Nursing Home Injury Laws: Washington

washington-elder-abuse-nursing-home-199x300Number of nursing homes in Washington: 234

Patients living in Washington nursing homes: 18,085

Occupancy rates of Washington nursing homes: 83.1%

Average number of deficiencies at each Washington nursing home: 12.6

Percent of Washington nursing homes with serious deficiencies for actual harm to patient: 38.0%

Most common deficiencies at Washington nursing homes: Professional Standards, Accident Environment, Quality of Care

Distribution of ownership of Washington nursing homes: 73% for profit, 21% non profit, 6 % government

Most populated cities in Washington: Seattle, Spokane, Tacoma, Vancouver, Bellevue, Olympia

Staffing levels at Washington nursing homes (daily hours):Above average,4.1 total staff, 1.6 licensed nurse

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

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