Delaware

Key Findings

  • 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.

News Release

Criteria2014
Data
2014
Grade
2014
Rank
2013
Rank
2013
Grade
2013
Data
Direct Care Staffing Above Average93.18%A4 5A84.09%
Direct Care Staffing Hours per Resident2.46C29 15B2.57
Facilities With Deficiencies84.09%B11 18B88.89%
Facilities With Severe Deficiencies22.73%D35 42F28.89%
Health Inspections Above Average43.18%B18 38D33.33%
Professional Nurse Staffing Above Average88.64%A8 11B81.82%
Professional Nursing Hours per Resident2.11A3 7A1.01
Verified Ombudsman Complaints84.50%D37 36D86.05%