Nebraska

Key Findings

  • Nebraska’s nursing home ranking sank to #21, down from #13 last year.
  • Severe deficiencies in Nebraska’s nursing homes were nearly 5 percent higher compared to last year.
  • Nine out of every 10 Nebraska nursing homes were cited one or more deficiencies.
  • The percentage of nursing homes with above average direct care staffing increased by 10 percent.
  • Nebraska ombudsmen verified more than 80 percent of registered complaints.
  • Nebraska nursing home care ranks first overall in the middling Central Plains region, leading the region in six of eight analyzed measures.
Criteria2014
Data
2014
Grade
2014
Rank
2013
Rank
2013
Grade
2013
Data
Direct Care Staffing Above Average78.24%B19 20B68.40%
Direct Care Staffing Hours per Resident2.54C24 25C2.49
Facilities With Deficiencies90.28%C21 13B86.70%
Facilities With Severe Deficiencies15.28%B18 10A10.55%
Health Inspections Above Average41.67%C28 12B35.32%
Professional Nurse Staffing Above Average74.07%C21 20B68.87%
Professional Nursing Hours per Resident1.54D33 35D0.73
Verified Ombudsman Complaints72.32%C21 31D80.39%