Wisconsin

Key Findings

  • Wisconsin’s nursing home ranking (#24) marginally improved over last year’s score, moving one spot higher.
  • 60 percent of Wisconsin’s nursing homes failed to score an above average health inspection.
  • More than 90 percent of Wisconsin’s nursing homes were cited a deficiency with 1 in 4 nursing homes receiving a severe deficiency for the second consecutive year.
  • Wisconsin ombudsmen verified a lower percentage of complaints when compared to other states.
  • Wisconsin nursing home care ranks second overall in the Great Lakes region, once again scoring the region’s highest grades in three of eight quality measures.
Criteria2014
Data
2014
Grade
2014
Rank
2013
Rank
2013
Grade
2013
Data
Direct Care Staffing Above Average77.10%C21 21C68.22%
Direct Care Staffing Hours per Resident2.58B17 22C2.50
Facilities With Deficiencies91.09%C24 27C92.35%
Facilities With Severe Deficiencies25.70%D38 40D26.53%
Health Inspections Above Average40.71%D38 35D33.68%
Professional Nurse Staffing Above Average86.01%B13 13B81.65%
Professional Nursing Hours per Resident1.54D35 14B0.90
Verified Ombudsman Complaints70.63%B18 20B73.53%