There are three nursing homes in Dothan, Alabama, which at least gives you a few options to choose from. We gave the nursing homes in this city a first-rate city grade of A. Even with just a couple of nursing homes, this is still quite an accomplishment. In fact, Dothan is one of the 250 best cities in the nation. This is impressive considering we assessed thousands of cities around the country. Lastly, this city's category grades were every bit as impressive as its overall city grade. You can read more about these in the next paragraph.
In addition to performing well in its overall grade, many of the nursing homes in Dothan performed especially well in the area of inspections. In fact, some of the nursing homes in the city received virtually perfect inspection reports this year. Consequently, it received one of our best ratings in that area with an A+. Our inspection scores account for a host of factors found on a facility's inspection report. One key criteria we consider is the number and severity of deficiencies. Places with better grades in this category tend to have very few of these severe deficiencies. We also wanted to emphasize that we awarded the city a grade of A in our long-term care category. Rounding out its straight A report card, the city earned excellent grades for our short-term care and nursing categories as well.