- Texas is America’s worst nursing home state for the second consecutive year.
- Texas nursing home care is so lousy that the state failed to score an above average grade in any quality measure, failing 6 of 8 statistical categories.
- Texas nursing homes did nothing to improve the state’s lousy staffing levels as residents continued to receive less than 2 hours and 15 minutes of direct care daily.
- Nearly 80 percent of Texas nursing homes failed to score an above average health inspection rating—a 10 percent increase over the previous year.
- Texas regulators cited 95 percent of the state’s nursing homes for violations of federal or state laws.
- Texas ombudsmen verified nearly every registered complaint for the second year in a row, indicating widespread concerns from residents about their quality of care.
- Texas nursing home care ranks at the bottom in the Southwest region.
|Direct Care Staffing Above Average||13.92%||F||51||51||F||19.68%|
|Direct Care Staffing Hours per Resident||2.20||F||51||44||F||2.24|
|Facilities With Deficiencies||94.95%||D||37||36||D||94.33%|
|Facilities With Severe Deficiencies||16.74%||C||23||23||C||16.42%|
|Health Inspections Above Average||22.95%||F||51||44||F||32.26%|
|Professional Nurse Staffing Above Average||8.78%||F||51||49||F||10.86%|
|Professional Nursing Hours per Resident||1.45||F||43||50||F||0.51|
|Verified Ombudsman Complaints||93.46%||F||47||44||F||92.19%|