With an address in Lovington, New Mexico, Lovington Healthcare is the only option located in this city. Featuring an overall grade of B+, this is a very good nursing home. This facility definitely has plenty going for it. This place is better in some categories than others, but it did not have any poor grades in any of our four major categories. More information about these categories can be found below.
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- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Amputee Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
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Registered Staff Hours
This facility received a quality overall grade as described above, but we especially wanted to emphasize its nearly flawless inspections in recent years. We gave them an A in this area. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in determining our inspection grades. One critical factor is deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of the deficiencies is usually more important than the quantity of deficiencies, as some of these are relatively minor. This facility received 6 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none of the deficiencies were considered to be major deficiencies. This tells you that the government inspectors didn't deem any of the deficiencies an immediate threat to resident health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
This facility received a favorable long-term care grade as well. We awarded it one of our better scores in that area with a grade of B+. Nursing homes that excel in this category typically are well-staffed and provide extensive hands on care to residents. In addition to assessing the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility vaccinated 99.5 percent of its patients, which is very impressive. Pneumonia can be a dangerous ailment for nursing home patients so we like it when a facility doesn't take any chances. Lastly, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
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Short-term Care Quality
The next area we looked at is short-term care. In that area, we gave this nursing home a decent grade of B-. In crafting our short-term care scores, we quantify the facility's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, speech therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. The purpose is to devise a measure for comparing the rehabilitation services of various facilities. We were not able to locate information on registered nurse or physical therapy staffing for this nursing home. Finally, we looked at the number of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients returned home. At most nursing homes, closer to half of their residents are able to return home so this figure is below average.
The final category we looked at is nursing, where this facility was given a grade of B-. While this ended up being its weakest category score, this is nevertheless a middle of the pack score. We weighed the qualifications of nurses working for the nursing home, in addition to the quantity of time the nurses worked with residents, in calculating our score in this area. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a much lower figure than we are used to seeing. Finally, while this place got docked a bit for its nursing hours, it actually excelled in some of our quality measures. With less than five percent of its patients suffering from pressure ulcers, it fared remarkably well in this metric.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Lovington Healthcare Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Lovington Healthcare, 7.64% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of patients that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage due to remaining in the same position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Lovington Healthcare, 1% of Patients had Serious Falls
This measures the percent of long-term stay patients that sustained a fall which caused severe injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls could be an indicator of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Lovington Healthcare, 1.88% of Patients had UTIs
This statistic indicates the percentage of long-term stay patients which suffered from UTI's. UTI's may be a sign of worse hygiene protocols. However, this datapoint can also be skewed for certain nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Lovington Healthcare, 12.92% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of residents prescribed antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs may be helpful for many residents, it is important to ensure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In some situations, increased usage of these drugs may mean that a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Lovington Healthcare, 15.85% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of patients given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are given to residents experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Lovington Healthcare, 1.1% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term stay residents who are exhibiting depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Lovington Healthcare, 99.75% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents who were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Lovington Healthcare, 10.12% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term care patients that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and eating.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Lovington Healthcare, 9.75% of Residents
This indicates the percentage of patients who were able to retain mobility over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a great sign for residents' health.
In Lovington Healthcare, 0.01 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care. There is typically a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and the overall quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Lovington Healthcare, 9.75% of Residents Rehospitalized
Measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the health of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Lovington Healthcare, 18.82% of Patients
This metric tracks the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Lovington Healthcare, 66.04% of Resident
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of short-term care patients that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Many believe this is a reliable measure of rehabilitation performance.
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