Nursing Homes in New Mexico
- 49thNational Rank
- 32Nursing Homes
- 7.62%Patients with pressure ulcers
- 2.61/5Average CMS Rating
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New Mexico Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In New Mexico, 7.62% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of patients who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are routinely the result of residents staying in one position for too long. Better nursing protocols can minimize the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In New Mexico, 2.58% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of residents who sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injury are considered to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Falls are often the result of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In New Mexico, 1.28% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . UTI's are often the result of a facility with lower levels of hygiene. Nevertheless, this statistic may be skewed for some nursing homes due to different reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In New Mexico, 15.1% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of residents given antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic medications are prescribed to residents for many medical conditions, such as cognitive disorders. Sadly, in some cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest that a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In New Mexico, 12.99% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of residents given antianxiety medications. These drugs are used to treat patients suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In New Mexico, 3.66% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term care patients demonstrating symptoms of depression. Some would argue that this is a reasonable measure of patient quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In New Mexico, 93.61% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents who were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In New Mexico, 15.55% Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and bathing. Some experts would argue that this is a reasonable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In New Mexico, 14.96% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who retained mobility levels.
In New Mexico, 1.38 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. There is usually a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and the overall quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In New Mexico, 14.96 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term resident care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In New Mexico, 16.43 Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to measure the well-being of patients during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In New Mexico, 66.9% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percentage of short-term stay residents who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
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