North Dakota

Key Findings

  • North Dakota secured a superior nursing home ranking for the second consecutive year, ranking #10 overall.
  • A strong showing in each direct care staffing hours, coupled with an above average ombudsman grade, cemented North Dakota as one of America’s top nursing home states.
  • 98 percent of North Dakota’s nursing homes scored an above average direct care staff rating—the second best percentage nationally.
  • New Dakota’s nursing home record was tarnished by a relatively high number of severe deficiencies-regulators cited 1 in 5 facilities with an immediate jeopardy or actual harm violation.
  • North Dakota pushed it regional nursing home ranking higher, up one spot this year to #2 overall in the Rocky Mountain region.
Criteria2014
Data
2014
Grade
2014
Rank
2013
Rank
2013
Grade
2013
Data
Direct Care Staffing Above Average98.75%A2 3A87.80%
Direct Care Staffing Hours per Resident2.92A5 4A2.86
Facilities With Deficiencies95.00%D38 48F97.59%
Facilities With Severe Deficiencies21.25%D33 32D22.89%
Health Inspections Above Average42.50%C23 27C34.15%
Professional Nurse Staffing Above Average93.75%A4 12B81.71%
Professional Nursing Hours per Resident1.50D40 12B0.94
Verified Ombudsman Complaints68.81%B16 16B71.00%