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 has the distinction of being one of the 10 best nursing homes in New Mexico. If you scroll down, you will see this place's category grades, which are also strong.
Fort Bayard Medical Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
41 Fort Bayard Road,
Santa Clara NM 88026
50.95% estimated occupancy 1
- 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
Top Nursing Home in New Mexico Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
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 0.5 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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Adding to its impressive category grades, we awarded this nursing home a grade of B+ for our inspections rating. Our inspection scores weigh several factors found on a facility's inspection reports. One key criteria we rely on is the number and severity of deficiencies. Nursing homes with better grades in this category tend to have few severe deficiencies. 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.
Long-term Care Quality
In the last category we assessed, this facility received a very favorable grade of B+ in our long-term care category. With this score, the facility topped off a very impressive report card. Facilities that receive this type of grade in long-term care typically provide consistent around the clock care to ensure patients are kept in good health. After considering the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we turned to the facility's vaccination record. This nursing home vaccinated 97.70642 percent of its residents for pneumonia, which is far higher than the majority of nursing homes. 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 less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
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, 8.5% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of residents who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are often caused by residents staying in one position for too long. Better nursing protocols can reduce the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Fort Bayard Medical Center, 3.08% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint is an indication of the percent of long-term care patients who experienced a fall leading to severe injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls could be a sign of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Fort Bayard Medical Center, 1.47% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of patients that sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are often caused by worse hygiene protocols. Additional nurse staffing reduces the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. We want to point out that this datapoint is sometimes skewed by the fact that nursing homes have varying reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Fort Bayard Medical Center, 16.78% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents prescribed antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications may be vital to many residents, it is important to make sure these medications are being used only where medically required. In some cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest that a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Fort Bayard Medical Center, 13.49% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of patients who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. These medications are used to treat patients suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Fort Bayard Medical Center, 3.19% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term patients demonstrating signs of depression. Many in the industry argue this is a measure of patient quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Fort Bayard Medical Center, 88.36% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term patients that were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Fort Bayard Medical Center, 16.72% Percentage of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term care residents that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and taking a bath.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Fort Bayard Medical Center, 18.98% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percentage of residents who maintained mobility over time. Optimizing mobility can be a good sign for residents' health.
In Fort Bayard Medical Center, 1.28 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. Staying out of the hospital is key to the physical well-being of nursing home residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Fort Bayard Medical Center, 18.98 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term resident care.
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