There is only one nursing home in Athens, Alabama, providing for a small population of 53,253 people. This facility received an overall grade of C, so it may be worth looking at. We also assessed the nursing homes in the nearby city of Shelbyville. With Shelbyville receiving a terrible city grade, we found the nursing home in Athens to be rated much higher than most of the facilities in Shelbyville. You may be happy with this nursing home. If you are searching for other options, you're going to have to look at other cities.
While its overall grade was not elite, this city's lone nursing home performed spectacularly well in our inspection category. In fact, we awarded it an A+ for that category, which is one of our best scores. Our inspection scores are based on several pieces of information located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places that excel in this area have very few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these places should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. This city's next best category is long-term care where we awarded this place a B- in this category. In the other categories we looked at, this place earned a C for its short-term care score and a grade of F in the area of nursing. Despite an otherwise decent profile, a nursing grade this poor may be an ominous sign for nursing staffing levels.