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Nursing Home Injury Laws: North Carolina

north-carolina-elderly-man-abuse-nursing-home-200x300Number of nursing homes in North Carolina: 427

Patients living in North Carolina nursing homes: 37,612

Occupancy rates of North Carolina nursing homes: 85.6%

Average number of deficiencies at each North Carolina nursing home: 5.7

Percent of North Carolina nursing homes with serious deficiencies for actual harm to patient: 17.6%

Most common deficiencies at North Carolina nursing homes: Professional Standards, Food Sanitation, Accident Environment

Distribution of ownership of North Carolina nursing homes: 74% for profit, 22% non profit, 3% government

Most populated cities in North Carolina: Charlotte, Raleigh, Greensboro, Winston-Salem, Durham

Staffing levels at North Carolina nursing homes (daily hours):Above average, 3.9 total staff, 1.5 licensed nurse

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

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