COLFAX GENERAL LONG TERM CARE

The information listed below provides an in-depth look into the type and quality of care offered at Colfax General Long Term Care. 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.

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COLFAX GENERAL LONG TERM CARE
615 PROSPECT AVENUE
SPRINGER, NM 87747
(575) 483-3300

Nursing Home Ratings

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

Percent of Beds Occupied

88%

Number of Residents and Certified Beds

  • Residents: 30
  • Certified Beds: 34

This Facility Accepts

  • Medicaid

Operational Details

  • Operated By Non Profit - Corporation
  • Offers Both Resident and Family Counseling Services
  • This Facility is Not Part of a Chain or Franchise

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Rating Details For Colfax General Long Term Care

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) Hours22 Minutes36 Minutes
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse (LPN/LVN) Hours48 Minutes30 Minutes
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Hours2 Hours and 29 Minutes2 Hours and 9 Minutes
Total Licensed Nurse Hours1 Hour and 10 Minutes1 Hour and 6 Minutes
Total Nurse Hours3 Hours and 38 Minutes3 Hours and 15 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

Long-Term Stay Preventive Actions

Percent of Long-Stay Residents Given Influenza Vaccination During the Flu Season90-100%82%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Were Assessed and Given Pneumococcal Vaccination90-100%73%

Long-Term Stay Deficiencies

Percent of Low-Risk Long-Stay Residents Who Lose Control of Their Bowels or Bladder38%52%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Spend Most of Their Time in Bed or in a Chair-3%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Have Moderate to Severe Pain2%4%
Percent of High-Risk Long-Stay Residents Who Have Pressure Sores-9%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Whose Need for Help with Daily Activities Has Increased16%14%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Were Physically Restrained-4%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Lose Too Much Weight3%8%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Whose Ability to Move About in and Around Their Room Got Worse13%12%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Have/Had a Catheter Inserted and Left in Their Bladder-5%
Percent of Low-Risk Long-Stay Residents Who Have Pressure Sores-3%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Had a Urinary Tract Infection-9%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Are More Depressed or Anxious3%12%

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 09/10/2010.

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

Environmental

Have a Program to Keep Infection from Spreading.
  • Inspection Date: 06/26/2009
  • Correction Date: 07/26/2009
Have a Program to Keep Infection from Spreading.
  • Inspection Date: 09/10/2010
  • Correction Date: 12/15/2010

Nutrition and Dietary

Store, Cook, and Give out Food in a Safe and Clean Way.
  • Inspection Date: 09/10/2010
  • Correction Date: 09/10/2010

Pharmacy Service

Keep the Rate of Medication Errors (Wrong Drug, Wrong Dose, Wrong Time) to Less Than 5%.
  • Inspection Date: 07/02/2008
  • Correction Date: 11/14/2008
Have Drugs and Other Similar Products Available, Which Are Needed Every Day and in Emergencies, and Give Them out Properly.
  • Inspection Date: 07/02/2008
  • Correction Date: 09/08/2008
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: 06/26/2009
  • Correction Date: 07/22/2009

Quality Care

Give Professional Services That Follow Each Resident's Written Care Plan.
  • Inspection Date: 07/02/2008
  • Correction Date: 11/14/2008
Give Each Resident Care and Services to Get or Keep the Highest Quality of Life Possible.
  • Inspection Date: 07/02/2008
  • Correction Date: 09/08/2008
Make Sure That Each Resident Gets Help to Keep Vision and Hearing.
  • Inspection Date: 06/26/2009
  • Correction Date: 07/20/2009
Provide Activities to Meet the Needs of Each Resident.
  • Inspection Date: 09/10/2010
  • Correction Date: 09/20/2010

Resident Assessment

Develop a Complete Care Plan That Meets All of a Resident's Needs, with Timetables and Actions That Can Be Measured.
  • Inspection Date: 06/26/2009
  • Correction Date: 06/26/2009

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 Colfax General Long Term Care 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 09/08/2010.

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: 05/29/2008
  • Correction Date: 08/28/2008
An Approved Automatic Sprinkler System Connected to the Fire Alarm System.
  • Inspection Date: 06/23/2009
  • Correction Date: 07/02/2009

Building Service Equipment

Properly Protected Cooking Facilities.
  • Inspection Date: 06/23/2009
  • Correction Date: 07/09/2009
Heating and Ventilation Systems That Have Been Properly Installed According to the Manufacturer's Instructions.
  • Inspection Date: 09/08/2010
  • Correction Date: 12/06/2010

Corridor Walls and Doors

Corridor and Hallway Doors That Block Smoke.
  • Inspection Date: 06/23/2009
  • Correction Date: 08/15/2009

Fire Alarm Systems

An Approved Installation, Maintenance and Testing Program for Fire Alarm Systems.
  • Inspection Date: 05/29/2008
  • Correction Date: 05/29/2008
Properly Maintained Smoke Detectors.
  • Inspection Date: 06/23/2009
  • Correction Date: 08/15/2009

Hazardous Area

Construction That Can Resist Fire for One Hour or an Approved Fire Extinguishing System.
  • Inspection Date: 09/08/2010
  • Correction Date: 12/06/2010
Source: Medicare Nursing Home Compare; Department of Health of New Mexico - Bureau of Health Facility Licensing and Certification - Retrieved 2011