- Washington dropped five spots in this year’s national nursing home ranking (#27), but still managed to hang on to its “C” average.
- Washington is one of only three states that scored superior or above average staffing grades but whose nursing homes had a high rate of severe deficiencies.
- Washington continued to have one of the highest occurrences of nursing homes with severe deficiencies nationwide, 1 in 3 facilities were cited for abuse, neglect or mistreatment.
- Washington nursing home residents have a better chance of finding a nurse when they need help as the state scored a superior grade in the percentage of nursing homes with above average professional nursing staff levels.
- Washington nursing home care ranks last Pacific Alaska region, scoring the region’s lowest grades in 3 of 8 statistical measures.
|Direct Care Staffing Above Average||78.57%||B||17||16||B||71.04%|
|Direct Care Staffing Hours per Resident||2.63||B||13||19||B||2.53|
|Facilities With Deficiencies||93.30%||C||29||35||D||94.25%|
|Facilities With Severe Deficiencies||33.93%||F||48||48||F||38.50%|
|Health Inspections Above Average||40.63%||D||39||28||C||34.08%|
|Professional Nurse Staffing Above Average||87.05%||A||10||8||A||83.71%|
|Professional Nursing Hours per Resident||1.76||B||13||10||A||0.98|
|Verified Ombudsman Complaints||85.53%||D||38||25||C||77.39%|