Arizona

Key Findings

  • Arizona’s nursing home care ranking cracked into the top 10, climbing 13 spots and leapfrogging two letter grades; making it one of 2014’s biggest gainers.
  • Arizona showed ample improvement in direct care staffing hours, providing an extra 10 minutes of care per resident every day.
  • Arizona regulators cited nearly one in four nursing homes with a severe deficiency, essentially unchanged from last year’s report.
  • Ten percent fewer Arizona nursing homes scored a deficiency free inspection.
  • Arizona nursing home care ranked second overall in the Pacific region.
Criteria2014
Data
2014
Grade
2014
Rank
2013
Rank
2013
Grade
2013
Data
Direct Care Staffing Above Average77.08%C22 24C65.44%
Direct Care Staffing Hours per Resident2.52C26 31D2.42
Facilities With Deficiencies88.19%B15 7A77.93%
Facilities With Severe Deficiencies24.31%D37 37D25.52%
Health Inspections Above Average45.14%A7 31D34.04%
Professional Nurse Staffing Above Average72.22%C25 25C61.03%
Professional Nursing Hours per Resident1.93A6 20B0.84
Verified Ombudsman Complaints71.48%B19 14B69.90%