Our data for Atascadero, California is based on a single nursing home we found in the city. Fortunately, its only nursing home received a phenomenal overall grade of A. We also assessed the facilities in the nearby city of Santa Maria, which which also appears to be a strong option. Nevertheless, we found that this nursing home in Atascadero was in a totally different league than most of the facilities in Santa Maria. Headlining this place's stellar profile is its inspection reports, which is addressed in the next section.
In addition to performing well in its overall grade, this city's lone nursing home performed especially well in our inspections category. In fact, it received a nearly flawless inspection report this year. Consequently, we awarded it one of our highest grades in that category with an A+. Inspection ratings account for a host of factors found on a nursing home's inspection report. One key criteria we consider is the number and severity of deficiencies. Places with higher scores in this area generally have few severe deficiencies. This nursing home also performed extremely well in our long-term care category, where it received an A. Rounding out its straight A profile, the city earned top notch grades for our nursing and short-term care areas as well.