District of Columbia

Key Findings

  • Washington D.C. climbed 16 spots in its national nursing home ranking and pushed two letter grades higher, making it the nation’s third biggest mover.
  • Washington D.C. improved grades in half of measures; direct care staffing hours, professional nurse hours, percentage of facilities with deficiencies, and percentage of facilities with severe deficiencies.
  • Despite showing substantial improvement over last year’s score, one in four Washington D.C. nursing homes received a severe deficiency.
  • Inspectors issued one or more deficiencies to nearly every Washington D.C. nursing home.
  • Washington D.C. ombudsmen continued to unearth problems in far too many nursing homes; verifying nearly every ombudsman complaint, one of the highest percentages when compared to all other states.
  • Washington D.C.’s nursing home care ranked second out of the seven Mid-Atlantic States.
Criteria2014
Data
2014
Grade
2014
Rank
2013
Rank
2013
Grade
2013
Data
Direct Care Staffing Above Average78.95%B16 6A83.33%
Direct Care Staffing Hours per Resident2.81A7 13B2.59
Facilities With Deficiencies94.74%D34 50F100.00%
Facilities With Severe Deficiencies26.32%D40 50F47.37%
Health Inspections Above Average52.63%A1 1A42.11%
Professional Nurse Staffing Above Average73.68%C22 24C61.11%
Professional Nursing Hours per Resident2.17A2 25C0.82
Verified Ombudsman Complaints98.88%F49 48F98.90%