Golden LivingCenter - Westminster

1234 Washington Boulevard.
Westminster, Maryland 21157
(410) 848-0700

The Golden Living Center in Westminster has 170 beds. The nursing home participates in Medicare and Medicaid. It is a for-profit corporate facility, owned by national nursing home titan Golden Living Center, one of the 200 largest privately held companies in the country. There are three other Golden Living nursing homes in Maryland in (Frederick, Cumberland, and Hagerstown).

Medicare rates the Golden Living nursing as 'much below average.' In fact, all of the Golden LivingCenter nursing homes in Maryland had the worst possible overall score except for Hagerstown which managed to earn two stars for a "below average" rating.

Health Inspections

The Golden Living Center of Westminster received a 'much below average' rating in this area. The results should give anyone considering the use of this facility pause. The deficiencies are extensive. In the category of 'health deficiencies,' they ran up a total of 25. In Maryland, the average is 10; nationally it is 7. They received the worst possible rating for a reason.

This facility was cited for such things as

  • Employees talking about how one of the residents was overweight which caused the resident to cry
  • Dirty bathrooms
  • Failure to classify bed sores
  • Failure to have a care plan in place for such things as urinary incontinence
  • Failure to document the administration of pain medications
  • Failure to have an effective pain management system in place
  • Failure to take proper precautions to prevent UTIs
  • Failure to make sure residents are not receiving unnecessary drugs
  • Failure to protect food from potential physical contamination because a server did not wash her hands
  • Failure to have a program that control and prevents infection and bed sores

We could go on, but you get the idea. You can read the most recent 2016 inspection report here to get the full flavor.

Staffing

Golden Living Center of Westminster received an 'average' rating for their staffing in general, and their RN staffing separately. The total number of licensed staff hours is comparable to national averages but lower than state levels. LPN hours are greater than the state and federal counterparts, but the CAN hours are noticeable shorter. Finally, the time provided per patient for physical therapy is less than half of what is provided by the Maryland state average, and the federal amount is half-again the length of Westminster.

It seems this is how Golden LivingCenter operates its nursing homes. They stay right around the national averages. Why do they shoot for average? The guess here is that it has something to do with the fact that labor costs money and this company brings in over $3 billion in revenues.

Quality Measures

Nursing HomeThe overall rating of their quality measures is also 'average.' They meet or exceed state and federal levels for seasonal vaccinations, and short-term residents experiencing functional improvements. Additionally, the percent of short-term residents receiving antipsychotic medicine is on par with others, and there are fewer patients with pressure ulcers. Patient pain self-reports, and the successful reentry of short-term residents back to the community both fall short of the state and federal percentages. As well, long-term patients show a propensity for decreasing mobility, and the need for help with independent activities is comparatively high.

  • Website page for Golden LivingCenter in Westminster
  • Some reviews of the nursing home on Facebook. There are both positive and negative reviews.
  • Here is a lawsuit filed in 2016 against the Golden LivingCenter in Maryland
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1 Vital Statistics
Number of Beds: 170 certified bedsrating information

Beds in the nursing home that have been approved by the federal government to participate in Medicare or Medicaid.

Accepts: Medicare and Medicaidrating information

Shows if the nursing home participates in the Medicare, Medicaid, or both.

2 Key Ratings
Star Rating Summary
Overall Rating rating information

A rating of 1 to 5 stars based on the health inspection, staffing, and quality measures ratings combined into one. More stars are better.

1 StarMuch Below Average
Health Inspection rating information

A rating of 1 to 5 stars based on the nursing home’s health inspection results. More stars are better.

1 StarMuch Below Average
Staffing rating information

A rating of 1 to 5 stars based on the nursing home’s staffing hours for Registered Nurses (RNs), Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs), Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVNs), and Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs). More stars are better.

3 StarsAverage
RN Staffing rating information

A rating of 1 to 5 stars based on the amount of time Registered Nurses (RNs) spend with residents as reported by the nursing home. More stars are better.

3 StarsAverage
Quality Measures rating information

A rating of 1 to 5 stars based on resident assessment data that show how well the nursing home cares for residents’ needs. More stars are better.

3 StarsAverage
3 Key Short Stay Statistics
DescriptionGolden LivingCenter - WestminsterMD
Average
Percent of short-stay residents who self-report moderate to severe pain.
Lower percentages are better.
17.5%14.2%
Percent of short-stay residents with pressure ulcers that are new or worsened.
Lower percentages are better.
0.9%1.3%
Percent of short-stay residents assessed and given, appropriately, the seasonal influenza vaccine.
Higher percentages are better.
86.1%82.5%
Percent of short-stay residents assessed and given, appropriately, the pneumococcal vaccine.
Higher percentages are better.
92.7%81.2%
Percent of short-stay residents who newly received an antipsychotic medication.
Lower percentages are better.
2.4%2.2%
4 Key Long Stay Statistics
DescriptionGolden LivingCenter - WestminsterMD
Average
Percentage of long-stay residents experiencing one or more falls with major injury.
Lower percentages are better.
4.1%2.9%
Percentage of long-stay residents with a urinary tract infection.
Lower percentages are better.
3.2%4.5%
Percentage of long-stay residents who self-report moderate to severe pain.
Lower percentages are better.
12.1%6.4%
Percentage of long-stay high-risk residents with pressure ulcers.
Lower percentages are better.
3.3%6.8%
Percentage of long-stay low-risk residents who lose control of their bowels or bladder.
Lower percentages are better.
62.1%58.0%
Percentage of long-stay residents who have/had a catheter inserted and left in their bladder.
Lower percentages are better.
0.7%2.5%
Percentage of long-stay residents who were physically restrained.
Lower percentages are better.
0.0%0.6%
Percentage of long-stay residents whose ability to move independently worsened.
Lower percentages are better.
25.1%22.3%
Percentage of long-stay residents whose need for help with daily activities has increased.
Lower percentages are better.
17.2%18.7%
Percentage of long-stay residents who lose too much weight.
Lower percentages are better.
3.9%6.3%
Percentage of long-stay residents who have depressive symptoms.
Lower percentages are better.
0.0%4.8%
Percentage of long-stay residents who received an antianxiety or hypnotic medication.
Lower percentages are better.
31.5%18.3%
Percentage of long-stay residents assessed and given, appropriately, the seasonal influenza vaccine.
Higher percentages are better.
91.5%95.0%
Percentage of long-stay residents assessed and given, appropriately, the pneumococcal vaccine.
Higher percentages are better.
97.8%92.2%
Percentage of long-stay residents who received an antipsychotic medication.
Lower percentages are better.
23.1%14.1%
5 Inspection Summary

Date of standard health inspection: 03/03/2016
Total number of health deficiencies: 25
Average number of health deficiencies in MD: 10.6

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