New Jersey

  • New Jersey climbed eight spots to move into the Top 10 nursing home states for the first time.
  • A strong showing in the percentage of facilities with severe deficiencies, coupled with a superior ombudsman grade, overcame New Jersey’s staffing shortcomings to buoy the state’s overall grade.
  • New Jersey improved full letter grades in three nursing home quality measures; professional staffing hours (“C” to a “B”), the percentage of nursing homes with above average direct care staffing levels (“D” to a “C”), and the percentage of nursing homes with above average professional staffing levels (“C” to a “B”).
  • Despite its improved grade, New Jersey nursing homes continue to be woefully understaffed, ranking No. 45 overall in direct care service hours per resident.
  • New Jersey nursing home residents received 34 minutes less direct care daily when compared to other Top 10 ranked nursing home states.
  • While the percentage of New Jersey nursing homes with deficiencies modestly declined for the third consecutive report card, the Garden State still ranks among the middling states in this quality measure.
  • New Jersey nursing home care ranks third out of the Mid-Atlantic Region’s seven states.

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Direct Care Staffing Above Average
Direct Care Staffing Hours per Resident
Facilities With Deficiencies
Facilities With Severe Deficiencies
Health Inspections Above Average
Professional Nurse Staffing Above Average
Professional Nursing Hours per Resident
Verified Ombudsman Complaints
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