New York

Key Findings

  • New York’s overall nursing home ranking did not improve nor did it worsen over the last year, unfortunately for the residents the state maintained its woeful failing grade.
  • The quality of New York’s nursing home care continued to be so dreadfully poor that the state scored only one above average grade for the second year in a row, squeezing out a “B” in the percentage of facilities with severe deficiencies.
  • Fewer than 10 percent of New York’s nursing homes had a deficiency inspection.
  • New York was one of only five states that scored below average grades in every staffing measure, showing that the state’s nursing homes continue to be chronically understaffed.
  • New York’s ombudsmen verified 9 out of 10 nursing home complaints, indicating widespread concerns from residents about the lack of quality care.
  • New York remained anchored at the bottom of the Northeast region in nursing home quality.

News Release

Criteria2014
Data
2014
Grade
2014
Rank
2013
Rank
2013
Grade
2013
Data
Direct Care Staffing Above Average47.62%F43 42F39.00%
Direct Care Staffing Hours per Resident2.36D38 38D2.31
Facilities With Deficiencies92.38%C28 28C92.41%
Facilities With Severe Deficiencies12.38%B13 17B13.92%
Health Inspections Above Average42.22%C26 23C34.55%
Professional Nurse Staffing Above Average36.19%F43 43F28.96%
Professional Nursing Hours per Resident1.54D34 42F0.67
Verified Ombudsman Complaints90.38%F45 43F91.33%