Golden Years Nursing Home is in Falcon, North Carolina. This is a well below average facility, with an overall grade of D. If you are not satisfied with this facility's pedestrian overall grade, you may have to look in other cities as this is the only nursing home in Falcon. Despite all this, one of the few highlights of this nursing home's profile is its impressive inspection rating. You can continue reading to find out about inspections and other category grades
Golden Years Nursing Home
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
7348 North West Street,
Falcon NC 28342
83.44% estimated occupancy 1
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Pain Management
Registered Staff Hours
While this nursing home's overall score was not a highlight, it actually really excelled in the category of inspections. In fact, we awarded it an A+ for that category, which is one of our highest scores. Our inspection ratings are tied to several datapoints found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Deficiencies are an important thing to look for on these inspections. You should especially avoid facilities that have severe deficiencies linked to endangerment of patients. Although this nursing home had a few deficiencies on its government inspection report, none of them were severe based on CMS' deficiency scale. A few minor deficiencies are not the end of the world.
Long-term Care Quality
We also want to draw your attention to the fact that this facility was given an F for its long-term care score. Long-term care ratings of this caliber generally are a bad sign for the quantity and quality of care provided by nurses and aids, as well as the levels of routine medical care available. One of the datapoints we considered in addition to nursing hours was vaccinations. We were a bit worried that this nursing home provided the pneumonia vaccine to just 90.50279 percent of its residents. Surprisingly, this place was actually able to limit hospitalizations. With just 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this facility had fewer hospitalizations than most nursing homes. This was its best feature in this category.
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Short-term Care Quality
In our next category, we gave this nursing home an F in the area of short-term care. Our short-term care grade is generally used to score a facility's performance with rehabilitation To provide high-end rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally need to have better levels of highly skilled nursing services. These types of services include registered nurses, physical therapists, respiratory therapists and other highly trained professionals. Not surprisingly, we found that this nursing home provides far less physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than the average facility. The final metric we considered in this area is the percentage of patients who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We discovered that just 0 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home, which is well below average. The combination of these poor metrics was damning for this facility's short-term care score.
The last area we scored was nursing. Sadly, it received an F for this area, which is a rock bottom grade. There are several criteria included in this area. Most of these subcategories reflect the quantity and quality of nurse staffing. This facility provided just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a very low total compared to most nursing homes. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in calculating our nursing scores. This nursing home performed well in terms of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Golden Years Nursing Home Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Golden Years Nursing Home, 10.09% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This metric measures the percent of long-term stay residents which have pressure ulcers. We find that pressure ulcers are an indicator of a facility's nursing care quality.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Golden Years Nursing Home, 3.86% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of residents who suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to major injuries are often associated with lower levels of patient supervision. Better nursing protocols limits the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Golden Years Nursing Home, 3.21% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint indicates the percentage of long-term residents who sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's may be a sign of a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this metric could be misleading for some facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Golden Years Nursing Home, 11.74% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of residents who were given antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs may be helpful for many residents, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used appropriately. In some situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate that a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Golden Years Nursing Home, 22.05% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients given antianxiety medications. These drugs are commonly given to patients experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Golden Years Nursing Home, 3.01% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents showing signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Golden Years Nursing Home, 87.89% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Golden Years Nursing Home, 18.87% Percentage of Patients
This is the percent of residents who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living may indicate the decline of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Golden Years Nursing Home, 24.57% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percentage of patients who retained mobility levels over time. Preserving mobility can be a good sign for residents' health.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Golden Years Nursing Home, 24.57 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric tracks the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care. Minimizing rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the health of patients.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Golden Years Nursing Home, 72.58% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint measures the percentage of short-term care patients who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Many argue that this is a reliable measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation services.
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