- 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.
|Direct Care Staffing Above Average||72.34%||C||29||10||A||77.78%|
|Direct Care Staffing Hours per Resident||2.71||A||9||7||A||2.80|
|Facilities With Deficiencies||55.32%||A||1||4||A||76.60%|
|Facilities With Severe Deficiencies||4.26%||A||2||2||A||4.26%|
|Health Inspections Above Average||36.17%||F||50||48||F||30.23%|
|Professional Nurse Staffing Above Average||78.72%||B||17||4||A||86.11%|
|Professional Nursing Hours per Resident||1.96||A||4||3||A||1.18|
|Verified Ombudsman Complaints||88.64%||F||42||35||D||84.15%|