Mississippi

Key Findings

  • Mississippi’s nursing home ranking dropped five spots #40 overall, making it one of America’s worst nursing home states.
  • Nearly one-third of Mississippi’s nursing homes had middling to below average direct care staff levels.
  • Mississippi nursing home’s frontline caregiver ranks are among the most depleted in the nation as facilities provide fewer than 2 hours and 25 minutes of direct care per resident per day.
  • Mississippi nursing homes have one of the worst ombudsman records as advocates verified nearly 9 out of every 10 registered complaints, indicating widespread concerns from residents about their substandard care.
  • Mississippi’s nursing home care ranks second from the bottom in the Southeast region.
Criteria2014
Data
2014
Grade
2014
Rank
2013
Rank
2013
Grade
2013
Data
Direct Care Staffing Above Average70.59%D33 30C60.71%
Direct Care Staffing Hours per Resident2.40D36 32D2.41
Facilities With Deficiencies97.06%F45 17B88.73%
Facilities With Severe Deficiencies17.65%C27 29C21.08%
Health Inspections Above Average44.12%B14 32D34.00%
Professional Nurse Staffing Above Average50.98%D36 35D41.84%
Professional Nursing Hours per Resident1.74B15 40D0.70
Verified Ombudsman Complaints88.78%F43 41F87.84%