- Tennessee’ overall nursing home ranking (#38) did not improve nor did it worsen over the last year—unfortunately for the residents the state maintained its below average grade.
- Tennessee continued to be ranked among the poorest staffed nursing home states in America as the state failed all but one staffing measure.
- Despite the state’s lousy staffing record, regulators issued relatively few deficiencies when compared to other states.
- Slightly more than 1 in 10 Tennessee nursing homes were cited a severe deficiency.
- Tennessee’s nursing home care ranks third out of the Southeast region’s eight states.
|Direct Care Staffing Above Average||43.48%||F||47||47||F||33.77%|
|Direct Care Staffing Hours per Resident||2.25||F||45||49||F||2.20|
|Facilities With Deficiencies||76.40%||A||5||2||A||71.43%|
|Facilities With Severe Deficiencies||11.49%||A||9||14||B||11.80%|
|Health Inspections Above Average||39.44%||F||44||37||D||33.44%|
|Professional Nurse Staffing Above Average||34.47%||F||45||44||F||27.27%|
|Professional Nursing Hours per Resident||1.67||C||25||41||F||0.68|
|Verified Ombudsman Complaints||75.48%||C||24||27||C||79.25%|