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Nursing Home Injury Laws: Delaware

Nursing Home Injury Laws: DelawareNumber of nursing homes in Delaware  : 48

Patients living in Delaware nursing homes: 4,245

Occupancy rates of Delaware nursing homes: 84.6%

Average number of deficiencies at each Delaware nursing home: 16.9

Percent of Delaware nursing homes with serious deficiencies for actual harm to patient: 39.6%

Most common deficiencies at Delaware nursing homes: Quality of Care, Comprehensive Care Plans, Accident Environment

Distribution of ownership of Delaware nursing homes:  52% for profit,  38% non profit,  10% government

Most populated cities in Delaware: Wilmington, Dover, Newark, Pike Creek, Bear

Staffing levels at Delaware nursing homes (daily hours): Above average, 4.2 total staff,  1.8 licensed nurse

**Data based upon 2009 CMS data, U.S. Department of Health and Human Service

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