Nursing Home Injury Laws: Wisconsin

elderly-abuse-neglect-wisconsin-nursing-home-300x200Number of nursing homes in Wisconsin: 383

Patients living in Wisconsin nursing homes: 30,441

Occupancy rates of Wisconsin nursing homes: 85.8%

Average number of deficiencies at each Wisconsin nursing home: 9.5

Percent of Wisconsin nursing homes with serious deficiencies for actual harm to patient: 39.4

Most common deficiencies at Wisconsin nursing homes : Accident Environment, Food Sanitation, Infection Control

Distribution of ownership of Wisconsin nursing homes: 50% for profit, 36% non profit,14 % government

Most populated cities in Wisconsin: Milwaukee, Madison, Green Bay, Kenosha, Racine

Staffing levels at Wisconsin nursing homes (daily hours):Above average, 3.9 total staff, 1.4 licensed nurse

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

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