With a population of 36,033 people, Paragould, Arkansas is a small city. There are only 2 nursing homes there, which doesn't offer you too many options. This city received a city grade of C based on its overall nursing home quality. This is not a strong city score. This score unfortunately ended up on the wrong side of the national average. One of the better aspects of this city's profile is its nursing homes' strong inspection ratings, which we will address in the next paragraph.
It should also be noted that this city's inspection rating outpaced its overall grade. In fact, we gave Paragould a B+ for its inspection grade, which is one of our better grades. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in determining these inspection ratings. One of those factors is deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of the deficiencies is arguably more meaningful than the number of deficiencies, as some deficiencies end up being quite insignificant. Paragould earned its next highest grade in the category of long-term care, where we gave it a B-, which also isn't too bad. In the last two categories, the city received grades of C and D for our nursing and short-term care areas respectively. In spite of an otherwise impressive performance, this place's poor short-term care grade may be a problem for prospective residents who need rehabilitation services.