Golden Living Center-Fitchburg LICENSED FACILITY

Golden Living Center-Fitchburg in Fitchburg, MA provides Nursing Homes, Substance Rehab services.

The staff at Golden Living Center-Fitchburg provide personalized services designed to meet the needs of every patient. The dedicated health professionals offer the assistance you need while respecting your independence.

The facility accepts Medicare and Medicaid. Golden Living Center-Fitchburg is a licensed care provider with the State of Massachusetts. The Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs provides a list of registered care providers in Massachusetts.

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Facility Features

  • Fire Sprinkler System

Nurse Staff Ratings

Daily hours (average) each resident gets with: This facility State Average U.S. Average
Nurses (total) 3 hrs 47 mins 4 hrs 7 mins 4 hrs 2 mins
Registered Nurse 20 mins 56 mins 49 mins
Licensed Staff 1 hrs 8 mins 1 hrs 45 mins 1 hrs 38 mins
Licensed Practitioner Nurse - 48 mins 48 mins
Certified Nurse Assistant 2 hrs 39 mins 2 hrs 22 mins 2 hrs 23 mins
Physical Therapy - 6 mins 6 mins

Inspections/Incidents - At a glance

Date Type # Violations
2015-10-15 Firesafety 2
2015-09-28 Health 5
2014-07-21 Health 4
2014-07-21 Firesafety 0
2013-08-07 Health 10
2013-08-07 Firesafety 0
Type# Incidents
Fines 0
Penalties 0
Complaints 0
Payments Denied 0
Total of Fines 0

Health Inspections

Nursing home failed to: Inspection Date Residents affected Date fixed
Provide housekeeping and maintenance services. 2015-11-16 Many 2015-11-16
Ensure services provided by the nursing facility meet professional standards of quality. 2015-11-16 Many 2015-11-16
Keep each resident free from physical restraints, unless needed for medical treatment. 2015-11-16 Some 2015-11-16
Provide care by qualified persons according to each resident's written plan of care. 2015-11-16 Some 2015-11-16
Give proper treatment to residents with feeding tubes to prevent problems (such as aspiration pneumonia, diarrhea, vomiting, dehydration, metabolic abnormalities, nasal-pharyngeal ulcers) and help restore eating skills, if possible. 2015-11-16 Some 2015-11-16
Try to resolve each resident's complaints quickly. 2014-09-04 Many 2014-09-04
Ensure 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. 2014-09-04 Some 2014-09-04
Properly care for residents needing special services, including: injections, colostomy, ureostomy, ileostomy, tracheostomy care, tracheal suctioning, respiratory care, foot care, and prostheses. 2014-09-04 Some 2014-09-04
Keep accurate, complete and organized clinical records on each resident that meet professional standards. 2014-09-04 Some 2014-09-04
Prepare food that is nutritional, appetizing, tasty, attractive, well-cooked, and at the right temperature. 2013-09-21 Many 2013-09-21
Store, cook, and serve food in a safe and clean way. 2013-09-21 Many 2013-09-21
Try to resolve each resident's complaints quickly. 2013-09-21 Many 2013-09-21
Provide activities to meet the interests and needs of each resident. 2013-09-21 Many 2013-09-21
Give the resident's representative the ability to exercise the resident's rights. 2013-09-21 Some 2013-09-21
Let residents refuse treatment, refuse to take part in an experiment, or formulate advance directives. 2013-09-21 Some 2013-09-21
Provide care for residents in a way that maintains or improves their dignity and respect in full recognition of their individuality. 2013-09-21 Some 2013-09-21
Review or revise the resident's care plan after any major change in physical or mental health. 2013-09-21 Some 2013-09-21
Develop a complete care plan that meets all the resident's needs, with timetables and actions that can be measured. 2013-09-21 Some 2013-09-21
Allow residents the right to participate in the planning or revision of care and treatment. 2013-09-21 Some 2013-09-21

Fire Safety Inspections

Nursing home failed to: Inspection Date Residents affected Date fixed
An approved automatic sprinkler system connected to the fire alarm system. 2015-11-27 Some 2015-11-27
Doors of sufficient width and proper construction in smoke barriers. 2015-11-27 Some 2015-11-27

Nursing Home Quality - Long stay residents

Percent of residents who: This facility State Average U.S. Average
Assessed and Appropriately Given the Pneumococcal Vaccine 98.75 87.18 82.05
Assessed and Appropriately Given the Seasonal Influenza Vaccine 93.40 85.58 80.12
Percent of Low Risk Long Stay Residents Who Lose Control of Their Bowel or Bladder 53.99 25.77 19.55
Who Received an Antipsychotic Medication 17.14 17.39 15.99
Whose Need for Help with ADLs has Increased 15.86 12.57 12.57
Who Self Report Moderate to Severe Pain 7.09 4.52 5.37
Who Lose Too Much Weight 6.95 5.30 6.06
Percent of High Risk Long Stay Residents With Pressure Ulcers 3.70 4.00 4.23
Experiencing One or More Falls with Major Injury 3.41 2.64 2.82
with a Catheter Inserted and Left in Their Bladder 3.32 2.32 2.58
With a Urinary Tract Infection 3.09 4.62 4.79
Who Were Physically Restrained 1.61 1.15 0.96
Who Have Depressive Symptoms 0.95 3.45 5.17

Nursing Home Quality - Short stay residents

Percent of residents who: This facility State Average U.S. Average
Assessed and Appropriately Given the Pneumococcal Vaccine 92.66 73.79 69.33
Who Were Assessed and Appropriately Given the Seasonal Influenza Vaccine 87.90 73.93 62.13
Who Self Report Moderate to Severe Pain 15.70 15.47 13.33
Who Newly Received an Antipsychotic Medication 2.22 1.53 1.53
With Pressure Ulcers That Are New or Worsened 0.87 0.76 0.69

License & Payment Details

  • Medical Certification: Medicare and Medicaid
  • License state: Massachusetts
Medicare Accepted
Medicaid Accepted
Veteran Benefits Not accepted
Long Term Care Insurance Not accepted
Other Subsidies Not accepted


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Compare Monthly Costs

Care type National Costs Average cost in
Private Assisted Living $3468 $4923
Private Nursing Home $7251 $11389
Semi-Private Nursing $6559 $10529
Adult Day Care $1118 $1093
Home Healthcare Aide $3546 $4942
Home-maker Services $3392 $4586