- Rhode Island is America’s highest rated nursing home state for 2014, climbing up from #2 to claim the top spot.
- Not only did Rhode Island rank in the top five in all regulatory measures and in ombudsman complaints—it accomplished the feat for the second consecutive year.
- One-third of Rhode Island’s nursing home inspections were deficiency free—an 8 percent increase over the previous year and one of the best records in the nation.
- Rhode Island surveyors cited the lowest percentage of severe deficiencies for the second year in a row—97 percent of nursing homes free of actual harm or immediate jeopardy to residents.
- One area where Rhode Island needs considerable improvement is professional nursing hours; the state scored a failing grade and ranked second from the bottom.
- Rhode Island nursing home care is ranked first in the Northeast region.
|Direct Care Staffing Above Average||85.71%||A||7||12||B||74.70%|
|Direct Care Staffing Hours per Resident||2.61||B||14||12||B||2.61|
|Facilities With Deficiencies||63.10%||A||3||3||A||76.19%|
|Facilities With Severe Deficiencies||2.38%||A||1||1||A||3.57%|
|Health Inspections Above Average||46.43%||A||3||3||A||38.10%|
|Professional Nurse Staffing Above Average||92.86%||A||5||5||A||85.54%|
|Professional Nursing Hours per Resident||1.26||F||50||16||B||0.88|
|Verified Ombudsman Complaints||45.13%||A||5||5||A||47.50%|