- Iowa’s nursing home care languished once again, maintaining a failing grade while the state’s ranking dropped from #41 to #46.
- Dangerous conditions became more prevalent in Iowa’s nursing homes as severe deficiencies swelled 7 percent over the last year.
- Nine in ten Iowa nursing homes were cited one or more deficiencies.
- Iowa’s nursing home residents continued to have a difficult time getting much needed help from caregivers; residents received fewer than 2 hours and 25 minutes of direct care per day.
- Iowa’s nursing homes remain riddled with problems as the ombudsman program investigated and verified an overwhelming percentage of registered complaints.
- Iowa is one of two failing states in the Central Plains region and is the lowest ranked state in direct staffing hours and percentage of facilities with severe deficiencies.
|Direct Care Staffing Above Average||68.33%||D||34||33||D||57.67%|
|Direct Care Staffing Hours per Resident||2.37||D||37||41||F||2.26|
|Facilities With Deficiencies||91.86%||C||26||45||F||97.07%|
|Facilities With Severe Deficiencies||30.54%||F||46||34||D||23.70%|
|Health Inspections Above Average||42.76%||C||21||11||B||35.44%|
|Professional Nurse Staffing Above Average||73.53%||C||23||23||C||63.95%|
|Professional Nursing Hours per Resident||1.36||F||46||37||D||0.72|
|Verified Ombudsman Complaints||86.68%||D||40||45||F||94.68%|