Infection-Control Violations More Common In Nursing Homes With Lower Staffing Levels

Since 2017, more than 9,300 nursing homes have been cited for failing to follow prevention and control rules. These violations were more common in facilities that received low ratings for staffing levels from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Bars represent the percent of nursing homes with at least one infection-control deficiency.


CMS star ratings evaluate the number of hours of care provided on average to each resident and consider the different levels of need in each nursing home.