Colfax General Ltc is located in Springer, New Mexico. This facility was given an A- overall, which is one of our better scores. We rated this nursing home in the 25 best nursing homes in New Mexico. We also gave this facility phenomenal scores in all of the major categories we assessed. More information about these categories can be found below.
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Colfax General Ltc
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- 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
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Best Nursing Home in New Mexico Awards 2019
Registered Staff Hours
To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A- for our inspections rating. Arguably the most important factor we look at in calculating our inspection ratings is deficiencies. These deficiencies are found on a nursing home's inspection reports. Nursing homes with better scores in this category most likely avoided the more severe deficiencies involving health risks or even death. Although this facility had some deficiencies on its government inspection report, none were serious based on CMS' deficiency scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
To complement its strong performance in other areas, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A- for our inspections rating. When calculating our nursing grades, we weigh both the number of hours nurses spend with residents and the training levels of those nurses. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This facility performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a facility has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can typically be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
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Long-term Care Quality
Building on its remarkable profile, this facility also was given an excellent long-term care grade, with a score of A-. If you are seeking anything other than short-term rehabilitation, you should take a close look at each nursing home's long-term care grades. One of the statistics we considered on top of nurse's aid hours is vaccines. This nursing home provided the pneumonia vaccine to 86.36363 percent of its residents. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Short-term Care Quality
The final area we looked at was short-term care, where this nursing home was given a grade of B+. This finished off a very impressive profile. Only a select few facilities earned a B+ or better in every single category. Our short-term care grade is commonly employed to assess a nursing home's rehabilitation services. To offer highly rated rehabilitation services, facilities generally must offer higher levels of highly skilled nursing. These types of services include registered nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and other highly skilled individuals. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every nursing home employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the data this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last metric we assessed in this category is the percentage of residents who who were able to eventually return home from the nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the facility on a permanent basis.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Colfax General Ltc Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Colfax General Ltc, 2.5% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of residents that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are often the result of residents staying in one position for too long. Better nursing protocols minimizes the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Colfax General Ltc, 8.18% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of patients that suffered from a fall which resulted in major injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Colfax General Ltc, 0% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of residents that have had a urinary tract infection. These infections could be associated with poor hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Colfax General Ltc, 12.73% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs may be helpful for many residents, it is important to make sure these medications are being used only where medically required. In limited situations, increased usage of these drugs may suggest that a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Colfax General Ltc, 21.5% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric indicates the percentage of long-term residents taking antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Colfax General Ltc, 0% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay patients demonstrating symptoms of depression. Many believe this is a reliable measure of quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Colfax General Ltc, 88.34% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term residents that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Colfax General Ltc, 25.74% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as dressing and continence.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Colfax General Ltc, 14.88% of Residents
This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay patients that were able to retain mobility.
In Colfax General Ltc, 0.01 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Colfax General Ltc, 14.88% of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care.