Texas

Key Findings

  • 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.

News Release

Criteria2014
Data
2014
Grade
2014
Rank
2013
Rank
2013
Grade
2013
Data
Direct Care Staffing Above Average13.92%F51 51F19.68%
Direct Care Staffing Hours per Resident2.20F51 44F2.24
Facilities With Deficiencies94.95%D37 36D94.33%
Facilities With Severe Deficiencies16.74%C23 23C16.42%
Health Inspections Above Average22.95%F51 44F32.26%
Professional Nurse Staffing Above Average8.78%F51 49F10.86%
Professional Nursing Hours per Resident1.45F43 50F0.51
Verified Ombudsman Complaints93.46%F47 44F92.19%