With 53,253 people, Athens, Alabama is a small city. Unfortunately, there is only one nursing home in the city. We gave the city's sole nursing home a grade of B, which is a good grade. This should provide you with at least one solid option. For comparison's sake, we also assessed the nursing homes in the nearby city of Shelbyville. With Shelbyville receiving a terrible city grade, we found the facility in Athens to be in a totally different league than most of the nursing homes in Shelbyville. The best aspect of this facility's strong profile is its inspection grade. We discuss inspections in the next section
In addition to performing well in its overall grade, this city's nursing home performed remarkably well in our inspections category. In fact, it received a nearly flawless inspection report this year. Consequently, it received one of our best grades in that area with an A+. Our inspection grades are tied to several pieces of information located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places that receive favorable grades in this area have few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these facilities generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. This nursing home also fared well in the category of long-term care, where it earned a B+. Lastly, the city earned a grade of C for its short-term care score and a C in nursing.