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Nursing Home Injury Laws: California

Elderly woman in California nursing home Number of nursing homes in California  : 1,226

Patients living in California nursing homes: 100,578

Occupancy rates of California nursing homes: 84.8%

Average number of deficiencies at each California nursing home: 12.6

Percent of California nursing homes with serious deficiencies for actual harm to patient: 11.8%

Most common deficiencies at California nursing homes:Food Sanitation, Quality of Care, Comprehensive Care Plans

Distribution of ownership of California nursing homes:  80% for profit,  16% non profit,  4% government

Most populated cities in California: Los Angeles, San Diego, San Jose, San Fracisco, Fresno, Sacramento

Staffing levels at California nursing homes (daily hours): Above average, 4.0total staff, 1.4 licensed nurse

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

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