Colfax General Ltc is located in Springer, New Mexico. This is a middle of the pack facility, with an overall grade of B-. In our view, this place is a good fit for quite a few people. We were also pleased to discover that this nursing home was consistent in all of the major categories. More information about these categories is available below.
Colfax General Ltc
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- 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
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to being a respectable facility overall, this place also excelled in the category of inspections, where it received an A-. Few facilities performed better in this category. Perhaps the most significant factor we consider in calculating our inspection ratings is deficiencies. Deficiencies can be found on a facility's inspection reports. Facilities with higher scores in this area typically avoided the more severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. Fortunately, although this facility had some minor dings on its report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are labeled as categories G through L. This means that the inspectors 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.
Long-term Care Quality
Another one of this facility's higher category scores was in the category of long-term care. In that area, we awarded this nursing home a grade of B+. If you are seeking services other than short-term rehabilitation, you should take a close look at each facility's long-term care grades. After we finished looking at the volume of care provided by nurses, we next considered the nursing home's vaccination record. This nursing home vaccinated 92.23301 percent of its residents for pneumonia. Finally, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
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We also gave this nursing home a decent score in the category of nursing care, with a grade of B-. In determining our nursing grades, we analyze both the number of hours nurses spend with residents and the skill levels of those nurses. This facility provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient per day. This is a much lower figure than we are used to seeing. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this place fared better in some of the quality measures we assessed. In fact, it scored well in the area of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be measures of the quality of nursing care. In some cases, the quality of nursing care is as important as the quantity of hours of care provided.
Short-term Care Quality
The last area we assessed was short-term care. For that category, we gave this facility a C. Our short-term care grades are based on the nursing home's quantity of skilled nursing services. This includes a broad scope of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, not to mention other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this facility employs registered nurses. Not all facilities employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, based on the information they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Finally, we assessed the percentage of residents who ultimately were able to return home from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home. This figure was quite a bit below average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Colfax General Ltc Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Colfax General Ltc, 9.1% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This statistic is is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients that are suffering from pressure ulcers. We've found that pressure ulcers are a great indicator of nursing care quality.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Colfax General Ltc, 3.06% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of patients that have had a major fall. Falls leading to serious injuries are considered by many experts to be an indicator of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls are often the result of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Colfax General Ltc, 1.54% of Patients had UTIs
This statistic indicates the percent of long-term care patients who experienced UTI's. While more infections could reflect poorly on a facility's nursing care, it is difficult to compare between nursing homes due to reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Colfax General Ltc, 16.38% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of long-term patients which are prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Increased usage of these drugs may mean that a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior in situations where such drugs aren't medically required. Nevertheless, some nursing homes may need to rely more on these drugs due to having more residents with dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Colfax General Ltc, 14.02% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of long-term residents taking antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Colfax General Ltc, 2.99% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients who are showing signs of depression. Increased rates of depression could be a sign a less hospitable environment.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Colfax General Ltc, 87.52% of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents who were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home patients, making these vaccines important for resident well-being.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Colfax General Ltc, 16.91% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Colfax General Ltc, 20.63% Percentage of Residents
This is the percentage of residents who maintained mobility over time. Preserving mobility is usually a good sign for residents' health.
In Colfax General Ltc, 1.27 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital is key to maintaining the physical health of nursing home patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Colfax General Ltc, 20.63 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint measures the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care. Avoiding rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is important to restoring the health of residents.