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La Vida Llena

  • Nursing Home
  • Independent Living
  • Assisted Living

Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: A
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10501 Lagrima De Oro Ne,
Albuquerque NM 87111

(505) 296-6700

66.2% estimated occupancy 1

La Vida Llena is a small nursing home located in Albuquerque, New Mexico. This facility has the distinction of being one of the three best nursing homes in New Mexico. You flat out can't do any better than this place. Headlining this place's remarkable profile is its long-term care rating, which is addressed in the next section.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • Is CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Corporation

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Medical Transportation
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Bariatric Care
  • Aquatic Therapy

Awards

Best Nursing Home in New Mexico badge

Best Nursing Home in New Mexico Awards 2019

Best Nursing Home in Albuquerque, New Mexico badge

Best Nursing Home in Albuquerque, New Mexico Awards 2019

Best Nursing Home in New Mexico badge

Best Nursing Home in New Mexico Awards 2020

Best Nursing Home in Albuquerque, New Mexico badge

Best Nursing Home in Albuquerque, New Mexico Awards 2020

Best Nursing Home in New Mexico badge

Best Nursing Home in New Mexico Awards 2021

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A-plus

One of the many reasons this turned out to be a great nursing home is that it received an A+ long-term care grade. This is simply as good as it gets in this category. Nursing homes that receive this kind of grade in this category typically provide consistent 24/7 care to ensure patients are kept in good health. In addition to considering the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home provided the vaccine to 98.27586 percent of its patients. Vaccines are critical to keeping residents out of the hospital. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.

Nurse Quality

Grade: A-plus

This first-rate facility also excelled in the area of nursing, where it received a grade of A+. Few nursing homes performed better in this area. Nursing ratings are largely tied to the facility's level of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This nursing home performed very well in the area of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A

We also wanted to alert you to the fact that this facility was awarded a strong grade of A in our short-term care area. In the category of short-term care, we endeavor to qualify indicators of a nursing home's rehabilitation services. We look at the nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as the ones performed by registered nurses and physical and occupational therapists. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, according to the data they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The last datapoint we considered in this area is the number of residents who returned home from the facility. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.

Facility Inspections

Grade: B-plus

Completing its excellent profile, this facility also performed well in our inspection category, which is based on the nursing home's recent inspections. We awarded it an impressive grade of B+ for that category, which is one of our better grades. Inspection grades weigh several factors, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these factors by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. While this nursing home had a few deficiencies on its report, none were severe based on CMS' deficiency scale. 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.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Sep 22

La Vida Llena Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A-plus

In La Vida Llena, 8.5% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This is the percent of residents who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are routinely the result of patients staying in one position for too long. Better nursing care reduces the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A

In La Vida Llena, 3.08% of Patients had Serious Falls

This is the percentage of patients that sustained a fall which resulted in serious injury.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: D

In La Vida Llena, 1.47% of Patients had UTIs

This statistic tells you the percent of long-term stay residents who had a urinary tract infection. UTI's may be an indicator of a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this metric can also be skewed for certain nursing homes due to different reporting standards for these infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B-plus

In La Vida Llena, 16.78% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This tells you the percent of patients given antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications may be helpful for many residents, it is important to make sure these medications are being used appropriately. In limited cases, increased usage of these drugs may indicate that a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A

In La Vida Llena, 13.49% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is a measure of the percent of long-term residents who are given antianxiety drugs. These drugs are generally prescribed to residents suffering from depression or anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B

In La Vida Llena, 3.19% of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients showing depressive symptoms.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-plus

In La Vida Llena, 88.36% of Patients

This is the percent of residents that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: F

In La Vida Llena, 16.72% Percentage of Patients

This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay patients who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as dressing and using the bathroom.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A

In La Vida Llena, 18.98% Percentage of Residents

This indicates the percent of residents that maintained mobility over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a good sign for residents' well-being.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: D

In La Vida Llena, 18.98 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: B

In La Vida Llena, 65.79% Percentage of Resident

Measures the percentage of short-term care residents who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Many in the industry believe that this is a measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation performance.

Scores for Albuquerque, NM

  • Overall Rating has a grade of B-minus
  • Nurse Rating has a grade of B
  • Long-term Care Rating has a grade of C
  • Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B
  • Inspection Rating has a grade of B-minus

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Nearby Dialysis

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  • Albuquerque East (Dci)4 miles away905 Louisiana Blvd Ne Albuquerque New Mexico 87110CMS Rating: 2 stars Dialysis Stations: 24 (505) 254-1800
  • Liberty Albuquerque Dialysis (Fmc)4.2 miles away3810 Commons Ave Ne Albuquerque New Mexico 87109Dialysis Stations: 19 (505) 345-1224
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