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Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation

  • Nursing Home

Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: B
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Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation's website

103 Hospital Loop Ne,
Albuquerque NM 87109

(505) 348-8300

90.82% estimated occupancy 1

Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation is a nursing home located in Albuquerque, New Mexico which has 641,349 people. Sporting an overall score of B, this facility is a quality choice. In fact, we found this nursing home to be better than the majority of the nursing homes in Albuquerque, which has a city grade of B-. The best part of this nursing home's impressive profile was its short-term care score. short-term care grades are discussed in the next paragraph

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Limited Liability company
  • Offers Hospice
  • Offers Respite Care
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Speech Therapy
  • Palliative Care
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Cardiac Therapy
  • Podiatry
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Pharmacy
  • X-Ray
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Pain Management
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation
  • Total Parenteral Nutrition

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A

In addition to faring well in its overall grade, this nursing home received even higher grades in the category of short-term care. It earned one of our highest scores in that area with an A. In calculating our short-term care scores, we scrutinize a nursing home's levels of highly skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists respiratory therapists and other licensed professionals. This category is frequently a useful measure of the facility's rehabilitation services. Fortunately, it looks like this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not every nursing home employs these types of nurses. However, according to the information they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The final datapoint we assessed in this area is the number of patients who were able to return home from the facility. We found that 6.2 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home as opposed to remaining at the facility on a permanent basis.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B-plus

Among its many impressive scores, this facility earned an excellent nursing score. We gave it an B+ in that area. Our nursing score is mostly tied to the nursing home's nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality-based metrics and this facility excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any place the state in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can typically be prevented by providing better nursing care, such as employing a system of turning a patient more often.

Facility Inspections

Grade: B

Adding to its strong resume, this facility earned a grade of B for its inspections rating. This is a well above average score in this category. Our inspection grades are tied to many pieces of information located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities that excel in this area typically have very few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these nursing homes generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. This particular nursing home received 5 deficiencies on its inspection report. Overall, this is still a good inspection report, but we'd always recommend looking into any deficiencies you find troubling.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: C

Our next category is long-term care, where we awarded this facility a grade of C in that area. Our long-term care ratings are more meaningful for residents in need of more conventional services related to personal care. On top of looking at the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home administered the vaccine to 92.40507 percent of its residents. This is a few points lower than we were hoping for but still a respectable figure. Fortunately, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Jul 22

Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: D

In Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation, 9.1% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This figure is an indication of the percent of long-term patients who are suffering from pressure ulcers. We've found that pressure ulcers are an barometer of the quality of nursing care a facility provides.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B-plus

In Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation, 3.06% of Patients had Serious Falls

This indicates the percent of residents who suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to severe injuries are considered to be an indicator of nursing care at a nursing home. Falls which result in injury are routinely caused by lower quality nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A+

In Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation, 1.54% of Patients had UTIs

This is the percentage of patients who have had a urinary tract infection. These infections are sometimes linked to poorer hygiene.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: D

In Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation, 16.38% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is the percentage of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. These drugs are sometimes used for a variety of conditions, such as cognitive disorders.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: D

In Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation, 14.02% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This indicates the percentage of patients who were given antianxiety drugs. These medications are typically used to treat residents experiencing anxiety and depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A+

In Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation, 2.99% of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients showing depressive symptoms.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-minus

In Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation, 87.52% of Patients

This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care patients who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for nursing home patients, making these vaccines important for resident well-being.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B-plus

In Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation, 16.91% Percentage of Patients

This tells you the percentage of residents who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's could be a sign of the decline of a patient's medical condition.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: C

In Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation, 20.63% Percentage of Residents

This datapoint measures the percent of long-term patients that maintained mobility.

Hospitalizations

Grade: B

In Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation, 1.27 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A-minus

In Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation, 20.63 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: B

In Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation, 15.13 Percentage of Patients

This tells you the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: D

In Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation, 64.67% Percentage of Resident

This metric is a measure of the percentage of short-term care residents that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Some believe this is a reliable measure of rehabilitation services.

Scores for Albuquerque, NM

  • Overall Rating has a grade of B-minus
  • Nurse Rating has a grade of B
  • Long-term Care Rating has a grade of C
  • Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
  • Inspection Rating has a grade of B

Looking for more options? Albuquerque, New Mexico has 17 other nursing homes

Nearby Hospitals

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Nearby Dialysis

  • North Albuquerque Dialysis Center (Fmc)0.56 miles away5200 San Mateo Blvd Ne Albuquerque New Mexico 87109CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 24 (505) 883-7599
  • Del Norte Dialysis0.58 miles away5201 San Mateo Blvd Ne Albuquerque New Mexico 87109Dialysis Stations: 17 (505) 884-4820
  • Albuquerque Dialysis (Dci)3.24 miles away1500 Indian School Rd Ne Albuquerque New Mexico 87102CMS Rating: 2 stars Dialysis Stations: 32 (505) 724-1500
  • Liberty Albuquerque Dialysis (Fmc)3.27 miles away3810 Commons Ave Ne Albuquerque New Mexico 87109Dialysis Stations: 19 (505) 345-1224
  • Albuquerque East (Dci)3.27 miles away905 Louisiana Blvd Ne Albuquerque New Mexico 87110CMS Rating: 2 stars Dialysis Stations: 24 (505) 254-1800
  • Fresenius Kidney Care Home Dialysis of New Mexico LLC3.91 miles away700 Lomas Blvd Ne Three Woodward Center Albuquerque New Mexico 87102Dialysis Stations: 3 (505) 842-5210
  • Unm Pediatric Dialysis4.39 miles away2211 Lomas Blvd Ne Box 256 Albuquerque New Mexico 87106Dialysis Stations: 4 (505) 925-4387
  • Albuquerque Kidney Center (Fmc)4.9 miles away11296 Lomas Blvd Ne Albuquerque New Mexico 87112CMS Rating: 1 stars Dialysis Stations: 21 (505) 298-5557