- 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.
|Direct Care Staffing Above Average||94.74%||A||3||7||A||81.58%|
|Direct Care Staffing Hours per Resident||2.57||B||18||23||C||2.50|
|Facilities With Deficiencies||81.58%||A||9||14||B||86.84%|
|Facilities With Severe Deficiencies||15.79%||B||19||28||C||21.05%|
|Health Inspections Above Average||50.00%||A||2||26||C||34.21%|
|Professional Nurse Staffing Above Average||94.74%||A||3||14||B||81.58%|
|Professional Nursing Hours per Resident||1.72||C||22||18||B||0.87|
|Verified Ombudsman Complaints||90.08%||F||44||34||D||84.06%|