- Delaware surged higher in overall nursing home ranking, up nine spots to climb into the top five nursing home states.
- Delaware is one of three states that averaged more than two hours of professional nursing services per resident per day.
- Delaware scored superior grades in three of four critical staffing measures.
- Delaware’s nursing homes residents had fewer caregivers attending to their needs as direct care hours dropped more than 14 minutes per resident daily.
- Delaware ranked in the top 10 percent for highest percentage of nursing homes with above average direct care staffing.
- More than one in five Delaware nursing homes were cited a severe deficiency despite the state’s above average inspection record, the second worst record overall in the Mid-Atlantic region.
- Delaware nursing home care ranked first out of the seven Mid-Atlantic States.
|Direct Care Staffing Above Average||93.18%||A||4||5||A||84.09%|
|Direct Care Staffing Hours per Resident||2.46||C||29||15||B||2.57|
|Facilities With Deficiencies||84.09%||B||11||18||B||88.89%|
|Facilities With Severe Deficiencies||22.73%||D||35||42||F||28.89%|
|Health Inspections Above Average||43.18%||B||18||38||D||33.33%|
|Professional Nurse Staffing Above Average||88.64%||A||8||11||B||81.82%|
|Professional Nursing Hours per Resident||2.11||A||3||7||A||1.01|
|Verified Ombudsman Complaints||84.50%||D||37||36||D||86.05%|