Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center is an average-sized nursing home located in Hobbs, New Mexico. We awarded this nursing home an overall grade of B+. A score of this caliber requires solid marks in most areas. We ranked this facility in the top 25 facilities in New Mexico. You also may want to review this facility's category grades below. We discuss long-term care in the next paragraph.
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Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- No Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Amputee Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
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Top Nursing Home in New Mexico Awards 2021
Best Nursing Home in Hobbs, New Mexico Awards 2021
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Long-term Care Quality
To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A for our long-term care grade. Facilities that do well in this category typically are well-staffed and offer extensive hands on care to patients. On top of assessing the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home gave the vaccine to 100 percent of its patients, which is significantly higher than most nursing homes. Lastly, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0.02 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Adding to its impressive category grades, we gave this facility an A- for our inspections rating. Our inspection grades weigh a host of factors included in a nursing home's inspection reports. One key criteria we consider is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Nursing homes with better grades in this category tend to have very few severe deficiencies. While this nursing home had a few minor dings on its inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those labeled as categories G through L. This tells you CMS did not 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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Short-term Care Quality
The third area we assessed is short-term care. This facility was given a very positive short-term care grade, with a grade of B in this category. Our short-term care grade is often used to grade a facility's performance with rehabilitation In order to offer highly rated rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally must feature higher levels of skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, speech therapists and other highly trained professionals. It does not look like this facility submitted registered nurse or physical therapist staffing data. Finally, we considered the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 5.3 percent of this facility's residents returned home.
Turning to the fourth area, this nursing home was awarded a respectable nursing rating. Even though this is not as strong as some of its other category grades, this is truly not a poor grade. Our nursing grade assesses the facility's level of nurse staffing. We consider both the levels of licensure of the nurses and the amount of time spent with residents. This facility provided just 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient per day. This figure is far below average. Lastly, our nursing ratings also consider quality-based metrics, such as avoiding major falls. Despite not having the highest total nursing hours per resident, this place actually performed admirably in the metric of preventing major falls. This is often a good indicator that a facility has sufficient quality controls in place. Many falls can be avoided if a nursing home provides enough nurses aids to assist its patients.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 7.62% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint is an indication of the percent of long-term stay patients that have pressure ulcers or bed sores. We consider this statistic when determining our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 2.58% of Patients had Serious Falls
This metric measures the percentage of long-term patients that have experienced a fall which resulted in severe injury. We use this statistic in calculating nursing scores.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 1.28% of Patients had UTIs
This metric gauges the percent of long-term patients that had a UTI. Although a higher rate of these infections may reflect poorly on a facility's cleanliness, it can be problematic to compare different facilities due to nursing homes having inconsistent reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 15.1% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term residents taking antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs serve an important medical purpose, it is important to ensure these medications are being used only where medically required. In some situations, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 12.99% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This gauges the percent of long-term care residents taking antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 3.66% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents who are demonstrating signs of depression. Higher levels of depression may indicate a lower level of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 93.61% of Patients
This is the percent of residents that were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 15.55% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as dressing and eating. Some experts argue that this is a reasonable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 14.96% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percent of patients that were able to retain mobility over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a great sign for residents' health.
In Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 1.38 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. Staying out of the hospital is key to preserving the physical health of patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 14.96 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is usually a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 16.43 Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to assess the well-being of patients during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 66.9% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percent of short-term patients that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
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