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 solid city grade of B- for an overall score. By way of comparison, we gave the facilities in the local city of Jonesboro a city grade of D, which is a very poor grade. Although neither city received a glowing review, we found the facilities in Paragould to be a better option. One of the better aspects of this place's profile is its nursing homes' impressive inspection reports, which is addressed in the following paragraph.
This city's best category grade was in the area of government inspections. In this area, we gave Paragould a B+. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in computing these inspection grades. One key factor is deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of these deficiencies is usually more meaningful than the quantity of deficiencies, as some can be relatively minor. In addition, Paragould also fared well in the category of government long-term care with a B. Wrapping up its profile, this place earned grades of B and D for our nursing and short-term care categories respectively. Even with an otherwise impressive performance, this city's weak short-term care rating could be a problem for people looking for rehabilitation services.