Vermont

Key Findings

  • Vermont’s nursing home ranking surged to #4 overall, up from #12 last year, making it one of this year’s biggest quality movers.
  • Vermont scored above average grades in 6 of 8 quality measures.
  • Nearly 1 in 5 Vermont nursing homes were deficiency free.
  • Vermont has one of the highest percentages of nursing homes with above average direct care staffing at 94.74 percent.
  • Vermont’s nursing home record was slightly tarnished by a failing grade in percentage of ombudsman complaints.
  • Vermont ombudsmen verified more than 90 percent of registered complaints, a high percentage when compare to most states and indicative of widespread problems in far too many nursing homes.
  • Vermont’s ranked fourth in the competitive Northeast region, a region with 4 of the top 5 nursing home states.

News Release

Criteria2014
Data
2014
Grade
2014
Rank
2013
Rank
2013
Grade
2013
Data
Direct Care Staffing Above Average94.74%A3 7A81.58%
Direct Care Staffing Hours per Resident2.57B18 23C2.50
Facilities With Deficiencies81.58%A9 14B86.84%
Facilities With Severe Deficiencies15.79%B19 28C21.05%
Health Inspections Above Average50.00%A2 26C34.21%
Professional Nurse Staffing Above Average94.74%A3 14B81.58%
Professional Nursing Hours per Resident1.72C22 18B0.87
Verified Ombudsman Complaints90.08%F44 34D84.06%