Reviews of Golden Livingcenter - Norwood
September 07, 2017
I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident
They are not equipped with enough nursing staff to provide care for hospice patients / or their residence who need a little more. They also should learn to be more compassionate for the hospice patients just because you don't have enough nursing staff you should not put this person in a wheelchair and leave them up front so you can keep an eye on them because they sometimes try to climb out of bed. They also should hire for there 2 hospice rooms nursing Around the Clock so that patients family members do not get told that they have to stay there or your loved one will not be attended to because they don't have the nursing staff. Also nurses should not come down while patients are dying and say to family members oh we need again after they have had a run-in with that family member to begin with. It's called Humanity and obviously it is not taught at this facility. I know somebody who grew up in Norwood and this facility has always changed hands and has been horrible. I would never recommend this establishment to anybody. Maybe the state should set up an investigation Undercover to see what really goes on.
November 11, 2016
I am/was a resident of this facility
The staff is always very pleasant and smiling. If you need anything someone is always there to help and if they cant they make sure to get someone that can assist you. They make the transition from home or hospital very smooth and truley make you feel that they have your best health interests at heart. I enjoyed my stay there and would highly recommend it.
January 31, 2014
I am a friend or relative of a resident
Golden Livingcenter had my former husband Frank in a lockdown unit with 28 other patients in various stages of dementia or Alzheimer's. In that unit, they had only one nurse and four aides taking care of all those people. You can imagine the level of care they're given at that time. They were not trained to cope with the emotions of these patients. Frank was only there for five weeks before he passed away. As far as I'm concerned, had he had the proper treatment, he wouldn't end up that way. I did not choose this facility. He was sent there from the hospital. Because he had combative incident with another facility, very few places would accept him. So that's how he ended up there. Golden Livingcenter was a horrible place. I felt very bad for their staff. I don't blame them. I blamed the people that dictate who the employees will be and how much training they would have, etc. If you have 28 people in a lockdown facility with dementia and you only have one nurse and four aides, how can you blame the staff? They did the best that they could. For accommodation, they had the most basic rooms. There was no TV, no phones, not even a lamp, just a bed and a dresser. With regards to food, sometimes they seemed okay but at other times I thought they were disgusting. I also don't think they fed their patients enough. There wasn't even a refrigerator on the floor for things like ginger ale or a bottle of water. I ultimately started bringing in like little cases of bottled water to get to Frank and those disappeared as well. Their idea of social gathering in the afternoon was taking all these 28 people in their wheelchairs and lining them up in an empty room with a TV on and they would just sit there. They didn't even have the most basic things for some of the people like safety belts on their wheelchairs. They would take those people, put them against the wall and then push this large table up against them. Just horrible! It's a horrible place. Don't send anyone there.
Features of Golden Livingcenter - Norwood
Medicare (ratings last updated: 06/01/17)
- Medicare Provider Number: 225343
- Ownership Type: For Profit Corporation
- Resident Capacity: 170
About Golden Livingcenter - Norwood
Golden Livingcenter - Norwood is a nursing home in Norwood, MA that provides patients with skilled nursing care as well as private or shared accommodations.for more details on housing, services, and rates.
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