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About Sierra Health Care Center

General Information

Legal Business NameSierra Health Care Inc.
Ownership TypeNon Profit - Corporation
Changed Ownership In The Last 12 MonthsNo
First Accepted MedicareJune 1, 1992 (25 years)
Capacity90
Residents83
Percent Occupied92%
Program ParticipationMedicare And Medicaid
Resident And Family CouncilsResident
In HospitalNo
Continuing Care Retirement CommunityNo
Special Focus FacilityNo
Auto Sprinkler System In Required AreasYes

Ratings for Sierra Health Care Center

Sierra Health Care Center
was reviewed by Medicare to have a rating of 1 out of 5. About Medicare Ratings
Overall Rating
Health Inspections Rating
Quality Measures Rating
Staff Rating
RN Staff Rating

Overall Ratings of New Mexico Nursing Homes

Fines, Complaints, and Inspection Problems in the Past 3 Years

Compare The Number of Problems

Types of Problems at Nursing Homes

Some issues within a nursing home are much more severe than others. Medicare evaluates each problem based on 2 scales: the number of residents affected by a problem and the severity of the potential or actual harm to residents based on the problem. We have color coded the matrix below to make it easier to pick out the more severe problems. In general, orange and red issues related to the treatment of a resident are considered substandard quality of care.

  Residents Affected
Severity of the Deficiency Few Some Many
Immediate jeopardy to resident health or safety J K L
Actual harm that is not immediate jeopardy G H I
No actual harm with potential for more than minimal harm that is not immediate jeopardy D E F
No actual harm with potential for minimal harm A B C

June 19, 2015 - 18 months ago

 Residents AffectedSeveritySource/TypeDescription
---Fine$16,348 fine
LManyImmediate JeopardyHealth InspectionEnsure that a nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provide adequate supervision to prevent avoidable accidents.
KSomeImmediate JeopardyHealth InspectionAllow residents the right to participate in the planning or revision of care and treatment.
FManyPotential for HarmHealth InspectionHave a program that investigates, controls and keeps infection from spreading.
FManyPotential for HarmHealth InspectionProvide care for residents in a way that maintains or improves their dignity and respect in full recognition of their individuality.
ESomePotential for HarmHealth InspectionGive residents proper treatment to prevent new bed (pressure) sores or heal existing bed sores.
ESomePotential for HarmHealth InspectionDevelop a complete care plan that meets all the resident's needs, with timetables and actions that can be measured.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionGive the right treatment and services to residents who display physical or psychosocial problems adapting to changes in circumstances.

June 16, 2015 - 1 year ago

 Residents AffectedSeveritySource/TypeDescription
FManyPotential for HarmFire Safety InspectionOther fire safety features required by fire safety codes.
FManyPotential for HarmFire Safety InspectionAutomatic sprinkler systems that have been maintained in working order.
FManyPotential for HarmFire Safety InspectionAn approved automatic sprinkler system connected to the fire alarm system.
FManyPotential for HarmFire Safety InspectionProperly maintained smoke detectors.

