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Golden Living Center Fitchburg
(866) 871-8551
1199 John Fitch Hwy
Fitchburg, MA
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  • Skilled Nursing Facility

Golden Living Center Fitchburg
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11/21/2012 An OurParents User Writes: Golden Living Center-fitchburg is an average sized, for profit, nursing home with 160 beds based in Fitchburg, MA. At last check, the facility had 136 residents indicating that it is 85% occupied which is about average within the state of Massachusetts. The provider accepts both medicare and medicaid programs, and provides resident counseling services.
This nursing home is not located in a hospital or a continuing care retirement community (CCRC). As of November 2012, the medicare rating for Golden Living Center Fitchburg, was 3 stars, which is a better rating than 48% of nursing homes in Massachusetts.
We have compared the detailed Medicare data for Golden Living Center Fitchburg with other senior care providers in Massachusetts. When compare to the state averages for staffing, the number of registered nurse (RN) hours per resident per day is about average; Certified nursing assistant (CNA) hours per resident per day is about average; The number of licensed practical (LPN) or vocational nurse hours per resident per day is about average. The most recent health inspection was on 09/15/2011.
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07/16/2012 An Family Member of Current/Past Resident Writes: very nice place ,food great

Description of Golden Living Center Fitchburg in Fitchburg, MA

Number of Beds : 160

Golden Living Center Fitchburg, located in Fitchburg, Massachusetts provides the following services: Nursing Home and Skilled Nursing Facility. It accepts the following payment methods: Medicare and Medicaid. Golden Living Center Fitchburg has received 3 stars from Medicare and an average user review rating of 4 stars. Golden Living Center Fitchburg has an average hospital, Heywood Hospital, located nearby, which scored a 80 out of 100 in its most recent Medicare review. The Golden Living Center Fitchburg's nearest hospital is 10 miles away. The zipcode (01420) in Massachusetts, where Golden Living Center Fitchburg is located, has a below average safety rating based on recent crime statistics. A more detailed description of the types of care for Golden Living Center Fitchburg can be found here.

Golden Living Center-fitchburg is a nursing home. It provides medical nursing service for seniors with serious illnesses or disabilities twenty-four hours a day, delivered by registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, and certified nurse aids.

Nursing care facilities cater to several types of patients: some patients require short-term rehab while recovering from surgery; others require long-term nursing and medical supervision. In addition, some nursing homes offer specialized care programs for Alzheimer's or other illnesses, or short-term respite care for frail or disabled persons when a family member requires a rest from providing care in the home. Please note that you can help compare nursing homes by looking at the Medicare ratings of a given facility (Medicare has a 5-star rating system for comparing nursing homes). There are various ways for paying for care in a nursing home. Make sure you know your loved one's Medicare and Medicaid eligibility, and understand how you can use tools like long term care insurance to pay for nursing home care.

Also, Golden Living Center-fitchburg is a skilled nursing facility (SNF). It is primarily engaged in providing skilled nursing care and related services for residents who require medical or nursing care; or rehabilitation services for the rehabilitation of injured, disabled, or sick persons.

Skilled nursing facilities cater to patients who either need short-term rehab while recovering from surgery; or require long-term nursing and medical supervision. Skilled Nursing facilities are very often associated with area hospitals.

Source: SNAPforSeniors, Inc.



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    Demographic Profile for Fitchburg, MA,01420

    Annual Crime
    01420 Avg.
    Violent Crimes 5 4
    Property Crimes 5 4
    Weather Conditions
    Average High Temperature ° F
    Average Low Temperature ° F
    Rainy Days 32%
    Average Rainfall 0 inches
    Average Snowfall 0 inches
    Provided By EPA; Closer to 100 is better
    Air Quality 38 / 100
    Water Quality 52 / 100
    Superfund Sites 29 / 100
    Physicians per 100k 245.5
    Cost Of Living
    Compared to the National Average
    Overall 9% Below
    Cost of Food 4% Below
    Utilities 33% Above
    Miscellaneous 1% Below
    High School Graduate
    Associate Degree
    Undergraduate Degree
    Graduate Degree 6.15%
    Male Population 48.17%
    Female Population 51.83%
    Median Age 35.7 Years
    Average Individual Income
    Average Household Income $46,191
    Population Change
    Religions Breakdown of religious affiliations in Fitchburg MA
    Percent Religious 53.06%
    Catholic 37.53%
    Other Christian 6.92%
    Jewish 2.24%
    All Other 6.38%
    Breakdown of ethnicities in Fitchburg MA
    White  75.2%
    Hispanic/Latino  15%
    Asian  4.2%
    Black  3.1%
    Multiracial  2%
    Other  0.2%

    Please Note Zip code-level crime information is provided by U.S. Census data. OurParents ALWAYS recommends that you visit the facility and check with local law enforcement authorities, and draw your own conclusions about the safety of any given care provider and area.