CARLSBAD MEDICAL CENTER - TRANSITIONAL CARE UNIT

The information listed below provides an in-depth look into the type and quality of care offered at Carlsbad Medical Center - Transitional Care Unit. It is important to note that when evaluating if a nursing home is right for you or a loved one, ratings should not be taken as the sole deciding factor, but as one of many aspects to be considered.

Address

CARLSBAD MEDICAL CENTER - TRANSITIONAL CARE UNIT
2430 WEST PIERCE STREET
CARLSBAD, NM 88220
(575) 887-4100

Nursing Home Ratings

Health Inspections
Quality Measures
Nursing Staff
R.N. Staff Only
Overall Rating

Percent of Beds Occupied

47%

Number of Residents and Certified Beds

  • Residents: 7
  • Certified Beds: 15

This Facility Accepts

  • Medicare

Operational Details

  • Operated By For Profit - Corporation
  • This Facility Does Not Offer Any Resident or Family Counseling
  • Located Inside of a Hospital Facility
  • This Facility is Part of a Chain or Franchise

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Resident Services

The information below lists services this facility has provided for residents from October through December 2010. During this period, the most common type of service provided was "High Rehabilitation". To get a better idea of the types of services that are commonly performed, compare the "Percent of Service Days" column below. These services are based on submitted claims to Medicare and do not provide a complete overview of all the services provided by Carlsbad Medical Center - Transitional Care Unit. For more information read our guide on how nursing facilities are reimbursed, types of services, and ADL index scores.

Resident ServicesResident ConditionsPercent of Service Days

Medium Rehabilitation Plus Extensive Services

Rehabilitation 150 Minutes Per Week Minimum
  • Five days any combination of three rehabilitation disciplines
  • Tracheostomy care
  • Ventilator or respirator
  • Isolation for active infectious disease while a resident
  • Activities of Daily Living (ADL) score of 2 or more
ADL Index Range: 11-164.8%
Total Percent:4.8%
 

Ultra-High Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation 720 Minutes Per Week Minimum
  • At least one rehabilitation discipline five days/week
  • A second rehabilitation discipline three days/week
ADL Index Range: 0-52.1%
Total Percent:2.1%
 

Very High Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation 500 Minutes Per Week Minimum
  • At least one rehabilitation discipline five days/week
ADL Index Range: 11-164.2%
ADL Index Range: 0-59.5%
Total Percent:13.7%
 

High Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation 325 Minutes Per Week Minimum
  • At least one rehabilitation discipline five days/week
ADL Index Range: 11-1611.0%
ADL Index Range: 6-107.4%
ADL Index Range: 0-522.3%
Total Percent:40.8%
 

Medium Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation 150 Minutes Per Week Minimum
  • Five days any combination of three rehabilitation disciplines
ADL Index Range: 11-163.0%
ADL Index Range: 6-101.2%
ADL Index Range: 0-55.4%
Total Percent:9.5%
 

Extensive Services

  • Tracheostomy care
  • Ventilator or respirator
  • Isolation for active infectious disease while a resident
  • Activities of Daily Living (ADL) score of 2 or more
ADL Index Range: 2-16
- Isolation for active infectious disease
17.9%
Total Percent:17.9%
 

Clinically Complex

  • Pneumonia, hemiplegia with ADL score >=5
  • Surgical wounds or open lesions with treatment
  • Burns
  • Chemotherapy while a resident
  • Oxygen therapy while a resident
  • IV medications or transfusions while a resident
  • Extensive Services, Special Care High or Special Care Low qualifier and ADL score of 0 or 1
ADL Index Range: 0-1
- No Signs of depression
11.3%
Total Percent:11.3%
 

Rating Details For Carlsbad Medical Center - Transitional Care Unit

Nursing Staff -

The nursing staff is the most important part of what determines the quality of care and comfort of a resident in a nursing home. Government regulations set expectations on time spent with each resident based on the services being provided. The breakdown below lists the nursing types (RN, LPN, LVN, CNA) and a comparison of the reported and expected hours per resident per day.

Nursing Hours Per Resident Per DayReportedExpected
Registered Nurse (RN) Hours4 Hours and 7 Minutes1 Hour and 50 Minutes
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse (LPN/LVN) Hours56 Minutes
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Hours2 Hours and 2 Minutes2 Hours and 31 Minutes
Total Licensed Nurse Hours4 Hours and 7 Minutes2 Hours and 47 Minutes
Total Nurse Hours6 Hours and 9 Minutes5 Hours and 17 Minutes

Quality of Care -

Medicare determines quality of care ratings for nursing facilities by surveying several "quality measures", which are broken down into long-term and short-term stay residents, as well as if the action is preventive or if there is a deficiency in the quality of care. State averages for New Mexico are also provided for comparison purposes. Note: Figures below are averaged over the past nine months.

