NEW MEXICO STATE VETERANS HOME

The information listed below provides an in-depth look into the type and quality of care offered at New Mexico State Veterans Home. 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

NEW MEXICO STATE VETERANS HOME
992 SOUTH BROADWAY
TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCE, NM 87901
(575) 894-4200

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: 128
  • Certified Beds: 145

This Facility Accepts

  • Medicare
  • Medicaid

Operational Details

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

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Rating Details For New Mexico State Veterans Home

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) Hours54 Minutes52 Minutes
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse (LPN/LVN) Hours21 Minutes35 Minutes
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Hours3 Hours and 3 Minutes2 Hours and 9 Minutes
Total Licensed Nurse Hours1 Hour and 15 Minutes1 Hour and 27 Minutes
Total Nurse Hours4 Hours and 18 Minutes3 Hours and 36 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 Long-Stay Residents Whose Ability to Move About in and Around Their Room Got Worse8%12%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Are More Depressed or Anxious11%12%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Have Moderate to Severe Pain10%4%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Were Physically Restrained3%4%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Lose Too Much Weight10%8%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Have/Had a Catheter Inserted and Left in Their Bladder5%5%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Spend Most of Their Time in Bed or in a Chair-3%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Had a Urinary Tract Infection2%9%
Percent of Low-Risk Long-Stay Residents Who Have Pressure Sores3%3%
Percent of Low-Risk Long-Stay Residents Who Lose Control of Their Bowels or Bladder48%52%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Whose Need for Help with Daily Activities Has Increased9%14%
Percent of High-Risk Long-Stay Residents Who Have Pressure Sores3%9%

Short-Term Stay Preventive Actions

Percent of Short-Stay Residents Given Influenza Vaccination During the Flu Season85%70%
Percent of Short-Stay Residents Who Were Assessed and Given Pneumococcal Vaccination83%65%

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 04/15/2011.

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

Make Sure That the Nursing Home Area is Safe, Easy to Use, Clean and Comfortable.
  • Inspection Date: 07/30/2010
  • Correction Date: 08/26/2010
Make Sure That the Nursing Home Area is Free of Dangers That Cause Accidents.
  • Inspection Date: 04/15/2011
  • Correction Date: 05/11/2011

Nutrition and Dietary

Store, Cook, and Give out Food in a Safe and Clean Way.
  • Inspection Date: 07/10/2009
  • Correction Date: 08/14/2009
Store, Cook, and Give out Food in a Safe and Clean Way.
  • Inspection Date: 07/30/2010
  • Correction Date: 08/26/2010
Store, Cook, and Give out Food in a Safe and Clean Way.
  • Inspection Date: 04/15/2011
  • Correction Date: 05/11/2011

Pharmacy Service

Keep the Rate of Medication Errors (Wrong Drug, Wrong Dose, Wrong Time) to Less Than 5%.
  • Inspection Date: 04/15/2011
  • Correction Date: 05/11/2011

Quality Care

Provide Activities to Meet the Needs of Each Resident.
  • Inspection Date: 07/10/2009
  • Correction Date: 08/14/2009
Give Proper Treatment to Residents with Feeding Tubes to Prevent Problems (Such As Aspiration Pneumonia, Diarrhea, Vomiting, Dehydration, Metabolic Abnormalities, Nasal-Pharyngeal Ulcers) and Help Restore Eating Skills, if Possible.
  • Inspection Date: 07/10/2009
  • Correction Date: 08/14/2009

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: 07/10/2009
  • Correction Date: 08/14/2009
1) Develop a Complete Care Plan Within 7 Days of Each Resident's Admission; 2) Prepare a Care Plan with the Care Team, Including the Primary Nurse, Doctor, Resident or Resident's Family or Representative; or 3) Check and Update the Care Plan.
  • Inspection Date: 04/15/2011
  • Correction Date: 05/11/2011

Enforcement

Below is a list of any civil penalities or denials of payment for new admissions (DPNA) that this facility received in the previous three years. Note: Monetary figures are not available for DPNAs.

Action TakenDateAmount
Denial of Payment for New Admission (DPNA)04/13/2011-

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 New Mexico State Veterans Home 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 04/13/2011.

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: 07/27/2010
  • Correction Date: 08/31/2010
Portable Fire Extinguishers.
  • Inspection Date: 04/13/2011
  • Correction Date: 04/13/2011

Building Service Equipment

Properly Protected Cooking Facilities.
  • Inspection Date: 07/07/2009
  • Correction Date: 08/19/2009
Heating and Ventilation Systems That Have Been Properly Installed According to the Manufacturer's Instructions.
  • Inspection Date: 07/27/2010
  • Correction Date: 08/31/2010
Properly Protected Cooking Facilities.
  • Inspection Date: 07/27/2010
  • Correction Date: 08/31/2010
Properly Protected Cooking Facilities.
  • Inspection Date: 04/13/2011
  • Correction Date: 04/28/2011

Corridor Walls and Doors

Corridor and Hallway Doors That Block Smoke.
  • Inspection Date: 07/27/2010
  • Correction Date: 08/31/2010

Electrical

Weekly Inspections and Monthly Testing of Generators.
  • Inspection Date: 04/13/2011
  • Correction Date: 05/19/2011

Emergency Plans and Fire Drills

Record of Quarterly Fire Drills for Each Shift Under Varying Conditions.
  • Inspection Date: 07/27/2010
  • Correction Date: 08/31/2010
Record of Quarterly Fire Drills for Each Shift Under Varying Conditions.
  • Inspection Date: 04/13/2011
  • Correction Date: 05/31/2011

Exits and Egress

Exits That Are Accessible at All Times.
  • Inspection Date: 04/13/2011
  • Correction Date: 05/13/2011

Fire Alarm Systems

Properly Maintained Smoke Detectors.
  • Inspection Date: 07/07/2009
  • Correction Date: 08/07/2009

Furnishings and Decorations

Exits That Are Free from Obstructions and Can Be Used at All Times.
  • Inspection Date: 07/07/2009
  • Correction Date: 07/07/2009

Medical Gases and Anesthetizing Areas

Proper Fire Barriers, Ventilation and Signs for the Transport of Oxygen.
  • Inspection Date: 04/13/2011
  • Correction Date: 05/13/2011

Smoking Regulations

Posted "No-Smoking" Signs in Areas Where Smoking is Not Permitted or Did Not Provide Ashtrays Where Smoking Was Allowed.
  • Inspection Date: 04/13/2011
  • Correction Date: 05/13/2011
Source: Medicare Nursing Home Compare; Department of Health of New Mexico - Bureau of Health Facility Licensing and Certification - Retrieved 2011