Colfax General Ltc is located in Springer, New Mexico. This is a well above average facility, with an overall grade of B+. We rated this facility in the top 25 facilities in New Mexico. We also gave this facility strong scores in all of the major categories. More information about these categories can be found below.
Colfax General Ltc
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
615 Prospect Avenue,
Springer NM 87747
85.58% estimated occupancy 1
- No Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Government - Hospital district
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Best Nursing Home in New Mexico Awards 2019
Registered Staff Hours
On top of being a quality nursing home overall, this nursing home really excelled in the area of nursing, where it received a grade of A. Few facilities fared better in this category. We assessed the levels of nurses working for the nursing home, in addition to the quantity of time those nurses worked with patients, in calculating our rating in this area. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality measures and this nursing home excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any facility New Mexico in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can frequently be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as by having a system of turning a patient even once per day.
In addition, this facility also performed well in inspections, which is based on the facility's government inspections. We gave it a grade of A- for that area. These inspection scores weigh several factors, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can learn more about each of these issues by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. While this place had a few minor dings on its government inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those found in categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This tells you CMS didn't deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
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Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home received a favorable long-term care grade as well. We gave it one of our better scores in that category with a grade of B+. Long-term care grades of this caliber generally require both 24/7 care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine medical care. After considering the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we next considered the nursing home's vaccination record. This nursing home vaccinated 90.47619 percent of its patients against pneumonia, which happens to be a bit lower than we expected but still a reasonably acceptable percentage. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Short-term Care Quality
The final area we scored is short-term care, in which this nursing home was given a grade of B. This facility turned out to be strong across the board. In crafting our short-term care grades, we assess the nursing home's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, respiratory therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. The goal is to formulate a measure for sizing up the rehabilitation services of various nursing homes. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not every nursing home employs these types of nurses. However, according to the data they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Finally, we looked at the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Colfax General Ltc Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Colfax General Ltc, 8.5% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of residents that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage resulting from remaining in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Colfax General Ltc, 3.08% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of residents who sustained a major fall. Falls leading to major injuries are routinely associated with lower quality nursing care. Better nursing care reduces the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Colfax General Ltc, 1.47% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of residents that sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are routinely associated with worse hygiene protocols. Closer supervision can minimize the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. Note that this datapoint is sometimes skewed by the fact that facilities have varying reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Colfax General Ltc, 16.78% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This metric is an indication of the percentage of long-term stay residents taking antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used only where medically required. In limited cases, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Colfax General Ltc, 13.49% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are administered to patients experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Colfax General Ltc, 3.19% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term stay residents who are showing symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Colfax General Ltc, 88.36% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients that have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Colfax General Ltc, 16.72% Percentage of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term care patients who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as dressing and taking a bath.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Colfax General Ltc, 18.98% Percentage of Residents
This is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents who were able to retain mobility. Many would argue that the ability to move around is important for patients health.
In Colfax General Ltc, 1.28 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Colfax General Ltc, 18.98 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint measures the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term resident care.