Our data for Opelika, Alabama is based on a single nursing home we found there. We were relieved to discover that its only nursing home received a first-rate overall grade of A+. By way of comparison, we awarded the facilities in the nearby city of Lagrange a city grade of B, which is also an impressive grade. Nevertheless, we found this facility in Opelika to be rated much higher than the ones in Lagrange. Finally, Opelika is one of the 10 best cities in the entire country.
In addition to being a quality nursing home overall, this city's only nursing home really excelled in the category of inspections, where we gave it an A+. Very few places performed better in this category. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in computing our inspection scores. One critical factor is deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of these deficiencies is usually more meaningful than the number of deficiencies, as some deficiencies can be quite insignificant. This city also really excelled in the area of short-term care, where we gave it a grade of A+. Wrapping up its straight A profile, we gave the city an A for its nursing grade and an A in the area of long-term care.