California

Key Findings

  • California’s nursing home ranking surged to #12 overall, up from #28 last year, making it the nation’s second biggest mover.
  • California staffing levels now rank among the best in the country as frontline caregiving hours slightly improved over last year.
  • A high number of deficiencies persisted in California’s nursing homes despite the state’s positive gains in staffing; nine out of ten facilities cited one or more deficiencies.
  • California nursing home residents still waiting for more professional nurse services, inspectors find that 80 percent of facilities had middling to below average professional nursing staff levels.
  • California nursing home care still ranked second from the bottom in the Pacific region.
Criteria2014
Data
2014
Grade
2014
Rank
2013
Rank
2013
Grade
2013
Data
Direct Care Staffing Above Average74.61%C25 28C63.02%
Direct Care Staffing Hours per Resident2.67A10 14B2.58
Facilities With Deficiencies94.35%D32 40D94.88%
Facilities With Severe Deficiencies12.78%B14 13B10.97%
Health Inspections Above Average41.44%C29 34D33.82%
Professional Nurse Staffing Above Average53.81%D34 34D44.70%
Professional Nursing Hours per Resident1.77B11 36D0.72
Verified Ombudsman Complaints68.64%B15 15B70.27%