Nursing Home Injury Laws: Missouri

Missouri-nursing-home-abuse-and-neglect-elderly-woman-200x300Number of nursing homes in Missouri: 515

Patients living in Missouri nursing homes: 37,886

Occupancy rates of Missouri nursing homes: 72.2%

Average number of deficiencies at each Missouri nursing home: 12.0

Percent of Missouri nursing homes with serious deficiencies for actual harm to patient: 32.6%

Most common deficiencies at Missouri nursing homes: Professional Standards, Accident Environment, Accident Environment

Distribution of ownership of Missouri nursing homes: 70 % for profit, 24% non profit, 7% government

Most populated cities in Missouri: Kansas City, Saint Louis, Springfield, Independence, Columbia, Jefferson City

Staffing levels at Missouri nursing homes (daily hours):Above average, 3.7 total staff,   1.2 licensed nurse

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

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