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About Golden Living Center-Merrillville

General Information

Legal Business NameHendricks County Hospital
Ownership TypeGovernment - County
Changed Ownership In The Last 12 MonthsNo
First Accepted MedicareJuly 6, 1990 (26 years)
Capacity164
Residents128
Percent Occupied78%
Program ParticipationMedicare And Medicaid
Resident And Family CouncilsResident
In HospitalNo
Continuing Care Retirement CommunityNo
Special Focus FacilityNo
Auto Sprinkler System In Required AreasYes

Ratings for Golden Living Center-Merrillville

Golden Living Center-Merrillville
was reviewed by Medicare to have a rating of 1 out of 5. About Medicare Ratings
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Fines, Complaints, and Inspection Problems in the Past 3 Years

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Types of Problems at Nursing Homes

Some issues within a nursing home are much more severe than others. Medicare evaluates each problem based on 2 scales: the number of residents affected by a problem and the severity of the potential or actual harm to residents based on the problem. We have color coded the matrix below to make it easier to pick out the more severe problems. In general, orange and red issues related to the treatment of a resident are considered substandard quality of care.

  Residents Affected
Severity of the Deficiency Few Some Many
Immediate jeopardy to resident health or safety J K L
Actual harm that is not immediate jeopardy G H I
No actual harm with potential for more than minimal harm that is not immediate jeopardy D E F
No actual harm with potential for minimal harm A B C

September 16, 2015 - 15 months ago

 Residents AffectedSeveritySource/TypeDescription
ESomePotential for HarmComplaintProvide care for residents in a way that maintains or improves their dignity and respect in full recognition of their individuality.
ESomePotential for HarmComplaintMake sure that the nursing home area is safe, easy to use, clean and comfortable for residents, staff and the public.
DFewPotential for HarmComplaintReasonably accommodate the needs and preferences of each resident.
DFewPotential for HarmComplaintProvide care by qualified persons according to each resident's written plan of care.

August 18, 2015 - 16 months ago

 Residents AffectedSeveritySource/TypeDescription
ESomePotential for HarmComplaintMake sure that the nursing home area is safe, easy to use, clean and comfortable for residents, staff and the public.
ESomePotential for HarmComplaintHave a program that investigates, controls and keeps infection from spreading.
DFewPotential for HarmComplaintAssist those residents who need help with eating/drinking, grooming and personal and oral hygiene.
DFewPotential for HarmComplaintProvide care for residents in a way that maintains or improves their dignity and respect in full recognition of their individuality.
DFewPotential for HarmComplaintKeep residents' personal and medical records private and confidential.

July 28, 2015 - 16 months ago

 Residents AffectedSeveritySource/TypeDescription
GFewActual HarmComplaintEnsure that each resident who enters the nursing home without a catheter is not given a catheter, unless medically necessary, and that incontinent patients receive proper services to prevent urinary tract infections and restore normal bladder functions.
DFewPotential for HarmComplaintEnsure that a nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provide adequate supervision to prevent avoidable accidents.
DFewPotential for HarmComplaintDevelop and implement policies for 1) screening and training employees; and the 2) prevention, identification, investigation, and reporting of any abuse, neglect, mistreatment and misappropriation of property.
DFewPotential for HarmComplaint1) Hire only people with no legal history of abusing, neglecting or mistreating residents; or 2) report and investigate any acts or reports of abuse, neglect or mistreatment of residents.

October 29, 2014 - 2 years ago

 Residents AffectedSeveritySource/TypeDescription
FManyPotential for HarmFire Safety InspectionHeating and ventilation systems that have been properly installed according to the manufacturer's instructions.
FManyPotential for HarmFire Safety InspectionExits that are accessible at all times.
FManyPotential for HarmFire Safety InspectionAn automatic smoke detection system in all hallways.
CManyPotential for Minimal HarmFire Safety InspectionPosted "No-smoking" signs in areas where smoking is not permitted or ashtrays provided where smoking was allowed.
BSomePotential for Minimal HarmFire Safety InspectionProper medical gas storage and administration areas.
BSomePotential for Minimal HarmFire Safety InspectionAutomatic sprinkler systems that have been maintained in working order.

October 3, 2014 - 2 years ago

 Residents AffectedSeveritySource/TypeDescription
ESomePotential for HarmHealth InspectionStore, cook, and serve food in a safe and clean way.
ESomePotential for HarmHealth InspectionMake sure that the nursing home area is safe, easy to use, clean and comfortable for residents, staff and the public.
ESomePotential for HarmHealth InspectionHave a program that investigates, controls and keeps infection from spreading.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionMake sure that a working call system is available in each resident's room or bathroom and bathing area.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionEnsure that each resident's 1) entire drug/medication regimen is free from unnecessary drugs; and 2) is managed and monitored to achieve highest level of well-being.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionEnsure residents maintain acceptable nutritional status.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionProvide care by qualified persons according to each resident's written plan of care.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionProvide necessary care and services to maintain or improve the highest well being of each resident .
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionEnsure that each resident who enters the nursing home without a catheter is not given a catheter, unless medically necessary, and that incontinent patients receive proper services to prevent urinary tract infections and restore normal bladder functions.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionEnsure that residents with limited range of motion receive appropriate treatment and services to increase range of motion or prevent further decrease in range of motion.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionProvide care for residents in a way that maintains or improves their dignity and respect in full recognition of their individuality.

