Alabama

Key Findings

  • Alabama jumped eight spots in overall nursing home ranking.
  • Alabama received no failing grades in 2014 compared to the three failing marks scored in the 2013 report card.
  • Alabama’s percentage of facilities with severe deficiencies shrank nearly two percent, pushing the state into the top five overall states with fewest dangerous nursing homes.
  • Four in ten Alabama nursing homes had an above average inspection score.
  • Caregiving numbers remain stagnant in Alabama nursing homes; residents received 2 hours and 38 minute of direct care daily.
  • Alabama’s nursing home care ranked third overall in the Southeast region.
Criteria2014
Data
2014
Grade
2014
Rank
2013
Rank
2013
Grade
2013
Data
Direct Care Staffing Above Average80.18%B15 23C65.63%
Direct Care Staffing Hours per Resident2.64B12 11B2.64
Facilities With Deficiencies94.71%D33 42F95.61%
Facilities With Severe Deficiencies5.73%A4 6A7.02%
Health Inspections Above Average40.09%D40 42F33.04%
Professional Nurse Staffing Above Average49.34%D38 36D38.84%
Professional Nursing Hours per Resident1.71C23 45F0.62
Verified Ombudsman Complaints81.84%D35 32D82.21%