Families for Better Care has released their most recent Nursing Home Report Card and for Texas, it’s not looking good. According to the rankings, Texas received an “F” rating and is the worst state for nursing home care in the nation for the third consecutive year.
For it’s yearly report card, Families for Better Care analyzes and compares data and performance measures complied annually by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Metrics include staffing numbers, health inspection performance, deficiencies, and complaints to the state.
In the 2019 Report Card, they found that less than 30 percent of Texas nursing homes got an above average health inspection rating. Also, 1 in 5 nursing homes were cited for one or more severe deficiencies. In addition, a whopping 93 percent of facilities were cited for violating federal or state laws. Not even 10 percent of Texas nursing homes were able to staff enough licensed nursing staff to care for the number of patients according to data.
Numbers like this are eye-opening, especially given the fact that this is third consecutive year Texas has ranked last in nursing home care across the country. Our elderly and disabled loved ones deserve better. This is why the attorneys at Powers Taylor fight every day to get families the justice their loved ones deserve after suffering from nursing home abuse and neglect. If you or a loved one has suffered injury at a Texas nursing home don’t wait any longer- call us today for a free consultation.
If you’d like to see where other states rank, see the full 2019 Nursing Home Report Card here.