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Nursing Home Injury Laws: New Mexico

New-Mexico-nursing-home-neglect-elderly-300x200Number of nursing homes in New Mexico: 71

Patients living in New Mexico nursing homes: 5,570

Occupancy rates of New Mexico nursing homes: 81.6%

Average number of deficiencies at each New Mexico nursing home: 6.1

Percent of New Mexico nursing homes with serious deficiencies for actual harm to patient: 29.6%

Most common deficiencies at New Mexico nursing homes: Comprehensive Care Plans, Unnecessary Drugs, Clinical Records

Distribution of ownership of New Mexico nursing homes: 69 % for profit, 23% non profit, 7% government

Most populated cities in New Mexico: Albuquerque, Las Cruces, Rio Rancho, Santa Fe, Roswell

Staffing levels at New Mexico nursing homes (daily hours):Above average, 3.8 total staff, 1.4 licensed nurse

**Data based upon 2009 CMS data, U.S. Department of Health and Human Service

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