August 27, 2014 - 2 years ago

 Residents AffectedSeveritySource/TypeDescription
ESomePotential for HarmComplaintHave a program that investigates, controls and keeps infection from spreading.
ESomePotential for HarmComplaintMake sure that the nursing home area is safe, easy to use, clean and comfortable for residents, staff and the public.
DFewPotential for HarmComplaintKeep complete, dated laboratory records in the resident's file.
DFewPotential for HarmComplaintEnsure that each resident's 1) entire drug/medication regimen is free from unnecessary drugs; and 2) is managed and monitored to achieve highest level of well-being.
DFewPotential for HarmComplaintProvide necessary care and services to maintain or improve the highest well being of each resident .
DFewPotential for HarmComplaintEnsure that each resident who enters the nursing home without a catheter is not given a catheter, unless medically necessary, and that incontinent patients receive proper services to prevent urinary tract infections and restore normal bladder functions.
DFewPotential for HarmComplaintImmediately tell the resident, the resident's doctor, and a family member of situations (injury/decline/room, etc.) that affect the resident.

July 16, 2014 - 2 years ago

 Residents AffectedSeveritySource/TypeDescription
ESomePotential for HarmComplaintMake sure that the nursing home area is safe, easy to use, clean and comfortable for residents, staff and the public.
ESomePotential for HarmComplaintMake sure menus meet the resident's nutritional needs and that there is a prepared menu by which nutritious meals have been planned for the resident and followed.

April 17, 2014 - 3 years ago

 Residents AffectedSeveritySource/TypeDescription
ESomePotential for HarmComplaintAssist those residents who need help with eating/drinking, grooming and personal and oral hygiene.
DFewPotential for HarmComplaintMake sure that a doctor approves a resident's admission in writing and that each resident remains under the care of a doctor.
DFewPotential for HarmComplaintProvide necessary care and services to maintain or improve the highest well being of each resident .
DFewPotential for HarmComplaintImmediately tell the resident, the resident's doctor, and a family member of situations (injury/decline/room, etc.) that affect the resident.

December 18, 2013 - 3 years ago

 Residents AffectedSeveritySource/TypeDescription
FManyPotential for HarmFire Safety InspectionRecord of quarterly fire drills for each shift under varying conditions.
FManyPotential for HarmFire Safety InspectionEmergency lighting that can last at least 1 1/2 hours.
FManyPotential for HarmFire Safety InspectionBack-up procedures in place for a faulty automatic sprinkler system.
FManyPotential for HarmFire Safety InspectionAn approved back-up procedure for a faulty fire alarm system.
FManyPotential for HarmFire Safety InspectionProperly maintained smoke detectors.
ESomePotential for HarmFire Safety InspectionExits that are accessible at all times.
ESomePotential for HarmFire Safety InspectionSpecial areas constructed so that walls can resist fire for one hour or an approved fire extinguishing system.
ESomePotential for HarmFire Safety InspectionWalls that prevent smoke from passing through and would resist fire for at least one hour.
ESomePotential for HarmFire Safety InspectionProper medical gas storage and administration areas.
ESomePotential for HarmFire Safety InspectionExit doors that are held open by devices that will automatically close on the activation of a fire alarm or smoke detector.
ESomePotential for HarmFire Safety InspectionProperly installed electrical wiring and equipment.

Staffing Levels Per Resident per Day

Medicare determines the expected staffing time per resident per day depending on level of care the residents of Golden Living Center-Merrillville require. It is important to compare the reported time to expected time for a single facility instead of comparing the amount of time per resident of two facilities. Learn why.

1hr 50min
2hr 25min
ReportedExpected
CNA
1hr 30min
40min
ReportedExpected
LPN
15min
1hr 5min
ReportedExpected
RN
3hr 40min
4hr 10min
ReportedExpected
Total Nursing

This facility also provides approximately 1hr 10min per resident per WEEK of physical therapist time.

Quality Measures for Long Stay Residents

99.2%
99.2%
99.2%
94.7%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015IN
Assessed and Appropriately Given the Seasonal Influenza Vaccine
99.2%
98.3%
100.0%
93.7%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015IN
Assessed and Appropriately Given the Pneumococcal Vaccine
73.3%
68.0%
62.8%
48.7%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015IN
Low Risk Residents Who Lose Control of Their Bowel or Bladder
17.6%
21.4%
21.4%
17.4%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015IN
Received an Antipsychotic Medication
23.2%
31.3%
10.3%
16.6%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015IN
Need for Help with ADLs has Increased
5.1%
4.3%
7.5%
7.1%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015IN
Self Report Moderate to Severe Pain
16.3%
6.8%
7.8%
8.0%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015IN
Lose Too Much Weight
12.5%
10.3%
11.9%
6.5%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015IN
High Risk Residents With Pressure Ulcers
3.6%
0.9%
0.0%
6.5%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015IN
Have Depressive Symptoms
2.4%
2.6%
0.9%
4.8%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015IN
With a Urinary Tract Infection
1.6%
2.5%
6.7%
3.5%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015IN
Experiencing One or More Falls with Major Injury
5.0%
5.5%
4.2%
2.9%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015IN
With a Catheter Inserted and Left in Their Bladder
0.8%
0.0%
0.0%
0.7%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015IN
Were Physically Restrained

Quality Measures for Short Stay Residents

96.5%
96.0%
97.7%
81.7%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015IN
Assessed and Appropriately Given the Pneumococcal Vaccine
92.9%
91.2%
91.2%
82.3%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015IN
Were Assessed and Appropriately Given the Seasonal Influenza Vaccine
20.9%
14.3%
23.2%
16.7%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015IN
Self Report Moderate to Severe Pain
5.5%
6.3%
3.5%
2.4%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015IN
Newly Received an Antipsychotic Medication
2.6%
4.5%
3.4%
1.6%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015IN
With Pressure Ulcers That Are New or Worsened