- Arkansas surged higher in overall nursing home care, up for 14 spots from its dreadfully low 39th ranking in 2013.
- Despite Arkansas’s strong 2014 showing, the state failed three critical measures: professional nurse hours, percentage of facilities with above average professional nursing hours, and percentage of facilities with deficiencies.
- State inspectors uncovered at least one deficiency in nearly every Arkansas nursing home, making Arkansas among the states with the highest percentage of violations.
- Four in five Arkansas nursing homes had middling to below average professional nursing staff levels.
- Arkansas nursing home residents received less than 1 hour and 28 minutes of professional nursing care daily.
- Arkansas is the only state that scored a passing grade in the dreadful Southwest region.
|Direct Care Staffing Above Average||71.43%||D||31||34||D||54.05%|
|Direct Care Staffing Hours per Resident||2.83||A||6||6||A||2.81|
|Facilities With Deficiencies||96.54%||F||43||43||F||95.69%|
|Facilities With Severe Deficiencies||16.88%||C||24||38||D||25.86%|
|Health Inspections Above Average||45.89%||A||5||39||D||33.33%|
|Professional Nurse Staffing Above Average||18.18%||F||48||48||F||11.71%|
|Professional Nursing Hours per Resident||1.46||F||42||47||F||0.56|
|Verified Ombudsman Complaints||51.04%||A||7||6||A||48.82%|