Florida

Key Findings

  • Florida’s nursing home ranking climbed to #6 overall, up from #11 last year.
  • Florida scored passing grades in all but one nursing home quality measure.
  • Severe deficiencies in Florida’s nursing homes shrank nearly two percent and rank among the lowest in the nation.
  • Florida’s ombudsman program verified less than half of registered complaints.
  • Florida’s nursing home care ranks first in the Southeast region, taking home top billing in direct care staffing hours and fewest verified ombudsman complaints.
  • Despite Florida’s leap in ranking, nearly 20 percent of Florida’s nursing homes remain on the state’s watch list for dangerous nursing home conditions.

News Release

Criteria2014
Data
2014
Grade
2014
Rank
2013
Rank
2013
Grade
2013
Data
Direct Care Staffing Above Average75.73%C23 25C65.09%
Direct Care Staffing Hours per Resident2.79A8 5A2.83
Facilities With Deficiencies90.99%C23 24C91.20%
Facilities With Severe Deficiencies6.83%A5 7A8.65%
Health Inspections Above Average42.59%C22 8A35.74%
Professional Nurse Staffing Above Average39.10%F41 42F28.99%
Professional Nursing Hours per Resident1.69C24 44F0.65
Verified Ombudsman Complaints41.58%A4 7A50.61%