Nevada

Key Findings

  • Nevada’s nursing home ranking surged to #26 overall, up from #43, making it 2014’s biggest mover.
  • Nevada showed improvement in five of eight quality measures.
  • Nevada’s direct care staffing hours increased an extra 10 minutes per resident every day.
  • Despite the improvement, 1 in 5 Nevada nursing homes were cited a severe deficiency and nearly every nursing home was cited one or more deficiencies.
  • Nevada’s ombudsmen verified the third fewest number of registered complaints even though the state continued to have a mediocre track record.
  • Nevada is still rated the worst nursing home state in the Pacific region, scoring the region’s worst grades in 4 of 8 quality measures.

Articles

Criteria2014
Data
2014
Grade
2014
Rank
2013
Rank
2013
Grade
2013
Data
Direct Care Staffing Above Average70.59%D32 31D60.00%
Direct Care Staffing Hours per Resident2.31F41 50F2.14
Facilities With Deficiencies96.08%F41 51F100.00%
Facilities With Severe Deficiencies19.61%C30 46F35.29%
Health Inspections Above Average41.18%D35 51F23.53%
Professional Nurse Staffing Above Average76.47%B19 18B71.11%
Professional Nursing Hours per Resident1.94A5 24C0.83
Verified Ombudsman Complaints40.02%A3 2A38.17%