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Nursing Homes Abuse Blog By Jonathan Rosenfeld

Nursing Home Injury Laws: Nebraska

Posted in Litigation, National Nursing Home Issue & For-Profit Chains

Number of nursing homes in Nebraska: 226

Patients living in Nebraska nursing homes: 12,670

Occupancy rates of Nebraska nursing homes: 79.4%

Average number of deficiencies at each Nebraska nursing home: 7.4

Percent of Nebraska nursing homes with serious deficiencies for actual harm to patient: 16.8%

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

Distribution of ownership of Nebraska nursing homes: 46 % for profit,31 % non profit, 23% government

Most populated cities in Nebraska: Omaha, Lincoln, Bellevue, Grand Island, Kearney

Staffing levels at Nebraska nursing homes (daily hours):Above average, 3.8 total staff,   1.4 licensed nurse

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

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