There are 55,326 nursing home beds in New Jersey, which routinely cost $232.12 a day, according to the New Jersey Hospital Association. Their occupancy rate is 84.8 percent.
About 57 percent of patients pay through Medicaid, while approximately 17 percent use Medicare.
To take care of this population, there are 55,395 full-time equivalent employees, 26,779 of whom are nurses. There are about 5,200 registered nurses, and 5,100 licensed practical nurses working in these nursing homes. The majority of nurses are actually certified nursing assistants.
In general, the majority of nursing homes in New Jersey are highly rated — 58 percent received a 4-star or 5-star rating. Only 7.5 percent received a 1-star rating.