- 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.
|Direct Care Staffing Above Average||53.23%||D||39||46||F||37.33%|
|Direct Care Staffing Hours per Resident||2.55||C||23||26||C||2.49|
|Facilities With Deficiencies||98.71%||F||50||25||C||91.56%|
|Facilities With Severe Deficiencies||28.06%||F||43||43||F||29.22%|
|Health Inspections Above Average||41.29%||D||31||36||D||33.66%|
|Professional Nurse Staffing Above Average||19.68%||F||47||47||F||12.00%|
|Professional Nursing Hours per Resident||1.27||F||49||51||F||0.47|
|Verified Ombudsman Complaints||61.90%||B||11||13||B||66.17%|