Maine

Key Findings

  • Maine continued to deliver superior nursing home care over the last year, pushing its national ranking three spots higher to the #3 best nursing home state.
  • Maine scored superior grades in four of eight quality measures.
  • Every Maine nursing home staffed at above average levels in professional nursing care, the only state to accomplish this feat over the last year.
  • Maine nursing homes continued to offer residents a relative abundance of professional and frontline staffing services, totaling almost five hours daily.
  • Despite the high staffing grades, Maine‚Äôs overall grade was hurt by a continued high number of verified ombudsman complaints, indicating widespread concerns from residents about their quality of care.
  • Maine is the third ranked nursing home state in the Northeast region.

News Release

Criteria2014
Data
2014
Grade
2014
Rank
2013
Rank
2013
Grade
2013
Data
Direct Care Staffing Above Average99.07%A1 2A93.20%
Direct Care Staffing Hours per Resident3.13A2 3A2.99
Facilities With Deficiencies85.05%B12 16B87.04%
Facilities With Severe Deficiencies12.15%B12 8A9.26%
Health Inspections Above Average44.86%A9 45F31.78%
Professional Nurse Staffing Above Average100.00%A1 3A95.15%
Professional Nursing Hours per Resident1.52D37 6A1.02
Verified Ombudsman Complaints80.92%D34 42F90.87%