Idaho

Key Findings

  • Idaho’s nursing home ranking dropped out of the top ten in 2014, falling from #8 to #15 overall due.
  • Severe deficiencies in Idaho nursing homes swelled 11 percent over the last year, pushing the number of potentially dangerous nursing homes to nearly one in every two.
  • Verified ombudsman complaints increased 10 percent over the previous year, indicative of growing problems in nursing homes.
  • Idaho scored superior grades in three of four staffing measures and above average in the fourth.
  • Idaho’s nursing home care ranked first in the Pacific Alaska Region, up from third in 2013.
Criteria2014
Data
2014
Grade
2014
Rank
2013
Rank
2013
Grade
2013
Data
Direct Care Staffing Above Average88.46%A6 9A78.38%
Direct Care Staffing Hours per Resident3.00A4 8A2.75
Facilities With Deficiencies96.15%F42 15B87.01%
Facilities With Severe Deficiencies44.87%F51 45F33.77%
Health Inspections Above Average41.03%D37 43F32.89%
Professional Nurse Staffing Above Average85.90%B14 17B72.97%
Professional Nursing Hours per Resident1.89A7 5A1.07
Verified Ombudsman Complaints63.85%B13 8A53.00%