With a population of 268,597 , Scottsdale, Arizona is relatively large metropolitan area. There are 11 nursing homes in the city, which provides you with plenty of options. Remarkably, this place's nursing homes received a world class city grade of A-. This is an accomplishment for any city, but it is especially impressive when you consider the number of facilities here. By way of comparison, we gave the facilities in the nearby city of Avondale a city grade of B-, which is not a bad grade. However, we found the facilities in Scottsdale to be on a whole other level than the ones in Avondale. Lastly, this city's category grades were just as impressive as its overall city grade. You can learn more about these in the next section.
In addition to receiving a strong overall grade, this city performed remarkably well in our inspection category. In fact, we awarded the city an A for that category, which is one of our highest scores. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in calculating our inspection ratings. One critical factor is deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of these deficiencies is arguably more meaningful than the quantity of deficiencies, as some deficiencies are relatively insignificant. Scottsdale performed spectacularly well in the category of short-term care as well. Consequently, we awarded Scottsdale an A- in that category. Wrapping up its first-rate report card, this place were awarded an A- for its nursing grade and a grade of B+ in the area of long-term care.