Casa Arena Blanca Nursing Center is an average-sized nursing home in Alamogordo, New Mexico. We awarded it an overall grade of B-, which is a middle of the road grade. In our view, this nursing home looks like a good fit for quite a few people. This place is better in some categories than others, but it did not have any bad scores in any of our major categories. More information about these categories can be found below.
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Casa Arena Blanca Nursing Center
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- 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
- Personal Care
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Amputee Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
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Registered Staff Hours
We would like to point out that this nursing home's nursing rating exceeded its overall grade. This facility earned a B+ in this category, which is one of our better grades. Nursing scores are primarily based on a facility's nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This nursing home performed very well in the area of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
This facility also received favorable government inspections in recent years. We awarded them one of our better scores in that category, with a B. Arguably the most significant factor we consider in calculating our inspection ratings is deficiencies. Deficiencies can be found on a facility's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes with better grades in this area typically avoided the most severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or death. While this place had a few deficiencies on its government inspection report, none of them were serious based on CMS' scale. Remember that deficiency-free inspections are uncommon in this industry.
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Short-term Care Quality
We also gave this facility a respectable score in the category of short-term care, where it received a C. In the area of short-term care, we try to assess measures of a facility's rehabilitation. We assess a nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as the ones performed by registered nurses and various therapists. Fortunately, it looks like this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all nursing homes employs these skilled professionals. However, based on the data this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The last metric we looked at in this category is the number of residents who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We discovered that just 4.9 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home, which is actually below average.
Long-term Care Quality
The next category we looked at is long-term care. This nursing home was awarded a grade of C for the area. Our long-term care ratings are crucial for prospective residents requiring non-healthcare services such as personal care. Once we assessed the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we then analyzed the nursing home's vaccination record. This facility vaccinated 94.28571 percent of its patients for pneumonia, which is more than the average nursing home. This place also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Casa Arena Blanca Nursing Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Casa Arena Blanca Nursing Center, 7.62% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of residents that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are routinely caused by patients not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Casa Arena Blanca Nursing Center, 2.58% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of residents that have had a fall resulting in severe injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Casa Arena Blanca Nursing Center, 1.28% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of residents that suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections could be associated with poor hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Casa Arena Blanca Nursing Center, 15.1% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are prescribed to residents for many medical conditions, such as dementia. Unfortunately, in limited cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Casa Arena Blanca Nursing Center, 12.99% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of patients who were given antianxiety drugs. These drugs are typically used to treat patients suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Casa Arena Blanca Nursing Center, 3.66% of Patients
This is the percentage of patients showing depressive symptoms. High rates of depression could reveal lower quality care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Casa Arena Blanca Nursing Center, 93.61% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients who were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home patients, making these types of vaccines vital to patient care.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Casa Arena Blanca Nursing Center, 15.55% Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and using the bathroom.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Casa Arena Blanca Nursing Center, 14.96% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents who remained mobile levels. Many in the industry would argue that mobility is vital to residents' health.
In Casa Arena Blanca Nursing Center, 1.38 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Measures the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Casa Arena Blanca Nursing Center, 14.96 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is a correlation between staying out of the hospital and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Casa Arena Blanca Nursing Center, 16.43 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Casa Arena Blanca Nursing Center, 66.9% Percentage of Resident
Measures the percent of short-term stay residents that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Some experts argue this is a reliable measure of a facility's rehabilitation performance.
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