Monticello, Arkansas is a medium size city with 15,387 people. The city has only 2 nursing homes, which doesn't give you too many options. This small group of nursing homes received on average an overall grade of B, which is a very solid score for the city. We were somewhat surprised to learn that this city is the second best city in Arkansas according to our ratings. There is nothing wrong with this grade, but most states have a handful of cities with more elite scores. This place's strong report card was highlighted by its nursing homes' inspection grades, which is addressed in the next section.
In addition to receiving a strong overall grade, many of the nursing homes in Monticello performed spectacularly well in our inspection category. In fact, we awarded its facilities a grade of A for that category, which is one of our best scores. Our inspection ratings account for a host of factors included in a nursing home's inspection reports. One key criteria we look at is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Places with higher grades in this category typically have very few severe deficiencies. Monticello performed especially well in the category of long-term care as well. As a result, we gave it an A- in this area. In the last two categories, the city earned a B- for its short-term care rating and a B- in the area of nursing.