State Report Cards


Key Findings

  • Professional nursing services were almost non-existent in Alabama’s nursing homes, wherein each resident received less than 38 minutes of professional nursing care per day.
  • Alabama nursing homes offset dramatically low professional nurse services with a comparatively high number of frontline caregivers.
  • Severe deficiencies among the lowest in the nation, affecting only 7 percent of total facilities.
  • State inspectors uncovered at least one deficiency in nearly every Alabama nursing home, making Alabama among the states with the highest percentage of violations.
CriteriaRaw DataGradeRank
% Facilities With Deficiencies95.61%F42
% Facilities With Severe Deficiencies7.02%A6
Direct Care Staffing Above Average65.63%C23
Direct Care Staffing Hours2.64B11
Health Inspections Above Average33.04%F42
RN Hours0.62F45
RN Staffing Above Average38.84%D36
Verified Ombudsman Complaints82.21%D32
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