August 22, 2014 - 2 years ago

 Residents AffectedSeveritySource/TypeDescription
---Fine$3,900 fine
JFewImmediate JeopardyHealth InspectionProvide care by qualified persons according to each resident's written plan of care.
JFewImmediate JeopardyHealth InspectionEnsure that a nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provide adequate supervision to prevent avoidable accidents.
FManyPotential for HarmHealth InspectionMake sure there is a pest control program to prevent/deal with mice, insects, or other pests.
FManyPotential for HarmHealth InspectionSet up an ongoing quality assessment and assurance group to review quality deficiencies quarterly, and develop corrective plans of action.
ESomePotential for HarmHealth InspectionDevelop policies and procedures for influenza and pneumococcal immunizations.
ESomePotential for HarmHealth InspectionKeep accurate, complete and organized clinical records on each resident that meet professional standards.
ESomePotential for HarmHealth InspectionStore, cook, and serve food in a safe and clean way.
ESomePotential for HarmHealth InspectionEnsure that each resident's 1) entire drug/medication regimen is free from unnecessary drugs; and 2) is managed and monitored to achieve highest level of well-being.
ESomePotential for HarmHealth Inspection1) Hire only people with no legal history of abusing, neglecting or mistreating residents; or 2) report and investigate any acts or reports of abuse, neglect or mistreatment of residents.
ESomePotential for HarmHealth InspectionDevelop and implement policies for 1) screening and training employees; and the 2) prevention, identification, investigation, and reporting of any abuse, neglect, mistreatment and misappropriation of property.
ESomePotential for HarmHealth InspectionProtect each resident from all abuse, physical punishment, and involuntary separation from others.
ESomePotential for HarmHealth InspectionProvide care for residents in a way that maintains or improves their dignity and respect in full recognition of their individuality.
ESomePotential for HarmHealth InspectionAssist those residents who need help with eating/drinking, grooming and personal and oral hygiene.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionEnsure that all nurse aids who have worked less than 4 months are enrolled in appropriate training or have been deemed competent to provide nursing and nursing related services.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionMaintain drug records and properly mark/label drugs and other similar products according to accepted professional standards.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionAt least once a month, have a licensed pharmacist review each resident's medication(s) and report any irregularities to the attending doctor.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionEnsure that residents are safe from serious medication errors.

August 19, 2014 - 2 years ago

 Residents AffectedSeveritySource/TypeDescription
FManyPotential for HarmFire Safety InspectionA fire alarm system that can be heard throughout the facility.
ESomePotential for HarmFire Safety InspectionExits that are accessible at all times.

Staffing Levels Per Resident per Day

Medicare determines the expected staffing time per resident per day depending on level of care the residents of Sierra Health Care Center require. It is important to compare the reported time to expected time for a single facility instead of comparing the amount of time per resident of two facilities. Learn why.

2hr 35min
2hr 15min
ReportedExpected
CNA
25min
35min
ReportedExpected
LPN
30min
60min
ReportedExpected
RN
3hr 25min
3hr 45min
ReportedExpected
Total Nursing

This facility also provides approximately 10min per resident per WEEK of physical therapist time.

Quality Measures for Long Stay Residents

86.8%
78.0%
78.0%
87.8%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015NM
Assessed and Appropriately Given the Seasonal Influenza Vaccine
76.4%
82.4%
73.6%
78.9%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015NM
Assessed and Appropriately Given the Pneumococcal Vaccine
-
-
-
43.9%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015NM
* The data for this facility for some quarters is unavailable.
Low Risk Residents Who Lose Control of Their Bowel or Bladder
20.0%
23.9%
21.5%
16.3%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015NM
Received an Antipsychotic Medication
10.8%
25.7%
14.3%
18.2%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015NM
Need for Help with ADLs has Increased
20.6%
24.5%
19.3%
9.8%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015NM
Self Report Moderate to Severe Pain
5.8%
15.7%
13.4%
6.8%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015NM
Lose Too Much Weight
5.7%
2.9%
-
6.0%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015NM
* The data for this facility for some quarters is unavailable.
High Risk Residents With Pressure Ulcers
1.6%
1.6%
9.1%
3.0%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015NM
Have Depressive Symptoms
0.0%
2.9%
3.0%
4.3%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015NM
With a Urinary Tract Infection
2.8%
4.1%
6.9%
3.8%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015NM
Experiencing One or More Falls with Major Injury
1.4%
6.0%
10.9%
3.3%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015NM
With a Catheter Inserted and Left in Their Bladder
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.6%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015NM
Were Physically Restrained

Quality Measures for Short Stay Residents

49.2%
50.7%
29.0%
69.5%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015NM
Assessed and Appropriately Given the Pneumococcal Vaccine
61.9%
61.9%
61.9%
68.2%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015NM
Were Assessed and Appropriately Given the Seasonal Influenza Vaccine
22.2%
32.1%
35.0%
24.2%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015NM
Self Report Moderate to Severe Pain
0.0%
6.4%
5.1%
2.3%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015NM
Newly Received an Antipsychotic Medication
0.0%
1.6%
8.5%
1.3%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015NM
With Pressure Ulcers That Are New or Worsened