- North Carolina’s nursing home ranking improved slightly over the past year, climbing two spots to #35 overall; unfortunately for residents this continues to be a below average ranking.
- North Carolina scored below average or failing grades in half of the analyzed measures.
- North Carolina regulators discovered violations of federal or state laws in 9 out of 10 North Carolina nursing homes for the second consecutive year.
- Despite the high frequency of deficiencies, North Carolina regulators issued relatively few severe deficiencies when compared to other states.
- North Carolina ombudsmen continued to verify a high number of registered complaints, indicative of widespread problems in far too many facilities.
- North Carolina nursing home care ranks fifth out of the Southeast region’s eight states.
|Direct Care Staffing Above Average||47.27%||F||45||41||F||39.80%|
|Direct Care Staffing Hours per Resident||2.43||D||31||34||D||2.40|
|Facilities With Deficiencies||90.26%||B||20||39||D||94.74%|
|Facilities With Severe Deficiencies||12.11%||B||11||18||B||14.59%|
|Health Inspections Above Average||42.99%||B||20||14||B||35.18%|
|Professional Nurse Staffing Above Average||37.05%||F||42||41||F||29.97%|
|Professional Nursing Hours per Resident||1.62||C||27||34||D||0.74|
|Verified Ombudsman Complaints||85.81%||D||39||39||D||87.27%|