Hawaii

Key Findings

  • Hawaii continued to be ranked among the best nursing home states despite a slippage in its 2014 ranking, falling three spots to #7 overall.
  • Hawaii’s nursing homes offered residents a high number of professional and frontline staffing services, aggregating nearly five hours toward resident care per day.
  • Hawaii was one of only four states that scored superior grades in professional nurse hours and direct care staffing hours.
  • Hawaii had the lowest percentage of nursing homes with deficiencies and the second fewest percentage with severe deficiencies.
  • Despite the high staffing grades, a growing number of verified ombudsman complaints and the low number of facilities with above average inspections hampered Hawaii’s overall grade.
  • Hawaii is the top nursing home state in the Pacific region but was the only state in the region to drop in national ranking.
Criteria2014
Data
2014
Grade
2014
Rank
2013
Rank
2013
Grade
2013
Data
Direct Care Staffing Above Average72.34%C29 10A77.78%
Direct Care Staffing Hours per Resident2.71A9 7A2.80
Facilities With Deficiencies55.32%A1 4A76.60%
Facilities With Severe Deficiencies4.26%A2 2A4.26%
Health Inspections Above Average36.17%F50 48F30.23%
Professional Nurse Staffing Above Average78.72%B17 4A86.11%
Professional Nursing Hours per Resident1.96A4 3A1.18
Verified Ombudsman Complaints88.64%F42 35D84.15%