Lastly, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.

Facility Inspections

Grade: B

Moving on to our inspection category, it appears this facility has received quality government inspections in recent years as well. We gave it a B in this area. Inspection ratings are based on items located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places that excel in this area tend to have few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these places should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. While this facility had some deficiencies on its inspection report, none of them were severe based on CMS' scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18May 23

Golden Years of Walworth Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B-minus

In Golden Years of Walworth, 7.35% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This is the percent of patients who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are routinely the result of patients staying in one position for too long. Better nursing care reduces the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A+

In Golden Years of Walworth, 3.21% of Patients had Serious Falls

This is the percentage of patients who suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to serious injuries are considered to be an indicator of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls are routinely the result of poor nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: F

In Golden Years of Walworth, 3.13% of Patients had UTIs

This tells you the percentage of residents that suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are often caused by facilities with worst hygiene practices. Better hygiene protocols limits the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. Note that this metric is affected by by the fact that facilities have different reporting standards for UTI's.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B-minus

In Golden Years of Walworth, 13.64% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is the percent of patients given antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are given to residents for many conditions, such as cognitive disorders. Tragically, in limited situations, increased usage of these drugs may indicate that a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B

In Golden Years of Walworth, 16.32% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is the percent of residents given antianxiety drugs. These drugs are prescribed to patients suffering from depression or anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A+

In Golden Years of Walworth, 5.98% of Patients

This metric measures the percent of long-term care patients who are exhibiting signs of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A

In Golden Years of Walworth, 92.12% of Patients

This metric measures the percent of long-term residents who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B-plus

In Golden Years of Walworth, 13.34% Percentage of Patients

This tells you the percent of residents who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with ADL's may indicate the erosion of a patient's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: D

In Golden Years of Walworth, 17.08% Percentage of Residents

This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care patients that were able to retain mobility. Many believe that the ability to move around is critical to residents' mental and physical well-being.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A

In Golden Years of Walworth, 17.08 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: C

In Golden Years of Walworth, 14.13 Percentage of Patients

Measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: D

In Golden Years of Walworth, 76.01% Percentage of Resident

This datapoint is a measure of the percent of short-term care patients that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Many in the industry would argue this is a measure of a facility's rehabilitation performance.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Mercy Walworth Hospital & Medical CenterCritical Access Hospitals 5.32 miles awayn2950 State Road 67 Lake Geneva Wisconsin 53147Voluntary non-profit - Private(262) 245-0535
  • Mercy Harvard HospitalCritical Access Hospitals 7.18 miles away901 S Grant Street Harvard Illinois 60033Voluntary non-profit - Private(815) 943-5431
  • Aurora Lakeland Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 10.35 miles awayw3985 County Road Nn Elkhorn Wisconsin 53121Voluntary non-profit - Private(262) 741-2000
  • Aurora Medical Center BurlingtonAcute Care Hospitals 18.37 miles away252 Mchenry St Burlington Wisconsin 53105Voluntary non-profit - Private(262) 767-6545

Nearby Dialysis

  • Davita - Lake Geneva Dialysis9.87 miles away650 N Edwards Blvd Lake Geneva Wisconsin 53147CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 16 (262) 248-2502
  • Davita - Marengo City Dialysis19.17 miles away910 Greenlee Street, Suite B Marengo Illinois 60152Dialysis Stations: 12 (815) 568-5800
  • Fmc - of Mchenry19.86 miles away4312 W Elm Street Mchenry Illinois 60050Dialysis Stations: 14 (815) 363-7254