Rhode Island

Key Findings

  • 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.

News Release

Criteria2014
Data
2014
Grade
2014
Rank
2013
Rank
2013
Grade
2013
Data
Direct Care Staffing Above Average85.71%A7 12B74.70%
Direct Care Staffing Hours per Resident2.61B14 12B2.61
Facilities With Deficiencies63.10%A3 3A76.19%
Facilities With Severe Deficiencies2.38%A1 1A3.57%
Health Inspections Above Average46.43%A3 3A38.10%
Professional Nurse Staffing Above Average92.86%A5 5A85.54%
Professional Nursing Hours per Resident1.26F50 16B0.88
Verified Ombudsman Complaints45.13%A5 5A47.50%