Pennsylvania

Key Findings

  • Pennsylvania’s nursing home ranking slipped six spots and one letter grade lower; ranking #32 overall while posting a “D” grade.
  • Pennsylvania scored failing or below average grades in 5 of 8 quality measures.
  • Pennsylvania nursing home’s frontline caregiver ranks continue to be among the most depleted in the nation as facilities provided fewer than 2 hours and 16 minutes of direct care per resident per day over the past year.
  • Less than half of Pennsylvania’s nursing homes provide above average direct care staffing, resulting in a high percentage of understaffed homes.
  • Severe deficiencies rose more than 5 percent over the previous year.
  • Despite the glaringly high percentage of facilities with deficiencies, Pennsylvania regulators issued relatively few severe deficiencies when compared to other states.
  • Pennsylvania nursing home care ranks fourth overall in the Mid-Atlantic Region.
Criteria2014
Data
2014
Grade
2014
Rank
2013
Rank
2013
Grade
2013
Data
Direct Care Staffing Above Average47.36%F44 43F38.55%
Direct Care Staffing Hours per Resident2.26F44 45F2.23
Facilities With Deficiencies95.72%D39 26C91.65%
Facilities With Severe Deficiencies10.41%A8 4A5.23%
Health Inspections Above Average43.22%B17 19B34.79%
Professional Nurse Staffing Above Average55.92%D33 32D48.08%
Professional Nursing Hours per Resident1.76B14 13B0.93
Verified Ombudsman Complaints80.51%D33 22C75.89%