Nursing Home Injury Laws: Massachusetts

Massachusetts-nursing-home-abuse-elderly-woman-199x300Number of nursing homes in Massachusetts: 431

Patients living in Massachusetts nursing homes: 43,201

Occupancy rates of Massachusetts nursing homes: 89.1%

Average number of deficiencies at each Massachusetts nursing home: 6.0

Percent of Massachusetts nursing homes with serious deficiencies for actual harm to patient: 24.6%

Most common deficiencies at Massachusetts nursing homes: Clinical Records, Accident Environment, Professional Standards

Distribution of ownership of Massachusetts nursing homes:  71% for profit,28 % non profit, 1% government

Most populated cities in Massachusetts: Boston, Worcester, Springfield, Lowell, Cambridge

Staffing levels at Massachusetts nursing homes (daily hours):Above average,4.0 total staff, 1.6  licensed nurse

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

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