With an address in Belen, New Mexico, Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center is the only nursing home we found in the area. Featuring an overall score of B-, this looks like a respectable nursing home. This facility has a few things going for it. This nursing home is stronger in some categories than others, but it did not have any bad scores in any of the major categories discussed below. More information about these categories can be found below.
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Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Amputee Recovery
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
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Registered Staff Hours
Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home's short-term care rating is notably more impressive than its overall score. It received a strong grades in that area with a B+. Short-term care ratings are based on the nursing home's quantity of skilled nursing services. This includes a broad spectrum of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, in addition to other forms of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the data they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last statistic we looked at in this area is the percentage of patients who ultimately were able to return home from the nursing home. We found that 5 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.
In addition, we awarded this nursing home a grade of B+ in our nursing category. This is one of our better grades. Nursing ratings are based largely on levels of nurse staffing. This particular nursing home provided 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This nursing home performed very well in terms of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
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We would also like to draw your attention to this facility's strong inspection grade. This facility earned a B in this category, which is one of our better grades. Arguably the most critical factor we consider in determining our inspection ratings is deficiencies. Deficiencies are found on a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes with better grades in this category typically avoided the more severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or death. While this place had some deficiencies on its inspection report, none were major deficiencies based on CMS' scale. The fact that none of the deficiencies were severe made us feel better about this inspection report.
Long-term Care Quality
Moving on to the final category, this facility was awarded a grade of C for long-term care, which is generally a respectable grade. In a long-term care environment, the nursing home's primary goal is to maintain residents' quality of life and keep them safe. After looking at the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we next considered the facility's vaccination data. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its patients for pneumonia, which is higher than the majority of nursing homes. This nursing home keeps its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0.02 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 9.14% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint is is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents that suffer from new or worsened pressure ulcers. We've found that pressure ulcers are a reliable measure of a facility's nursing care quality.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 2.11% of Patients had Serious Falls
This statistic indicates the percentage of long-term stay residents who have had a fall which resulted in major injury. This is one of the statistics we use in determining our nursing scores.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 0.31% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of residents that sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many experts to be a measure of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are routinely the result of a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. However, this metric could also be skewed for certain nursing homes due to different reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 6.07% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This measures the percentage of long-term patients that were administered antipsychotic drugs. Increased usage of these drugs may indicate that a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior in scenarios where such drugs are not medically required. However, some facilities may need to rely on these medications due to an increased number of patients suffering from dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 12.21% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint tells you the percentage of long-term residents taking antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 6.57% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients exhibiting depressive symptoms. Higher rates of depression may be an indicator a less hospitable environment.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 100% of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents that were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 28.28% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term stay patients who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as moving around and using the bathroom. Some experts believe that this is a reliable measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 29.44% of Residents
Measures the percentage of long-term care residents who were able to retain mobility.
In Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 0.02 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 29.44% of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 13.49% of Patients
This indicates the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 54.29% of Resident
This indicates the percentage of short-term care patients who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
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