Nursing Homes in New Mexico- Monthly Analysis & Key Metrics

Data as of February 11, 2024

Reviewed by Richard Saunders

The State Level Skilled Nursing Home Analysis Report

Recently, the Biden administration announced a goal of improving nursing home care, as highlighted in several important announcements (see the initial announcement and a subsequent announcement). While this is a commendable goal, it is not entirely clear what the best approach is for achieving it. Proposing minimum staffing levels for all nursing homes simplifies a complicated issue. Nursing Homes address a wide range of resident needs, from short-term rehabilitation to long-term care to dementia and memory issues, that require different levels of care. It also fails to address a national staffing shortage that will likely only worsen.

At NursingHomeDatabase.com, we believe that one critical element of any improvement effort is to have access to good, clear data and analysis that can help everyone understand the current state of affairs, identify trends, and track progress over time. To this end, we have built this series of reports that will try to illuminate the key metrics of nursing home performance for each state. Our reports are designed to provide valuable insights and inform policymakers, healthcare providers, and families who are interested in nursing home care.

The analysis for the state level report cards of nursing home care is primarily derived from data that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid ("CMS") provides. CMS publishes weekly data about nursing home occupancy and COVID-19 infections and publishes monthly reports with ratings, staffing levels, and deficiencies.

Summary Analysis of Nursing Homes in New Mexico- The 10,000 foot view

Updated on February 11, 2024

According to the latest data compiled by NursingHomeDatabase.com, New Mexico has a total of 68 active skilled nursing facilities and 6,565 beds. Based on the US Census estimates for the population of 2,113,344, the current total bed count represents one bed for every 321.91 persons in New Mexico. There were 5,252 residents as February 11, 2024 for a state wide occupancy level of 80.00 percent. (Note that the home count is based on monthly data provided by CMS and the number of beds and the occupancy numbers are based on weekly data. There is a minor number of homes that do not report their data weekly.)

According to the monthly data, New Mexico has added 0 new beds and lost 0 existing beds over the past year.

The Biden Administration has announced that it wants to regulate minimum nursing home staffing levels. They have proposed minimums of .55 hours of care per resident per day from registered nurses (RNs) and 2.45 hours of care per resident per day certified nursing aids (CNAs). These are the current level amount of hours per resident per day of care for New Mexico and a comparison to national averages.

Staffing Levels State National
Registered Nurse (RN) 0.66 0.65
Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA) 2.22 2.26
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) 0.68 0.88
All Staff 3.56 3.79

Detailed analysis pages for the largest cities in New Mexico:

COVID-19 Infections in New Mexico Nursing Homes

While COVID-19 infections and deaths are down significantly from late 2020 and 2021, the number of infections and deaths continues to be monitored. For nursing homes in New Mexico there were a total of 34 new cases and 34 new deaths among residents for the week ending February 11, 2024. The chart below shows COVID-19 activity for the past year.

New and Lost Nursing Homes in New Mexico

No new homes were reported by CMS over the past twelve months.

No homes were removed by CMS over the past twelve months.

Occupancy Percentages for New Mexico Nursing Homes

The chart below shows the overall occupancy for nursing home beds in New Mexico. Occupancies levels for individual facilities will differ and can be found on the detail page for the specific nursing home.

Best and Worst Nursing Homes in New Mexico

The list below shows the best skilled nursing facilities in New Mexico based on their most recent weighted average inspection score. Some nursing homes may have higher overall 5-star ratings than the homes on this list. We feel that the health inspection score is the best indicator of current operations. It changes quicker than the overall rating.

Facility Rating
Lovington Health Care
1600 WEST AVE I
LOVINGTON, NM
12.00
Retirement Ranches Inc.
2221 DILLON
CLOVIS, NM
27.33
South Valley Care Center, LLC
1629 BOWE LANE SW
ALBUQUERQUE, NM
32.00
Northgate Unit of Lakeview Christian Home
1905 WEST PIERCE STREET
CARLSBAD, NM
33.33
Miners Colfax Medical Center
900 SOUTH 6TH STREET
RATON, NM
38.00
Welbrook Senior Living, LLC
201 NELSON AVENUE
FARMINGTON, NM
40.00
San Juan Care Center
806 WEST MAPLE STREET
FARMINGTON, NM
41.33
Clayton Nursing and Rehab
419 HARDING STREET
CLAYTON, NM
42.67
Las Estancias By Pure Health
3620 LAS ESTANCIAS DR SW
ALBUQUERQUE, NM
42.67
Advanced Health Care of Albuquerque
2701 RICHMOND DRIVE NE
ALBUQUERQUE, NM
45.33

The list below shows the worst skilled nursing facilities in New Mexico based on their most recent weighted average inspection score.

