New Mexico

Key Findings

  • New Mexico’s nursing home ranking inched higher over the past year, but the state still failed to gain enough momentum to receive a passing grade.
  • New Mexico failed three staffing measures and barely achieved a passing grade in the fourth, showing that New Mexico nursing homes are chronically understaffed.
  • One improvement over the past year was a sharp decline in severe deficiencies, as New Mexico slashed citations of abuse and neglect nearly in half.
  • The percentage of nursing homes with above average health inspections increased by 10 percent.
  • New Mexico nursing home care ranks at the bottom of the Rocky Mountain region for the second consecutive year.

News Release

Criteria2014
Data
2014
Grade
2014
Rank
2013
Rank
2013
Grade
2013
Data
Direct Care Staffing Above Average50.70%F42 45F38.24%
Direct Care Staffing Hours per Resident2.30F42 43F2.25
Facilities With Deficiencies88.73%B16 38D94.44%
Facilities With Severe Deficiencies21.13%D32 47F36.11%
Health Inspections Above Average45.07%A8 20B34.78%
Professional Nurse Staffing Above Average57.75%D31 31D48.53%
Professional Nursing Hours per Resident1.34F48 31D0.75
Verified Ombudsman Complaints78.50%C30 24C76.48%