Georgia

Key Findings

  • Georgia’s nursing home ranking tanked over the last year by dropping from #32 to #43 overall; making it one of the biggest losers in nursing home quality.
  • Georgia did next to nothing to improve the state’s paltry staffing levels as nursing home residents continued to receive less than 2 hours and 15 minutes of direct care daily.
  • Georgia continued to rank near the bottom in frontline staffing levels.
  • Despite the low staffing, Georgia ranked among the best states in percentage of deficiencies and percentage of severe deficiencies.
  • Georgia’s nursing home care is ranked lowest among the eight states in the Southeast region.

News Release

Criteria2014
Data
2014
Grade
2014
Rank
2013
Rank
2013
Grade
2013
Data
Direct Care Staffing Above Average30.73%F50 49F24.57%
Direct Care Staffing Hours per Resident2.22F48 47F2.21
Facilities With Deficiencies59.50%A2 9A78.65%
Facilities With Severe Deficiencies4.47%A3 3A5.06%
Health Inspections Above Average39.11%F46 9A35.67%
Professional Nurse Staffing Above Average12.57%F49 50F10.12%
Professional Nursing Hours per Resident1.56D32 49F0.51
Verified Ombudsman Complaints78.07%C29 28C79.29%