State Report Cards


Key Findings

  • Professional nursing services were almost non-existent in Florida’s nursing homes, wherein each resident averaged only 39 minutes of professional nursing care per day.
  • Less than 10 percent of Florida’s nursing homes cited a severe deficiency while 1 in 3 scored above average on health inspections.
  • Florida’s ombudsman program verified slightly over half of registered complaints.
  • Florida’s above average nursing home care ranks first in the Southeast Region, scoring the region’s highest grade in direct care staffing hours.


CriteriaRaw DataGradeRank
% Facilities With Deficiencies91.20%C24
% Facilities With Severe Deficiencies8.65%A7
Direct Care Staffing Above Average65.09%C25
Direct Care Staffing Hours2.83A5
Health Inspections Above Average35.74%A8
RN Hours0.65F44
RN Staffing Above Average28.99%F42
Verified Ombudsman Complaints50.61%A7
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