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The Rio at Las Estancias

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Updated Nov 1, 2023 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: B-plus
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3620 Las Estancias Dr Sw,
Albuquerque NM 87105

93.75% estimated occupancy 1

The Rio at Las Estancias is in Albuquerque, New Mexico, which is among the largest cities in the nation. We gave this nursing home an overall grade of B+. A grade in this range requires favorable marks in most areas. This ended up being one of the five best facilities in Albuquerque. We were also pleased to find that this nursing home didn't have any bad scores in any of the major categories. Additional information about these categories is available below.

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Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Limited Liability company
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Speech Therapy
  • Stroke Recovery
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Cardiac Therapy
  • Tracheotomy Care
  • Mental Health
  • Diabetes Management
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation

Registered Staff Hours

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Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A-minus

On top of faring well overall, this nursing home received even higher grades in the category of short-term care. It received one of our best grades in that category with A-. In calculating these short-term care scores, we analyze the nursing home's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. Our purpose is to devise a scale for comparing the rehabilitation services of different nursing homes. We weren't able to find information about this nursing home's registered nurse or physical therapy staffing. Finally, we assessed the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 6 percent of this facility's patients returned home.

Facility Inspections

Grade: A-minus

This nursing home also performed well in inspections. It earned a nearly flawless inspection report this year. As a result, it received one of our highest scores in that category with a score of A-. Few nursing homes with an overall score in this range performed as well in multiple categories. These inspection ratings take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these factors by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This facility received 4 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none were considered to be severe deficiencies. This indicates that CMS didn't deem any of the deficiencies to cause an immediate threat to resident health or safety. A couple minor deficiencies aren't something to panic about.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B

Additionally, this facility also received favorable long-term care scores this year. In fact, we gave it one of our stronger grades in that category, with a grade of B. Nursing homes that do well in this category tend to provide patients with better supervision and stay on top of routine medical care. One of the criteria we considered on top of nursing hours was vaccines. This facility administered the pneumonia vaccine to 100 percent of its residents. This is a proven method to minimize negative health outcomes for the elderly population. Lastly, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B-minus

The last category we analyzed is nursing. In this category, we awarded this facility a decent grade of B-. This actually turned out to be this nursing home's weakest category. In determining a nursing home's nursing rating, we consider the number of hours nurses are seeing residents and the level of skill of those nurses. This nursing home averages just 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a very low figure. Finally, we also considered a few quality-based metrics in this category. While this nursing home didn't rank highly in terms of nursing hours per resident, it fared much better in some of the quality-based metrics we looked at. By way of illustration, in terms of the number of its patients suffering from pressure ulcers, this facility performed better than average. This is usually an indicator that a nursing home has quality controls in place. Pressure ulcers can frequently be avoided with better nursing care.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

The Rio at Las Estancias Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B-plus

In The Rio at Las Estancias, 6.9% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This tells you the percent of residents who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are often the result of residents not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing care minimizes the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A-minus

In The Rio at Las Estancias, 2.03% of Patients had Serious Falls

This indicates the percent of residents who have had a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injuries are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care . Falls leading to injury are routinely the result of poor nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A

In The Rio at Las Estancias, 0.36% of Patients had UTIs

This tells you the percentage of patients who have had a urinary tract infection. These infections could be associated with inadequate hygiene.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B-plus

In The Rio at Las Estancias, 11.07% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This indicates the percentage of patients given antipsychotic drugs. These drugs may be used for treating several medical conditions, including dementia.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A

In The Rio at Las Estancias, 9.42% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This indicates the percentage of residents given antianxiety drugs. These medications are used to treat residents experiencing anxiety or depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A+

In The Rio at Las Estancias, 0% of Patients

This tells you the percentage of residents exhibiting signs of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-plus

In The Rio at Las Estancias, 98.15% of Patients

This is the percentage of patients that received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B-minus

In The Rio at Las Estancias, 17.1% of Patients

This tells you the percentage of residents that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with ADL's could be a sign of erosion of a resident's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B-minus

In The Rio at Las Estancias, 14.24% of Residents

This indicates the percent of patients who retained mobility levels over time. Preserving mobility can be a good sign for residents' health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: B-plus

In The Rio at Las Estancias, 0.02 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

Measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B-plus

In The Rio at Las Estancias, 14.24% of Residents Rehospitalized

This datapoint measures the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care. Staying out of the hospital during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the health of residents.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: B-minus

In The Rio at Las Estancias, 13.19% of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care. Avoiding emergency medical situations is one way to measure short-term care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: A-plus

In The Rio at Las Estancias, 93.9% of Resident

This datapoint measures the percent of short-term stay patients who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Many believe that this is a reasonable measure of rehabilitation performance.

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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