Reportedly, the ratings are based upon health inspection results, staffing levels and reported quality measures. Categories are star-rated individually, with the overall star rating being a combination of the three. A five-star quality rating is the top rating awarded.
Mimbres Memorial Nursing Home was ranked “much above average” or “above average” in every category.
Nursing homes are inspected by the state annually to determine if they meet certain requirements set by Congress.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has entered into an agreement with state governments to do health and fire safety inspections of these nursing homes and investigate complaints about nursing home care.
Also, nursing homes regularly collect assessment information on residents’ health, physical functioning, mental status and general well-being.
More information on the ratings is available at www.medicare.gov/nursinghomecompare/ or by searching “nursing home compare” on the internet.