Virginia

Key Findings

  • Virginia dropped six spots in this year’s national nursing home ranking (#39)—barely clinging to a “D” average.
  • Virginia nursing homes shored up their professional nurse hours over the past year; the state’s ranking skyrocketed to #9 overall, up from #39.
  • Virginia’s low staffing scores contributed to mediocre inspection scores for the second consecutive year.
  • Nine out of 10 Virginia nursing homes were cited a deficiency for violating federal or state laws.
  • Virginia’s nursing home care ranks at the bottom in the Mid-Atlantic region, scoring the region’s worst grades in the percentage of facilities with above average professional nurse levels and health inspection ratings.
Criteria2014
Data
2014
Grade
2014
Rank
2013
Rank
2013
Grade
2013
Data
Direct Care Staffing Above Average51.40%F41 39D43.53%
Direct Care Staffing Hours per Resident2.34D39 39D2.30
Facilities With Deficiencies92.31%C27 22C90.49%
Facilities With Severe Deficiencies16.43%C22 22C16.20%
Health Inspections Above Average38.81%F47 22C34.63%
Professional Nurse Staffing Above Average39.16%D40 39D33.45%
Professional Nursing Hours per Resident1.82A9 43F0.66
Verified Ombudsman Complaints72.18%B20 19B73.22%