A study by ProPublica – a nonprofit newsroom that produces investigative journalism in the public interest – reports that New Mexico nursing homes rank as some of the worst in the nation according to nursing home inspection data.

Nursing home inspections are conducted every 12-15 months, or when a complaint is reported, by the state of New Mexico. The state’s findings are then reported to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid to determine any necessary actions or issuing of penalties. ProPublica’s report of collective data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services revealed eye-opening findings from New Mexico’s past three nursing home inspection cycles.

Out of the 74 Medicare and Medicaid-certified nursing homes in New Mexico, 36 of them have been recently reported to have serious deficiencies. Approximately 2,219 violations have also been reported in New Mexico nursing homes, ranging from minor to potentially life-threatening instances. New Mexico nursing homes have been fined a total of $2.42 million for these violations.

New Mexico nursing homes with the most reported serious deficiencies are:

  • Casa Arena Blanca Nursing Center in Alamogordo, New Mexico
  • Sierra Health Care Center in Truth Or Consequences, New Mexico
  • Mission Arch Center in Roswell, New Mexico
  • Northgate Unit of Lakeview Christian Home Nursing in Carlsbad, New Mexico
  • *Casa Real in Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • Princeton Place in Albuquerque, New Mexico

New Mexico nursing homes with widespread deficiencies that impose immediate jeopardy to resident health or safety are:

  • La Vida Llena in Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Ladera Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Albuquerque Post Acute in Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Good Samaritan Society – Manzano Del Sol in Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Bloomfield Nursing and Rehab in Bloomfield, New Mexico
  • Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup, New Mexico
  • Sunshine Haven at Lordsburg in Lordsburg, New Mexico
  • *Casa Real in Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • Sierra Health Care Center in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico
  • Taos Retirement Village in Taos, New Mexico

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