New Hampshire

Key Findings

  • New Hampshire had the second best nursing home score in 2014, moving up one slot from last year’s #3 ranking.
  • New Hampshire was one of only two states that scored superior grades in five of eight statistical measures.
  • New Hampshire owns the nation’s best ombudsman record for the second straight year, verifying fewer than 35 percent of registered complaints.
  • Nearly 20 percent of New Hampshire’s nursing homes had a deficiency free inspection.
  • New Hampshire’s nursing home record was slightly tarnished by scoring a below average grade in professional nursing hours.
  • Nearly half of New Hampshire’s nursing homes scored an above average health inspection.
  • New Hampshire nursing home care ranks second overall in the Northeast region, taking home top honors in percentage of ombudsman complaints for the second year in a row.

News Release

Criteria2014
Data
2014
Grade
2014
Rank
2013
Rank
2013
Grade
2013
Data
Direct Care Staffing Above Average77.63%B20 15B71.62%
Direct Care Staffing Hours per Resident2.56B20 16B2.55
Facilities With Deficiencies80.26%A7 10A81.58%
Facilities With Severe Deficiencies9.21%A6 9A10.53%
Health Inspections Above Average46.05%A4 2A38.16%
Professional Nurse Staffing Above Average89.47%A6 15B78.38%
Professional Nursing Hours per Resident1.56D31 19B0.86
Verified Ombudsman Complaints34.21%A1 1A36.07%