New Jersey

Key Findings

  • New Jersey’s nursing home ranking dropped to #18, down from #15 last year.
  • New Jersey’s nursing home residents may still be hard pressed to locate a caregiver when needing help as the state ranked near the bottom in direct care staffing hours for the second year in a row.
  • Nearly 90 percent of New Jersey’s nursing homes were cited a regulatory deficiency.
  • New Jersey ombudsmen verified America’s second least percentage of registered ombudsman complaints.
  • New Jersey nursing home care ranks third overall in the Mid-Atlantic region as the state scored the region’s highest ombudsman grade.
Criteria2014
Data
2014
Grade
2014
Rank
2013
Rank
2013
Grade
2013
Data
Direct Care Staffing Above Average58.08%D36 37D47.78%
Direct Care Staffing Hours per Resident2.30F43 42F2.25
Facilities With Deficiencies88.77%B17 23C90.93%
Facilities With Severe Deficiencies15.89%B20 20B15.93%
Health Inspections Above Average44.11%B15 7A35.91%
Professional Nurse Staffing Above Average67.40%C27 27C60.00%
Professional Nursing Hours per Resident1.72C21 15B0.89
Verified Ombudsman Complaints39.54%A2 3A39.31%