Golden Years of Walworth is a very-small nursing home located in Walworth, Wisconsin. Sporting an overall grade of A-, this is undoubtedly a very strong nursing home. We were so impressed with this facility that we ranked it in the top 20 percent of all facilities nationally. This nursing home also received very consistent scores in all of our categories. More information about these categories is available below.
Golden Years of Walworth
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- No Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
On top of earning a great overall grade, this facility also received an excellent nursing score, with an A. Our nursing score is largely associated with the nursing home's level of nurse staffing. This facility provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This place performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a nursing home has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can frequently be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Long-term Care Quality
On the list of its many high-end grades, this facility received a strong long-term care grade. In fact, we awarded it a score of A in this area. Nursing homes that excel in this category tend to be well-staffed and provide extensive hands on care to patients. Once we concluded our assessment of the quantity of care provided by nurses, we then looked at the nursing home's vaccination records. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its patients against pneumonia, which is an impressive figure. Pneumonia is often a dangerous health condition for nursing home residents so we strongly prefer when a facility does not take any chances. Lastly, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
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Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home also was given a very impressive short-term care grade. In fact, this ended up being its third most impressive category grade. In that area, we awarded this facility a score of A. Short-term care scores are crucial for individuals seeking rehabilitation. Rehabilitation generally requires higher levels of highly-skilled nursing. This includes a wide range of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not every nursing home employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, according to the data they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The final metric we assessed in this category is the number of patients who were able to leave the facility and return home. We found that 5.4 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
Turning to inspections, it appears this facility has received quality government inspections in recent years as well. We gave it a score of B in this category. Inspection ratings are tied to many pieces of information found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes that excel in this area typically have few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these places generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. Although this facility had a few deficiencies on its government inspection report, none were serious 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.
Golden Years of Walworth Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Golden Years of Walworth, 6.86% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint gauges the percentage of long-term patients who suffer from new or worsened pressure ulcers or bed sores. We use this statistic in calculating both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Golden Years of Walworth, 3.37% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of patients who have had a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injury are routinely associated with lower levels of patient supervision. More supervision can minimize the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Golden Years of Walworth, 3.17% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint indicates the percentage of long-term residents which experienced urinary tract infections. Although more of these infections may reflect poorly on a nursing home's nursing care, it is difficult to compare between facilities due to facilities having inconsistent reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Golden Years of Walworth, 13.77% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of residents given antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are given to patients for many medical conditions, including cognitive disorders. Sadly, in limited situations, 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 Years of Walworth, 15.58% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients given antianxiety medications. These drugs are typically used to treat patients experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Golden Years of Walworth, 6.45% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients who are showing symptoms of depression. Some believe that this is a reasonable measure of resident quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Golden Years of Walworth, 92.81% of Patients
This is the percent of residents who were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Golden Years of Walworth, 13.28% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Golden Years of Walworth, 21.75% Percentage of Residents
This is the percentage of patients that retained mobility levels over time. Preserving mobility is usually a great sign for residents' health.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Golden Years of Walworth, 21.75 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Golden Years of Walworth, 13.28 Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to assess patient care during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Golden Years of Walworth, 75.11% Percentage of Resident
This metric measures the percentage of short-term stay patients that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Some experts argue this is a reliable measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation services.
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