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Las Palomas Center

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Updated Nov 1, 2023 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: C
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8100 Palomas Avenue,
Albuquerque NM 87109

91.25% estimated occupancy 1

Las Palomas Center is an average-sized nursing home located in Albuquerque, New Mexico. This is not a bad nursing home with a C overall grade. This grade is right in line with the city grade in Albuquerque. You can definitely do worse than this place. This nursing home did not fare well in all of our categories, but it did not receive any rock-bottom grades either. More information about these categories can be found below.

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Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Corporation
  • Offers Hospice
  • Offers Respite Care
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • Amputee Recovery
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Palliative Care
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Podiatry
  • Mental Health
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Pharmacy
  • X-Ray
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Pain Management
  • Optometry
  • Colostomy Care
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2022)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: B

This nursing home earned an inspection score which is better than its overall score. Inspection scores are associated with a facility's recent inspections. We awarded this facility an above average grade of B in this category. Inspection grades are based on several pieces of information located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities that receive favorable grades in this category typically have few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these places should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. This particular nursing home received 7 deficiencies on its inspection report. Overall, this is still a solid inspection report, but we'd always recommend looking into any deficiencies you find troubling.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B-minus

The second highest grade we gave this nursing home in any area came in the category of nursing, where we gave it a grade of B-. Nursing ratings are primarily based on the nursing home's nurse staffing. 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, nursing ratings also consider quality-based metrics, such as avoiding major falls. Despite not having the highest total nursing hours, this nursing home performed admirably in the area of preventing major falls. This is generally a reliable indicator that a place has quality controls in place. Many falls can be avoided if a facility supplies enough nurses to assist its residents.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-minus

We also gave this facility a middle of the pack score in the area of short-term care, where we gave it a B-. In the area of short-term care, we attempt to assess measures of a facility's rehabilitation services. We assess a facility's skilled nursing services, such as the ones performed by registered nurses and physical, occupational and other therapists. Unfortunately, we found that this place provided fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than most other facilities. Finally, we considered the number of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 4.8 percent of this facility's residents returned home. At most facilities, closer to half of their residents are able to return home so this figure is below average.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: D

The next category we rated was long-term care, which is this nursing home's worst area. We awarded this facility a D in this category. For long-term care residents, the primary objective is to maintain patients' quality of life and keep them safe. On top of assessing the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. Fortunately, this facility gave the vaccine to 98.59944 percent of its residents, which is an above average datapoint. To our surprise, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. With only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this nursing home has fewer hospitalizations than many nursing homes. Unfortunately, some of its other scores in the category weren't as favorable as these.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Dec 23

Las Palomas Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B

In Las Palomas Center, 7.86% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This metric indicates the percent of long-term stay residents that are suffering from pressure ulcers or bed sores. We factor in this statistic in computing our nursing grades.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B-plus

In Las Palomas Center, 2.24% of Patients had Serious Falls

This indicates the percentage of residents who sustained a fall which resulted in severe injury.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A+

In Las Palomas Center, 0% of Patients had UTIs

This is the percentage of patients who sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered to be a barometer of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are routinely caused by worse hygiene protocols. However, this statistic could also be misleading for some facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for these infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: C

In Las Palomas Center, 18.35% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients receiving antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs serve an important medical purpose, it is important to make sure these medications are being used appropriately. In some situations, increased usage of these drugs may indicate a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A-minus

In Las Palomas Center, 14.79% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This indicates the percentage of long-term care residents taking antianxiety drugs.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B-plus

In Las Palomas Center, 2.11% of Patients

This metric measures the percentage of long-term care residents exhibiting depressive symptoms.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B

In Las Palomas Center, 97.13% of Patients

This is the percent of residents who were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: F

In Las Palomas Center, 26.46% of Patients

This datapoint measures the percent of long-term residents who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as moving around and taking a bath. Many would argue this is a measure of a patient's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A-plus

In Las Palomas Center, 41.09% of Residents

This indicates the percent of patients that retained mobility levels over time. Retaining mobility is often a great sign for residents' health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A-minus

In Las Palomas Center, 0.01 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: F

In Las Palomas Center, 41.09% of Residents Rehospitalized

This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: A+

In Las Palomas Center, 0% of Patients

This indicates the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: F

In Las Palomas Center, 59.68% of Resident

This indicates the percentage of short-term stay patients that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Higher levels of independence with ADL's typically correlates with superior rehabilitation.

Scores for Albuquerque, NM

  • Overall Rating has a grade of C
  • Nurse Rating has a grade of B-minus
  • 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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