Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center is an average-sized nursing home located in Hobbs, New Mexico. This facility was awarded an A- overall, which is one of the most impressive scores we offer. A grade of this caliber requires excellent marks across the board. We were so impressed with this facility that we ranked it in the top 25 percent of all facilities nationally. If you look further down this page, you can see this nursing home's category ratings, which are also impressive.
Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Limited Liability company
- 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
Registered Staff Hours
On top of being a strong facility overall, it also earned A+ health inspections recently. Its inspections were virtually perfect. Our inspection scores are tied to datapoints located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities that score well in this category tend to have few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these places generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. While this nursing home had a few deficiencies on its government inspection report, none were major deficiencies based on CMS' scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
Adding to its impressive profile, this facility also performed well in our long-term care category. In fact, we gave it a grade of A for that category. When facilities receive this kind of grade in long-term care it is typically a good sign for resident care and suggests that the place is well-staffed with nurses aids. After assessing the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we next considered the nursing home's vaccination records. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its residents against pneumonia. Vaccines are critical to keeping residents healthy. Finally, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
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Another one of this facility's impressive category grades came in the area of nursing care. We awarded them one of our better scores in that area, with a grade of B+. The nursing rating analyzes quite a few datapoints, many of which are associated with levels of nurse staffing. This particular nursing home provided 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality-based metrics and this facility excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any nursing home New Mexico in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can typically be prevented by providing better nursing care, such as employing a system of turning a resident more often.
Short-term Care Quality
The next category we analyzed was short-term care, where this facility received a grade of B. This actually is this nursing home's least impressive category. A facility could be doing a lot worse when their lowest grade still outperforms most other nursing homes. Short-term care grades are generally used to score a facility's rehabilitation services. In order to have highly scored rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally must offer better levels of highly skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and other types of therapists. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every nursing home employs these skilled professionals. However, based on the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Finally, we looked at the percentage of residents who ultimately were able to return home from this nursing home. We found that 4.9 percent of this nursing home's residents were able to return home.
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, 9.1% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This statistic indicates the percentage of long-term stay patients who suffered from pressure ulcers . We bake this statistic into both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 3.06% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of residents that suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injury are considered to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . Falls leading to injury are routinely the result of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 1.54% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint indicates the percentage of long-term care patients which experienced a urinary tract infection. UTI's may be an indication of lower quality nursing care. Nevertheless, this datapoint may be misleading for certain nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 16.38% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of long-term patients who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Excessive reliance on these medications may indicate that a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior in scenarios where such drugs are not medically indicated. Nevertheless, some facilities may need to rely more on these medications due to having more residents suffering from dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 14.02% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of residents prescribed antianxiety drugs. These drugs are commonly given to residents experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 2.99% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients showing depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 87.52% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents who have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 16.91% Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and taking a bath. Some believe that this is a measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 20.63% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay patients who remained mobile levels. Many in the industry would argue that the ability to move around is important for patients mental and physical well-being.
In Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 1.27 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of care. There is a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the overall quality of long-term care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 20.63 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 15.13 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care. There is generally a correlation between reduced emergency room visits and the quality of rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 64.67% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percent of short-term stay residents who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. High levels of autonomy with ADL's typically correlates with better rehabilitation services.
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