Michigan

Key Findings

  • Michigan scored a failing grade for the second straight year as the state’s overall ranking sank to #48, down from #44.
  • Michigan had the nation’s second highest percentage of nursing homes cited for a severe deficiency despite an eight percent decline in severe deficiencies over the last year.
  • Nearly every Michigan nursing home was cited one or more deficiencies for violating federal or state laws.
  • Michigan’s nursing homes averaged little more than 2 hours and 30 minutes of direct resident care per day despite a nominal increase in direct caregiver hours.
  • Michigan’s verified ombudsman complaints swelled six percent, indicating widespread concerns from residents about their quality of care.
  • Michigan’s nursing home care ranks at the bottom in the Great Lakes region; scoring the region’s lowest grades in percentage of facilities with deficiencies, percentage of facilities with severe deficiencies, and percentage of ombudsman complaints.

News Release

Criteria2014
Data
2014
Grade
2014
Rank
2013
Rank
2013
Grade
2013
Data
Direct Care Staffing Above Average73.61%C26 27C63.86%
Direct Care Staffing Hours per Resident2.56B19 27C2.46
Facilities With Deficiencies97.45%F48 49F98.83%
Facilities With Severe Deficiencies43.06%F50 51F51.76%
Health Inspections Above Average41.20%D33 24C34.52%
Professional Nurse Staffing Above Average63.66%C29 30C54.70%
Professional Nursing Hours per Resident1.60C29 30C0.76
Verified Ombudsman Complaints92.40%F46 37D86.45%