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Nursing Home Injury Laws: Utah

utah-elderly-man-abuse-neglect-nursing-home-300x200Number of nursing homes in Utah: 97

Patients living in Utah nursing homes: 5,236

Occupancy rates of Utah nursing homes: 64.8%

Average number of deficiencies at each Utah nursing home: 7.1

Percent of Utah nursing homes with serious deficiencies for actual harm to patient: 12.4%

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

Distribution of ownership of Utah nursing homes: 82% for profit, 14% non profit, 2% government

Most populated cities in Utah: Salt Lake City, West Valley City, Provo, West Jordan, Sandy

Staffing levels at Utah nursing homes (daily hours):Above average, 4.3 total staff, 1.7 licensed nurse

 

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

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