Maryland

Key Findings

  • Maryland nursing home ranking inched slightly higher, climbing to #33 overall, up from #34 last year.
  • Maryland’s nursing homes languished in mediocrity, scoring an above average grade in only one reviewed measure.
  • Regulatory problems continued to plague Maryland’s nursing homes; 97 percent were cited one or more deficiencies, a two percent increase over the previous year.
  • Well over half of Maryland’s nursing homes staffed at above average levels in professional nursing care.
  • Maryland is one of four below average nursing home states in the Mid-Atlantic region.
Criteria2014
Data
2014
Grade
2014
Rank
2013
Rank
2013
Grade
2013
Data
Direct Care Staffing Above Average72.25%C30 29C61.71%
Direct Care Staffing Hours per Resident2.40D35 36D2.37
Facilities With Deficiencies97.36%F47 41F95.22%
Facilities With Severe Deficiencies17.18%C26 24C16.96%
Health Inspections Above Average41.85%C27 29C34.07%
Professional Nurse Staffing Above Average63.00%C30 28C56.31%
Professional Nursing Hours per Resident1.78A10 38D0.72
Verified Ombudsman Complaints77.39%C27 21C74.12%