Carlsbad Medical Center - Tcu
2430 West Pierce Street, Carlsbad NM 88220 · (575) 887-4396 · 35.33% estimated occupancy 1Updated: Sep 1, 2019 · By Sara Levinsohn
Carlsbad Medical Center - Tcu is located in Carlsbad, New Mexico. The city has 33,725 people. With an overall grade of A+, this facility is among the top nursing homes we found. Based on the data we reviewed, you can't go wrong with this facility. If you scroll down, you will see this nursing home's category scores, which are just as impressive as its overall rating.
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For profit - Corporation
Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)
On top of being an elite nursing home overall, this facility excelled in the area of inspections, where it earned an A+. Few places fared as well in this category. Perhaps the most significant factor we consider in computing our inspection ratings is deficiencies. These deficiencies can be found on a nursing home's inspection reports. Places with better grades in this area most likely dodged the more severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. This particular nursing home had just a single deficiency on its inspection report and it was not one deemed to pose a threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Short-term Care Quality
We also awarded this nursing home a score of A+ for its short-term care grade. Our short-term care ratings are probably more important for those requiring a nursing home for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation generally requires additional highly-skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing means not only nursing services, but also physical and occupational therapy, as well as other variations of therapy. Remarkably, this facility provides roughly one and a half times as many hours of services from physical therapists and registered nurses than most facilities we looked at. The last metric we looked at in this category is the number of patients who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We found that it performed as well as just about any facility in New Mexico in this area with 60.9 percent of its residents returning home.
Long-term Care Quality
We also gave this facility a of A+ for its long-term care grade. For residents looking for a permanent place to live as opposed to skilled nursing, long-term care grades are a key measure. After assessing the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we turned to the facility's vaccination record. It doesn't look like this nursing home submitted information on its vaccination levels. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
In our last category, this facility also was awarded a very strong nursing score, with an A-. This completed a very strong profile. There are a host of factors included in this category. Most of these subcategories reflect staffing levels. This nursing home provided 8.5 hours of nursing care per patient on a daily basis. This was one of the more impressive figures we found. Furthermore, a significant percentage of this care was provided by registered nurses, which are highly skilled nurses. These are both really impressive figures. On top of providing impressive levels of care, this nursing home also excelled in the quality measures we assessed. It performed as well as any facility in the state in the area of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers.
Overall Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Carlsbad Medical Center - Tcu Quality Metrics
Short-term Care: ER Visits
This indicates the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is usually a correlation between having fewer emergency room visits and the overall quality of care.
Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
This is the percentage of short-term care patients that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better