Missouri

Key Findings

  • Missouri scored a failing nursing home grade for the second straight year.
  • Missouri flunked three of eight quality measures.
  • 1 in 3 Missouri nursing homes had middling to below average direct care staff levels.
  • Missouri’s nursing homes had the second worst ombudsman record as advocates verified 99 percent of registered complaints, indicating widespread concerns from residents about their substandard care.
  • Missouri’s failing nursing home care bottoms out the Central Plains Regions, ranking last in average professional nurse hours, percentage of facilities with above average registered nurse hours and direct care staffing, and percentage of verified ombudsman deficiencies.

News Release

Criteria2014
Data
2014
Grade
2014
Rank
2013
Rank
2013
Grade
2013
Data
Direct Care Staffing Above Average65.30%D35 35D50.99%
Direct Care Staffing Hours per Resident2.59B16 18B2.54
Facilities With Deficiencies91.42%C25 29C93.37%
Facilities With Severe Deficiencies15.98%C21 27C19.69%
Health Inspections Above Average41.13%D36 40D33.14%
Professional Nurse Staffing Above Average35.67%F44 45F26.98%
Professional Nursing Hours per Resident1.34F47 46F0.58
Verified Ombudsman Complaints99.04%F50 47F97.77%