Oklahoma

Key Findings

  • Oklahoma lost more footing in the national nursing home rankings over the past year, dropping to #49 from #48.
  • Oklahoma now ranks as the third worst nursing home state.
  • Oklahoma nursing homes scored below average or failing grades in 3 of 4 staffing measures for the second consecutive year.
  • Sufficient nursing personnel remained a problem for the Sooner State, more than 80 percent of nursing homes had middling to below average professional nursing levels.
  • 98 percent of Oklahoma nursing homes were cited one or more deficiencies, a 7 percent increase over the last year.
  • Oklahoma’s percentage of nursing homes with severe deficiencies remained inordinately high when compared to other states, 1 in 4 were cited for actual harm or immediate jeopardy to residents.
  • Oklahoma nursing home care ranks second from the bottom in the woeful Southwest region, scoring the region’s worst grades in professional nurse hours and percentage of facilities with deficiencies.

News Release

Criteria2014
Data
2014
Grade
2014
Rank
2013
Rank
2013
Grade
2013
Data
Direct Care Staffing Above Average53.23%D39 46F37.33%
Direct Care Staffing Hours per Resident2.55C23 26C2.49
Facilities With Deficiencies98.71%F50 25C91.56%
Facilities With Severe Deficiencies28.06%F43 43F29.22%
Health Inspections Above Average41.29%D31 36D33.66%
Professional Nurse Staffing Above Average19.68%F47 47F12.00%
Professional Nursing Hours per Resident1.27F49 51F0.47
Verified Ombudsman Complaints61.90%B11 13B66.17%