Fort Bayard Medical Center is the only nursing home located in Santa Clara, New Mexico. This nursing home received an A- overall, which is among the best grades that we offer. A grade of this caliber requires excellent marks across the board. In fact, this facility ended up being one of the 25 best nursing homes in New Mexico. If you scroll down, you will see this place's category grades, which are also strong.
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Fort Bayard Medical Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Nov 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Government - State
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
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Top Nursing Home in New Mexico Awards 2021
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Short-term Care Quality
We also wanted to emphasize the fact that this facility received an impressive grade of A in our short-term care category. Short-term care grades are based on a facility's quantity of skilled skilled healthcare professionals. This means a wide scope of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, in addition to other forms of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this facility employs registered nurses. Not every nursing home employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the data this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Lastly, we considered the percentage of patients that ultimately returned home from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home.
This nursing home also received a very impressive nursing grade. In fact, this turned out to be its second best category grade. In that area, we awarded this facility a grade of A-. Nursing ratings are primarily based on a facility's level of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.6 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This place performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a place has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can frequently be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
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Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home was given a favorable long-term care score as well. We awarded it one of our higher grades in that area with a grade of B+. For long-term care residents, the nursing home's primary objective is to maintain residents' quality of life and keep them safe. After looking at the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we then analyzed the nursing home's vaccination record. This nursing home vaccinated 91.145836 percent of its patients against pneumonia, which happens to be a bit lower than we anticipated but still a respectable percentage. Lastly, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
Lastly, we also wanted to emphasize this nursing home's nearly flawless government inspections. We awarded them a B+ in this category. Our inspection grades are based on many data points located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities that score well in this area typically have few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these places generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. This particular nursing home received 5 deficiencies on its inspection report. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Fort Bayard Medical Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Fort Bayard Medical Center, 9.57% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of residents that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are often the result of residents staying in one position for too long. Better nursing protocols minimizes the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Fort Bayard Medical Center, 2.86% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of patients who have had a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injuries are considered by many experts to be a measure of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls leading to injury are routinely caused by lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Fort Bayard Medical Center, 3.46% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of residents who suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections are sometimes linked to poorer hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Fort Bayard Medical Center, 15.9% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of residents who were given antipsychotic medications. These medications are sometimes used for a variety of medical conditions, including dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Fort Bayard Medical Center, 21.87% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of patients prescribed antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are prescribed to residents suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Fort Bayard Medical Center, 2.47% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term patients who are showing depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Fort Bayard Medical Center, 95.09% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients who were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Fort Bayard Medical Center, 13.9% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with ADL's may indicate the decline of a patient's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Fort Bayard Medical Center, 10.98% of Residents
This indicates the percentage of residents who retained mobility levels over time. Retaining mobility is often a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Fort Bayard Medical Center, 0.34 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Fort Bayard Medical Center, 10.98% of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term resident care. Staying out of the hospital during rehabilitation is key to restoring the physical well-being of patients.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Fort Bayard Medical Center, 82.08% of Resident
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of short-term stay patients who saw functional improvements.
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