Tennessee

Key Findings

  • 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.
Criteria2014
Data
2014
Grade
2014
Rank
2013
Rank
2013
Grade
2013
Data
Direct Care Staffing Above Average43.48%F47 47F33.77%
Direct Care Staffing Hours per Resident2.25F45 49F2.20
Facilities With Deficiencies76.40%A5 2A71.43%
Facilities With Severe Deficiencies11.49%A9 14B11.80%
Health Inspections Above Average39.44%F44 37D33.44%
Professional Nurse Staffing Above Average34.47%F45 44F27.27%
Professional Nursing Hours per Resident1.67C25 41F0.68
Verified Ombudsman Complaints75.48%C24 27C79.25%