Nursing Home Facilities Ranked Best To Worst By State

A recent survey revealed results of nursing home 5 star ratings of each state ranked in order from best to worst. Virginia was ranked number 40 out of 51. Below is a list of the results and how each state ranked on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid 5 star rating system:

1. Hawaii - 3.93
2. Washington, D.C. - 3.89
3. Florida - 3.75
4. New Jersey - 3.75
5. Colorado - 3.74
6. Delaware - 3.73
7. Connecticut - 3.73
8. Minnesota - 3.72
9. North Dakota - 3.71
10. Idaho - 3.71
11. Washington - 3.67
12. Rhode Island - 3.64
13. Michigan - 3.63
14. California - 3.63
15. Maine - 3.63
16. Utah - 3.62
17. New Hampshire - 3.59
18. Vermont - 3.58
19. Wisconsin - 3.58
20. Arizona - 3.56
21. Iowa - 3.55
22. Alabama - 3.52
23. Wyoming - 3.51
24. Massachusetts - 3.5
25. South Dakota - 3.48
26. Maryland - 3.47
27. Oregon - 3.46
28. Montana - 3.39
29. Kansas - 3.37
30. Nevada - 3.34
31. New York - 3.33
32. Alaska - 3.33
33. Nebraska - 3.32
34. South Carolina - 3.3
35. Pennsylvania - 3.28
36. Mississippi - 3.27
37. Tennessee - 3.27
38. Ohio - 3.25
39. Indiana - 3.21
40. Virginia - 3.2
41. Arkansas - 3.19
42. Illinois - 3.18
43. West Virginia - 3.15
44. Missouri - 3.12
45. North Carolina - 3.07
46. New Mexico - 3.07
47. Georgia - 3.01
48. Kentucky - 2.98
49. Louisiana - 2.8
50. Oklahoma - 2.76
51. Texas - 2.68

The study also revealed that 75 percent of nursing home patients prefer care in home with their families. However, some elderly and other individuals with skilled care needs require a facility to provide that care. The need for skilled care on a daily basis is ever-increasing. For more, read the story