- Massachusetts’s nursing home ranking climbed to #11 overall, up from #19 last year.
- Massachusetts’s ranking rose due to improved grades in the percentage of nursing homes with above average direct care staffing levels and the percentage of facilities with above average health inspections, scoring superior grades in each respective measure.
- Nearly 25 percent of Massachusetts’s nursing homes had deficiency free inspections.
- Despite the state’s improved ranking, nearly 25 percent of nursing homes were once again cited a severe deficiency.
- Massachusetts’s nursing homes continued to have one of the worst ombudsman records nationally as nearly every registered complaint was verified, indicating widespread concerns from residents about their quality of care.
- Massachusetts’s nursing home care ranked fifth out of Northeast region’s seven states.
|Direct Care Staffing Above Average||84.36%||A||9||13||B||73.51%|
|Direct Care Staffing Hours per Resident||2.41||D||34||35||D||2.38|
|Facilities With Deficiencies||77.96%||A||6||5||A||77.25%|
|Facilities With Severe Deficiencies||23.46%||D||36||33||D||23.46%|
|Health Inspections Above Average||45.73%||A||6||13||B||35.24%|
|Professional Nurse Staffing Above Average||86.49%||B||12||16||B||76.61%|
|Professional Nursing Hours per Resident||1.73||B||19||21||C||0.84|
|Verified Ombudsman Complaints||96.20%||F||48||46||F||95.17%|