New Mexico State Veterans Home is a facility located in Truth Or Consequences, New Mexico, which has a population of 7,139 people. Featuring an overall rating of B-, this is likely a middle of the pack facility. Based on our ratings, there are definitely far worse nursing homes out there. The best part of this nursing home's report card is its remarkable nursing score. We discuss nursing in the next section.
New Mexico State Veterans Home
Updated May 1, 2022 by Sara Levinsohn
992 South Broadway,
Truth Or Consequences NM 87901
53.33% estimated occupancy 1
Registered Staff Hours
On top of receiving a great overall grade, this facility really excelled in nursing, where it received a grade of A. In determining a nursing home's nursing score, we look at the quantity of hours nurses are with patients and the levels of training of those nurses. This facility boasts a really impressive 5 hours of nursing care per patient daily, of which a significant percentage was provided by registered nurses. This is one of the most highly skilled levels of nurses. This is among the better totals of nursing hours we were able to find. In addition to providing impressive levels of care, this facility also performed well in several of the quality measures we assessed. In terms of the number of its residents suffering from pressure ulcers, this place outpaced the national average.
Short-term Care Quality
Turning to the category of short-term care, we gave this nursing home a score of A- in that area. Short-term care ratings are based in part on a nursing home's quantity of highly-skilled skilled healthcare professionals. This includes a vast range of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, not to mention other variations of therapy. One of this nursing home's strengths is registered nurse hours. We found that it offers more care from registered nurses to its residents than most facilities. Lastly, we considered the number of residents who were able to return home from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this facility's residents returned home.
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Long-term Care Quality
The third most favorable area we awarded this nursing home in any area came in the category of long-term care, where we awarded it a grade of B-. For patients in need of a permanent residence as opposed to rehabilitation, long-term care is a very important category. In addition to looking at the impressive level of care provided by nurses aids and other staff at this nursing home, we also were happy with the nursing home's vaccination statistics. For example, this facility administered the pneumonia vaccine to 98.10726 percent of its residents, which is above average. This combination proved to be successful as this place keeps 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.
The last category we looked at is inspections. This was not one of this facility's stronger categories. We gave it a D in this area. Since this data is collected by government inspectors, we typically take it very seriously. One of the more critical factors in evaluating inspection reports is deficiencies. We suggest you scrutinize the level of severity of the deficiencies. This particular facility was hit with 3 deficiencies on its inspection report. The only positive thing we can say is that none of the deficiencies were in the categories that suggest that they created a risk to patient health or safety. Finally, we need to point out that this place was assessed significant government fines in recent years totaling more than $100,000. This generally means that a nursing home's bad performance has been an issue for more than one year.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
New Mexico State Veterans Home Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In New Mexico State Veterans Home, 9.52% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint is an indication of the percent of long-term stay patients that developed pressure ulcers or bed sores. We consider this statistic when determining both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In New Mexico State Veterans Home, 3.05% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of residents that have had a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injuries are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a measure of nursing care . Major falls leading to injury are routinely the result of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In New Mexico State Veterans Home, 1.61% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of residents who suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections may be linked to poorer hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In New Mexico State Veterans Home, 16.99% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients who were given antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications may be vital to many patients, it is important to confirm these medications are being used appropriately. In some cases, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest that a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In New Mexico State Veterans Home, 14.25% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of residents who were prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are given to patients experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In New Mexico State Veterans Home, 3.06% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who are demonstrating signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In New Mexico State Veterans Home, 89.52% of Patients
This is the percentage of patients who received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In New Mexico State Veterans Home, 17.16% Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and eating. Some experts argue this is a reliable measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In New Mexico State Veterans Home, 20.87% Percentage of Residents
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term residents who retained mobility levels.
In New Mexico State Veterans Home, 1.3 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric measures the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In New Mexico State Veterans Home, 20.87 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is typically a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.
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