Nursing Home Injury Laws: Mississippi

Mississippi-elderly-nursing-home-neglect-man-200x300Number of nursing homes in Mississippi: 203

Patients living in Mississippi nursing homes: 16,493

Occupancy rates of Mississippi nursing homes: 89.3%

Average number of deficiencies at each Mississippi nursing home: 8.2

Percent of Mississippi nursing homes with serious deficiencies for actual harm to patient: 23.2%

Most common deficiencies at Mississippi nursing homes: Professional Standards, Comprehensive Care Plans, Clinical Records

Distribution of ownership of Mississippi nursing homes:  56% for profit, 15% non profit, 14% government

Most populated cities in Mississippi: Jackson, Gulfport, Hattiesburg, Biloxi, Southaven

Staffing levels at Mississippi nursing homes (daily hours):Above average, 4.1 total staff,  1.7 licensed nurse

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

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