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Nursing Home Injury Laws: New York

New-York-elderly-woman-nursing-home-abuse-300x200Number of nursing homes in New York: 636

Patients living in New York nursing homes: 109,218

Occupancy rates of New York nursing homes: 92.4%

Average number of deficiencies at each New York nursing home: 7.6

Percent of New York nursing homes with serious deficiencies for actual harm to patient: 23.1%

Most common deficiencies at New York nursing homes: Professional Standards,Accident Environment, Infection Control

Distribution of ownership of New York nursing homes:  50% for profit, 43% non profit, 7% government

Most populated cities in New York: New York, Buffalo, Rochester, Yonkers, Syracuse, Albany

Staffing levels at New York nursing homes (daily hours):Above average, 3.7 total staff, 1.4 licensed nurse

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

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