Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces

Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces, NM has been identified by Medicare as a “special focus facility” and is in danger of losing its certification status with CMS. You have been hired as a consultant to evaluate and improve this facility. Based on what you have learned about long term care services, policies and regulations, you are to prepare a brief report that provides recommendations for improvement.
Use the web to find pertinent information with which to guide your recommendations. Some important resources may include:
· Nursing Home Compare:
· State of New Mexico Nursing Home Regulations:{58c50e6204e66a2fb38b62b794f668df19a01f244e0d370252913e7b0d8d6892}20Mexico/NM{58c50e6204e66a2fb38b62b794f668df19a01f244e0d370252913e7b0d8d6892}20Complete{58c50e6204e66a2fb38b62b794f668df19a01f244e0d370252913e7b0d8d6892}20Regs.pdf
· – Nursing Homes:
· Federal Nursing Home Regulations and State Laws:
· Facility website ( IMPORTANT NOTE: Do NOT contact the site directly. This is a learning exercise. Since you are not actual consultants, contacting the facility directly would be inappropriate. 
In your report, include the following:

  • Summary of identified problems
  • Relevant policy that guides nursing home practice
  • Prioritized list of recommendations
  • Suggested action plan for implementing changes

Your report should be 3-4 pages in length, page length does not include the title page, tables, graphs, charts, pictures or reference page.. The paper should be double-spaced with 1” margins on all sides. Format, in-text citations and references should adhere to APA format.

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