With two nursing homes in the city, there are only a few choices in Decatur, Alabama. This small group of nursing homes were awarded on average an overall grade of B, which is a quality grade for the city. This is as good or better than the city grade of most of the cities in the United States. This city's nursing homes are stronger in some categories than others, but it did not have any poor grades in any of our major areas discussed below. Additional information about its category grades can be found in the next section.
To pair with its strong overall grade, we awarded Decatur an A for our inspections rating. Arguably the most important factor we look at in computing our inspection ratings is deficiencies. These deficiencies are found on a facility's inspection reports. Facilities with higher grades in this area typically dodged the more severe deficiencies involving health risks or even death. Decatur also received strong short-term care score with a grade of B+ in this category. In our final two categories, Decatur earned a B in our long-term care category and a B- in the area of nursing.