This FacilityNew Mexico Average

Short-Term Stay Preventive Actions

Percent of Short-Stay Residents Given Influenza Vaccination During the Flu Season90-100%70%
Percent of Short-Stay Residents Who Were Assessed and Given Pneumococcal Vaccination90-100%65%

Short-Term Stay Deficiencies

Percent of Short-Stay Residents Who Have Pressure Sores28%11%
Percent of Short-Stay Residents Who Had Moderate to Severe Pain20%21%
Percent of Short-Stay Residents Who Have Delirium-2%

Health Inspection Details -

All Medicare and/or Medicaid certified nursing home must undergo health inspections on average once a year, but may be more frequent if the facility is peforming poorly. These inspections cover most aspects of life in a nursing home, and are broken down into deficiencies types, which including: Pharmacy Service, Administration, Resident Rights, Nutrition and Dietary, Resident Assessment, Environmental, and Mistreatment. Below are the list of deficiencies found by inspectors in the past few years along with the degree of harm and how many residents may have been affected. Note: The most recent health survey was on 12/16/2010.

Degree of Harm

  • - Potential for Minimal Harm
  • - Minimal Harm or Potential for Harm
  • - Resident Harmed
  • - Immediate Jeopardy to Resident Health

Residents Affected

  • - Isolated
  • - Some Residents
  • - Many Residents
Deficiencies Found By InspectorsDegree of HarmResidents Affected

Administration

Follow All Laws and Professional Standards.
  • Inspection Date: 10/22/2008
  • Correction Date: 01/07/2009

Pharmacy Service

1) Make Sure That Residents Who Take Drugs Are Not Given Too Many Doses or for Too Long; 2) Make Sure That the Use of Drugs is Carefully Watched; or 3) Stop or Change Drugs That Cause Unwanted Effects.
  • Inspection Date: 10/22/2008
  • Correction Date: 01/07/2009

Resident Assessment

Get Doctor Orders for the Resident's Immediate Care when Admitted.
  • Inspection Date: 10/21/2009
  • Correction Date: 12/01/2009
Develop a Complete Care Plan That Meets All of a Resident's Needs, with Timetables and Actions That Can Be Measured.
  • Inspection Date: 12/16/2010
  • Correction Date: 01/15/2011

Fire Safety

Nursing homes certified by Medicare and/or Medicaid are required to have fire safety inspections to meet Life Safety Code (LSC) standards. Below is a list of deficiencies that Carlsbad Medical Center - Transitional Care Unit had in recent fire safety inspections. This information can be used to see if all standards were met, the degree of harm, the number of residents affected, and the date when deficiencies were corrected. Note: The most recent fire safety survey was on 12/18/2010.

Degree of Harm

  • - Potential for Minimal Harm
  • - Minimal Harm or Potential for Harm
  • - Resident Harmed
  • - Immediate Jeopardy to Resident Health

Residents Affected

  • - Isolated
  • - Some Residents
  • - Many Residents
Deficiencies Found By InspectorsDegree of HarmResidents Affected

Automatic Sprinkler Systems

An Approved Automatic Sprinkler System Connected to the Fire Alarm System.
  • Inspection Date: 10/21/2009
  • Correction Date: 11/30/2009

Building Service Equipment

Properly Protected Cooking Facilities.
  • Inspection Date: 10/21/2009
  • Correction Date: 11/16/2009

Fire Alarm Systems

An Approved Installation, Maintenance and Testing Program for Fire Alarm Systems.
  • Inspection Date: 10/21/2008
  • Correction Date: 10/29/2008
A Fire Alarm System That Can Be Heard Throughout the Facility.
  • Inspection Date: 10/21/2009
  • Correction Date: 10/22/2009
A Fire Alarm System That Can Be Heard Throughout the Facility.
  • Inspection Date: 12/18/2010
  • Correction Date: 01/18/2011

Hazardous Area

Construction That Can Resist Fire for One Hour or an Approved Fire Extinguishing System.
  • Inspection Date: 12/18/2010
  • Correction Date: 01/18/2011

Smoke Compartmentation and Control

Walls or Barriers That Prevent Smoke from Passing Through and Would Resist Fire for at Least One Hour.
  • Inspection Date: 12/18/2010
  • Correction Date: 01/18/2011
Source: Medicare Nursing Home Compare; Department of Health of New Mexico - Bureau of Health Facility Licensing and Certification - Retrieved 2011