Wyoming

Key Findings

  • Wyoming dropped six spots in this year’s national nursing home ranking (#29), but still managed to hang on to its “C” average.
  • Wyoming nursing home grades reveal that care is either excellent or awful with no in between; the scored superior grades in three measures while scoring below average or failing grades in the other five statistical categories.
  • Wyoming’s nursing homes improved their health inspection scores over the past year; the state’s ranking skyrocketed to #10 overall, up from #46.
  • Wyoming nursing homes had the nation’s worst ombudsman record, as advocates verified 99 percent of registered complaints, indicating widespread concerns from residents about their lack of quality care.
  • Wyoming’s nursing home care ranks second to last in the Rocky Mountain region but scored the region’s highest grade for facilities with above average professional nursing levels.
Criteria2014
Data
2014
Grade
2014
Rank
2013
Rank
2013
Grade
2013
Data
Direct Care Staffing Above Average84.21%A10 8A81.08%
Direct Care Staffing Hours per Resident2.41D33 20B2.51
Facilities With Deficiencies94.74%D35 47F97.44%
Facilities With Severe Deficiencies26.32%F41 15B12.82%
Health Inspections Above Average44.74%A10 46F31.58%
Professional Nurse Staffing Above Average97.37%A2 2A97.30%
Professional Nursing Hours per Resident1.54D36 4A1.12
Verified Ombudsman Complaints99.22%F51 49F98.99%