Village at Northrise (the) - Desert Willow I
2884 North Road Runner Parkway, Las Cruces NM 88011 · (575) 522-1110 · 82.66% estimated occupancy 1Updated: Aug 1, 2020 · By Nick Lata
Village at Northrise (the) - Desert Willow I is a small nursing home located in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Featuring an overall score of A+, this facility is without a doubt a superb facility. We were so impressed with this facility that we ranked it as one of the top three facilities in New Mexico. This also turned out to be a very consistent nursing home with consistent scores in all of our categories. More information about these categories can be found below.
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For profit - Limited Liability company
Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)
Short-term Care Quality
One of the reasons this turned out to be a great nursing home is that it received an A+ short-term care grade. In determining our short-term care ratings, we size up the facility's levels of skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists respiratory therapists and other types of therapists. This category is typically a fair measure of a facility's rehabilitation. This facility is the gold standard in terms of skilled nursing staffing. In fact, it provided about 1.5 times as many physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than the average facility. Lastly, we looked at the number of patients who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that it outperformed the vast majority of nursing homes in the country in this area with 72 percent of its patients returning home. This is a significantly higher rate than most nursing homes.
Adding to its strong resume, this facility also received an excellent nursing score, with a grade of A. Our nursing grade is largely tied to a nursing home's level of nurse staffing. This nursing home provided 5.8 hours of nursing care per patient on a daily basis. This was one of the highest totals we found. Furthermore, a significant percentage of this care was provided by registered nurses, which are highly skilled nurses. These are both really impressive figures. In addition to offering impressive levels of care, this nursing home also excelled in the quality measures we looked at. It performed as well as any nursing home in the nation when it comes to avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers.
Long-term Care Quality
Building on its high-end assessment, this nursing home also was given a dominant long-term care score, with a grade of A. For prospective residents in need of a permanent residence rather than rehabilitation, long-term care grades are very important. Once we assessed the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we turned to the nursing home's vaccination record. Unfortunately, we were not able to locate information on vaccination rates. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Adding to its impressive category grades, this facility also excelled in inspections, where it earned an A-. This topped off a straight A report card for this nursing home. Inspection grades account for a host of factors found on a nursing home's inspection reports. One of the most important criteria we look at is the number and severity of deficiencies. Nursing homes with better grades in this area typically have few of these severe deficiencies. Although this nursing home had a few deficiencies on its government inspection 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.
Overall Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Village at Northrise (the) - Desert Willow I Quality Metrics
Short-term Care: ER Visits
This indicates the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care. There is typically a correlation between keeping patients out of the emergency room and the quality of nursing home care.
Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
This tells you the percentage of short-term patients that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Higher levels of performance with ADL's generally correlates with higher quality rehabilitation services.
Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better