Nursing Home Injury Laws: Texas

abuse-neglect-Texas-elderly-woman-nursing-home-300x200Number of nursing homes in Texas: 1,174

Patients living in Texas nursing homes: 90,448

Occupancy rates of Texas nursing homes: 71.4%

Average number of deficiencies at each Texas nursing home: 9.2

Percent of Texas nursing homes with serious deficiencies for actual harm to patient: 21.0%

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

Distribution of ownership of Texas nursing homes: 84% for profit, 13% non profit, 3% government

Most populated cities in Texas: Houston, San Antonio, Dallas, Austin, Fort Worth

Staffing levels at Texas nursing homes (daily hours):Above average, 3.6 total staff, 1.4 licensed nurse


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

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