West Virginia

Key Findings

  • West Virginia’s nursing home ranking slipped nine spots and one full letter grade; ranking #36 overall while posting a “D” average.
  • 20 percent of West Virginia’s nursing homes scored a deficiency free inspection, one of the best percentages when compared to other states.
  • West Virginia’s paltry caregiver hours contributed to one of the nation’s lowest percentages of facilities with above average direct care staffing.
  • Although the state scored a superior grade in percentage of facilities with deficiencies, 1 in 5 facilities were cited a severe deficiency.
  • West Virginia nursing home care ranks next to the bottom in the Mid-Atlantic region, only neighboring state Virginia had a worse overall ranking.
Criteria2014
Data
2014
Grade
2014
Rank
2013
Rank
2013
Grade
2013
Data
Direct Care Staffing Above Average44.44%F46 44F38.33%
Direct Care Staffing Hours per Resident2.25F46 40D2.26
Facilities With Deficiencies81.75%A10 6A77.60%
Facilities With Severe Deficiencies22.22%D34 26C19.20%
Health Inspections Above Average41.27%D32 17B34.96%
Professional Nurse Staffing Above Average39.68%D39 40D30.83%
Professional Nursing Hours per Resident1.74B18 17B0.88
Verified Ombudsman Complaints67.75%B14 17B71.13%