Minnesota

Key Findings

  • Minnesota’s nursing home ranking fell slightly over the last year, dropping from #18 to #19 overall.
  • Severe deficiencies in Minnesota’s nursing homes shrank nearly five percent over the last year, giving the state the third best record.
  • The percentage of nursing homes with above average direct care staffing and professional nursing services improved 10 percent and 9 percent respectively.
  • Minnesota’s nursing homes have a relatively high percentage verified ombudsman complaints, indicating widespread concerns from residents about their quality of care.
  • Minnesota’s nursing home care ranks first in the Great Lakes region, leading the region with the highest percentage of nursing homes with above average direct care staffing levels.
Criteria2014
Data
2014
Grade
2014
Rank
2013
Rank
2013
Grade
2013
Data
Direct Care Staffing Above Average81.79%B13 14B71.85%
Direct Care Staffing Hours per Resident2.47C28 30C2.43
Facilities With Deficiencies90.50%C22 21C90.26%
Facilities With Severe Deficiencies9.23%A7 16B13.68%
Health Inspections Above Average41.42%C30 10A35.62%
Professional Nurse Staffing Above Average77.31%B18 21C68.10%
Professional Nursing Hours per Resident1.58C30 29C0.77
Verified Ombudsman Complaints81.84%D36 38D86.77%