Golden Livingcenter Lancaster

(866) 870-8999

425 N Duke St, Lancaster, PA


  • Nursing Home
  • Skilled Nursing Facility

Payment Options

  • Medicare Yes
  • Medicaid Yes
  • Veteran's Benefits No
  • Long Term Care Insurance No
  • Subsidy Available No
Golden Livingcenter Lancaster
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User Reviews

11/21/2012  -  An OurParents User Writes:

Golden Livingcenter-lancaster is an average sized, for profit, nursing home with 124 beds based in Lancaster, PA. At last check, the facility had 123 residents indicating that it is 99% occupied which is about average within the state of Pennsylvania. 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 Livingcenter Lancaster, was 1 star, which is a lower rating than 82% of nursing homes in Pennsylvania.
We have compared the detailed Medicare data for Golden Livingcenter Lancaster with other senior care providers in Pennsylvania. 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 02/07/2012.
To view the full report for this facility, and to understand more about its Medicare rating, go to here

05/15/2012  -  An OurParents User Writes:

Called in with some questions about rehab services and they were extremely rude. I was on hold forever and when they finally picked up they acted like I was bothering them for info...

Response: NO NO no... stay away from this place. recent death of my sister in law while she was there. DIRTY..Filthy.. barely any English spoken here by employees. never have any questions answered. they are off the street workers with absolutely no training. sister in law left in urine soaked bed. patients left to fend for themselves. I wound't take my worse enemy here.

05/07/2010  -  An OurParents User Writes:

As a family member of a patient in this facility I must say I am greatly disappointed in the care that is being give to my loved one. The first thing you see when you walk in is a reception area with patients sitting around. The odor alone almost knocks you out. To me it smells like roach spray or some kind of bug spray. The elevator is an old one from days gone by when the building belong to Mr. Alspach. It takes forever to get to the floor you want. When you get to the floor the halls are cluttered with cleaning carts and other objects. The room it's self is a very drab and dull room. There is nothing there for the patient to look at but their closet or a wall. This is not a good situation for any one let alone one who has trouble walking or needs help getting around. The CNA's are not informed of a patients condition so they have no clue if the patient has hearing problems or mental problems. The CNA's don't really care either. To them a bath is washing a patients rear and their face and arms, if your lucky. Showers are only given twice a week and that is unsanitary. The beds, if you call them that, are thin boards that do bend like a hospital bed with a thin 2" thick mattress. Some of them are cracked and have holes in them. (I saw one that had the filling coming out of it.) The food it placed on a bedside table for the patient and that is it. If the patient is having trouble with arms or back or even walking they have no way of getting that tray close enough to them to eat it when it is warm. The residents have told me to get hot food you better be in the TV room or it is cold till they serve you in your room. Physical Therapy is mainly done in the room. Once in a while they will take a person downstairs to evaluate and then it is back to room therapy. The place is not a place I wanted my family to visit let alone live in and we quickly removed our family member to another home. The Golden Living Center has no one trained to work with patients with Dementia or Alzheimers or any other type of mental illness. These nurse's let our family member sitting on the toilet for over thirty minutes. The patient had to take it into their own hands to struggle to get off a toilet and get in a wheel chair. We were told that they did page and ring for the nurse but no one came after thirty minutes. We were there for 15 minutes wondering where our loved one was. We did not say anything because the last time we mentioned a problem the treatment of our mother got worse. Getting medications on time or in a timely manner when requested is also an impossible feat. You wait and wait for the nurse to get them and bring them to you. Hopefully you won't have to wait more then half an hour or hour. It has happened and I have witinessed it. Scared me terribly and that was it. We took our beloved mother and left there for good.

I can not begin to suggest that this is a good Nursing Home for anyone's family. It is hard enough on the patient but to be treated like a second class citizen is even harder for them. Make sure you talk to patients from different floors with no nurses or aides or administration around. They can then talk freely and you will get the truth, not what the facility wants you to hear from them. This applies to any and all nursing homes or facilities you would consider for your family members as they get older or need help regaining strength and health.

Description of Golden Livingcenter Lancaster in Lancaster, PA

Number of Beds : 124

Golden Livingcenter Lancaster, located in Lancaster, Pennsylvania provides the following services: Nursing Home and Skilled Nursing Facility. It accepts the following payment methods: Medicare and Medicaid. Golden Livingcenter Lancaster has received 1 star from Medicare and an average user review rating of 1 star. Golden Livingcenter Lancaster has a very good hospital, Lancaster General Hospital, located nearby, which scored a 88 out of 100 in its most recent Medicare review. The Golden Livingcenter Lancaster's nearest hospital is 1 miles away. The zipcode (17602) in Pennsylvania, where Golden Livingcenter Lancaster is located, has a below average safety rating based on recent crime statistics. A more detailed description of the types of care for Golden Livingcenter Lancaster can be found here.

Golden Livingcenter-lancaster 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 Livingcenter-lancaster 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 Lancaster, PA, 17602


Male Population
Female Population
Median Age
36.2 Years
Average Household Income

Cost Of Living
Compared to the National Average

13% Below
Cost of Food
2% Below
2% Below
2% Below

Provided By EPA; Closer to 100 is better

Air Quality
14.8 / 100
Water Quality
20 / 100
Superfund Sites
19 / 100
Physicians per 100k

Annual Crime

Violent Crimes
Property Crimes