The Medical Resort at Fiesta Park
8820 Horizon Boulevard Ne, Albuquerque NM 87113 · (505) 998-1551 · 69.52% estimated occupancy 1Updated: Aug 1, 2020 · By Nick Reese
The Medical Resort at Fiesta Park is an average-sized nursing home located in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Featuring an overall score of C, this looks like a decent nursing home. Based on our assessment, there are certainly far worse nursing homes out there. More information on this facility's category grades is available below. Its best category was short-term care, which is addressed in the next section.
Accepts Medicare 1 :
Accepts Medicaid 1 : 85 Beds
For profit - Corporation
Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)
Short-term Care Quality
We want to note that this nursing home earned a far better grade for short-term care than it received overall. It received one of our highest grades in that category with a score of A. In computing our short-term care ratings, we size up a nursing home's levels of skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists respiratory therapists and other types of therapists. This area is generally a solid assessment of the facility's ability to rehabilitate patients. This nursing home provided more physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than most facilities. This is what we like to find when assessing a nursing home in this category. The final datapoint we looked at in this area is the number of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We found that it fared as well as just about any facility in New Mexico in this area with 71.7 percent of its residents returning home.
This nursing home also earned a very favorable inspection grade. In fact, its inspection score proved to be its second best category. In that category, we awarded this nursing home a B. Inspection ratings weigh several factors, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these items by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This particular nursing home received 5 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.
The next highest grade we gave this nursing home in any area came in the category of nursing, where we gave it a grade of C. The nursing category consists of quite a few factors, many of which are tied to nursing hours. This facility provides a very impressive 4.1 hours of nursing care per patient per day. Few places provide this quantity of nursing care to their patients. Out of this total, many of these hours were provided by registered nurses, which are one of the most highly skilled levels of nurses. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in computing our nursing scores. This nursing home fared excellent when it comes to minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls.
Long-term Care Quality
Switching gears to our fourth area, we awarded this nursing home a D in long-term care. This was the nursing home's least impressive category rating. Nursing homes that do not fare well in long-term care typically aren't as well-staffed and are lagging in some of the areas of routine medical care we looked at. In addition to looking at the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. Unfortunately, we were not able to find this place's vaccination data. To our surprise, this place actually fared well at keeping its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had just 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days. This was its best score in this category.
Overall Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
The Medical Resort at Fiesta Park Quality Metrics
Short-term Care: ER Visits
This is the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
This is the percent of short-term residents who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better