With 73,812 people, Alameda, California is a small city. There are just 2 nursing homes in the city, which does not give you too many options. This city received a city grade of C based on its overall nursing home quality. This is not a great city grade. By way of comparison, we awarded the nursing homes in the nearby city of Burlingame a city grade of F, which is a very poor grade. While neither city received a rave review, we found the nursing homes in Alameda to be a better option. One of the better aspects of this city's profile is its nursing homes' strong inspection ratings, which is addressed in the next paragraph.
While this city received a decent overall grade, its inspection grade is better than its overall score. Due to some of its nursing homes receiving strong inspection reports this year, we gave Alameda one of our better grades in this area with a grade of B. These inspection scores weigh several factors, including deficiencies and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these issues by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. Alameda's second best category was nursing, where we awarded it a B- in this area. In our final two categories, the city received a B- in our long-term care category and a grade of F in short-term care. Even with otherwise respectable category grades, this city's poor short-term care rating may be an issue for prospective residents who need rehabilitation services.