Facility Rating
Sandia Ridge Center
2216 LESTER DRIVE NE
ALBUQUERQUE, NM
422.17
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Rio Rancho Center
4210 SABANA GRANDE SE
RIO RANCHO, NM
398.83
Ladera Center
5901 OURAY ROAD NW
ALBUQUERQUE, NM
377.00
/
Casa Real
1650 GALISTEO STREET
SANTA FE, NM
308.67
New Mexico State Veterans Home
992 SOUTH BROADWAY
TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCE, NM
294.33
The Suites Rio Vista
2410 19TH STREET, SE
RIO RANCHO, NM
284.67
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Skies Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
9150 MCMAHON BOULEVARD NW
ALBUQUERQUE, NM
280.33
Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center
5123 JUAN TABO BOULEVARD NE
ALBUQUERQUE, NM
274.00
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Casa De Oro Center
1005 LUJAN HILL ROAD
LAS CRUCES, NM
261.83
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Santa Fe Care Center
635 HARKLE ROAD
SANTA FE, NM
255.17

Nursing Homes with the warning icon () have been flagged by CMS for abuse.

Skilled Nursing Homes in New Mexico Compared to Nationwide

We have compared New Mexico nursing homes to the nationwide average on several metrics. New Mexico performed better than the national average on several metrics and worse on other metrics.

Cycle 1 Total Number Of Health Deficiencies 15.00 Higher
Cycle 1 Total Number Of Fire Safety Deficiencies 4.50 Lower
Cycle 2 Total Number Of Health Deficiencies 16.20 Higher
Cycle 2 Total Number Of Fire Safety Deficiencies 3.90 Lower
Cycle 3 Total Number Of Health Deficiencies 11.80 Higher
Cycle 3 Total Number Of Fire Safety Deficiencies 4.30 Lower
Average Number Of Residents Per Day 77.60 Lower
Reported Nurse Aide Staffing Hours Per Resident Per Day 2.22 Lower
Reported Lpn Staffing Hours Per Resident Per Day 0.68 Lower
Reported Rn Staffing Hours Per Resident Per Day 0.66 Higher
Reported Licensed Staffing Hours Per Resident Per Day 1.34 Lower
Reported Total Nurse Staffing Hours Per Resident Per Day 3.56 Lower
Total Number Of Nurse Staff Hours Per Resident Per Day On The Weekend 3.10 Lower
Registered Nurse Hours Per Resident Per Day On The Weekend 0.49 Higher
Reported Physical Therapist Staffing Hours Per Resident Per Day 0.08 Higher
Total Nursing Staff Turnover 60.10 Higher
Registered Nurse Turnover 62.40 Higher
Number Of Administrators Who Have Left The Nursing Home 0.90 Higher
Case-mix Rn Staffing Hours Per Resident Per Day 0.32 Lower
Case-mix Total Nurse Staffing Hours Per Resident Per Day 2.89 Lower
Number Of Fines 3.50 Higher
Fine Amount In Dollars 68,107.00 Higher
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Whose Need For Help With Daily Activities Has Increased 15.32 Higher
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Who Lose Too Much Weight 6.51 Higher
Percentage Of Low Risk Long Stay Residents Who Lose Control Of Their Bowels Or Bladder 44.71 Lower
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents With A Catheter Inserted And Left In Their Bladder 1.68 Higher
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents With A Urinary Tract Infection 0.87 Lower
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Who Have Depressive Symptoms 3.44 Lower
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Who Were Physically Restrained 0.03 Lower
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Experiencing One Or More Falls With Major Injury 3.45 Higher
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Assessed And Appropriately Given The Pneumococcal Vaccine 97.25 Higher
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Who Received An Antipsychotic Medication 15.69 Higher
Percentage Of Short Stay Residents Assessed And Appropriately Given The Pneumococcal Vaccine 83.83 Higher
Percentage Of Short Stay Residents Who Newly Received An Antipsychotic Medication 1.67 Lower
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Whose Ability To Move Independently Worsened 15.30 Lower
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Who Received An Antianxiety Or Hypnotic Medication 12.35 Lower
Percentage Of High Risk Long Stay Residents With Pressure Ulcers 8.36 Higher
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Assessed And Appropriately Given The Seasonal Influenza Vaccine 96.64 Higher
Percentage Of Short Stay Residents Who Made Improvements In Function 71.39 Lower
Percentage Of Short Stay Residents Who Were Assessed And Appropriately Given The Seasonal Influenza Vaccine 76.22 Higher
Percentage Of Short Stay Residents Who Were Rehospitalized After A Nursing Home Admission 21.16 Lower
Percentage Of Short Stay Residents Who Had An Outpatient Emergency Department Visit 17.56 Higher
Number Of Hospitalizations Per 1000 Long-stay Resident Days 1.70 Lower
Number Of Outpatient Emergency Department Visits Per 1000 Long-stay Resident Days 1.76 Higher